Cipralex and alcohol effects

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Avatar f tn i did have side effects, being sick! but only in the mornings and it soon wore off. i used to like a drtink too but drinkong only makes the palps and anxiety worse so i dont drink anything at all, thats the best thing to do. you can still go out but just stick to the soft drinks, i wont drink anything fizzy either! i also have a phobia about the heart! we are s alike!!!!!
480448 tn?1426952138 or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety while irritating, maybe even is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
Avatar n tn you just have to be ready for it, and really, really know what your taking, and what effects and after effects it has a on a healthy human being. Books are very interesting when it comes to researching the science and history behind it. i find taking lsd, psilocybin, and the occasional roll really helped me appreciate my brain, and the use of language.
Avatar n tn I checked a few sites and these are all the side effects listed. I find it hard to believe that any drug would be approved that causes brain damage, such as memory loss. Perhaps call the mfgr. or the FDA for more info.
Avatar n tn Well I took 1 or 2 pills of wellbutrin and didn't like the side effects (i think the side effects was actually just the stress), Anyway I didn't take any medication and dec passed then jan passed and they all just went away. A year goes by, no problems then I started a 3 month study program to promote within the police department. It was/is a very stressful process and not one someone with a stress or anxiety problem should even think of attempting.
Avatar n tn friend when he explained to me the dose-dependent effects of the SSRI and SNRI effects. No wonder I have no get-up-and-go. At 75 mg I am mostly gettin serontonin effects. No libido, not caring much about my appearance, and weight gain. I swore when I lost the 70 lbs that I would never gain it again, but thanks to Effexor I've been prven wrong. I am weaning myself off and have started Wellbutrin XL up to 300mg now. I agree with the withdrawal symptoms.
503727 tn?1210442710 I just started taking Celexa (again) after 2 years of being off it, and have some of the side effects, dizzyness, major sleep problems, and some nausea. they are slowly going away, but you have to remember that they are more present at the beggining and will soon go away, and then you will start to feel better, it may take a few weeks, to over a month, but just give it a chance.
Avatar m tn stop drinking or eating anything with caffeine.stop smoking if you smoke, and dont drink alcohol. If you can aford to go on holiday far away probably all this will disapear even if you smoke there or drink little which will proove to you that itw all psychological.Thats a great profit cause panic disorder develops as we are afraid when the next will happen but also cause we fear some serious disease is there and doctors cant find it.On holidays join a class to study anything.
1323357 tn?1274826939 an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself. What makes it persist is that usually a person does not know what it is and so worries/creates more stress this creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
Avatar n tn My father self-medicated with alcohol due to anxiety over heart disease. He had a heart attack at 42 and quadruple bypass surgery as well as both carotids bypassed at 60. His heart disease and anxiety really ruled our family so I can relate to how you are feeling. It's very difficult to know what to do in this situation. I always wished that I had gotten my Dad in to see a counselor or gotten him some proper medication for his anxiety but he was much too stubborn for this.
Avatar n tn i have been on all this pills, paxil, lexarpo, xanax, and one i have forgotton, looks like i have to go back to them and probabley stay on them this time no matter how they make me feel or side effects they have. i have tried working out and staying busy and it works sometimes, but not always. nice to read that im not the only one with the problems.
Avatar n tn I guess I'm still hoping for a miracle drug since the combination I'm on still leaves me irritable/angry and/or depressed. I believe cutting out the alcohol and the anti-craving drug have made my irritability and anger worse. Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn Hi guys, I'm a University student and at the age where I'd like to be having great sexual experiences. The problem is, I am on Cipralex and I haven't had an orgasm ever since I started taking it...The medication doesn't really seem to be helping as much as Id like either. The anxiety/depression is still there, but It is helping with my insomnia a bit. The sexual dysfunction is pretty stressful as well, but I do feel my anxiety is severe enough that I need to be on medication...
Avatar m tn reading on the internet, I read a lot bad things of Cipralex (Escitalopram), and lots of the side effects, are in fact things I already have, even without taking them. Does this mean I can get even worse?? Im a guitar player, so I can risk to provoke Arthritis or something bone related!.. its my livelihood! The doctor know this, and didn´t warned me about anything! :( So now... I really don´t know what to do.. should I go to the pharmacy on monday and start taking it?
Avatar n tn Regarding Lexapro, which I believe is the US brand name of what in Sweden (I'm swedish) is known as Cipralex (active substance escitalopram), and actually also paroxetin (Paxil), I share the experience of stuffy nose and the runs, but both during regular use.
Avatar f tn i had my first blackout at 14 and thought it a normal thing.....and had many thereafter!the Lexepro would also intensify the effects of the alcohol.
