Citalopram and seizures

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Avatar m tn Hi my name is Luke and I am 24 years old and an Iraq veteran. I spent 4 years in the marines and have been out for about 3 years but have recently been afflicted with seizures, two in one day actually. This is the first time that I know of that I have ever had this issue so it is a bit alarming. I was put on keppra for the next year but I read on another ptsd related seizure post that for non epileptic seizures such as mine, anti seizure meds are pointless.
2063415 tn?1330961941 -She has been prescribed with Levetiracetam, Magnesium Valproate and Topiramate but after using them for more than one year no change has been found in the seizures timing. - Right now she is being treated with Clonazepam and Citalopram, she has being using them for around one year with no change in seizures timing but with a better quality of life. -We have studies from 2006 -2014 (EEG and IRM) and we would be glad to share them with other people and doctors to help with diagnosis.
Avatar n tn How many hours apart should one take 10mg citalopram 1x daily and 50mg tramadol 4x daily? I realize these medications are not ideal to be taking together. Unfortunetly they are the only two medications I find that work for my diagnosis. I know this combination can cause seizures and I obviously would like to avoid that. I am a 28 year old female 125lbs. Thank you!
Avatar m tn Metoprolol 100mg, Citalopram 20mg, Doxycycl 100mg. And they gave me Rugby Travel Sickness {with meclizine 25mg] for my dizziness but it did no good. It just knocked me out.
1305597 tn?1275340046 Another medication in its family is venlafaxine (Effexor) and it CAN cause weight gain, and large increases in blood pressure.
Avatar m tn my psychiatrist gave me citalopram, after taking citalopram i started felling better, and after couple months i was 99.9% cured. depression had gone, i had high self esteem again feel confident for my self i could do more panic attacks, i realized that nothing is wrong with my heart and no more agoraphobia.i start doing things again in my life, i was not sitting all day in my room and thinking about it.all those bad thoughts had been disappeared.
Avatar m tn Hi. The two subject's of the benzos and siezures are not related but i thought id throw them in there.
Avatar f tn I hate that I have to take this medicine, but it does a GREAT job of regulating my flinches and seizures, so in no way do I want to change the Keppra. Just wanted something supplemental to help the anger management??
Avatar n tn My question is in regards to Celexa (Citalopram) and using protein shakes while working out. Every protein shake appears to contain Tryptophan because it's an amino acid that is part of protein. Everywhere I read, I see the DO NOT combine any SSRI and Tryptophan. I even asked my pharmacist and she said not to consume any protein shake with your SSRI, for fear of serotonin syndrome. Could you please shed some light on this and let me know if it's ok to take protein shakes while on Celexa.
Avatar m tn I'm currently taking citalopram I have been for 3 months and feel no effect, I've also tried others. Interms of energy and physically getting about I no longer struggle, it was only prob the first 2 weeks. I've been back boxing and football and I've been doing cutting and doing my 50 foot garden lol, I am physically fit But when I'm doing it it's like I'm trapped in my forhead!
Avatar f tn After being put on prevacid for acid reflux i had several partial complex seizures, all test results said there was nothing wrong with me.....
Avatar n tn After being on vicodin and valium for an extended period due to back and knee problems and now being in physical therapy, I have begun reducing the medication I was taking. I believe I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and diareah. How long will this last will reducing intake of these medications gradually until no more are taken work?
Avatar f tn I had a lumbur puncture which came back normal and my brain scans have came back normal so what on earth us it? i have petit mal seizures which i can't feel coming on and i just stare into space and i come round and i am confused i have a clicking in my brain and i find it hard to remember memory is really bad and my hands shake. i take phenobarbital and phenytoin for the seizures but they cant control them please help me if it is not epilepsy what could it be thank you.
Avatar f tn I've been prescribed to citalopram and am still reducing my dosage of clonazepam(due to seizures). Is it safe to take the two together or should I wait until I'm completely off the clonazepam? I have no allergies that I'm aware of. My doctor was super busy and I forgot to ask if I should stop the clonazepam. Any help is appreciated.
