Can you take lexapro with valium

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Avatar n tn Valium is not a good drug to take to go to sleep with, it may help you drift off, but you could benefit from a milder benzo as mentioned already. Talk to your doctor, I think even Tylenol PM would be better than valium. Valium taken regularly will make you forget stuff and you may have brain fog already.
488191 tn?1210289379 is it safe to take valium while on lexapro...ive just started lexapro and it seems that i a even more anxious, my doc gave it to me for anxiety, i do suffer from some depression but anxiety and panic attacks are my major problem...im already not liking this lexapro and its only ben 4 days.
Avatar m tn I took nothing else with Lexapro. At first Lexapro can make your anxiety and depression worse. Thats what it did for me. But after a week or 2 the side effects should lessen. Good luck with Lexapro! I hope it works out for you.
396332 tn?1320007215 Escitalopram, (Lexapro) needs to reach therapeutic levels in your body, which can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks. While you are waiting for this level to be reached, you are not completly "covered" from experiencing anxiety attacks. It is NOT the Lexapro causing you to BEGIN having more attacks. You're simply feeling the anxiety which was already there and which the Lex will eventually control. How long have you been on it?
13762830 tn?1431386999 While it can take up to 4-8 weeks to reach the FULL effect, some people have felt results much sooner, like within a week. Try to stay calm as you can, Lexapro will kick in soon for you and you will start feeling better. If you start to feel a panic attack come on, you can always get on here and talk to someone as you go through it. I know how terrible panic attacks are....most of us do. I've been going through them daily for almost two months now. Slowly coming out of them.
Avatar m tn I'd also do this with a psychiatrist who you trust after talking with him or her, not a regular doc -- the latter aren't very good at this.
Avatar f tn For personal (non-medical) reasons, I did not want to begin the SSRI's I'm supposed to take (Lexapro or Celexa) until May, so I've been taking the valium at a very low dose, every day. My Rx is for 2 mg a day, but I've so far only been taking 1/2 a pill (1 mg.) per day - 1/4 in the a.m. and 1/4 at night. When I saw my doctor recently, she was not thrilled that I hadn't gotten up to 2 mg. per day and advised me to do so.
Avatar f tn You don't want this, so if you can go back on the Zoloft and successfully withdraw before starting a new drug it will be better for you. If you can't, you can't, and we can only hope the Lexapro will work for you. But all these drugs work differently from one another -- they have to or they wouldn't be able to get a patent.
Avatar f tn ) So now I don't know which one to take first. I don't want to take the Lexapro and have a bad attack and then take a valium and it make me feel worse. I do have a few xanax left, but not enough to waste because I am saving them for dental appointments. Can anyone tell me the differences in how xanax and valium feel? I take a very small dose of xanax so I don't really feel it. Just knocks the edge off and doesn't make you drowsy.
Avatar n tn I have done a TON of reading/research on the subject and if I start with the Valium alone, some suggest a titration plan that would take THREE YEARS. If you have any useful and ACCURATE information, which will be fact checked, PLEASE help. Of course I understand what works for one person/situation may not work for another.
Avatar f tn I have had positive experiences with medications like these and found them a very useful tool when they are combined with talk therapy. Counseling is probably the most important step you can take to attain long term relief in my opinion, but the combination of the meds and the counseling seemed to work the best for me. Just keep in close contact with your prescribing doctors and express your concerns. Keep us posted!
148987 tn?1287809526 But living in the NYC vicinity I can blend in with everyone else with attitude. I hope you feel better soon. I feel good today. Hope it lasts.
Avatar n tn It normally takes about 4 weeks to even notice a difference in how you feel after starting it. Ativan will be tougher but with a proper schedule it can be handled. Just dont take it in your own hands.
709686 tn?1277435759 I realize this was only two days but can anyone tell me about the negatives that go along with prolonged use of Valium. Thanks in advance for any direction.
Avatar f tn You can always try the Lexapro if the therapy doesn't work, it isn't going anywhere. If you do take the drug, you should still try therapy to see if you can't learn to cope. In short, yes, Lexapro might help, might not, but the only cure is if you are one of the lucky ones that can learn to think differently.
Avatar m tn I've heard that ativan is actually the worst for you from several doctors but was only trying to get users experience. With xanax I can still function great at work and I've heard valium and ativans just knock you out and tranquilize you to the state of uselessness.
