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1 Xanax and Valium on 3/11/2009, 11:53 am

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A neurologist told me they were used as muscle relaxants. Best ask your doctor about them if you need to know more. Can't say I have heard of their use much in recent years, but we are all different...

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2 lexapro on 1/11/2009, 3:27 am

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I can see well why the lexapro didnt work for excessive movement . one of the side effects of lexapro is muscle twitching . if prescribed too much it can become severe .

lexapro is used to treat depression and anxiety OCD and social anxiety etc .

diazepam + xanax are Valium . diazepam is used for anxiety
and sometimes depression . not used as much now because of addiction . its also a good muscle relaxant . according to nearly every site i checked on the net -it was used extensively for parkinsons in the past .
Im not sure about how much it is used in present day .

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3 sedatives on 1/11/2009, 2:38 am

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I dont know about the medecation you mentioned but I know someone who was prescribed lexapro which is a mild antidepressant not for depression but to help with excessive movement (it did'nt help)
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can anybody tell me if antidepressants or sedatives such as xanax or diazepam are still used in treatment of parkinsons and to what extent ?
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