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Does intake of Valium help in curing anxiety?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: due to (I think) set backs my stomach pains-- I believe it is a high level of anxiety
is Valium the drug to make me feel better-
can you subscribe a drug for me?
I do take Cymbalta daily for years.
I am taking daily:
LOSARTAN (COZAAR)
JANUMET XR (SITAGLIPTIN&METFORMIN HCI)
RANITIDINE (ZANTAC)
ATORVASTATIN (LIPITOR)
DULOXETINE HCL DR (CYMBALTA)
OMEPRAZOLE (PRILOSEC)
ASPIRIN

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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
vaoium to be avoided at 69 year age

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using health care magic.

From the available description I feel Valium should ve avoided after 65 years of age. I do not mean it is completely contra indicated but thereis definite risk of fracture and fall dueto use of valium. For purpose of sleep it is better to use low fose trazone or ambien 6.25 mg.

In addition I feel proton pump inhibitor shouldbe preferred rathar than ranitidine. They are more potential and have definite edge over ranitidine. I generally prefer omeprazole 20 mg to be taken empty stomach when somebody receives anti depressant as in your case.

I hope this helps you.
If you have any questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (49 minutes later)
Thank you for you advice about
"omeprazole 20 mg to be taken empty stomach when somebody receives anti depressant as in your case."
and thank you about telling me that Valium is not recommended at my age.

let me describe to you that my anxiety/strees is a feeling of fear and high tension level in my guts. what RX would you recommend for me to feel :
Quiet, calm, serene, relaxed, stress-free
thank you
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Escitalopram/Fluoxetine is better choice

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for reverting back to me.

Although all antidepressants have almost equal efficacy in various anxiety disorders but for a person with predominant gastrointestinal symptoms I feel SSRI group of medication will be better choice. Among SSRI I feel you can discuss escitalopram or fluoxetine with your doctor.

For immediate control of anxiety and to replace valium Klonotril (clonazepam) can be used for initial few days to weeks.

I hope this assists you further.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: vaoium to be avoided at 69 year age Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using health care magic. From the available description I feel Valium should ve avoided after 65 years of age. I do not mean it is completely contra indicated but thereis definite risk of fracture and fall dueto use of valium. For purpose of sleep it is better to use low fose trazone or ambien 6.25 mg. In addition I feel proton pump inhibitor shouldbe preferred rathar than ranitidine. They are more potential and have definite edge over ranitidine. I generally prefer omeprazole 20 mg to be taken empty stomach when somebody receives anti depressant as in your case. I hope this helps you. If you have any questions feel free to write back to me. Thanks again.