Citalopram and ambien

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Avatar f tn Dr today prescribed Ambien 10 mg to help with staying asleep at night and skip the last dose of xanax before bed and take the Ambien. I take the xanax for Anxiety attacks and i'm first scared to stop the last dose before bed and second, don't know how the Ambien is going to effect me. The xanax at night only puts me to sleep for about 2 hours then i wake up. What should I do?
Avatar n tn I use citalopram and its been great. Gained a bit of weight but needed it. Not really any other side effects and I have been on it a year now.
Avatar n tn He said I was mumbling and seemed tired and out of it and that my driving was clumsy and I kept hitting the curb. He said I complained of double vision. He said he kept suggesting that I stop driving, but that I was mumbling and he couldn't hear what I was saying. I am extremely paranoid about accidents, so I know if I'd been fully aware of what I was doing I never would have put him in that danger. Question: Does this sound like sleep-driving?
Avatar m tn Thank you for your informative answer! Well I was originally prescribed bupropion for anti-depression and ambien for a sleep aide but I was then taken off the sleep aide and switched to citalopram. I recently, within the last 6 months, took myself off of the celexa and i drink occasionally but not excessively anymore.
Avatar m tn I did get a prescription for citalopram, depression, and ambien, sleeping. One of my biggest fears of being sober, was not being able to sleep. I promised myself I would never drink and do pills! Getting off the depressant alcohol, getting on an anti-depressant, getting lots of sleep, good food, love from my people, stimulation for my mind and body.WOW! I too lost much. I went back to school on financial aid. Saving money from not drinking also helps.
Avatar m tn I went back to the Urog and he said my level was at a good level and it was left up to me. The shots have continued to help my energy, but my sex drive has gone to nothing. I was able to get off my Celexa for about a week and that helped, but this time it’s not helping. The depression has got worse. I’ve tried many times to get off the pain and other medicines, but that makes me worse. They allow me to get up and be able to function every day. I have a great pain Dr.
446193 tn?1208837340 The dose I was on for almost two years without any trouble was 112 and in the Fall , I had an infection ans was prescribed and antibiotic and all these troubles began after that. I asked my doctor if there was connection and was told there was no possibility of one having anything to do with another. I also take several medications for other issues. Estradoil for menopause syptoms.
1282280 tn?1285090020 after raising the dose of my zoloft a few more times, and trying seroquil, the dr's finally put me on ambien when i couldn't sleep. i'm now steady on 100mg of zoloft daily, and 5mg of ambien nightly. but my imsomnia and anxiety still have a control over my life. are there other meds that i should sugest to my dr to help with the problems? and are there some meditation exercises that could help too?
Avatar m tn Hello Jim, I agree that Wellbutrin may be one of the more "energizing" of the AD's. I am a psychiatric social worker and have seen hundreds of clients (and some friends and family) take ADs. A number of them report that Wellbutrin makes them "edgy", "anxious" and even "panicky". Please be aware of these potential side effects if you go that route.
485077 tn?1222623740 He put me on (not all at once) Ambien for insomnia (could not sleep), Xanax (for anxiety and temper), and finally Lexapro (Anti-Depressant) when I did not improve enough with anger issues. I might add that I resisted having to take all of these, but in the end they did the trick. I no longer have the urge to fight cops or anyone, I sleep through the night (most nights). It was all a lifesaver for me.
Avatar f tn Have been going through withdrawal symptoms of Effexor XR and Wellbutrin XL. Anxiety., agitation, very angry. nausea, voimiting, diarrhea. Hurting all over. Unable to sleep,, very restless. Nervous. Worrying over everything. Mind has been wondering and very fast thoughts. Dizzy, low bood pressure. Back to Dr today. Restarted on Effexor XR 150 mg and Wellbutrin XL 150 mg daily. Will cut back on Effexor XR weekly til I get off of it.
105924 tn?1217611549 I dont take the Pegasys I take the PegIntron but I do take Riba (same thing) at 1,000 a day (although that is WAY above my weight at 5'7 and 117 lbs I CHOSE to take the extra pill a day of my own volition to help achieve UND). I also take Epogen, Paxill, Ambien and a ton of vitamins on a daily basis. Best of luck on the journey - it's not fun but it's doable!
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 f tn I started on an antidepressant, Citalopram 20mg daily, and Ambien 5 mg. daily. I started in college and I am having some of the best times (I'm 54). I have been very successful, Presidential HOnor roll, difficult classes, etc. I have been on these pills for almost 2 years. The citalopram has a disclosure that it can cause sleepiness. My older brother said when he took Ambien it made him lose his memory. I am starting to struggle with forgetfulness. I want every edge I can. I am worried about.
