Taking celexa and klonopin together

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222417 tn?1241567900 Namaste, You do not have to be off Anafranil prior to taking Celexa, although you should not be taking them together. Anafranil is one of the older forms of anti-depressant called a tricyclic, whereas Celexa is one of the newer SRRI's. Celexa is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural occuring substance found in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.
Avatar n tn i started taking zoloft 100 mg 2 times a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day and its making me black to the point i stole something and did not come out of it till i was sitting in a holding sell in hand cuffs what does this mean ?
Avatar f tn 1) Is it typical and appropriate to prescribe daily doses of Klonopin, Lactical, Seroquel, AND Celexa (plus Xanax on an as needed basis)? 2) If so, would it be typical and appropriate for a patient who has never had a seizure, and has not been diagnosed with manic depression, schizophrenia, or any other psychosis? 3) Would the combination of these 4 (or 5) drugs be likely to cause a side effect of interference with thinking, memory, and speech?
Avatar f tn I took celexa and methadone together without incident ....im really surprised the methadone doctor prescribed the clonapine....most clinics are dead set agents the use of benzos and methadone together ....at the time of induction I was on xanex and the clinic use to pitch a fit every time a u/a came back positive for it....I would always have to get a letter from the prescribing doctor stateing that it would be ok to take both at the same time...
Avatar m tn And perhaps just a thought, one that i didn't think of before i started Celexa, is maybe quiting smoking for awhile could aid in your issues and help you avoid taking Celexa altogether. Although the more reading i do i am starting to think that once these chemicalls are off they need a guiding hand to bring them back to their happy places, one of the reasons why i feel like mixing the two could be a bad idea because it to me would be confusing this guide.
Avatar n tn i went back to my Doctor he said i was having a majott anxiety attack and put me back on the klonopin. So in March he said to quit taking it again so I took 1mg for 10 days then 1/2 every other day for 10 days. It didn't work. i was off it a total of 6 days not sleeping, head foggy, irritable, and shaky. I called him and he said it would take 7 to 10 days to get out of my system. On the 6th night I had a major anxiety attack.
Avatar n tn If mostly anxiety, you might stop the antidepressants and use klonopin which will also help you sleep, and that in itself may help your depression. Also, have you tried psychotherapy, which is really the best of all medicines. You might also get going on solving some problems at masteringstress.
955569 tn?1255493280 25 life is getting horrible, but he assures me this is what i need to do. im currently taking 40mg of celexa as well and i feel like breaking the bottle over his head cause its not doing sh*t obviously.
Avatar n tn Thats funny. My doctor had me on Klonopin and Celexa. I dont think he realized I was on Klonopin. I have a upcoming surgery and he told me to discontinue all meds. I didnt even realize I was having withdrawals until I asked a LCSW at work. I havent taken anything in a week. I still fell dizzy but otherwise I am over it.
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 m tn Do you think you really need to take xanax or klonopin? i think we get so accustomed to taking that and even sleep meds that our bodies don't know how to fall asleep by itself anymore. Do you get alot of exercise? I find that when I work out and get alot of exercise daily, I fall asleep alot better. just like our kids do when they go go go all day...
Avatar n tn Hi, I have had anxiety attacks for 11 years and I have them 24/7. I have been taking Klonopin for almost the entire time. I recently found out that I am pregant with my second child and I had to get to my doctors to change the prescription, due to the fact that klonopin can cause major problems in the fetus. My anxiety has sky rocketed. I was given 16 days to completely get off of klonopin, and am now taking prozak, because it is said to be a safe medication.
Avatar n tn were due to side effects of med interactions. I recently decided to stop ultam/klonopin and try celexa. Switched from ultam to oxycodone, and weaned off klonopin. Couldn't understand why oxy didn't stop the pain like ultram did. Was confusing klonopin withdrawal "burning sensation" pain with fibro pain.Have had difficulty sleeping, agitated, hallucinating, extreme burning pain. Thought I was going to die, and almost wanted to. Last night I took 1/2 .5 klonopin and the burning stopped.
Avatar n tn kLONOPIN IS 100% BETTER THAN VISTERIL. oJNE OF MY DOCTORS WEENED ME OF KLONOPIN, AND ON TO VISTERIL, AND i FEEL NOTHING FROM VISTERIL, i NOW HAVE PANIC ATTACKS AGAIN, MOOD SWINGS AND EXTREME ANXIETY AGAIN. i AM PISSED, LOST MY JOB, CANT FUNCTION, AND MADE A BIG MISTAKE BY GOING TO A PSYCH AS RECOMMENDED BY MY PRIMARY DOCTOR.
