I have been Rx'd Klonopin (1.5-3mg daily dose increased over 3 years), Ativan (0.5-1mg prn 2xs daily over 8 months) and currently have been prescribed Valium 10mg 1/2 to 1 tab twice daily prn. I have been on it for at least 5 years and it is no longer helping me or not as much. I am having very severe panic attacks (abrupt and need relief faster than the Valium can provide) however the Valium will help with general anxiety through my day better. Could my Dr rx a small ammount of Xanax (maybe 0.5mg- 1mg prn #30) for panic attacks only and still treat my social phobias and gen anxiety with Valium or does everything need to change?
Can a dr prescribe you 2 different benzo's for different symptoms?
- 14 Apr 2015 by L89
- 5 May 2018 (11 weeks ago)
- ativan, klonopin, valium, insomnia, panic disorder, dosage, night terrors, prescription, benzodiazepine, symptom
Added 14 Apr 2015:
I also am prescribed Adderall IR 20mg bid. #60 (was recently changed to Vyvanse 60mg once daily #30 and it is unpleasant and suffering bad side-effects and anxiety/agitation I did not experience with the Adderall IR 40mg/day). Also am prescribed: Flexeril, Ultram, (Lyrica/Neurontin), and occasionally am given something stronger for pain than tramadol hcl such as APAP/Hydrocodone 10-325mg (Norco 10/325)CII, or Tylenol #3 APAP/Codeine Phosphate CIII 300-30mg (Both general directions:P.O. 1/2-1 tab 6hrs. prn. severe pain (bid. max = Norco (20/500mg/day) Tylenol #3 (600/60mg/day) and the Ultram is generally P.O. 1-2 tab. 6hrs prn. tid. pain. #90/30 days... Currently have no insurance (25 years old just out of college and have a job without benefits so medication is going to be expensive and need any feedback for cheaper generics/medications for Adult ADHD, Panic Disorder, General Anxiety, Chronic RA pain/Nerve pain, and Insomnia *currently not being treated for insomnia and haven't had the money to afford all medications I am Rx'd but generally can afford my Valium 10mg bid. #60/30 days, Flexeril 10mg tid. orn. #90, Ultram 50mg #90-120 tablets/30 days, Neurontin *cheaper than Lyrica although Lyrica 150mg tid. works better* 800mg tid. #90/30 days, and pretty positive my psychiatrist will Rx my Adderall IR 20mg bid. #60/30 days again as before the Vyvanse (was too strong of a doseage at one time and SUPER EXPENSIVE although the Adderall IR generic is still nearly $150/month. I know I could most likely afford Xanax along with my Valium if given and pay $31.00 for my Valium. Last rx for xanax was for 1mg tid. prn. #90/30 days $26.00 no insurance on either. Would fewer tablets of my Adderall IR or Valium/Xanax cost less? Only think I would need maybe 1-2 mg daily of Xanax for panic attacks prn. #30 tablets/30 days but the Valium does work longer and at times do need a long acting benzodiazepine. Any info on assistance for Rx coverage, medication costs pharmacies etc would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. am only
The doctor can do whatever he wants, but not likely to prescribe two benzodiazepines. Not to add more to the mix, but have you ever thought of trying an antidepressant that also helps anxiety. There are many and it would give you more steady relief. They have their drawbacks, but the benefits generally outweigh these for most people who need them.
You have been prescribed, and taken a lot of different meds. Are these all from one doctor? If not, do all your doctors know of all the meds you are taking? I think you need to have one doctor who oversees all your meds. Be honest with your doctor about what you are taking, also tell him which ones have worked and have not worked for you. It sounds like your doctor needs to take inventory of what meds you are taking. The meds you have at your disposal seem to be excessive.
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