Can i take cymbalta and xanax

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Avatar n tn I'm on cymbalta now for 4 months at 60 mg and I find it helps with my depression & anxiety. I take it in combo with a tiny dose of klonopin when needed. As far as it helping with the physical symptoms----------NO RELIEF!! I have tried every SSRI out there and so far cymbalta seems to cover both depression & axiety.
Avatar m tn says it is more effective in treating pain with depression/anxiety than cymbalta but I cannot take it because it makes me throw up (it is similiar to Effexor and i throw up with Effexor too...despite being on it for months trying to "get used to it"). Good luck!!!
Avatar n tn If i took a drink i can understand but last night i didnt and could remember why my two kids fell asleep with me and if i bathed them. My husband knows i black out whe i drink (before these drugs) and sleeps in the other room causehe snores like a freight train but I really couldnt remember. i take 1.
Avatar n tn I take 250 mg of magnesium at night, and the omega 3 is 1000 mg and I take 2 a day. It has helped a lot. The magnesium is actually calcium, mag, and zinc. I got it from my chiropractor,and they don't sell that brand in the store, but you can go to wal mart to get some. That is where my mom got hers. The bottle says that I can take 500 mg of mag, but I choose to take the lower dose, it helps. Feel free to ask anymore questions if I didn't answer everything.
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 f tn 25 tablet in half and take it in the morning. The next month I will be taking half 0.25 tablets morning and night. The next month I will only take half of a 0.25 tablet at night and the following month I will be done. Doing the math, after 4 months I should be drug free. Here's my problem... I have only been doing the 0.25 pill at morning and night for 4 days now and I am in hell. I am having all the withdrawal symptoms that I had while taper off of Cymbalta.
Avatar m tn I like your name that's great because I am also on a cocktail of Clonazepam(benzo)and Ativan(benzo) to me it seems like you are overmedicated, I know I am and I am curently withdrawing off the Atiavn with the help of supplements www.****.com. Anyhoo I would go to your doctor and have him cut down all the pills man seriously Yike!!! not trying to scare you but that is too much.... As for your question about the Depakote and Neurontin I have no clue....
Avatar f tn iam not depress no problems at home normal life and everyday things. About to take a Xanax!! so i can feel like im alive.
Avatar n tn You said that Cymbalta and Effexor have sedating qualities as well, I wonder if that is why I have been so darn sluggish while on the Cymbalta? I will take your advice and stay on the Cymbalta until I switch over to the klonopin too. Believe me, I will discuss this with my Doctor and will not let him push me out the door until I am comfortable with the answers I get from all the questions I ask, then I will probably be looking to switch Doctors. Again, thank you...
1442059 tn?1340244552 I recently started taking Cymbalta and I feel like I am asleep all the time. I am so tired. Is this common? Can I take it at night? The pharmacist said to take it in the am but how much difference can it make? I have many issues with sleep already any ideas?
712802 tn?1274649085 Don't take abilify with Cymbalta! I take Cymbalta and then I was also put on abilify shortly before my family and I went on vacation to Disneyworld and it was the worst time I ever had! I felt like I was going to jump out of my skin! I was so agitated and could not sleep. I would pace at night! I did get off abilify when I got back and am just on Cymbalta now and am better but I am experiencing things like headaches and heart palpitations so may be getting off Cymbalta, too.
Avatar f tn I was told this was my depression resurfacing and had to be on new meds. I was put on Xanax XR for the anxiety and Cymbalta for all the pain I was experiencing and my depression. With in two weeks I was feeling great again. This time, the only side effect I had, almost immediately, was being very lethargic in the mornings and that is from the Xanax XR (because I take it at night).
Avatar n tn Should I start the Buspar or should I go back to the Cymbalta and try to ween off it some more. I just hate to take the Cymbalta in any quantity again b/c I have been 8 days without any at all. I also should note that I have been drinking more than usual to go to sleep and relax b/c of the withdrawls. I know that that is not what I should do, but I am at a breaking point. I just need some help, and I am not to thrilled with my MD.
329994 tn?1301666848 I want to be prepared because I have found that doctors do what works for them and I like to know what I am up against. I also take Clonopin, Verapamil for my heart, Potassium and Synthroid. Thanks for any advice!
Avatar f tn I am now waiting on a call from the nurse which i am sure won't be until tomorrow sighhh. I have GAD... and am hoping i can handle the down times while i am off of Cymbalta..but it certainly isn't making me feel right at all! Not looking forward to another anti-d since this is the first one in years. Anyone have suggestion please?
Avatar n tn He is slurring words, falling over, and just out of it. I didn;t think the cymbalta would have that effect immediately since it should take awhile to enter into his system., I was on 60 mg of cymbalta, as well with xanax and although it made me tired I was not in the shape he is in. What do you think could be the problem? Is it too high of a dose to begin with? Is he taking too many miligrams of valium? I believe he takes 10mg pills. The first day he took 3 valiums with the cymbalta.
