Can i take ativan with zoloft

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Avatar m tn If I can help you it all I would say to get off the ativan asap. I was on it for about 6 months and found that if I didnt take it I would have worse anxity attacks than before i was on it. I had to slowly come off of it and it was horrable. I had very bad rebound attacks. Please google ativan and read all you can on what it does and the side affect. As for the zoloft good luck, I was on a few differnt kinds of AD's so it may take a few trys to find one that works for you. I wish you luck.
Avatar f tn Hi again. I was wondering if anyone takes Ativan daily? I was told I could take this along with the Zoloft until the Zoloft kicks in. That just seems odd to me but...........it 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.
1880256 tn?1322569908 I was prescribed Ativan 0.5mg last March.I also take 100 mg of Zoloft daily.My question is -is it ok to take 0.5mg of Ativan daily,and not get addicted? Thanks!
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 n tn 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? I always thought Zoloft was something that had to be taken regularly to take effect, plus I'm not thrilled with taking an anti-depressant or any other prescription medications. As usual any help would be greatly appreciated.
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 f tn I have been having really bad anxiety on and off. The Dr. gave me Zoloft and it seems to have helped with my anxiety. But as it is I have a very hard time getting restful sleep. When I do sleep I have ongoing dreams and my mind doesn't get any rest. Now with the Zoloft my sleep is much less restful. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn Ok so the dr prescribed me Ativan to take twice a day .05, i called him up last week and said it was not helping, he went ahead and told me to take 1. twice a a day. Some days i do get some relief, never great, but today, its crazy. My stomach is in knots, i m sweaty/clammy, potty issues, the list goes on. Now what? How i am suppose to keep going on like this when i am just not happy and feel to sick all the time?
1460652 tn?1340248730 i definitely dont want to be addicted to anything, i try to be careful not to take more than i absolutely need to. I am going to stick with this i guess until it becomes unbearable. i hate that a med that is supposed to make me better is making me worse!
Avatar f tn My doctor has had me on .5 ativan 3 times a day an 100 mg zoloft for over 2 years, I am having short term memory loss, and pain in my side, I get dizzy and stagger if I'm late taking a pill in the afternoon. The ativan, cause I only take zoloft once a day , in the morning. I am scared and don't know how to stop this.
Avatar f tn Also.........today I did not take that little bit of Ativan that I usually do & I have felt nervous all day. It's 3:00pm and usually I am better by mid morning WITH the Ativan plus Zoloft. UGGGGGGGGH. Does anyone else use Ativan daily? I think I will post another topic on that mediciation.
Avatar f tn Tonight will be my 4th dose of zoloft... And my anxiety has been at me all day today. I just took .5 mg of ativan to take the edge off (so far no relief.). I've been told that the 1st two weeks are the toughest, and so far things have gone smoothly... But it seems that today it's changing. Any tips to help get me through this.
Avatar m tn I have depression & anxiety, and last week I started a Zoloft prescription---5 days at 25mg, and 50mg for 3 days now. It's been giving me that panicky/anxious feeling that makes it hard to concentrate on anything, which seems to be common for people struggling through the beginning stages of an SSRI like Zoloft. I also have a left-over bottle of Buspar (10mg, as needed) which I was previously prescribed for anxiety, and which generally worked when taken alone.
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 My doctor prescribed me zoloft and i was told i can only take it during my second trimester and when i hit my 3rd i have to stop i take it for severe anxiety and panic attacks i tried everything to avoid having to take the pills because i feel guilty and dont want to hurt my baby my doctor said that the anxiety doesnt help the baby so if the pills help keep me calm than its worth it!
Avatar f tn I take 50mg of Zoloft and take loratadine for my allergies which are super severe this time of year. there's no interaction and my allergies improved dramatically in a couple days.
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 Hi everyone first time posting. Long story short I have had a very rough last 4 years. I started nursing school my kids dad passed away also lost several other loved ones that I havnt even had time to grieve for yet and I have 6 children. Needless to say I have an extremely stressful life. I've made it to last semester of nursing school and was hit with severe dabilitating depression and the first panic attacks and anxiety I have ever felt in my life.
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 ativan works great while you have it, as soon as i run out i get severe anxiety. What can i do to avoid this? Other than not run out lol. I dont want to be on this medication for the rest of my life also.
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 m tn I have been taking Buspar for several weeks for anxiety, and it helps a LOT and is not a narcotic. I take Ativan less than once a week for panic attacks. I highly recommend Buspar. It makes me a little dizzy sometimes, but my anxiety has decreased 99%. I am taking 10mg three times a day and am going up to four times a day next week, which is my recommended dosage. Just wanted to let you guys know!
Avatar f tn m on klonopin with ativan as needed. I used to take just ativan as needed but as life got more stressful and my tolerance built up I found I was taking what I felt to be way too much ativan (2-3 mg / day). Right now I take .5 mg klonopin 2x/day and and .5 mg (or 1 mg) ativan as needed, which is once every 1-2 weeks.
7196584 tn?1389166823 Hello and welcome! Glad you found us! This is a great site and a great forum. There are lots of very knowledgeable and caring people here who understand what you're going through! For starters, who has been managing your meds, your current doc, is he your PCP or a psychiatrist? If you can, it's better to have these kinds of medications managed by a psychiatrist. That's step ONE.
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.