Can i take lexapro with xanax

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396099 tn?1216254986 I'm at the stage where I can just start to feel what the Lexapro is trying to do but it's still giving me a residual background anxiety. I'm taking a single 0.25mg xanex to take the edge off. So far so good. I'm just starting to see how this is working. I'm definately going to stick with it.
Avatar m tn Now, I will obviously give it some time since these could just be the withdrawal symptoms of the Lexapro but I of course I am wondering if the Lexapro was helping me and not just making me feel dead in the head. It is so hard to tell what works with these drugs and it is very frustrating. So, anybody out there that is just on a benzo and doing well? Thanks.
Avatar f tn Hi I have severe avoidance and anxiety especially when it comes to unknown situations and people. I was prescribed 10mg Lexapro by my GP to take once a day. But I'm scared to take it :( It probably would help me, because currently I'm unemployed and have been for a long time, and constantly trapped in my head by obessive bad thoughts. And I lack motivation and social skills. Should I take the Lexapro? I'm so scared of side effects. I take .
Avatar m tn i am on Xanax and lexapro for panic disorder, sometimes i take a xanax cuz my lexapro gives me trouble sleeping one of myfriends said his dad was on xanax and it caused him to hallucinate like see things taht werent there, people that werent there, and environmental effects that werent there like one time he told me his dad thought there was an earthquake when there wasnt.. he said his dad tried a different medicine and everything went away. just wondering if xanax can cause this..
Avatar f tn Hang in there. I tapered off of klonopin and xanax about two years ago when I started taking Lexapro 10mg for anxiety. Is your doctor putting you on a SSRI or another drug to try and beat the anxiety? What my doctor did is start me on Lexapro at 5mg per day for a week, then 10mg a week. I started feeling better on week 1 and by week six I was totally awesome.
Avatar m tn However I am concerned as I suffer from high blood pressure and racing heartbeat and now I am afraid to take the Lexapro as I fear its going to worsen my not so good blood pressure and heart rate. Is this a valid cause for concern?  I DONT want higher blood pressure and heart rate.  Should I continue taking the Xanax as prescribed if I dont wish to take the lexa? Also is it possible to just medicate myself on Xanax and skip the antidepressants altogether!?
1344219 tn?1279201027 I feel like i will have to up my meds as im getting worse again, My anxiety is coming back again (derealization, having trouble breating, wanna run away from myself) will have to see the doctor tomorrow :(
Avatar f tn They prescribed me Chlorprothixene in the hospital as an antianxiety agent. I hate this med. I've already gained 20 pounds, feel nausea and feel weak all the time. When they upped the dose, i suffered from diplopia...So they had to lower the dose. I've looked this med up on the Internet and in one of my mother's pharmacology books. It's not usually used for the treatment of anxiety disorders...more psychotic states...yes, it apparently can diminish anxiety. But...
Avatar m tn 5 MG the other day because i have Panic attacks and hyperventilation syndrome, he told me for the first week to take half of a lexapro pill once a day for 7 days just to get my body adjusted to the medicine and then take 1 full pill a day after that, he also said it would take a while for the lexapro to kick in so he told me to take the xanax incase i have any anxiety problems within the first week... i was wondering if i should be concerned about taking both lexapro and xanax together?
Avatar m tn I havent taken any other brands besides lexapro, welbutrin, zoloft, xanax, ect. Those are the only ones, I can tell you the symptoms I have had. Xanax though, if you take that, it causes you to be really sleepy... I only take it when I have pannick attacks or anxiety attacks really bad... but if you have to get up early in the morning, dont take xanax. Lexapro...it causes weight gain, and I had hard problems trying to wake up or staying awake...
Avatar n tn I saw my doctor recently and relayed my experiences to her, she suggested that I take zoloft (50 mg). I am concerned about the effects, if any, that can occur while I am pregnant; will this hinder my ability to become pregnant, will this cause any abnormalities to my child? I am specially concerned about the side effects of discontinuing the drug. Worried that I may experience effects similar to those I experienced while trying to wean off lexapro?
Avatar f tn You can take a pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen and gargle with salt water for the sore throat. Unfortunately, over the counter cough suppressants are contraindicated with Lexapro. However, recent studies suggest that using honey is just as effective cough suppressants especially for night time coughing.
Avatar n tn 50mg of Xanax a day start to wean off of it when I start Lexapro, 10mg. Should I start with 5mg of Lexapro for a week and go down to only .25mg of Xanax for a week? Then increase the Lexapro to the 10mg full dose prescribed to me and start taking the Xanax .25mg every other day for a week- then once every three days? then quit the Xanax. This would allow at least two to three weeks for the Lexapro to get into my system.
1448936 tn?1363206346 I saw my therapist today and she wants me on lexapro for my anxiety. She called the dr I see for meds and told her that she thinks lexapro will help me. My anxiety has gotten really bad to the point that I can't eat and barely sleep. I'm scared to take another med after the bad experience I had with xanax. Has lexapro helped anyone with anxiety? Is it addicting and hard to come off of? I'm very nervouse about taking another med.
