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Avatar n tn Ok my story is long so I'm not going to get into it but I've been taking either valium or xanax for my panick attacks/anxiety my doctor gave me xanax before I was pregnant, then while PG and nursing I took nothing at all of course, and now I have a new doctor that started me with valium but wants to switch me to zoloft (this is a therapist)I don't want to take a daily drug for many reasons again I'm just going to leave those out, but both xanax and valium did the trick when needed, I'm not depre
Avatar m tn The SNRI's like Effexor are a little less stimulating and provide better relief for anxiety, in my opinion. I am presently on Celexa because of insomnia with Zoloft and sleep issues with Effexor XR. I have taken Klonopin for a few years and it is a Godsend. My present Doc doesn't like benzos so I have gone from 2mgs a day to less than 1mg a day. It gets a little hairy if you taper too quickly so I'm taking it slow. You need to also. If you try too quickly you will just give up.
Avatar f tn Im on Zoloft 1 x day, 25mg in the AM Yesterday I took Zoloft at 9 30 am, Valium 2.5mg at about 3pm, and then Valium 2.5mg at about midnight. This morning I took Zoloft at 9 30am and about about 12pm took 2.5mg Valium again. Havn't slept before about 3 - 4 am in weeks, but it doesn't really bother me at the moment, just pop a tv series on and try and relax. Any help is appreciated.
Avatar n tn First of all, welcome to the community. Taking a benzo (Valium) and an SSRI (Zoloft) is quite common, but don't do it on your own. I assume a doctor has prescribed this...just follow his/her instructions and you will be fine.
Avatar n tn who cares if you have to take a pill everyday if its safe, doctor perscribed, NON ADDICTIVE, and helps with your moods and possibly with your addiction!! If it wasn't for zoloft I would never want to stop using oxycotin but that is no way to live... I'm sure you have lost money and friends as have I!! I have SERIOUS anxiety which the zoloft helps me with but honestly its the therapy that will help us all the most!! And Xanax for an addict is a death trap....
Avatar n tn I used to be so happy and carefree and now i dont even want to start the day. I was just wondering if Zoloft(20mgs or less, i want a SMALL dose, really dont want addiction to be added on to this) might work for me? Anyone know side effects? Does it start working right when you take it?
Avatar m tn ) I have been tapering valium since June last year (did crossover from Klonopin/Ashton method) and started Zoloft in June (25mg) and upped it to 50mg in August. I have held the valium taper since August due to diarrhea and decided to taper zoloft but now I am not sure which to taper first. I am at 6.5mg valium down from 12.5mg (was c/t in August also from 9mg and reinstated to 7mg almost immediately).
777206 tn?1235693114 The intentions with which you took them make absolutely no difference now. This is a different inning of the same ball game. I dont know about the final dose..... to be safe I would think that you should taper as far as you can go .... but with the benzo's it may be a different case. They just act differently than some other drugs. You might want to post this on the Expert Addiction Forum and get Dr Jeffs professional opinion.....
Avatar m tn Had to taper the Rivotril with the Valium... a very long process... had to do the same with the 12mg day of Xanax I was using at some point in 2008... switch to the Valium and than withdrawl slowly... that's a nightmare to stop those meds... My advise will be to never try those meds until you try everything else (SSRI's, TCA's, MAOI's...), when antidepressant meds fails, you can ask for them but only in a short term (4 weeks max...).
301197 tn?1198345206 Thanks for your imput guys, yeah I'm just worried, because to be quite honest with both of you the valium gives me this feeling of not neccesarily euphoria, but very relaxed, and it puts me in a better mood, which is part of the reason I've been reluctant to take too many of them, as I don't want it to start me on another pathway. As for what I was prescribed it was 20 10mg Valiums. Thanks again guys.
Avatar m tn I started having uncomfortable side-effects, beginning with restless leg syndrome which caused me to alternate between xanax, ativan and now valium. I think I was experiencing Benzo Withdrawal syndrome so 2 years ago I also began taking 1-100mg Doloxene once a day to combat nausea. I have been feeling horribly nauseous for several months now - it's getting worse - and I suspect the Doloxene. This morning I got the idea to start taking zoloft to get me off the valium and doloxene.
Avatar n tn I quit the klonopin again after being on it the last 2 weeks and went back to valium. I know serax is a metabolite of valium. 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?
342849 tn?1196638051 But will this question get answered by a medical specialist? I'm trying to get off benzo (valium). I've only been taking it for 1 1/2 weeks, but before that I was on ATIVAN for two weeks, then tried tapering off & boom, my anxiety symptoms worsened, and then had a burning sensations on my arms, head, face & back. Whats wrong with me?
517062 tn?1214152011 org You will need to do a very slow taper with valium benzos are very hard to w/d from and recovery is slow but it can be done. You just have to be very careful. There are also people in here that can give you good advice and help.
