Can i take celexa and xanax

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Avatar n tn I was on Celexa and i am pregnant my doctor told me it was best not to take it anymore it can cause birth defects. i am having withdraws and it sucks really bad i hope it will go away soon...but i am sorry about your loss. and i kind of know what you are going through with your meds.
Avatar f tn I used to take xanax for anxiety, but started depending on it, even abusing it; and I noticed that for however relieved it made me, I was twice as anxious the next day, and the only cure: more xanax. Felt like it was a racquet, bandaid, or vicious cycle so after week three on Celexa, I quit taking xanax and started noticing marked improvements every day thereafter... Along with benzo's counteracting Celexa, I notice that painpills hinder it as well... just not as bad.
Avatar f tn I really think I need to take something for the everyday anxiety. I did ask on another post about xanax and celexa and they said it was fine. Does anyone know about this combo. If I start the celexa I just want to be sure I can still have the xanax if I get an attack. I'm so afraid to take the celexa because of the side effects. I too paxil a few years ago and go horrible side effects. The worse was the lack of sleep.
Avatar n tn I was on it. I can say it brought me back to life. I felt good but had sexual side effects so I quit and tried many others. Sexual side effects never went away so i might go back to celexa again. My mother takes it works fine for her and my ex sister-inlaw took it and it healed her anxiety. However it didn't work for my brother. So from the people I know it is 3v1 in favor. But online I read many good and bad stories about it.
Avatar m tn However, I'm not taking a benzo anymore b/c I felt like it was countering the positive effects of the Celexa by 'depressing' my CNS. I would take Xanax at night to sleep and found that when it wore off, I would have twice the anxiety as normal. I felt like the xanax was a 4hr bandaid, and the after-effects (dbl anxiety) just weren't worth it. Once I cut xanax outta my diet, I noticed the Celexa working like a charm, and that I no longer needed the bandaid of xanax...
Avatar n tn Hi I take celexa and it has saved my life.I dont have any side effects.I function as a normal person not a zombie.I feel it is one of the better antidepressants. and mental health is a valid medical reason to take theis med.It is doing something for us that our body isnt. Take the celexa and see how you feel after 4 to 6 weeks.i am sure you will notice an improved mood. A healthy diet and light exercise will help as well good luck and let me know how it goes for you .
Avatar n tn When that did nothing for the insomnia and resulting panic, I went to a regular doctor the next day and he prescribed Celexa and Klonopin. I did sleep last night, thankfully. My question now is, can I take one of these low dose Xanax today? I started the Celexa last night and took 1 mg Klonopin to sleep. I just want to feel normal again.
Avatar f tn Is 10 mg of celexa a safe medication,,,,will it cause dizziness or othrt bad side effects,,,im also on xanax,,i took 1 pill of celexa last week and got scared and stopped it but decided i better give it a nother try so i took 1 tonight is it a good medication
1058261 tn?1256061140 Also heres another questions I have been clean now 9 days and today I started feeling achy and my teeth ache and a small fever are these still w/d or do you think I have a cold? otherwise today I feel good. doctor gave me 5 days off work to help get myself together and I still have my appt with the phycatrist in november so I feel like I am moving in the right direction. Thanks everyone for Listening honestly dont know if I could do this with out you.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your information. I am not a person who likes to take medicine. And having that bronchitis, all those inhalers, antibiotics, etc. really gave me anxiety. I'm not one who likes to be sick and it freaked me out because I NEVER get sick. Of course now my kids are in school, they bring home everything. My sister is on Celexa and my therapist said if my anxiety gets worse, because my sister and I have the same "bloodline", Celexa would work for me.
Avatar n tn I am new to this site. I know you can take both together. I was on Celexa 40 mg. and was also given a prescription for xanax. I was to take the xanax.when I got so jumpy inside that I couldn't stand it. I used it as an as needed basis and was fine taking both together.
Avatar n tn the first time i took a xanax i was hooked. i started taking it almost every day, if i could find it, and having a few drinks to increase the high. I then came in contact with the worst feeling in the world, NOT BEING ABLE TO GET A HOLD OF ANY XANAX. i then realized how addicting it was.
Avatar f tn I take celexa and urinate frequently (get up 3 to 4 times a night). I rarely drink while taking it. Do you really need the Xanax? It is very hard to get off that med. I would stop taking it if I were you. It is very addictive. So many people wish they never started taking it.
Avatar m tn My advice is to taper off the Celexa first, do it slowly, and when you're over it then do the Xanax, as it can help cushion the Celexa withdrawal if there is any, which there might very well not be. Make sure your psychiatrist knows how to do this, particularly the Xanax, before you start; if you don't like the answers, get a different psychiatrist. A good one makes all the difference.
