Can i take effexor and xanax together

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Avatar n tn because my doctor said I was raising up too fast, because I am very anxious,adjitated, and depressed. I feel horrible. He also has me take .o5 xanax am and pm ( I also take ambien ) Is there anything that would help me better. A friend told me to check to see if Klonapin would help me instead of the xanax. How long does it take before the effexor starts to help again ? The xanax is only tempoary until the effexor kicks in, but can't xanax cause more depression ?
Avatar m tn I'm not so sure you will get any benifit from such a low dosage as 75Mgs, but if thats what your doctor says that I guess you have to follow it. When I used to take Effexor I was at 300Mgs a day. Given that your doctor thinks you have GAD, I am supprised that he didn't put you on Klonopin which works wonders for GAD.
Avatar n tn Everything was fine until 2 weeks ago. I ordered Xanax via the internet because i was about to take a plane trip and to move out of the apartment i was sharing with my boy friend at the time. i felt overwhelmed by what the future was holding for me ( just broke of a relationship, moving into an apartment by myself for the first time ever, being by myself, having to go onto an airplane ect.), so i thought that an anti anxiety medication would help me through this.
311051 tn?1193419806 i finally tapered off and quit all together . but then i got back on them about two yrs. ago and i take 3 mg aday and i never do more than that sometimes i do less! i guess my experience with addiction has helped me not to abuse them! i feel normal again! so xanax if taken right will definately help those who need it! a wonderful drug !
Avatar n tn 50mg and I shouldnt feel the terrible withdrawl symtoms that comes with effexor, so day one I take my pristiq and valium, by the middle of the day, it felt as if I misssed taking my Effexor dose, my brain started zapping terrible, stomach aches etc. I thought there would be no problem, so I was upset, I called the pdoc back and explained what was going on, he said well I guess you can take a 75mg effexor and your pristiq, why would he not know this? Why wouldnt he warn me?
Avatar m tn and he prescribed Seroquel and Effexor, now correct me if I am wrong, but in order to get off Xanax can't I just ween off of it and take half a pill until I come of of it. I took the Seroquel last night & it was horrible, I woke up all loopy and couldn't concentrate; i felt like I was in a dream. I decided to put the boat in the water to do some fishing and I couldn't even concentrate!
Avatar n tn I told my husband that I must have been filled up with tears and now that I'm off of the effexor I can actually cry and rid/cleanse myself of all the tears that I never cried. I do believe that those pills shut me down. They did something to me that was very unnatural and looking back I can't believe I let myself be on them for so long. I praise God that 4 weeks ago (when I went for my meds check with the pysch doc) that I told her I wasn't feeling very well.
Avatar n tn I think it would sound strange if I told the doctor I didn't need an anti-depressant because I had side-effects from it. I can still be depressed and have a reaction to the medication. I think it is more about how our bodies metabolize drugs, etc. And other factors. I don't think this is a coagulated mess. I think people have the option of reading, or not. It is a decision they make. I like that people can interact.
Avatar n tn I actually took xanax for 6 years. I took one .25 in the am and one in the pm. at that time I had no idea it was addictive or that it could make u feel good. It helped my anxiety and really worked for me. Now, later in life I wanted to get pregnant, so I weaned off of it and started on an anti-dep (that I later stopped as well) When I weaned down, I went all the way to 1/4 of the .25 that I was taking. I NEVER had a problem - of course, I never even knew there could be a problem.
Avatar n tn If I were you I WOULD NOT just switch over. I was on effexor awhile back and lost some weight too, but then I started to get really bad sweats from it so they switched me to cymbalta. I didn't do this gradually, I stopped effexor cold turkey, and it was hell. I had wicked dreams that would wake me up. I also felt like I was being shocked from the inside out. I could not sleep or concentrate. I looked like **** because I had no rest what so ever.
Avatar f tn I went through menopause at 39 and I was unable to take HRT's so my Dr. gave me Effexor. I had no idea of Effexor's side effects at the time, I was suffering from hot flashes and sleepless nights. Needless to say that was nothing compared to what I have been experiencing this past week. The good news is the dizziness is gone for the most part! But, the mood swings are really bad today, but I have no intentions of taking this drug again!
220090 tn?1379170787 I am sorry you are having problems as well. I find that when I am taking effexor, I can barely move. I don't care if I even get out of bed for an entire day. I can't stand the feeling of no highs as well as no lows. We certainly are taking some bad drugs, that hopefully are doing some good things as well. Forseegood: I just returned from the medical center with a prescription for lorazipam. I hope it helps. You take care as well.
Avatar n tn I had taken valium for longer than a year and never suffered any adverse effects when I stopped so I was confused as to wether this was even related to the xanax at first. But when the twitching and confusion stopped all together when I was given more xanax, I knew. I tried to come off it slowly but it was very easy to over medicate. I went to this outpatient Dr that helps people detox and sure enough it was the xanax.