741315 tn?1232462027 I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ptsd. my inital diagnoses was did (disociative personality disorder). I am not sure what is exactly wrong with me and i am convinced that my doctors are not completely sure either. i currently take: * lamictal *citalopram *xanex *risperdone *ambien... its still hard to focus but its a different impedement on the meds its not the same kind of distraction or process. i want to stop taking them but i know how bad things are when i am not on them.
Avatar f tn I take a clonazepam at night for restless and OTC unison and I cannot drive in the morning because I fall asleep. I am 85 I sleep till about 4:00 is it the medicines I take. I never had this before. I had a complete blood test, I Do not know how to handle this, Is it the sleeping pill or clonazepam.
Avatar n tn My doctor put me on Ambien and it really helps with the anxiety at bed time so i can at least sleep peacefully for 4 hours. I love the way it makes me feel all relaxed and nothing can go wrong, yea but it stopped working and i dont want to take more then 5mg. I also dont want to become dependent on it for sleep everynight, but i have become dependent on it. I have been taking somekind of benzo or sleep aid for the past 2 yrs.
Avatar m tn I take 20 mg of citalopram (celexa) and Depakote (I forgot the dose but it's calibrated to my weight) for depression and mood stabilization and I've been experiencing alarmingly strange and uncomfortable side effects of the withdrawal. I feel sluggish, weak, and dizzy. I feel like my head is both floating and too heavy. It is as though I've mildly lost touch with reality, and it's very hard for me to react as sharply and quickly as I normally would.
Avatar f tn Along with insomnia, it was making life pretty black at times. My Dr gave me Celexa and Ambien and around seven days later the Celexa started to kick in and made things much better. I was resistant to taking anything other than tx drugs, but I am glad that I did. It does seem that some people need different ADs than others and some of us don't respond to them much at all.
Cat I have been on citalopram for several years, and have not had many side effects until now. The symptoms are bad enough to interrupt my sleep.
Avatar f tn I have a mitral valve replacement. I take citalopram, diaezpam, warfarin, atenolol, singular, and ambien. If I were to get pregnant while on these will there be birthdefects? Or if I do get pregnant can I stop taking these medications and still be in the clear with my childs and my own health?
1394098 tn?1385963734 Get some Ambien!!! Sleep is very importsnt during tx, please call your doc and get some Ambien.
Avatar n tn Reading everyone's concerns on this message board (along with my concerns) I thought it might be a good experiment(and a helpful reference guide for everyone) to list ALL the symptoms they have had and ALL the tests that have come back normal and ALL the specialists they have seen that have concluded that it was all anxiety. If you can put it in a LIST FORM with no back story so it is easy to reference that would be great.
Avatar m tn It works ok but you can't have a high fat content meal before taking it. We went out for catfish last night and like an idiot I took it and was awake and nauseous all night. Daffodill's? How nice. We are slowly approaching full summer here. I went to New Hampshire about 10 yrs ago in June and packed shorts and only one pair of jeans. We nearly froze! Dodging the mosquitoes was the only thing that kept us warm.
Avatar n tn I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Avatar m tn I started having panic attacks/anxiety around a month ago after going 20 years without (I'm 47). My doctor (primary) put me on Citalopram (Celexa), and after 3 days I had to stop after suffering every side effect including horrible insomnia. It's been over 2 weeks since stopping the drug, and I still have insomnia. In fact, I feel like I've lost the ability to sleep. My body is tired, but I just can't transition to sleep. But I must fall asleep at some point, because I'll remember a dream.
Avatar n tn I only took them for a shot time, and not I an off those awful slimming tablets I shouldnt feel so anxious and on edge. Am still taking a couple of Xanax as day, but when I go back to work, I cant take anyting. Can someone reply ASAP as I dont want to go into work on Monday and have anxiety / panic attacks.
Avatar f tn Long story short. I was put on ambien, Xanax, and citalipram around 8 years ago. Not educating myself and being in an unhappy marriage I was desperate. Did not do My homework. Just took them! I have recently been tapering off. 6 Months of this. I am down to 10 mg of citalopram. My anxiety is off the charts. I honestly think I am in the middle of a nervous breakdown. The hardes thing is I am having complete panic attacks when I sleep.
544292 tn?1268886268 D Love and Healing, Emily
648439 tn?1225062462 Sorry, I wasn't very clear - I am taking both Citalopram and Zopliclone. My nurse said to drop the AD first and then the Zopi so I started doing that. In the month I reduced to 20mg AD my Zopi use doubled, which worries me. My doctor suggested today that I taper the Zopi first and then the AD later. I feel stabilised on the 20 mg AD and will continue with that. I have decided to start reducing the Zopi starting on a Friday night. Currently I am on somewhere between 10.