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Is diazepam recomanded anxiety and depression?

Hello, I am a 50 year old woman and I need help, please! I had oral surgery on 4/10/14, was given versed, lots of swelling, everything seemed to go well, on hydrocodone, Advil. Got a bad head cold and took OTC cold meds, decongestants, antihistamine, nasal spray, Tylenol etc. A few days later I m crying all the time, I feel so bad, anxious, scared, don t want to be alone, don t like the dark. I saw my nurse practitioner and she gave me diazepam (10mg) to calm me down . Scared to take the full dose so I took 1/2 and that drugged me enough to calm down but didn t last. Next week I beg to see my Nurse again and she gives me zolpidem (5 mg) to sleep, and take diazepam as needed, and Zoloft. I took the Zoloft for 2 days(25mg) an I quit as I have never felt more anxious and nervous in my life, also took the diazepam(2.5mg) at a time but it made me feel worse. A couple days later I felt like I might be getting a handle on this thing. Had one day without any diazepam...but then I started to feel weepy again and more anxious. I need help! What happened to me? I have never had anxiety or depression. I am so tired of no answers. Please help. I m sorry I don t have the money can you help me anyway???
Fri, 30 May 2014
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Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Yes diazepam is indicated for treatment of anxiety disorders. However along with it other drugs like escitalopram or paroxetine should also be used.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:
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Wish you good health,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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Is diazepam recomanded anxiety and depression?

Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. Yes diazepam is indicated for treatment of anxiety disorders. However along with it other drugs like escitalopram or paroxetine should also be used. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.