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 n tn When I went through benzo w/d recently, I was freaking out and tried to learn everything I could. The best site I found was... Perhaps the info on the site can help your family member out.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar n tn I called to see if I could take these meds together and i was told that you shouldn't take any thing like effexor ect.. with adderall cause it will cause problems. also i don't want to gain any weight.
4776875 tn?1359052364 for some people its even the type of anti depressant and annixity medicane you take that can ether make it work or not work.. like for some people xanax and prozac can work against each other making annixity really bad but celexa and xanax work great together alot of times your have to try many different ones before you actually get the one that works for you. there is also valium, klonopin , effexor , lexapro , tranxene, diazepam..
Avatar n tn 5mg Xr for a few weeks. Asked if I should split IR in two doses like we did when I first started Effexor and said she didn't know, then-didn't matter, then- just take the 12.5 IR w/ 37.5 XR together in a.m. I need another perspective. What might be best options for avoiding or dealing w/ the worst withdrawl symptoms? Have Xanax to help if needed. Will work w/ dr.
Avatar m tn What you're suffering now is withdrawal from the Effexor. As for the valium and Xanax, they shouldn't be taken together and are themselves extremely difficult to stop taking if you take them regularly, so be careful about that. I don't think any other drug is that useful in withdrawing from these drugs, as the problem is the brain has a hard time adapting back to working normally and additional drugs keep it working abnormally, but others disagree and do it other ways.
Avatar n tn It has been almost a week since I have been off Effexor 300mg XR - My doctor prescribe Wellbutrin - I was suppose to take Wellbutrin and Effexor for about a week and then drop the Effexox. I have never felt so bad! Tuesday, I stayed home because I thought I had the flu. I get migraines and thought I was getting a lot of them. I am a teacher and I went to school today.
Avatar n tn From personal expereince i am a user of Effexor and my dr and i have tried to take me off of it many of times, my body is literally medically depended on it. I "withdrawl" from it like i'm on drugs or something, i shake, sweat, cry, have massive mood swings and can't sleep. This medicine is very strong from depression I am on 150MG for 5 yrs so maybe why my symptoms are different. To say the least good luck and if u find nice way to get through it let me know.
Avatar n tn but I had sever dysphoria (very depressed, but not like when I was real depressed--that was a hopeless feeling, this is not hopeless, just real real down and felt like crying constantly, with nothing to cry about).. So last night...Night #2, I paced and paced...I wanted to take a xanax so bad..I new if I did I would get some sleep and be very refreshed and feel great the next day.. I also started to mentally retrace my depression over the last the beginign it was real bad..
Avatar n tn I mainly want to know if I should worry about becoming dependent and what steps I can take to make sure that doesn't happen. On average I would say I take one or two of the pills maybe 2 or 3 times per week. Sometimes a week or more will go by without my taking them at all. Other times, if things are bad, I may take them two or three days in a row. I'm not sure if my issues with anxiety are genetic or environmental (or even whether that matters).
Avatar n tn My doc told me to take more xanax and gave me lexapro 10mg. I went home and quit the xanax cold turkey, I was convinced that I wasn't depressed that bad all of the sudden! Now it has been 5 days since I stopped it and I suffered AWFUL,HORRIBLE withdrawals, today seems better but I feel like I'm in a cloud. I hope this wears off soon. I think xanax is a scary drug & very addicting.
Avatar n tn The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
Avatar n tn I also take a dose of Xanax daily. I have asked my Dr. and Pharmacist which Benzodiazepines was best for the liver, both responded that they are all about the same on the liver. Xanax is prescribe alot for helping during TX so I would think the Hepatologist would give the safest one. God Bless!
Avatar n tn I think should because I am having bad cravings and squeezing pain. How can I find out what ADR means? I am sorry for all of us. I was not weaned off Prozac either. I was crashed off it. I think I will avoid SSRI's however.Thanks.
Avatar n tn I am 7 days off of Effexor now and am experiencing some frightening things. I am hot, I am cold, my eyes burn, my back aches,my head aches, I am constantly hungry, I am nauseaus 24-7, I am constipated, I am dizzy, I have vertigo and what feels like electrical shocks running through my head, neck and limbs. Does anyone know how long these withdrawal symptoms will last. I have several events planned for late July & early August and wonder if I should cancel or reschedule.
Avatar n tn I am defintely going to take the advice here and try to get some gelatin caps to half and half and half until I can stop taking it. For nausea, vomiting, and sleep also calms me down alot, Phenergan, it's called Primperan in Greece and is over the counter, but I think it's RX only in the US. It works wonders for me. I stay nauseous unless I take it, and over time you don't get quite so sleepy. And for Xanax users, it has a short life so you have to take it more often.