Avatar n tn One of my main problems I have with valium is being so tired in the morning for 5 or 6 hours before I get going. Can I take serax along with valium once or twice a day and cut my valium dose down and not experience rebound anxiety since it's a metabolite of valium or does it work a little different than that? I would like to take 5mg of valium for day and then 10mg of serax once or twice a day but don't know what this is doing.
Avatar m tn I wouldn't class Valium as a long term med at all. Easy to get hooked on the longer you take it. Probably just as bad as xanax for coming off of. It will work for so long and then, like similar tablets, the effects of it will begin to lessen. Won't do the same job it done at first. Why not ask your doc for Stemetil ( forgive the spelling ). Not an anxiety tablet but it is used for nausea and vomiting ( to prevent both ). Stemetil with whatever other tablet you are on. Peace of mind at least.
Avatar f tn I only take 5 mgs and have for awhile now. I also take an anxiety med along with the Lexapro. The reason I take a low dose is because a higher one made me so tired all the time. I'm really hoping this med works for your daughter. In my opinion, they should'nt have started her off on Prozac first. It's the first SSRI to ever come out and although many people do very well on this med it can be a little stimulating for some people and not very good for anxiety.
1294632 tn?1306362530 Discontinuing benzos is usually difficult to some degree, but a proper and slow taper can really minimize your discomfort. You can also expect some level of rebound anxiety after stopping the Valium. My advice to you is to resume your previous dose of Valium until you can get in to see your doctor and do this the right way. Your doctor will also be able to help you deal with any increase in anxiety you may experience. Please let us know how you're doing!
Avatar n tn You might want to consider a very low dose of a benzodiazepine, like valium for a couple weeks or when needed for the withdrawal symptoms. I would start with the lowest dose possible at first to see how your body reacts. I don't know how long these symptoms last but they should go away over time, gradually.
Avatar n tn But the active byproduct of Valium can build up in the system with prolonged use. Hepatitis can potentially decrease the liver's ability to metabolize benzodiazepines, but this has not been conclusively demonstrated, and may differ from person to person with hepatitis. All drugs metabolized by the liver (a very long list) interact with each other's liver metabolism in complex ways.
Avatar n tn So it all depends on how honest you can be with your doc. and how honest they can be with you. And everybody reacts differently to these drugs. But overall, it is probably best to lay off the MJ until you've got your anxiety / depression under control.
875778 tn?1240411777 I am now on paxil and I hardly ever need to take them. As long as you don't let yourself go over limit you can do it. I also took breaks when I was pregnant twice. It can be done, you just have to limit yourself. Like I take 1 and if i'm really in a bad way I tkae 2 but that is rare that I will go to 2 and I don't take them everyday.
Avatar n tn If it has been almost a month and you still are not noticing a big difference, then yes I would advise you to go back to the doctor soon. What I think you should do if you can, is continue to try to goto work. Sometimes when the brain is programed in a certain way, it freaks out when something happens differently. So for example if you have not gone to work in 3 1/2 weeks or so, you are only staying within your comfort zone.
709686 tn?1277435759 It's bascially your body getting use to the drug, once your system does the jittery, panicky feelings will subside but if it is too much for you to take then you need to talk to your doc and see if there is anything he/she can give you to counteract these feelings. You don't and should not have to suffer with this inital settling in period, call your doc.
709686 tn?1277435759 Well I'm glad that you found something that helps you. But I don't think they didn't give you valium because its cheap, but because it is considered highly addictive. Way more addictive than SSRI's. Other reason could be, some people use benzos as street drugs. I know doctors who wouldn't prescribe any benzo or only a few. Btw, Valium doesn't work for everyone.
488191 tn?1210289379 There is one thing that you can consider and discuss with your Dr. You could try the Lexapro with xanax to calm your anxiety, then wean off the xanax after the Lexapro begins to work. Or, you could discuss taking valium, which will provide you with relief, too. You'll know fairly quickly if you can tolerate the Lexapro. Everyone is different...
Avatar n tn Lemon Balm is also a good nervine, but if you have hypothyroids, you don't want to take it, as it can have a mild effect on the thyroids if taken very often. (it can slow down the thyroids in some people--very mildly) You can also get combination herbs at the herbal shops that combine several sedating herbs. Remember the more liquid it is, the faster it works. These are just not the same as taking a valium, or one of the sedatives by prescription, it is more of a subtle effect.
Avatar f tn Yes, it can be hard to stop, so can valium. Valium is probably not encouraged for long term use. What works best is when talk therapy works, which isn't often but when it does it lasts longer than any drug and works more completely. And takes longer.