Discussions that mention lorazepam

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I'm in a country where I can just buy meds OTC. I have no doctor and will not seek one. That being said, let me get to the point.

I have social anxiety disorder and severe depression. I want to take an anti-depressant and (more importantly) an anti-anxiety medication. I won't take Xanax.. I feel it's overkill and will just stick to using this for recreational purposes. I'm thinking of starting off by trying Lorazepam. I am 21 years old and weight 140lb (63.5kg) What dose should I start off at?

What anti-depressant should I take along with this? I read that Lorazepam can increase suicidal tendencies/depression. I initially planned on just treating my anxiety and hoping that being able to socialize would help my depression.

Would Zoloft suffice? What dose should I take and what initial effects should I feel if I start both drugs at the same time?