Citalopram and xanax together

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Avatar n tn Hi-as far as I know you are right it is primarily for depression but it is also used when you have anxiety and depression together (this was my issue). I am also taking it but also have Lorazepam for prn. I would say I have been highly anxious for over a year. I've been taking the Citalopram since May and I still feel I have to take the Lorazepam.
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.
1069644 tn?1276932463 My doctor has me taking 2ml testosterone intermuscular injections once a month and 2 to 3mg a day of xanax and 40mg of citalopram. I would have your testosterone checked, mine was at 167 when it should be greater than 300. I just started the hormone replacement therapy and it is helping. the panic attacks are shorter and spread apart more. i got overzealous and thought that i could go down to 1.5mg a day of xanax. Now I'm sitting in my office thinking I'm having a heart attack.
Avatar n tn your question belongs to an Expert but anyway I'm pretty sure that you must avoid ingesting Xanax and Lorazepam together because they are both strong anxiolitics and belong to the same category of psychotropic drugs. you should be taking either one or the other. a secondary risk is to poison the liver with excessive assumption of drugs. You should never self diagnose or decide the doses without consulting a Doctor. better if more than one doctor.
1683690 tn?1308356992 of Paxil 10mg and Xanax .5mg but i try to only take the xanax at night so I can hopefully fall asleep and STAY asleep past 3hrs. The paxil seems to be starting to work because i feel kind of "numb" but it beats feeling devastatingly sad and crying all the time I hope someone here will be able to help us.
Avatar n tn Hi all I have had anxiety for 20 years and been on the benzos xanx for 17 years,then the last couple yearts between ativan and klonoopin..back on xanax and prozac and adderall now....i get pain on just the right side of my head face shoulder arm behind right breast,i look back and i have had this before like in the 90s...have no clue what it full of fear.and since being on the prozac my head im allergic..
Avatar f tn The first was a clinical trial and he had no antidepressant and it was a horrible experience. The second time he used daily iIfergen shots and took Celexa and it was bearable for him and our family. This time we started Celexa a month ahead and for about 5 days I gave him a half a pill and then went up to a whole. Titering up like this made it very easy and he didn't have any nausea or wierd feelings at all.
446193 tn?1208837340 Gabapentin for RLS ( it doesnt really help but I cant tolerate Mirapex and Requip) generic darvocet for pain related to all my issues, xanax for the anixiety I seemed to have developed and Ambien CR to help with sleep which sometimes helps but not always
503727 tn?1210442710 I too have had all the various workups for my health and am otherwise fine. I took xanax, and the first pill worked fine then after that they didn't work anymore Now i've started prozac and I feel even worse, everytime I stand up I get the feeling im going to black out. Hopefully this will go away soon. I feel like my life is over, like I will never have it back and I am just destined to lie in a bed all the time worried about everything and be dizzy.
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 So far I've been on citalopram, and another medication they worked for awhile but eventually the anxiety just came back so of course the logical solution for the doctors was to up the medication which just made it worse. I've had the chest X-Rays,Blood panels,etc. I've had to call 911 twice in the last week alone due to the fact of first having an anxiety attack whcih at this point I hadn't had one in months so it was fairly concerning to me.
Avatar n tn Don't wanna go to the MD either becasue knowing doctor's they don't give a crap and don't know and just say everything is fine here take some xanax to control your panic attacks.
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 For the past 5-6 weeks, I've been having numbness/tingling in my arms, hands and legs and feet. I've also had tingling in the face area.........mouth and tongue. My eyes sometimes feel itchy as sometimes my skin. I've had headaches and felt light-headed. Sometimes my face gets flushed and so do my arms, like I'm burning under my skin. My finger joints feel sore. I can't hold a book or magazine and turn the pages, my hands and fingers feel sore.
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 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!
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 27 year old girl. A year ago I took Citalopram hexal,Xanax,and Nortriptyline for my depression and long term and crippling left sided headaches which wouldn't go away even with the strongest pain killers.About four days after taking the pills,I experienced a terrible shock.Suddenly my whole body went ice-cold(especially the top of my head),together with strong heart beats and vision impairment.It was like I was dying. Since then my headaches disappeared.
