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Depression, Anxiety, and medication changes
An_248220 posted:
On Aug 31st my doctor changed me from one to two 2mgs of Ativan 3 x a day as needed to kolonopin 2mg two to three times a day. I also take Pristiq 50mg for over a year now. She Also added trazadome to help me sleep better at night. In the last 4 weeks (since the change in meds) I've been severely depressed and having suicidal thoughts that I would not act on. It's more like I just want to check out of life until this gets better. I've been hysterically crying and having horrible panic attacks to the point I feel I can not breath. I have had to ask my family for help with taking care of my daughter. I've been angry at life and trying to search for a reason I feel this way but nothing in my life has changed to cause this reaction. I've scheduled an appointment with a psychologist for next Wednesday to talk to someone objective. I think I need to be put back on the same dose of Ativan I was previously taking and if my doctor needs to slowly lower the dose after I become stable again I can do that. I need help right now. Has anyone had a similar problem changing from Ativan to Kolonopin? I'm going to see if my doctor can see me tomorrow.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Anon and Welcome -

While waiting for others with similar problems to respond I wanted to pop in to let you know that I am so sorry to hear what you have been experiencing. Hopefully you have talked with your doctor to discuss what you are feeling since the change.

I am glad you have reached out to your family for help and hope you have shared your thoughts with them. Hopefully the psychologist can help sort all this out.

If you feel at any time you are unable to keep yourself safe please call one of the numbers listed on our crisis assistance page.

Check back in to let us know what your doctor advised and how you are doing,

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