Avatar n tn HE PERSCRIBED ME KLONOPIN .5 MG TABLETS TWICE DAILY AND CELEXA 20 MG TABLETS IN MORNING FOR DEEP DEPRESSION. I TOLD HIM...PLEASE MAKE ME SMILE, ENJOY LIFE, AND LAUGH AGAIN...MAYBE EVEN NOT CARE SO MUCH...I AM VERY SENSITIVE PERSON AND CRY BECAUSE IM HURTING OR OTHERS ARE. I HAVE PANIC ATTACKS, ANXIETY MOOD SWINGS ...I CAN BE QUIET THEN WATCH OUT I AM ON A WAR PATH...
Avatar f tn Grapefruit increases the plasma level of Xanax "making it stronger" I guess in theroy, it could maybe cause a OD, but Im not for sure if anything has been documented. Did your doc just swictch you totally, or is he doing a crossover regiment?
Avatar f tn Welcome, Glad to see you decided to get clean but I have to mention that if you are taking the Klonopin that you had left over, and not under a doctor's care, you are still self-medicating. It is a violation of our guidelines to give out any medical advise or to tell you how much to take of any medication since none of us here are doctors. If offered that advise in the open forum or in a private message, please be careful. I am concerned for your health as you should be too.
Avatar n tn Buspar did nothing for my anxiety. I take Celexa and klonopin ( tapered down to under a mg. per day) Celexa does help. My doc took it for anxiety, himself.
Avatar n tn I am currently taking 1 MG of Klonopin every four hours and have cut down from 12 MG over a month period without much trouble. 1 MG is a very small dose and you should be able to taper that in less than one week. You may want to see a psychiatrist about some of those problems you mentioned or even a Neurologist. So far no hair loss on my end, but I do get up-tight when my dose is over an hour or two past due.
Avatar f tn I was hoping someone had some insight to this question.I have been taking generic klonopin off and on for a few years, and prior to that xanax. Not large doses, about 1mg or 1/2 a day. I have developed off and on very bad shoulder blade pain and it extends down the arm and even under my arm pit. I have strange stabbing pains in my toes and fingers and the pain seems to wax and wain from mildly intence to very painful.
656309 tn?1224493459 He told me to stop the Celexa cold turkey. That I'd be fine, and just start taking the Wellbutrin SR the next day. This was on Oct 4th that I started the Wellbutrin SR and stopped the Celexa. Glad my sex drive is back, but other than that, I feel like taking my head off with a chainsaw about 1/2 the time. I have also taking a small amount of Klonopin (1mg a day) for teh last year, but have never had problems with that.
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 n tn I am a 23 year old male, about 200 lbs, and have been taking .5 mg of clonazepam (klonopin) three times a day (1.5 mg total per day) and 200 mg sertraline (zoloft) once a day for the past three years for an panic/anxiety disorder. In this time I have avoided alcoholic beverages completely, and as you can imagine being a 20 year old to 23 year old and not drinking is no easy task. But frankly, I would occasionally like to be able to have a drink or two with friends.
Avatar m tn I'm 24 years old, and I had been taking Vicodin for 2 years for back issues and migraines. In the summer of 2009 I began using opiates heavily. I had several friends who were pharmacists, and pharm. techs. I started shooting up morphine when I could get it, taking norco, taking morphine tablets, etc. in September of 2009 I found a guy who was selling Vicodin 5/500 tablets for $4 a pill. I was spending every dime I had to buy them. On top of that I was getting 60 a month from two Doctors.
Avatar n tn So he took me off the remeron and wellbutrin, kept me on klonopin for anxiety and put me on geodon and celexa and so far the make me feel wierd too. Maybe one day these drs will get our meds right, i think it is all trial and error. Good luck!
225570 tn?1191290673 Been doing that for about five years now but while I'm transitioning off of Celexa again and taking Klonopin and Wellbutrin I'm staying away from the booze for a while, which is hard since all my friends like to drink (hell, one of my good friends owns a bar!). From whay Ryan has stated, the alcohol can diminish the effects of the Klonopin, causing anxiety the next day.
4502768 tn?1538781582 Today actually being the 6th of December I actually increased to 100mg and felt a heightened feeling of anxiety - he told me this could take some time. Now is this safe taking both celexa 40mg and zoloft 100mg together and could this give me an improvement towards my anxiety? Also how long does it take to see a difference now since I have increased? Thank you everyone God Bless.
1258539 tn?1293843802 Cymbalta worked for me for a short period, then I was switched to Lexapro and a mild generic klonopin and together they make me feel much better.
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.