Celexa vs klonopin

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222417 tn?1241567900 My Dr now wants me to try Celexa instead of clomipramine but I can't take it for at least 10 days as he says there maybe interactions with Celexa and clomipramine.So I am to taper off Clomiprmine and then start with celexa.I have been on Clomipramine for 19 yrs now but it does not seem effective. I have been on Clonazepam for the same amount of time. Now my question is what is Celexa and what are its benefits?
Avatar n tn I went to she a psych and she put me on Celexa and Klonopin. I'm nervous to take Klonopin, I am used to taking Xanax. She really thinks this will help me (the Klonopin). I have a lump in my throat on and off and have a hard time getting a deep breath sometimes. I took a 1/4 of a Klonopin and it made my stomach feel weird. Can anyone give me the difference on how it makes you feel vs. the Xanax. I have a 4 year old in the house and I am afraid I will be knocked out if I take it.
Avatar m tn Can I react differently to the Celexa than the Lexapro? Is it possible that with the Celexa I will have less side-effects since it's a more dirty version of the Lexapro it's suppose to have more side-effects no? Also, the only one SSRI who work in the past for my panic disorder is the Paxil... but hte Paxil do nothing for the social anxiety, like all the antidepressant meds I try...
1143570 tn?1261223356 I think the Celexa (antidepressant) and the Klonopin (for anxiety) will both help you a lot. Keep in mind that it can take up to 6 weeks for these medications to stabilize in your body before you will see an improvement. Sometime because they start you out on a low dosage, after that amount of time your doctor normally wants to see you back to see how they are working. Most often they need to increase the medication, before you really feel it working at a 100%. So be patient with the meds.
599170 tn?1300977493 Your doctor switched the Xanax to Klonopin due to the chronic use and longer half-life. Klonopin is more suitable for long-term use than Xanax. It passes rapidly into the central nervous system, with levels in the brain corresponding with levels of unbound clonazepam in the blood serum. Xanax should only be used occasionally or for a short-term treatment of anxiety. Celexa is a very common SSRI AD and it works for many people this might explain the medication switch.
Avatar f tn Lexapro is very similar to Celexa, it has one of the main components of Celexa, and tends to be overall easier to tolerate, so yes, if you ARE going to discuss that with your doc...that may be the way to go. Good point, kickbutt!
Avatar m tn Can anyone tell me if it is safe to switch from Xanax to Klonopin abruptly and deal with the taper of the Klonopin later or should I do an inter dose schedule, crossing from one to another and at what rate? Please help, any suggestion is appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have taken many SSRI's with no help. Celexa is the only one that has helped enough that I can taper off Klonopin. I am down from 2 mgs a day to .75mgs a day with no return of symptoms. I was on the klonopin and still having anxiety and panic attacks until the Celexa was added. I hated Lexapro. Insomnia was a problem with all the SSRI's I tried until Celexa. Give it a try.
Avatar f tn Has it for anyone else? If I taper off the klonopin hpefully the celexa will be enough.
Avatar f tn He was put on Klonopin and Triliptel at that time. His CT Scan, MRI and EEG was normal. He had 3 seizures back to back on Sept.16. He saw a neurologist and Celexa and Trazadone was added to his medicine. Since Sept 11, he has had at least 18 seizures that we know of during the day. After he has a seizure and he comes back around to where he knows who we are he has uncontrollable shaking all over his body, is this normal or is this an anixety attack after the seizure?
Avatar n tn Although lexapro and wellbutrin both are indicated for anxiety, there are other options that you may want to consider. A benzo (like xanax, ativan, klonopin) can help you in the short-term while you sort things out and develop some different coping skills. Buspar may be an option for you as well, I have had very good luck when I prescribe it as long as it is started low and tapered up slowly or as tolerated.
Avatar f tn out there even though I think it is more for the shorter acting ones like ativan and especially xanax, I really think there is more of a stigma about benzos than there is for any of the other drugs. I had horrible experiences with paxil, celexa, atenolol and endured them just because I thought that in the long run, I was told, that they would make me feel better; well they didn't.
Avatar n tn The benzo he's on is Klonopin and he's also on Celexa (not sure if that has any of the same affect) the milligram per tablet on the Klonopin is 1, he took 2 or 3 a day, but only for this week. His 10 pill perscription is gone already. His relapse with the oxycontin was on Saturday afternoon - it was 10 days after 'graduating' from the treatment/counseling program our health coverage offers.
944643 tn?1418218022 When that wasn't helping they were going to up my dosage yet again, but didn't because he said the FDA doesn't recommend u go any higher than that. I'm now on Celexa. Anyway, since I've been reading a lot about bipolar disorder lately, I've realized...OMG I'M BIPOLAR!!!! When I was diagnosed with clinical depression, I always argued it. My reasoning was, "I'm not depressed...only sometimes. I'm also a happy person and when I'm happy, I'm not depressed at all.
