Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
taking multiple benzodiazepines, especiall in high doses such as 8mg of lorazepam
is definitely not good. It is likely that he has become dependent on benzodiazepines. I would advise you to discuss with his doctor regarding a gradual tapering of the unecessary drugs.
Regarding his "mood disorder", it is difficult to say which medication would be appropriate for him without knowing a detailed history and doing a proper psychological assessment. So, please discuss about is medication with the treating psychiatrist
. If Topiramate
is causing side effects like loss of appetite, you can report this to his doctor, so that necessary alterations can be made in his medication regimen.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar