Except that both Trazadone and Ativan can cause sedation there is not much to worry about in my view. Trazadone can be combined with Benzodiazepines in certain cases.
The dose of Ativan is also not very high and probably your will be taking it on as an if needed basis.
Therefore you need to be cautious about sedation and should try to avoid any activity which requires active attention for example, driving, operating a heavy machinery, swimming etc if you notice increased sedation while taking them in combination.
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The Usual dosage range of Trazadone when used as a monotherapy is150-600 mg per day for depression although it is an unusual choice for treating GAD in my view.
Are you noticing excessive sedation while taking this combo?
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OK, then I don't think there is much to worry about
you are noticing improvement in your symptoms?
but while taking Celexa, were you also takign Ativan in combination or not?
this could be the reason why you are experiencing less panic attack now because of increased dose of Ativan
In my view, you can discuss with your doctor about adding Sertraline (Zoloft) initially in a low dose of 25 mg to start with and after a week,increased up to 50 mg per day which will augment the antianxiety effect of Trazadone.
using this strategy your dependence on Ativan will decrease slowly.
Ativan being a benzodiazepine should not be taken for long duration because of risk of developing dependence to it and tolerance to its effect.
SSRI antidepressants like Zoloft are the first line medicine for treating anxiety, GAD and in my view, a combination of Trazadone with Zoloft can be very useful in your case.
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Since Trazadone is itself very sedative so won't be needing it but if possible try to avoid doing it.
just to avoid extra sedation
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