192332 tn?1189759428 I'm 21* days c/t off 80 mg a day hydro.Before i used hydro i have been back and fourth between methadone alcohol oxys for years.Right now i have severe anxiety and depression.I made a appointment with my family doc after i saw my orthopedic surgeon today.I explained the depression and anxiety to him and he says i need a antidepressant and he was not experienced with that.
1117787 tn?1259023046 I have been takig klnopin and xanax on and off for years. I was previously on 1mg klonopin, and then my dose was increased to 2mg/day plus upto 1 mg more if needed. As this was not helping for breakthrough anxeity and social/panic disorder i was prescribed 0.5mg niravam t taking an average of 0.5mg/day(not everyday) for a month; and due to recent stressful events 1mg/ day on average(but not daily) , never taking more than needed.
Avatar n tn Before a Dr's assistance I was well into a second week with out xanax and I only seemed to bounce between good and bad days. Nothing seemed to change. I'm not looking forward to that happening again. I wonder if I can take valium in place of the clonazapam. I still feel completely useless and haven't left my house in days. I suppose the Effexor XR helps but it's only the end of the second week. Does anyone know what to expect.
Avatar n tn Since this is 2007 and the forum dates back to 2001, I read some notes and skimmed others. I take Xanax (a lot more than you do) and drink and have never had a problem with it. My shrink and my doctor don't mind if I have a couple of drinks, so I don't understand the big frenzy. Except I DID read about the people whose friends have died. That is not good news. I'm not an alcoholic so I know I can and often do go back to water, straight up.
Avatar f tn i have no libido at all and the few times i am with out pain i sure would like to love my husband. he is so handsome. I went off Lyrica and feel better but i am sure it is the cymbalta..also i am concerned about kidneys and liver. i am not really depressed. i get depressed because the pain keeps me from accomplishing things. No antidepressant will help that..
Avatar n tn i've been taking xanax off and on for 10 years. The past 6 months i took the most that i ever took (4mg/day) for anxiety and hives. i decided to try and get pregnant and my doctor tapered me completely off of xanax. I started 5/3 and ended 5/13. My withdraw is horrible. I'm nauseous, feel my back aching and burning, can barely sleep, feel depressed and cranky. There was a time in this life when i didn't take xanax and could feel moments of pleasure.
Avatar f tn In a way I want to just start taking it again so I can feel normal but I am so mad and I have come this far that there is no way I am going to be a slave to these drugs anymore I don't care how bad I feel. My friend suggested today that I haven't had to process my emotions in a long time and she is absolutely right. It is much easier to take a pill than to feel pain...physical or emotional. In the past if I got upset I would take a pill or three, now I have to deal with it.
Avatar n tn Ok there are time you may need little more just go and take little but by the next day you can go on by with thr reduction. I am one of the few and i had a major problem to quiet and i was in a different enviroment and it was too hard but i did.
Avatar f tn I do take Xanax if that is what you're refering to as an adjunct. I had heard that Prozac quits working after a while which is why I tried to switch. And, yes, I have been off Prozac since December. I just assumed that since I was on some type of SSRI that the seretonin issue would continue even though the med had changed. (We all know what happens when we "assume". Ha!) I did start therapy about 6 weeks ago and it is helping!
237509 tn?1189759428 So I just explained the situation to her she said do not stop taking the Xanax and do not take the Ativan she can see me tomorrow at 2pm and can help me with the Xanax taper, do an evaluation, possibly add an anti-depressant. My feeling is I should go and see her. I'm not so sure my primary doc is understanding that I want off of pills....he wants to somehow turn me into a vegetable??? Please let me know what you think. Thank you so much.
Avatar f tn days most if the time but it seems at least once a day or every other day, I feel that weird, creepy crazy anxiety feeling and I feel it's like a step back and really distresses me. I have Xanax as needed and I'll take one & it helps, as does the treadmill for 30 minutes (I didn't exercise before this now I'm walking like Forrest Gump effortlessly?! Blessing in disguise?! Hehe)!
Avatar f tn Ideally I would like to get off Xanax and Cymbalta. I'v heard some good things about cognitive behavior therapy. Thanks for your advice!
Avatar f tn 5 mg of Xanax twice a day, I have followed these instructions, and I do not feel any effect at all. I know xanax can be addicting so I don't want to up the dose on my own without a doctor approving. However, I did try and take two pills which would equal to 1mgat once and still I really did not feel anything, I still am uptight, nervous, have anxiety, and occasionally panic attacks. It is rather bothersome.
Avatar f tn too many people try to do it on their own which can cause unwanted symptoms and can sometimes even be dangerous. In my experience, I switched from Xanax to Klonopin three years ago and the doctor told me that Klonopin was used more long term for treatment of anxiety unlike Xanax which has a shorter half life and is generally used short term. Going and coming of medications do cause a lot of symptoms and to add to that it usually can make us more anxious which does not help.