What causes tingling sensations all over the body?
need to know doses of klonopin & ativan
There can be two reasons for present anxiety-
1. if the comaparative dosage of ativan is low compared to that of klonopin which you were taking previously.
2. If the dosage of ativan is sufficinet compared to klonopin, then the symptoms are due to anxiety illness itself.
So, without knowing the exact dosages, it is difficult to tell what is causing present anxiety. Also, please tell the current dose of lexapro.
You may have anxiety due to metabolic problems like thyroid disturbance and low. Vit. B12 levels. Getting these checked will also help in managment.
Wish you good health.
please ask more queries for clarification.
Dr. Manisha Gopal
Ativan 1 mg
Lexapro 20 mg
its due to illness & not ativan use
Technically ativan is considered to be stong compared to klonopin, so, at same dose strength ativan should suffice klonopin at present.
I think the problem here is not of klonopin/ativan, but the drug antidepressant (antianxiety). Lexapro is 20mg and still you need either klonopin or ativan - this means that the dosage of antidepressant is not sufficient to control the illness. Under ideal circumstances, lexapro alone should be enough.
In such situations one can do either of the two things:
1. The dose of lexapro can be raised to 30mg and see that there is no need of ativan anymore.
2. OR -as lexapro is a mild molecule and usually an SNRI is preffered for treating anxiety disorder, we may shift to some better drug and reap its benefit.
Drugs like - paroxetine or venelafaxine are very good in managing anxiety disorder.
Also , get your routine blood tests along with Vit. B12 and TSH level.
You should discuss the above points with your treating doctor & proceed acoordingly. Im sure with the measures mentioned above you will surely become well.
According to me the anxiety 24*7 is due to illness only and not ativan use.
Secondly, one should be able to feel at peace without using any sedative ( ativan etc.) and the illness should be under control with the main drug.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Please ask more questions for clarification.
Dr. Manisha Gopal
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- What causes muscle twitching and tingling all over body
- What causes tingling sensation over spleen area
- What causes tingling sensation in head
- What causes numbness and tingling feeling in the body
- What causes tingling and numbness in right side of body
- What causes tingling sensation on face
- Body tingling sensation all over
- Body tingling dizziness causes
- What causes tingling in body and face
- What causes crawling and tingling sensation in body