309783 tn?1271961829 It causes her to shake constantly and also have severe non-epiletic seizures. She spent 6 weeks in hospital and has counselling. She also takes Citalopram and Diazepam which give her no relief. Her husband has given up work to care for her full time and she has no independance. Are there any therapies or medication which would help her? Would hypnotherapy help? Eloise.
1451182 tn?1285110997 I just started back taking Citalopram 40 mg and I'm taking a vitamin B-Complex. I have been have moments of weakness,diharria, headaches, and chest pain for the last week or so. I just want to know if I'm doing something wrong?
Avatar n tn I am so worried that it is something so serious. I have seen 4 different doctors and had blood work and urinalysis done and always given anxiety as diagnosis. I am currently taking lexapro for about 3 weeks now.. seems to help a little but annoying head pressure/pain will not seem to go away. Does anyone have any advice?
881974 tn?1242204273 Xanax has ZERO side effects for me and kills two birds with one stone for me. I can take it at anytime and not feel drugged or hungover the next day. I can function fully and stay alert as I have three small children and need to be since husband works out of state for three weeks out of the month. My question lyes with my doctor.
446193 tn?1208837340 The exact way that it works to prevent seizures and nerve pain is unknown. _________________________________________________________________________ UNKNOWN?? - WELL THAT CAUGHT MY EYE SO I CHECKED FURTHER. This is off the (seach GAbapentin and thyroid ) _________________________________________________________________________ Potential side effects: Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects.
1556337 tn?1341712211 ,gone up from 10mg citalopram to 20mg because i couldn't cope with the nightmares and extremely vivid dreams i was having. i made a post on here a little while ago, although i must've posted during a busy time i didn't get any answers that time round. This is whats been happening - Neck twitches have been frequent as in my head or neck will physically tick or twitch, but this dates as far back to my teens and i once had a test for epilepsy and it was ruled out so i've just accepted it.
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Avatar n tn Ultram (Tramadol) is an opioid pain medication and Celexa (Citalopram) is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) used for many different conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. There is a risk/interaction when taking these two medications together, but it is not an absolute contraindication for their use in a patient,but should be avoided if possible.
1910757 tn?1348686919 paroxetine (Paxil, Paxil CR), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluvoxamine, and citalopram (Celexa). I would definately stay on an anti-depressant. Hope this advice might help you.
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.
Avatar f tn -She has been prescribed with Levetiracetam, Magnesium Valproate and Topiramate but after using them for more than one year no change has been found in the seizures timing. - Right now she is being treated with Clonazepam and Citalopram, she has being using them for around one year with no change in seizures timing but with a better quality of life. -We have studies from 2006 -2014 (EEG and IRM) and we would be glad to share them with other people and doctors to help with diagnosis.
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 f tn Mixing opiates(vicodine) and benzodiazepines(Xanax) is a very bad idea. I have seen many ER visits of "friends" from that combo. Seizures and death happen quit a bit as well. The last person I knew to die was on my one year clean week, about . He had too much morphine(opiate) and Klonopine(benzodiazepine) one night. He was cold next to his wife in bed by morning.
419309 tn?1326506891 My husband is scheduled for shot #1 on November 3rd, and although he has no clinical psychiatric issues, the NP has suggested he consider pre-dosing with an anti-depressant (the choices offered were Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor, and (sp?) Norapinephrine). It seems to me contradictory that the warnings on all these ADs actually point to possible side effects of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts -- the very things these meds are supposed to prevent!
Avatar f tn The combination of SSRIs like Celexa (citalopram) and tramadol has been associated with serotonin syndrome and an increased risk of seizures. Although Celexa's interaction is not as severe compared to other SSRIs such as paxil, the potential for this interaction still exists. You can continue taking your other meds, and it is ok to take Toprol XL and Synthroid together.
Avatar n tn I take citalopram (2mg everyday) and I have not been able to afford my prescription this last week - and all this has started. I will get my prescription this weekend and hope that this sensation stops. It is scary and disconcerting, my heart can beat fast and loud, my eyes unfocus, I see things that aren't there, my eyes feel strange and of curse my brain. As if someone is switching me off for a second. Part of me thinks that one time it will switch off for good but I just want it to stop!