Ativan with zoloft

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Avatar f tn I was told I could take this along with the Zoloft until the Zoloft kicks in. That just seems odd to me works. I didn't take it today just to see what I felt like and I've been nervous and anxious all day. I'm just confused on how long to wait before the Zoloft works on it's own (it's been 3 weeks & I know it can take a month or more) and when I'll be able to NOT use the Ativan.
Avatar f tn Yes with .5 mg Ativan not with .25 mg. but I can only take one Benadryl anyway as 2 gives me jitters. Tonight I will just take the Ativan. Hopefully get some sleep. The Zoloft in morning at least kept me awake during the day but now I am pretty tired. I was on Zoloft years ago and wasn't on Ativan. Hopefully next week can bump it to 25 mg like I was supposed to. Anxiety still there and I don't like to be on Ativan if I don't need to.
Avatar f tn I am on 100mg of Zoloft,and have a prescription for Ativan 0.5mg as needed. For me the Ativan works great.But also taking the Zoloft makes it work better.Zoloft is for anxiety and depression,but more for depression.Ativan is mainly for anxiety. Since taking 100mg of Zoloft,my need for Ativan has dramaticlly decreased.
Avatar f tn I am taking Zoloft daily.I still have Ativan,and only take when needed.Which is about twice a month.And the dosage is 0.5mg.
1460652 tn?1340248730 ive also tried lexapro but it caused palpitations for me. Any one else ever have this happen with the zoloft? does it go away if you stick with it? Im so nervous cuz i just took the 25...
Avatar f tn Ask him about increasing the Zoloft and tapering off the Ativan. The Ativan can give you withdrawal and strange symptoms. Missing one dose does cause changes that you can feel. Good Luck. Please try not to be scared! Really there is nothing to fear here. You can try to get answers and you will find support on this site. You can taper off the Ativan, many people here have done it. So keep posting and let us know what is happening.
Avatar n tn After doing a quick look, Zoloft is not listed as an interaction with Klonopin, so you may ask your Doc about trying a different anxiety med to avoid an interaction with your Zoloft, or switch the Zoloft to something that works with the Ativan if the Ativan works well for your Anxiety. Like I said above, I would start by trying to find a new Doctor, though. I hope this helps somewhat, sorry for being so long winded. Good luck and keep us posted!
Avatar m tn My doctor is not the best communicator of all my questions. How do i get away from Ativan, yet feel okay? and how do i know if zoloft is working or best for me or is there something else?
1538831 tn?1294199202 I left and came to california and the anxiety was really bad, so bad i wasnt eating, and was in a constant state of panic, couldnt sleep or anything. I went to the doctors the first monday i was here and they gave me some ativan, zoloft (generic brand) and blood pressure medication. They also scheduled me an appointment with physcyatrist wich is tomorrow. I ran out of my ativan yesterday and was feeling pretty good so i went out drinking with some friends last nite.
Avatar f tn Do you mean like ativan. I have 1mg ativan that i half up and take twice daily.. or should i just skip the zoloft all togehter .. but i am having some depression issues right now. But im pretty nervous about taking it. I tried it once and I took a quarter of a 25mg pill then slept for two and half hours.. weird i know but im pretty sensitive...
Avatar f tn Hi all. I've been on Zoloft for 3 weeks now. I was on 25mg for the first 2 weeks then went to 50mg. I am doing better but still not 100%. I am still having the nervousness & anxiousness in the mornings although not as bad as before. It seems to let up around noon. I have been taking a quarter of Ativan also with the Zoloft until the Zoloft kicks in. I'm trying to go without that today just to see how I'll do. What I am wondering is should this nervousness be gone by now?
7196584 tn?1389166823 I personally feel that the most effective treatment (for me anyway) has been with a combination of medications (ironically for me, the same as yours, Zoloft and Ativan AS NEEDED, which I've needed less and less of since I resumed the Zoloft) and therapy.
Avatar m tn He basically said this was all anxiety still, and thought I really needed to be on a daily medication instead of just taking ativan when it got really bad. He prescribed me zoloft 100mg, but suggested I start with 50mg to try and lessen the side effects. I have not taken it yet as I am anxious about taking it (of course). I am really just curious as what to expect when starting this. It is supposed to have fewer side effects than the paxil.
