Prozac and klonopin together

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Avatar m tn The Prozac will take full affect in 4 to 6 weeks, with you seeing some improvement in a few weeks. The Klonopin will kick in within a few days, and these two medications work well together. You may want to ask your doctor about adding another dose of the Klonopin to help with your anxiety, other than that it's all about patience with the anti-depressant. This is the frustrating part...waiting. Just know that each day brings you closer to feeling better. I hope this helps. Take care.
311051 tn?1193419806 Just recently I was put on Prozac from 125mg of zoloft. I am now taking 20mg of prozac and 2mg of Klonopin at night. I feel lightheaded and dizzy, I always have a headache and half the time feel depersonalization. I hate it! My psych this morning told me it's not the meds, he says that I am just anxiuos and making myself think it's the meds. He also said I could come off of anti- depressants all together if I want to. Has anyone ever had anxiety and depression and gone off meds, and been ok?
Avatar f tn my doc just prescribed prozac, very low dose, have not picked uo script yet. has anyone taken these 2 meds together. iam afraid the prozac will make me more anxious. my anxiety is worse then my depresion, i think. anxiety paralizes me w/ fear.
Avatar f tn So it isn't rare for a patient who is trying adderal to help treat depression to already be prescribed Xanax, Klonopin or Ativan. Xanax and adderal often work well together as the benzo can relieve the anxiety and jitteriness caused by the adderall which in turn keeps the patient more focused and awake, as Xanax is used for insomnia and can make many users groggy. The idea that uppers and downers are bad for you is a myth.
Avatar n tn After trying every drug you can think of out there; over 20 years; in my case I found a mix of Klonopin, prozac and wellbutrin to be the best assistance for my "Disabling Anxiety and Depression Disorder". Brain injury and life experiences were the causes for my disorder. It took a broad team of doctors over years of tests and two good Psychiatrists to bring me back from the edge of the deep obis. Uphill7584 for me its been a Long Road....
266195 tn?1215314011 So i guess I will just see how the 60 makes me feel. So taking the klonopin and prozac together like that is ok? I'm sure the doc would know lol, but im always overly concerned.
Avatar n tn I read some many good and bad stories about klonopin, in my situation I have taken it for about 10 years with 40 mg Prozac. I started with 2mg's and I'm at 4 Mg's now. I had very bad panic anxiety disorder and i came a long way. I can do things that were dreadful to me years ago. the funny thing is that I never got buzzed nor euphoria etc... I cut my dosage in half Feb 2007 and just had headaches for 2 weeks. in which i blamed on sinus headaches.
Avatar n tn I am 26 and take 0.5 klonopin every night for sleep. I was taking 3 a day and managed to get down to 1. I have been trying to stop this medicine for over 9 months but have found it very hard I have gotten myself down to 1 every night but after a few weeks it's the same withdrawns can't sleep pounding heart shaking & nervousness-panic attacks. I have tried to stop cold turkey that is impossiable. I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant and recently had a miscarriage.
Avatar n tn for all intents and purposes, Klonopin IS Valium and Valium IS Klonopin. We are talking about virtually the same core substance which drug companies "tweak" on the molecular level so that they can come out with a new patentable drug. Some benzos are absorbed faster than others, are more potent by weight than others, some leave the body faster than others, but, otherwise, they are identical in every way that matters. As I said, every benzo binds to the exact same brain receptors.
Avatar f tn Maybe I'll alternate between the valerian and the Klonopin, and only on as as needed basis. I am trying to keep my prozac at 40 ml, as more than that does keep me awake at night. I've nearly reached menopause, so maybe my good sleep of the long-ago past will some day return! Sorry this is so lengthy, Dr. Rajput!
266195 tn?1215314011 Does anyone know of any possible interaction between xanax and prozac taken together? My doctor says he's not aware of anything, But I just wanted to get some opinions from people who may have first hand knowledge or know of someone who does. So I guess do benzos and ssri's mix well? I really need the xanax untill the prozac can kick in. And I really need the prozac because I can't keep taking this xanax, the prescribed dose is already losing it's effect.
Avatar f tn My physician their life been saying for several years put me on a 60 milligram dose of Prozac day. Recently in the last few months I have started experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks. I've gotten to where I cry at the drop of a hat I have bad nightmares and my brain just does not stop. I know that I am grieving over my son. But I also feel like I'm losing control of myself. A friend of mine gave me a couple of one milligram xanax recently.
Avatar f tn i have anxiety from a bad side effect of prozac and celexa (ssri's) i only took them for about a week. I got horrible panic attacks, and as it slowly went away day by day it turned into physical symptoms of anxiety.I have never experienced panic/anxiety until i took an antidepressant....I deliver my baby on Februrary 13th of this year. She is now 8 months old. Ive always had depression but knew i wanted to be on meds so i waited till after my pregnancy to start therapy.
