QUESTION ABOUT DIFFERENT MEDS....Confused!

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Blessed08
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay so I have all these diff meds and very confused:
What is the difference between valium vs xanax vs ativan
I know they are all in the same group of meds, but which one's do you all prefer.
Also I was px Neurontin and Sereqoul to try out.
I'm confused on which one's I should take and if together or not????
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Blessed,

Holey Moely Batman, who the heck gave you all those meds?  They are liable to get their practice of prescribing medications looked at.  You have 3 benzos and no instructions on how to take them................ ???

Benzodiazepines are among the most commonly prescribed depressant medications in the United States today. More than 15 different types of benzodiazepine medications exist to treat a wide array of both psychological and physical maladies based on dosage and implications. To be characterized as such, each benzodiazepine displays one or more of the following drug actions: anxiety relief, hypnotic, muscle relaxant, anti-convulsant, or an amnesiatic (mild memory-loss inducer). Due to their sedative properties, benzodiazepines have a high potential for abuse, especially when used with other depressants such as alcohol or opiates. Benzodiazepines are classified as Schedule IV in the Controlled Substances Act.

To be on the safe side I would have to advise you to see a physician and take all your prescription drugs with you to sort out with the physician what you should take and why? Taking 3 benzo drugs at one time may be very dangerous and is seldom recommended.   

I am sorry to be blunt but you truly need to get your meds squared away. 

As far as your anxiety, have you looked into therapy to help you cope?  It truly helped me.

Take care,

Kitt 



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/26/2009 9:28:58 AM (GMT-6)


Blessed08
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I seen a therapist this past Wed, I put up a post about it. It wans't all what I thought it would be, she really didn't help me any, just asked me alot of questions and told me to get in with a councleor. She px the Neurontin and Sereqoul. She stated that the Neurontin wasn't really for anxiety but thought it would help me and that the Sereqoul was for like bi polor disorder but also thought that it might help as well due to me not being able to tolerate meds like zoloft and lexapro. But I wasn't sure if I should take those two together along w/ one of my benzo's. As far as the Benzo's goes I would never take all 3 of those, as I'm terrifed to even take one. I just wanted to know which one was the most effective or has the best outcome....I have taken any of the two the therapist px, i'm still just taking my ativan but I just needed to know what to take with what and what was okay.....
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dixibella
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   Posted 6/26/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you need to call your therapists office and get clear instructions on how to take your medication. If they didn't tell you there or at the pharmacy I would follow up. No one here is qualified to instruct you on how to take your medication but it should be information provided to you by your doctor/pharmacist. Write it down so you don't get confused about which med, how many, and how often. Good luck! I wish you the best on your road to recovery!

Hibee
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi

As Kitt said you don't want to be taking all those medications together and would suggest maybe saying a different doctor for some advice. In regards to seeing your therapist I would stick with it the first few sessions tend to be just getting to know your therapist and them getting to know you. Valium is a longer lasting medication were the other two you mentioned are quicker acting.

Ben

stkitt
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   

I am sorry I did read you had been to the therapist but were having mixed feelings about your first trip.  Sometimes keeping all your posts in one thread for a bit helps people remember better what is going on in your treatment and daily activities.

As someone mentioned, we are not qualified to tell you which meds to take.  I have Valium because it is long acting and I only use it when necessary.

I too hope you get to feeling better soon.  I would give your therapist at least 2-3 sessions before you write it off as a failure. 

I think I did post to you or someone recently that often the first visits are all about intake and asking questions of you so the therapist can get some background.  You must be seeing someone who can prescribe meds.  I have to see a clinical psychologist  and the Psychiatrist. Clinical psychologists generally are not permitted to prescribe medication to treat patients; only psychiatrists and other medical doctors may prescribe most medications.

It is difficult  to get into a Psychiatrist where I live so I have stuck with mine. The wait time may be 4-5 months to see a Psychiatrist and many are not taking new patients.

I wish you peace and hope you are soon feeling less anxiety and stress in your life.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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Blessed08
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   Posted 6/26/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank You all for responding! Good advice and help.
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