Avatar n tn Withdrawal is miserable on valium. With xanax, I cannot see what the hype is about. It is basically a drug (and I take the lowest dose only during PMS) that I take, and go to sleep. You don't feel relaxed, you don't get that feeling that you do when you take valium. I couldn't get addicted to xanax; just not enjoyable enough to want to keep taking more and more.
Avatar n tn I have been on alot of different meds over the years, nothing is 100% I did wort off most of the panic attasks through meds and avoidance. I have wondered if xanax maybe a med I can take when I have a panic attack. I work in a demanding stressful job at times and I must be alert, would a low dose of xanax work for me? My doc has never even mentioned xanax as treatment. I take busphar (2 a day) and celexa , have taken prozac, and others.
Avatar f tn It just scares me to think that, but feel that I am at the point where I need something to keep me calm during this process. Should I really think about going on an SSRI because I feel like I am just taking xanax to calm down- and sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't??? I just need something to help me through this scary time in my life.
Avatar n tn 25 as well but that has brought some pretty bad side effects( insomia, anxiety, really bad panic, fear of leaving the house muscle cramps, and itchy skin). I want to STOP taking this pill and NEVER EVER TAKE IT AGAIN. AM i reducing the pill to fast? should I be worried about seizures?
2044839 tn?1331259441 Yes, thankfully you can take both of these drugs together as they act on different pathways of the brain. Many times we would prescribe to two meds together because it takes Celexa about six weeks to really start working well. That being the case we need the xanax to help get pt's through that period of time. it is also nice for them to have a little extra for the hard day that will occur from time to time.
Avatar m tn I can't run to the bar and hide and I really have a hard time with those aa meetings. The only way I can explain the way I feel is that its like having a tootheache and when the novicane wears off your in excuciating pain. Thats just me. You may feel great after a few weeks and I hope you do. Are you going to go to any meetings? It helped me in the beggining and then I started to question things that were going on. It may help you though.
Avatar n tn try to hang in there and give your meds time to work. i take pepcid ac and it works great. i hope you feel better. take care.
Avatar n tn i smoke weed every day and take celexa, valium, tricor, omeprozole, plavix and amlodapin 4 various ailments . does anyone out there know about prochlorperazine? is it safe to take to get high?
Avatar n tn He said I could just stop taking the Cymbalta 60 mg and Xanax .5 mg 2x a day and start the Celexa 10 mg and Klonopin 1 mg - 1/2 to 1 tablet twice daily as needed. I have been on xanax .5 mg for years. My concern is this...will I have withdrawals switching directly from the Cymbalta to the Celexa and switching from the Xanax to the Klonopin? Any input would greatly help - my Dr. seems to rush me out the door before I can ask all my questions!!! Thanks!!
Avatar f tn When I was in college I was in a long distance relationship that brought on a lot of stress. I took 20 mg of Celexa and within a month or so I had some relief. I took the medication for about 3 years but quit because I thought I was gaining weight on it. That was 6 years ago. About six weeks ago my longterm boyfriend (4 years) decided he wanted to take a break to figure things out. My grandmother passed away and my partner at work left. All of this happened during the same 3 weeks.
Avatar n tn I am 20mg a day of Celexa and I have Xanax in case of a panic attack. I have only taken one and that was a day after I started the Celexa. I have not gained any weight on it, and I sleep more than normal now. But thats ok, because I love to nap. Other than that, I have not noticed any other side effects. Please let me know if any of you have.
Avatar n tn I also take xanax and Inderal and the doc just put me on celexa today. I am so freaked out about taking it I cut a 20 mg. tablet into 4 and took one 1 which would be 5 mg. I am sitting here with the hands sweating expecting all the bad side affects. I don't want to keep going through the anxiety hell but wondering if I can kick this without all these meds. Antone been in my shoes?
655242 tn?1229476344 Thanks for your response I did start them back I have been back on them for a week now but I guess they are not working yet. I take Xanax everyday is that the same thing as klonopin?
352941 tn?1197499422 In my humble opinion I think the celexa would be just fine. give it at least 4 weeks to kick in .I take celexa and I love it. In the meantime try to exercise and deep breathing from the diaphragm.Keep alournal and write in it especially when the attacks come on. it helps to see them on paper out our heads and helps to put the attacks in perspective.Keep posting on your progress. good luck on the move.
Avatar f tn I finally went to a pyschiatrist and he said I wasn't depressed, but rather anxious and I didn't need the anti-depressant. I take Xanax .25 mg. 1/2 at a time as needed up to 4 pills a day. I also take Atentolol in 1/4's. That regimen kept me in good shape for several years. After 2 Afib hospitalizations 4 months apart, I went on Norpace XR, an anti-arrythmic, and Warfarin.