Avatar n tn First of all, how long and at what dose were you on Xanax? Xanax must be tapered very slowly over a fairly long period of time to make the w/d less severe. Did your doctor simply tell you to stop taking it.........cold turkey? If she did, I would suggest you find a new doctor who understands these types of meds better. Going off Xanax too fast will produce the exact symptoms you're describing.
Avatar n tn How ironic! The place I screen says I took a valium, and Klonopin had nothing to do with it being +. Thanks Cindi, Francoise and Thomas for your input. I know I'm straight now and have been, so noone can take that away, its just confussing how they say its valium and not klonopin. Francoise, I'm learning to live with the chronic pain, advil and tylenol are the max of pain meds I take. Being in recovery is very important to me so I have to make due.
Avatar f tn So he started me on zoloft (thank god) and gave me a months worth, and gave me 30 2 mg ativans for now until the zoloft starts kicking in. Im SO glad I went cuz Id taken some valium and it wasnt working at all. Thats all....for now...
598629 tn?1219802936 Long term research on Benzo tapering has been very succesful, especially with Valium as it comes in 1 milligram tablets. And as your Dr.said, A one year taper. Now that is a Dr. who knows about Benzos. Follow his instructions. It wont be near what your mind is thinking its going to be. You will be just fine, stick to his taper plan.
1473217 tn?1289246676 so I am on 7.5/325 Vicodin and 10mg valium...is it safe to take the gabapentin with both of those things...or should i just wait til i see the Rheumatologist?? Iv hear good and ALOT of bad things about this drug...and my bdy has a high tolerance to meds, so i have to take ALOT for anything to help..i am just nervous to even touch it(i dont like trying new meds...i swear i feel like a guiney pig).......any thoughts????
Avatar f tn Well this doctor put him on Celexa (10mg daily). He said that will help with his nerves, I thought it was more of like a valium or something, however after coming home and looking it up I see that it is another anti-depressant. My question is that is it safe for him to be on all 3 of these medications? I have called the doctors office to ask him but have not heard back from them yet. I have not gotten this prescription filled yet.
Avatar n tn Doctor put him on Zoloft, gave him klonopin to take for the first few weeks and he has been on Zoloft for 2 years with no panic attacks and stopped klonopin after the first few weeks. Now, if you have an occasional panic attack and don't want to take an ssri, then a benzo like xanax or ativan, valium, or klonopin can be taken at the onset of one to lessen the intensity and duration of the attack but an ssri is what is prescribed to "cure" you of them.
709686 tn?1277435759 Why are doctors quick to prescribe xanax but not Valium? Valium is longer lasting with fewer side effects and, rumor has it, is easier to detox from. This I do not understand.
Avatar f tn Has Zoloft helped anyone with sleep? I've just started on 6.25 mg because of depression and anxiety caused by insomnia. My MD says Zoloft will help me sleep within about three weeks. Anyone have any experiences to share? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Well, the valium definitely didn't work out either. For some reason that drug and klonopin gives me severe anxiety attacks along with other problems.
Avatar f tn The doctor also switched my tiny emergency xanax rx for valium. I am also scared to take this because I had a bad reaction with klonopin. (Severe muscle pain and dysphoria. It actually gave me anxiety.) 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.
Avatar n tn One type made me very alert so i would not lie down the whole night so I stopped taking them all). Now I am taking 150mg Zoloft and 5mg Valium. I have taken this for about 6 months. I still have difficulty sleeping but the zoloft makes me feel much more positive about it all and I accept that I can't function as well as I used to. The problem i am having is greatly decreased appetite.
784382 tn?1376934640 Some of my friends said that zoloft actually made there anxiety worse,valium tends to help with anxiety and panic.It helped me to cope with my anxiety and panic attacks.
Avatar n tn Xanax works great, other than the addiction part, but I have little confidence with the Zoloft. I feel the zoloft has changed my thinking, and will make me lose my mind, go crazy, and even maybe move to suicide. I went to a psyciatrist recently, and he prescribed me Xanax XR, to go with the Zoloft.
Avatar f tn They gave me .50 zoloft and .50 klonopin. Came home, saw my dr, said to continue on same dosage. Still wake up with anxiousness, think zoloft is giving me these symtoms. Dr wanted to switch me symbalta (looked it up--said it was for bi-polar). I requested to try to go off zoloft. She said to take one every other day for two weeks and then quit. Keep taking Klonopin. Now I see Klonopin withdrawal and side affects are bad and maybe I'm getting symptoms from that too?
955560 tn?1250198145 Can someone help me and let me know which one yall would think would be better to take zoloft or clonzapam i dont know which one to take....I was prescribe zoloft from my Doc and clonzapam from the HOSP so i was wondering if someone can help me and give me there advice...