Avatar f tn Both Xanax and Ativan are benzos with a fairly short half life. Any benzo can cause one to have a tolerance and can be habit forming. Both of these medications are usually prescribed short term, while you start your talk therapy and possilby other longer term medications like SSRIs (Zoloft, Prozac, etc.). Anxiety can be a hard challenge to confront, but with knowledge and understanding you will not only get through it, you will thrive with it....
Avatar n tn I had an appointment with my primary doctor yesterday that was previously scheduled because they wanted to give me my thyroid and glucose results and see how Inwas doing on the zoloft. Thankfully everything checked out OK with thyroid and glucose. I also metioned that my anxiety has returned a bit and that it was low level and that I was not as manic as before I went on the zoloft. He gave me the option of increasing my dosage to 50mg daily but I was really sure what to do.
Avatar f tn My doctor has just prescribed Zoloft and Ativan to help me cope. I am really worried about the effects on my baby. Is there anyone out there who has been on one or both of these drugs while pregnant. I desperately would like to hear about your experiences.
Avatar f tn t want to get addicted but the Zoloft has not kicked in and I am in a current breakdown and the Ativan helps yes I have a psychiatrist and therapist taking it day by day but celexa works really great for a few of my close family members so wondering if I should switch and very concerned about the Ativan gives me anxiety to take my anxiety medicine waiting for the Zoloft hoping as meds start to work I will not feel the need to take the Ativan but it literally scares me to death... ahh help...
Avatar f tn Isn't Ativan for Anxiety? If you really need to take it, I would consult with a Dr first. There are a lot of side effects. Personally I wouldn't take that stuff especially being pregnant try meditation or yoga do some research. Hope you feel better!
Avatar n tn He also prescribed me Zoloft to take as needed for my anxiety. Here are my questions. 1) Should I wean myself of Ativan anyway or have I not been on it long enough to worry about it? 2) What are some natural remedies to help with anxiety? I have a health nutrition store at the end of my block and am going to check it out, so any advice would be appreciated. 3) Can you really take Zoloft as needed?
Avatar f tn My doctor has just prescribed Zoloft and Ativan to help me cope. I am really worried about the effects on my baby. Is there anyone out there who has been on one or both of these drugs while pregnant. I desperately would like to hear about your experiences.
Avatar m tn Both gave me horrible side effects. The she prescribed me .5 Ativan and Lexapro. Ativan works for a little bit but whenever I take .5 mg of Lexapro it seems to exaggerate the anxiety. I started taking the medications for 4 days now . Is it possible to have any withdrawal symptoms from taking Ativan? I am determined to find something like herbal supplements to help me with the anxiety. Please help me. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I take my zoloft and ativan in morning as it me jittery and causes insomnia. I have seasonal allergies and was wondering the best OTC antihistamine would work better. Allegra, Zyrtec or loratadine. I was on 12.5 zoloft for 2 weeks and tapering up to 25 mg (split another 12.5 in half so 3/4 a pill then one whole 25 mg. I have to do this slowly as I am super sensitive to meds. Thanks for any help. Plus I eventually need to taper down my ativan when I level on the zoloft.
Avatar n tn My main questions here deal with medication. I have been on Ativan regularly taking .5mg doses three times a day since January 23. I did take the Ativan for a couple days before but stopped becuase I didn't like the side effects. Eventually I went back on it a week later because my anxiety wasn't getting better.
Avatar m tn I think the increase in anxiety with starting the zoloft is starting to ease up. I have been down to 0.5mg of ativan per day the last few days, so I hope it's not too hard to reduce and stop the daily use. I am very hopeful that the zoloft is starting to give me some help. It's been 8 days at 25mg and I am very sensitive to medicines.
Avatar f tn I was scripted for 25 mg Zoloft with 1/2 tablet first day then whole tablet there after. I did that and my chest pains went thru the roof along with the anxiety and jittery. I have a script for .5 mg Ativan that I half and take. Called psychiatrist and said to go back down to half (12.5) to see if it helps. I take it in the morning as when I took it at night I didn't sleep for 2 days. I have to be at work at 6 am so I take Zoloft 5am.
1731462 tn?1314241507 So ive been diagnosed with panic disorder, and have been given ativan to help with my anxiety. .5mg three times a day. Ive been on it for about a week, and its seeming its working less and less. I started taking it twice a day, and now its turned into three times a day. I took it three hours ago and have felt fine, and feel now i need to take it again as my symptoms are coming back. Is this normal? It really does help with my symptoms but only for about 3-4 hours then i feel I need it again.