948349 tn?1294383837 I have started taking the anti-depressant Cipralex and so far I have been feeling better with the only side effect of having trouble sleeping. But from what I read within 6 weeks new brain cells should already have grown really well. Anyone else use anti-depressants in their recovery and how are you feeling now?
574118 tn?1305138884 He acknowledged that like yourself, I have fragile bipolar and knows the adverse reactions I had to AD's in the past. He suggested I take cipralex AD at very low dose of 5mg for the depression and to discontinue straight away if it causes any manic symptoms such as insomnia. I said I would go home and think about it and go back in 2 days - what do you think adel? or anyone else for that matter?
1116472 tn?1260078652 Some antipsycotic meds serve more than one purpose, for example, the Seroquel I am on now also affects seizures, you should look it up and you may see what he is talking about. I also take Abilify and Cipralex. If you have decided to deal with your BP that is great, make sure that you research the meds you are prescribed. At the beginning I was given quite a few meds that either didnt work or gave me side effects.
Avatar m tn The only symptom that is still present is a dull, traveling pain that travels from my urethra to my prostate and testicles throughout the day. No discharge and the burning happened once and never again. I get prostititis 2 to 3 times a year. Quite severely in every case. The last round last three months with Cipro being the medication of choice. I've been getting it for over a decade with great frequency.
Avatar m tn This experience made me quit pot cold turkey and I have been since that night, fast foward to months ahead, I have visited my doc and phys prior to that night and have been somewhat diagnosed with Anxiety and was put on Cipralex 20mg. For months on end I felt so deppresed and anxious always question myself 'is this is what my life is going to be like forever', am I going to be happy again?, am I going crazy??
221122 tn?1323014865 I swell more but the apin is decreased. Have you tried Cymbalta and Cipralex and Lyrica. You said you can't take fibro meds but there are so many I'm hoping you will find something you maybe haven't tried and can take. I would also think about an ANA test and a thyroid test if you haven't already done them. I'm sure you know as a nurse that thyroid issues and Lupus can also cause pain etc.
760547 tn?1234292834 8mg xanax, 4mg klonopin and 30mg temazapam a day. Plus alcohol every day for 2 years and smaller amounts before that for 6 years. That's what I took, all prescribed. I was so addicted I just needed more and more to feel normal, but never did. They just stopped working. Why xanax is legal, I do not know, well I do know> MONEY. Benzo's are very good for 2 weeks then stop, use only intermintly and don't use if you have an addictive personality.
Avatar f tn The reason that I say I have been on Meds for 11 years is because I was referred to a psychiatrist by a drug and alcohol treatment center in 1997. He started me on Paxil and since then I have tried so many anti-depressants and ant-anxiety meds that I have lost count. I too have felt broken at times. I am writing to let you know that you are not alone and certainly not to glamorize the use of medications.
Avatar n tn Working in the mental health field, I have seen Effexor XR prescribed and have amazing and wonderful effects. Does it have side-effects, of course! Good and bad side effects come with every drug you will ever be prescribed. I remember a teacher of mine telling a group of students that if a drug (a psychiatric drug) doesn't have any side-effects, then it probably won't do anything for the patient.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
Avatar m tn I need to grow up and realize that there is a cure to feeling this PURE AGONY! And it's in the form of alcohol abstinence. It's going to suck and I'm sure I'm gonna miss the bars. But I will not miss these anxiety attacks. I will keep my progress updated on this forum, because I now know that there are TONS of people out there who are suffering through the same problems that I am currently faced with. We all know the cure, deep down, we just don't want to accept it.
675718 tn?1449992146 I haven't heard voices for few years now, since I've been taking Clozaril. It works really well and doesn't have many side-effects for me, except that it makes me really tired. I take it at night so I can just go to bed and sleep it off. I have to get my blood drawn every month to check my white cell counts and if they are ok, I get another month's worth of Clozaril. When I first got diagnosed, the atypical antipsychotics didn't exist, so I used medications like Stelazine.
Avatar f tn the side effects will start to abate, and the Zoloft will start working. Call your doc tomorrow to discuss the side effects and ask if you can take something, just until you start feeling better. Let us know how it's going...try to stay busy and keep your mind occupied. Distraction is a great way to keep your mind of these things. The more you sit and think about it, the more you will be overly focused on it. We're pulling for you!
3166043 tn?1514263618 I had a good week and a half and then it rebounded and it's been a week of these symptoms all over again. I looked up post acute withdrawal syndrome and had every symptom. I've been off them for exactly 19 days now. When will I begin to feel normal again? When will my brain learn to adjust without the med?