Avatar f tn I don't mind if it takes longer to work, just if it works. I'm also on Prozac and Metropolol and wonder how those interact. I know this question is asked a lot and I'm sorry to add one more but I'd like to know a little more of what I'm getting in to. Also, why is drinking Grapefruit juice not recommended when taking Xanax? Thanks!
Avatar n tn RCA will probably come on here and articulate it better than I can, so we'll wait and see what he says. I've been on Klonopin for four months or so. If I were hardcore addicted to the stuff, I'd be having tolerance issues and would need more and more to get the same therapeutic effect. I don't feel the need to increase, though. Sometimes I think about it, but it's certainly not a physical desire. The more appropriate term would be "physical dependence".
Avatar f tn even though dr daid i could have a n occasional beer i am now afraid to try one....since im on the prozac,,,i dont know if i drank on prozac before....and i dont know how many nonalkie beers would affet me as i said it has less than 0.5 alchol in it..i just want to live and have a bit of fun...
266195 tn?1215314011 Because I usually only had to take one xanax a day, now I'm going to be taking two klonopin daily 0.5mg. I just dont want to feel drugged all the time. also can I take the prozac and klonopin together at night at the same time before I go to bed or should i space it out a few hours from each other?
Avatar f tn ( trying to stop Klonopin is another challenge I have massive headaches and debilitating pain all over my body! stay clear from Klonopin.
Avatar n tn I freaked out and was ready to kill the entire staff there, I was in both alcohol and Klonopin withdrawal together. I don't know if she did that on purpose to teach me a lesson or made a mistake, but after I released my self and shook down for one more week at home and almost died of seizures I finally admitted myself again and she raised the dosage back up to 12 MG of Klonopin. Then she slowly tapered it to 6 MG over six weeks in-patient.
1042423 tn?1260998559 I also had a lot of luck with Zoloft and Lexapro as well. I WILL say that the side effects of Prozac were much less severe and noticeable than the other two...I hardly had any side effects at all. Prozac is notorious for being easier to tolerate than some of the other AD's. I hope that you do well on the Prozac. If you do experience some mild side effects...try to ride it out, they start to subside fairly quickly and then eventually dissipate all together.
Avatar f tn yes 150in and am and 150 in pm was on 40 mg prozac,,it sucked..........
Avatar f tn They are very effective for anxiety as well as depression. Benzo's like xanax and klonopin may help anxiety short term but aren't effective for depression alone and may in fact make it worse. They are good for panic attacks but you should look toward an antidepressant for better results. Talk to your doctor about this and when your problem is better controlled you can start to taper off the benzo's.
Avatar m tn After a recent check up my meds change. Has anyone had any experience with taking 40mg of Prozac, 100mg of wellbutrin AND 0.5MG of klonopin. Is it safe and or side effects. Thanks all for you help and being new to this site.
Avatar n tn I've been on Prozac and Xanax (a benzo), and now Lexapro and Xanax for about 4 years now, and I've had the occasional drink (or 2) with no problems at all. The only thing is that the meds make the alcohol more "effective." That is 1 drink will feel like 2 drinks. So definitely don't binge drink, but a glass of wine or a cocktail here and there is not likely to cause any problems. Excessive alcohol use can definitely cause problems.
225570 tn?1191290673 in case anyone else is thinking of doing it..and then once the xanax is out of my system and the klonopin is all in i will start the prossess of weening off klonopin and soon hopfully be med free...
Avatar n tn Compared to 5 10/650 too one 7.5mgs and not all at once.I know I need to stop taking them all together but i had a bad relationship years ago and he hurt my back very badly and it comes and goes and now with me getting bigger its really starting to bother me.
Avatar n tn lol So I just quit the paxil, ativan didnt do much for me. My regular DR told me to try Prozac, and to my amaze it works pretty good, I get one of the "rare" side effects from it, thats the complete body warmth, euphoric feeling. Almost feels like it should be classified as a street drug or something. Plus my DR gave me Klonopin, and I have been on a steady state of them too, which work way better then the ativan.
941118 tn?1312285526 Unfortunately for me, my experience with antidpressants has been bad. I was put on Prozac for a year and acquired 1st degree heart block. I had to stop it. Then I swore of all drugs, only years later got the flu followed by 6 months of debilitating fatigue and I was told it was CFS and went to a doctor that treated CFS and she said her patients did really well on Effexor. I went on Effexor and was on it for years. It did nothing for panic attacks or anxiety but sure gave me energy.
Avatar f tn I didn't want to do it and upped my Celexa instead for the time being to 40mg to give it a longer shot, but my fear is that the Gabapentin works on GABA and the Klonopin works on GABA, and that worries me, and now you say the Depakote isn't a good idea if you're on Klonopin.