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Avatar f tn The only side effects were dry mouth and weight loss(not a negative). About 5 months ago my doctor put me on citalopram which made me feel like a zombie and I started gaining weight so we decided to switch to the wellbutrin. I have been on the wellbutrin for about 7 weeks now and off the citalopram for a little over 1 week. Im having a completely different experience than I did before.
Avatar m tn i have been taking benzodiazipines for 13 years. These include xanax, and lexotanil. I was detoxed from xanax over a period of a month with heavy detox medications but it was still hell. This was almost two years ago. But after withdrawal, I was given lexotanil. I began to use more and more as my tolerance built up until it was 6-9 mgs a dayending on my anxiety levels. Then I had a panic attack in the park and took about 4-5. Since then, my meds were taken away from me.
Avatar n tn Again, these are things that are SO unlike me it is ridiculous,but I have heard worse stories from people blacking out on Xanax,and it scares me to my very soul. I could be worried about nothing,but at the end of the day I'll probably never find out what happened during that blackout,and I need help trying to cope with the guilt and learning how I can come to accept the fact that there will always be this unknown. My doc just prescribed me Citalopram, good idea?
Avatar n tn I have gone through a deep depression, using Citalopram and the above mentioned things. If I feel a turn towards depressive thoughts, I have often changed this by going to the beach and gone through a set of Qi Gong - it is strong, believe me. The food is vital, more than most doctors think. So, please do not only rely on medicine. You are welcome to write back to me.
Avatar f tn I still have no appetite and have lost 15 pounds but it is all worth it. We are all in this together. Don't stray from the path and I've been taking the ensure protein shakes for 2 days and they do help.
198154 tn?1337790865 in other words, don't think you can go on a 3 month heroin binge and walk away like nothing happened - BUT - I have been through this many, many, many times before - and I can help you reduce the pain and suffering to *ALMOST* nothing .. Now, how bad will it be? Well, that depends on a few things: *) HOW MUCH were you taking? Someone who mainlines a gram of heroin every 16 hours is going to have it a LOT worse then someone who pops a few Lortab every day..
Avatar f tn Attacks could last minutes or hours and any combination of symptoms would happen. And in between attacks, my heart would regularly do many strange things - tachy, brady, irregular rhythm, extremely forceful beats, 'flip-flopping' feelings, etc. I also sometimes experienced a sensation of the heart stopping and restarting - immediately after the restart I would feel a MASSIVE, uncomfortable surge of adrenaline and the heart would beat very fast for a little while.
Avatar n tn It's your life and if you're paying someone to help you put the pieces back together, dangit they had better bring glue and instructions. And maybe you just suffer from chronis sinus infections. I suffer from frequent constipation and there's no underlying cause. I'm just not regular! (: I hope that even if what you're experiencing is not anxiety, you find out what it is. You deserve to be happy and worry/pain-free!
Avatar n tn Not even sure if I can take xanax and Inderella together. Why? Because the chemist and the doctor had two different opinions on the matter. The doctor said yes. The chemist said he thought it would be too much for the system. As if the nerves aren't bad enough. if I was weaning down on the xanax I would like to begin .75. Just short of a full whole 1mg tablet for a week or two. Then down to .5 tablets for a while. Which I doubt would have little or no effect in the system at all.
Avatar n tn I have never actually passed out, but I get short with patients because I want to hurry up and get to a place where I could be alone and just breathe and close my eyes and relax. When I take a half of a .25 mg of xanax, I feel soo much better. But I don't want to keep using this medication on a regular basis as a cover up. I want to get to the bottom of what ever problem have.
10996785 tn?1432816577 The objective of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of the combination of citalopram and nortriptyline for the treatment of moderate-to-severe major depression. Methods: A total of 45 patients, who met the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV criteria for major depressive disorder based on the clinical interview were included in the study. Patients had a baseline Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score of at least 20.