What are the best bipolar medicines when nothing else works?
I have been on everything Lithium, Depakote, Trileptal, Topamax, Tegretal, lamictal, abilify, risperal, geodon, zyprexa, seroquel, loxitane, and probably a few others i can't think of off the top of my head, but the main problem is mania plus some mixed episodes Im having every day I tried taking my medicine at...
Asked by Ernestine Heiberg 2 years ago.
I have been on everything Lithium, Depakote, Trileptal, Topamax, Tegretal, lamictal, abilify, risperal, geodon, zyprexa, seroquel, loxitane, and probably a few others i can't think of off the top of my head, but the main problem is mania plus some mixed episodes Im having every day I tried taking my medicine at different times at well and that didn't work either I was wondering if there are any weird old or new or any medicines that i haven't heard of that may help when nothing else helps Answered by Emilio Moody 2 years ago.
If you have been jumping from shrink to shrink this is dangerous. Stick with one treatment plan. Other than this, my advice would be to get yourself slowly weaned off these medicines, if you are on more than one or two. They can be addictive in and of themselves. Try more natural therapies like meditation, deep breathiing, counseling, talk therapy, and get an endocrinologist to check for any abnormalities in your adrenals or thyroid, as well as your hormonal levels. You could do well with some natural products at health food stores. There could be something lacking in your system, or working overtime. (By the way, they are using you as an end user for the pharmaceutical companies.) Some of the drugs you mentioned are highly dangerous and can have really bad side effects. You think somebody isn't making money off of you? Think again. Been there, done that. Answered by Maybelle Kevin 2 years ago.
I have heard that some foods can trigger the symptoms, so if you reverse that and look into foods which can help. man made chemicals are not good for you as you probably know. I dont know much about your condition but I do hope that you can find a way to help yourself experiment for one week on fresh. local foods only and see what happens best of luck : ) Answered by Mark Idol 2 years ago.
Does anyone know if ativan helps anxeity attacks?
ive been taking them for 3years now they are just prn, i also take zoloft every day iought to be a zombie but im not. oh yeah, also take trazodone to sleep(which i dont.
Asked by Rudolf Dethomas 2 years ago.
Yes, This is what MedicineNet.com has to say about ativan: GENERIC NAME: lorazepam BRAND NAME: Ativan DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Lorazepam is an antianxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Lorazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that nerves in the brain use to send messages to one another. GABA inhibits activity in many of the nerves of the brain, and it is thought that this excessive activity is what causes anxiety or other psychological disorders. Because lorazepam is removed from the blood more rapidly than many other benzodiazepines, there is less chance that lorazepam concentrations in blood will reach high levels and become toxic. Lorazepam has fewer interactions with other medications than most of the other benzodiazepines. PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets (white): 0.5mg and 1mg, 2mg STORAGE: Tablets should be kept at room temperature. PRESCRIBED FOR: Lorazepam is used for the management of anxiety disorders, the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depression. The effectiveness of lorazepam, or other benzodiazepines , have not been adequately studied for treatment beyond 4 months. Lorazepam also has been shown to be effective for improving sleep in people with insomnia, for panic attacks, and as an adjunct (i.e., when added to other medications) to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. DOSING: The dose of lorazepam is tailored to the patient's needs. Scheduled doses, given twice or three times daily, are sometimes used for persons with continuous anxiety or at bedtime for insomnia. Alternatively, lorazepam may be prescribed on as "as needed" basis, the physician instructing the patient to take lorazepam when he/she feels anxious. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Lorazepam and all benzodiazepines, interact with other medications and drugs that slow the brain's processes such as alcohol, barbiturates, and narcotics. There have been cases of marked sedation when lorazepam was given to patients taking the tranquilizer loxapine (Loxitane); it is unclear if there is a drug interaction at all, but concern is warranted. PREGNANCY: Lorazepam and other benzodiazepines have been associated with fetal damage, including congenital malformations, when taken by pregnant women in their first trimester. Lorazepam is best avoided if at all possible in the first trimester and probably throughout pregnancy. NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if lorazepam is secreted in breast milk. SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly noted side effects associated with lorazepam are sedation (which is reported in approximately 1 in 6 people), dizziness (1 in 15), weakness, and unsteadiness. Other side effects include a feeling of depression, loss of orientation, headache, and sleep disturbance. Like all benzodiazepines, lorazepam can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping therapy after a few months of daily therapy may be associated with a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, and insomnia. If lorazepam is taken continuously longer than a few months, stopping therapy suddenly may produce seizures, tremors, muscle cramping, vomiting, and/or sweating. Answered by Reyna Ruddell 2 years ago.
I am diagnosed and a self affirmed person with generalized anxiety with anxiety attacks on a regular basis. I too take an antidepressant with lorazepam. I take 300mg of effexor daily which also helps with anxiety and at night i have to take benedryl (same ingredient as unisom) and later right before bed i take 2mg of the lorazepam (ativan). I cant sleep otherwise. I have tried trazedone and OH MY GOD!! I was almost a hung over zombie the next day and luckily my mom lived by so she could help me care for my son who was 2 at the time. I only took it that one time because of that. My sister had the same side effect with trazedone as well. ( i come from a family with lots of mental issues) Also, the only other thing i know from experience is that these antidepresants stop working on you after a while. I was on Zoloft, wellbutrin-sr, lexapro, prozac (8 weeks only then became suicidal) and now on effexor. the two that have really helped me to get on my feet and become "myself" again was the lexapro and effexor. zoloft and wellbutrin were ok but had side effects and prozac just did not help me at all. Answered by Barb Pliler 2 years ago.
Ativan(lorazepam) can help with anxiety, but also has many drawbacks. Is the same Dr. prescribing Ativan, Zoloft and trazadone? If not, get with a Dr. and go over all your meds with him. You can also get more detailed info from Drugs.com, but your best source is always your Dr. Answered by Madelene Glasner 2 years ago.
hmmm... i have anxiety attacks as well, but i take lexapro and xanax. I have heard of zoloft though. Maybe it's time for a med change. Talk to your PDoc. Answered by Angelo Peduto 2 years ago.
yes, ativan is supposed to work on anxiety. that's what it is for. but please use sparingly. it could be habit forming. and with the other things on board, i wonder if you wouldn't benefit from some kind of counseling. sounds like you have a lot going on! Answered by Vallie Roquemore 2 years ago.
I used to have terrible panic attacks I think medicine is not good for you but I tried inositol and it worked for me, you can get it at the health food store, also diet sodas cause panic attacks because I started getting panic attacks when I started drinking diet sodas then when I stopped for a few months and took inositol they went away Answered by Kary Muetzel 2 years ago.
YEAH IT DOES BUT I RECOMMEND XANAX TRY LOW DOSE FIRST AND DON'T GET ADDICTED VERY ADDICTING. Answered by John Turkowski 2 years ago.
thanks for bringing ativan up.i'm addicted to that and now the stupid doctor wont give me anymore.I went back to drinking. Answered by Philomena Mccomis 2 years ago.