140029 tn?1393298142 I have 2 job interviews tomorrow.. and i'm plagued by severe panic/anxiety/abdominal pains. I suspect still I have celiac and i'm following a very strict gluten free diet. I've heard some people respond super quick to the diet..others take months..3 months..10 months... Hopefully I'll get through the job interviews tomorrow..I need to work asap...or sell my car and go on disability asap..
Avatar n tn So if you are taking Lexapro as I am (1 week) and it is sending me a bit loopy. I am finding hard to be at home alone, relaxed, I'm freaking out a bit, weird thoughts, walls coming in......On a positive I did okay out and about today which is a real victory for me. Anyway, somebody mentioned taking Xanax to counteract the loopy effects of the Lexapro........what's the point? Why not just take the Xanax?
Avatar m tn Now that I am off the lexapro I just feel wierd. I am still taking xanax and just wondering if that is what is making me not feel like myself. Like i just feel as if i dont care about anything or anyone. and just act cocky. I am never like this and just need some advice on what is going on.
148987 tn?1287805926 What I want is some valium or xanax that I KNOW will work and I can take it 'as needed'. But the medical community is so hung up on Rx'ing 'narcotics' these days it seems like a big no-no and if you even ask it means you have a hidden agenda to get high. Now I'm on this treatment requiring a daily dose that does nothing. I want a pill that I take and 20 minutes later I don't feel anxiety. What is so wrong with that ?
Avatar n tn i WAS SEEING MY FAMILY DOCTOR FOR MY PANIC ATTACKS WITH DEPRESSION ALONG WITH AGORAPHOBIA SINCE LAST FEB I GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS CALLING HIS OFFICE ALLMOST DAILY BECAUSE I WAS SO SCARED HE PUT ME ON XANAX 1 MG I WAS TOO SCARED TO TAKE A ANTIDEPRESENT SO I JUST TOOK XANAX THEN IN MAY I HAD A VERY BAD ATTACK WHILE SHOPPING AT WALMART SO THEN I DECIDED I NEEDED SOMETHING SO HE PUT ME ON EFFEXOR XR 75 MG I TAKE XANAX 1MG 3 TIMES ADAY BUT IM TRYING TO WEEN OFF THEM IF POSSIBLE WELL MY DR FINAL
Avatar f tn I had stopped getting full-blown panic attacks. Now, they are back. Yesterday, I was sitting at work working on the computer and suddenly I just started to feel dizzy, a horrible feeling of doom, like I was dying, and my heart started beating very fast. It was a panic attack. I had to go take a .5 Xanax and drink some water. I had been trying to wean off Xanax and now it seems like I'm going to have to increase the dose. I'm scared.
Avatar f tn my doctor wants to put me on lexapro. What are the side effects, how does it benefit i also take xanax for panic i also have problems with heart pvc's pac's and svt. will lexapro aggravate them? made the mistake of going online and looking up side effects and it's kind of giving me second thoughts of taking it. would appreciate any answers you have.
Avatar m tn This is not a side effect we generally see with lexapro. I would recommend discussing the need for the xanax and lexapro with your psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn I was taking xanax for panic.3-4 mg a day for almost 5 months.Started panicking when i took myself off my 20mg a day of lexapro.Went back on lexapro and xanax as a "emergency"medicine.I told my doc that the xanax was losing its effectiveness.So he weaned me off using librium.Changed my antidepressant to effexor.Now i feel shaky and terrible most of the time.After almost a month off the xanax.Havent been able to work.Alll i want is to feel normal again.Anyone been through this?
Avatar f tn I am on 10 mg of Lexapro and and prescribed 2x a day .5 mg Xanax. I usually take only one .5 Xanax at night along with my Lexapro. since I have been treating this anxiety/depression cycle I have experienced very frequently a brain fog and forgetfulness that scares me. I cant concentrate on conversations and as soon as I think of something I need to do I usually forget it. I admit that I am super aware of the anxiety and it does take up a lot of my thinking. I guess I obsess over it.
Avatar n tn So I ask her about Klonopin since I have been reading about it. She says take Klonopin .5 twice daily with 10 lexapro. I said what abuot the xanax...she says no. Stop the xanax, klonopin will take the place. But its not fast acting like xanax. What if i have an attack and need immediate help, will klonopin help? Also, I asked if i stop taking xanax after 2 years of use... wont i have bad withrawl effects or siezures. She says anyone can have a siezure, why worry?!!! What??!
Avatar m tn wants me to try xanax alone for anxiety and insomnia,havent slept much in days,xanax .025,which i am afraid to take after a poor experience with Ativan. Nursegirl respect your opinion,dangerous to take xanax even at low dose?
Avatar m tn my doctor has me on lexapro 10mg and xanax .5 mg I take the lexapro once a day and take xanax once a day or as needed. I have been on lexapro for about a month but I still dont feel better. Are these symptoms of anexity or is it something more. And one more thing do I have to feel the brain fog symptom for the rest of my life?