I am a 21 year old women who based on my previous posts have always suffered from anxiety. Ive been put on paxil 2 years ago huy decided to stop it 3 months ago... bog mistake. My issue now is that i have relapsed again with the usual symptoms; depressed, very anxious, no appetite and the worse... insomnia. I was in the ER three nightd ago cuz i had a very bad nocturnal panic attacks. They gave me a few doses of ativan which i have been taking for 2 nights. It calms me down when i feel the panic coming. And I restarted paxil 4 days ago. I was prescribed seroquel and zyprexa in the past to help my sleep. Should i go back to these instead of ativan?
Hi, I am 47 y/o, I am bipolar and suffer from insomnia. Based on my experience I suggest you take seroquel(it has strong sedative properties as you probably know) and it is not addictive like lorazepam (ativan). I have taken this benzo in the past and it is used for insomnia but when one tries to stop taking it even when one stops using it very gradually it is a nightmare ( like all benzodiazepines).
I hope you make the right choice and get well soon...
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