Avatar n tn Lexapro is newer and claims to be an improved formula over Celexa. Since you have experienced side effects from and quitted an SSRI, Praxil, you are wise to think about attempting another class of antidepressant like SNRI. There are 2 SNRIs, namely Effexor XL and Remeron. Forget about Wellbutrin and its combination since it did not work on you at all. There is no harm trying Buspar. What about Benzo, like Konopin, which will neutralize some of the initial side effects of some antidepressants?
Avatar n tn my dr put me on a med called celexa and it is helping trmedously.....r u on any antidpressants? they sem to help....i just dont want to c u have a really bad addcition.......to be totally dependant on a pill is the worst thing eever.......
Avatar f tn Originally was put on Effexor and klonopin five years ago for panic disorder and GAD. Combo worked well only after the klonopin was added. Tapered off Effexor but stopping klonopin brought about anxiety attacks. Stayed on klonopin. After five years I am taking 1&1/2 mgs a day.(down from 2). I am having difficulties with the panic disorder again and have started Celexa. problem is my original Doctor just moved and left me with an associate.
225570 tn?1191290673 5mg, baby asprin, nexium 40mg, Feel ok this morning woke up alittle anxious but just a tiny bit...so far klonopin vs xanax.......klonopin makes me feel more tierd, fuzzy headed, and makes me feel like i have a really bad case of ADD.......Im not sure but will all this pass? i think my body is just getting used to it..i remember this feeling when i first took xanax....kinda just want to lay around all day and do nothing....thank god i dont work..Well im a home maker i guess thats a job...
Avatar f tn I too find ssris very stimulating (sleeping thru the night is a problem) I am taking Celexa which is not a stimulating as Lexapro or Prozac. I used to take Zoloft but after awhile it gave me alot of stomach problems. I too take xanax (.25 once a day) It seems to take the edge off. I take 30 mg of celexa, but I don't think it is working completely because I am obsessing and feeling abit depressed. I constantly have to urinate and do have diarreah. I read that Celexa can cause that.
Avatar f tn Okay everyone I am desperate. I was diagnowed with severe ocd specificallyspecifically relationship OCD after coming off celexa (I weaned off as instructed). Well anyway I got intrusive thoughts wondering if I loved my very loving boyfriend anymore. I doubted everything... had break downsand decoded to go back on celexa got suicidal... the whole 9... long story short... I was switched to lexapro and am now starting week 4.
Avatar n tn I can usually fall asleep, however i wake and stay up for a few hours every night. i have tried benedryl,klonopin,trazadone,serequil, and elavil for relief however every one of these meds has a paradoxical effect on me. Any suggestions?
467977 tn?1262718347 I take about .5mg Klonopin with it, but lately, that's increased to .75mg. Please help (b/c my OB-gyn doesn't quite get it I guess, and in the military, you can't see a reg doc if your preggers, just your OB)....WHY am I still feeling anxious/jittery after I take my Paxil???? Klonopin helps, so that's nice, but gosh this ***** a$$. I've been self-medicating lately, going down to 10mg Paxil everyday/every other day, and still .5mg Klonopin (or .75mg) - - hoping that will help.
Avatar m tn I just wanted to get feedback on the best long-term SSRI-type drugs (Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, etc.) you all might have tried. Do they ever work at all? I suffer from stress-related generalized anxiety and occasional panic attacks. This has also, I believe, helped to increase my typical blood pressure readings to above normal (very healthy 28-year-old, otherwise. I work out, am at healthy weight, etc.).
Avatar f tn If you have a panic disorder, you should be put on a SSRI like the Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa or Lexapro... if you can't tolerate them or if the panic disorder don't improve after at 8 weeks at the maximum dose, you should switch to another agent like the older TCA's (Imipramine, Clomipramine)... since the TCA's have more side effects, they are harder to start and they increase a lot the anxiety at first...
689327 tn?1240232764 Klonopin is an excellent choice. Ask your Dr. about his opinion of Klonopin vs. Xanax. it's worth discussing.
Avatar n tn Mica, is doing all my work for me. Instead of adding a new medication, work on reducing the klonopin over a three week, period. The first week lowering the dose to lowest possible daily without withdrawal effect. The second week on that same dose but take it every other day. The third week, every third day, then quit.
Avatar f tn Some will say it's just a way to get another drug on patent, but since people do have very different reactions to Celexa vs. Lexapro, there probably are differences here, too. Second, Cymbalta isn't an ssri, it's an snri like Pristiq. Third, snris can be very stimulating because they target norepinephrine. Fourth, you haven't been on the med long enough to get used to it; some are very hard in the beginning. Fifth, you didn't say why you're on these meds.