Lorazepam

Lorazepam belongs to the benzodiazepines group of drugs and is mainly used to treat anxiety. It is also used to treat sleep disturbances, epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal, and nausea caused due to chemotherapy. Low blood pressure, weakness, and sleepiness are common side effects.

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What are the causes of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having panic attacks for the past 13 years. I have been to the hospital on multiple occasions and have been diagnosed with anxiety attacks every time. I have had EKGs and blood work done. All the reports are fine. Sometimes, I am having multiple panic attacks in a day and also...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For panic attacks and persistent anxiety, there is a need to get a medical checkup done. Hyperthyroidism, cardiac issues like angina, etc., could cause increased risk of panic attacks. So, if the panic attacks are persistent, then get one ECG done to rule out heart cause...  Read Full »

Will light therapy or chronotherapy help in sleeping disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a sleeping disorder. I have difficulty in falling asleep in the night and has difficulty in getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. I need to masturbate in order to fall asleep. I suffer delayed sleep phase disorder. This has made...  Read Full »


Dr. Pedro Paulino Matos

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sleep disorders are very common. Normally hygienic measures could be helpful to alleviate the symptoms. Also, it could be a symptom of other disorders, however, in your particular situation that does not seem to be the case. Melatonin is effective in regulating the ...  Read Full »

Can Lorazepam affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Just two days ago I found out I was about 1-2 weeks pregnant. And it has been about 4 1/2 weeks since my last menstrual period. Unfortunately with labor day being this weekend I have been unable to see my regular OBGYN. But I did go to the ER to confirm the pregnancy 2 days ago. So my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well in your case, as you said rightly Lorazepam is category D drug and not advisable. Ideally we advise avoidance of this medicine during and even before till 12 weeks pregnancy to avoid congenital malformations. You have tried leaving/ reducing it, but your withdra...  Read Full »

I am on Ativan for three years. How can I reduce and stop the drug?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Ativan for the past three years and really feel like I am addicted to it. I currently take 1.5 mg daily but used to (last year) take 2 mg daily. I usually wake up with anxiety, headache, neck pain, back pain, nose numbness and some eye pressure. I take .75 mg around 8:30 AM ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you are trying taper off Ativan (Lorazepam) as long term use is not advisable due to physical and psychological dependence. You have already managed to cut down from 2 mg daily to 1.5 mg daily which is a positive step forward. Did you have any withdra...  Read Full »

What is Rexipra used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Olmasera 50 for BP. I am insomniac and I am taking Rexipra for that. All my other reports are normal. Still I do not get sleep. My BP is still 140/90. I have taken Alparax 25 before but has not helped. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For BP control, take tablet Amlodipine 5 mg along with your current medicine. For sleep problem, replace with tablet Lorazepam 1 mg at night. Avoid excessive caffiene, tea, etc., before sleep. Make environment for sleep. Please note: Tablet Olmesartan and all other medici...  Read Full »

How to reduce the anger of my son?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is very aggressive, sensitive, short temper, get panic, hyper and angry quickly. He could not listen to any good suggestions or guidance. He does not have a mental resistance. However, he is very sincere about his studies. He has got 83% marks in his studies. Now, he is preparing fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son has suffered from viral encephalitis at a very young age, which could have been a significant insult to the growing brain. The irritability and anger outbursts are a result of post encephalitis sequelae. It can be controlled with medications. I suggest tablet Oxe...  Read Full »

What are the withdrawal symptoms of discontinuing Celexa in the middle?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went off my medicine Celexa, that I was taking on for over 10 years. I went through a lot of trauma in the past 4 years. I was just starting to do better and was using natural supplements. 5 months after going off medicines, I moved to a different town where I had to look fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail. I can understand what you are going through and you have my sympathies for the same. Though your mental health is quite disturbed right now, you have many reasons to be optimistic as far as your anxiety, depression and post-...  Read Full »

I Can Sleep Only After Taking Seroquel 800 Mg. Do I Need To Take It For Life?

Query: Hi doctor, About three years ago, I went seven days without sleeping. I was hospitalized, and they tried everything to get me to sleep, but nothing worked. Finally, after seven days, they put me on Seroquel, and it worked. Now, I must take 800 mg every night to sleep. I tried to wean myself down, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I want to inform you that you are having insomnia, which means sleeplessness,Insomnia is classified based on the duration of the problem. Symptoms for less than one week is transient insomnia. Symptoms for one...  Read Full »

Why do I overload my brain with so many thoughts?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with essential tremors, and I am always distracted. I suffer from tics and obsessive, repetitive movement like blinking, clenching my fist, breathing tics, obsessed with personalities and how consciousness works. I always focused on my bodily sensations, like how my legs f...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be thinking excessively. Probably, it is your personality makeup which makes you think so. As long as you do not get distressed, it is alright. But, if you feel that you have to change, try focussing on your career at present. Invest your time in a new hobby....  Read Full »

How to reduce the dosage and gradually stop my medicines without side effects?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23 year old male. I want to quit my medicines permanently. I am taking Valkem OD 500, Soltus 100 mg, Flunil 20, and Ativan 2 mg. How to reduce the doses and completely stop taking these medications without any side effects?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are on Divalproex (Valkem) which is used for epilepsy; in addition, you are on antidepressants and antipsychotic meds. Firstly, if you have a seizure disorder, for which you are taking Valkem, then your EEG (electroencephalogram) sho...  Read Full »

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