Zoloft and xanax interactions

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266195 tn?1215314011 Out of all the reviews on taking Prozac and Xanax together ! I've been on Xanax for years, and up to 2 mg at nightime. Just started Prozac a week ago(20mg). And was told to take that at night! I've been wondering how to wean myself off Xanax, but am kind of scared because I've been on it forever! Right now I'm a little anxious and I'm wondering maybe I should take the Prozac in the morning ..the Xanax was prescribed for restless leg syndrome, but now I can't sleep without it !
Avatar n tn Just wanted to say, I am on Zoloft, and have been on it for a year for Major Depression, I take 50MG I also have Anxiety, which Zoloft dosnt help.
Avatar f tn but bear in mind that it was only recently discovered that taking Xanax and grapefruit was not recommended. Please check with your doctor or a pharmacist.
Avatar n tn Her psychiatrist started weaning her off of Effexor and on to Zoloft and Xanax. However, she continued to have panic attacks and moderate depression. He then began weaning her off of Zoloft and Effexor and on to Serezone. So she was on three anti-depressents and anti-anxiety medication at the same time The effects have been devestating. Before she was completly off of Effexor, she began having severe nausea and could not keep any thiing on her stomach for a week.
Avatar n tn I tend to replay events that happened during the day and worry about them at night (even before I had my third child and got on Zoloft). The Zoloft has really improved my quality of sleep. Again, thank you ( and your husband) for the advice. It's nice to correspond with someone who understands my feelings.
Avatar n tn dude you answered your own question, if your taking xanax, your taking it for a reason, think about that reason, I don't care if about the pot, lets see, your 16, work on the reason your taking xanax. then after you have dealt with that and xanax is out of your system, do what you need to do. I am not taking your question lightly, but for a 16 yr.
Avatar n tn Have brand name Imodium on hand for the runs and take it at the first sign on lower distress. If you can get some Valium, Xanax or Ativan type benzo,s for the first couple of days to ease your self through it and sleep it off it will help. Take hot baths or jacuzzis for the aches, it's great for sure. Now that I see Thomas back posting I'm sure he'll jump in with somemore GREAT ADVICE. He sure helped me as did all the other "angels" here. You CAN do this.
Avatar f tn I am NOT a doctor nor a pharmacist and I will tell you right now that you MUST check this out with someome with real knowledge of the interactions of medications. And that is NOT me! Zoloft, an antidepressant, normally reaches steady state in about a week and in my humble opinion, you should not still be feeling "really anxious and nervous." One of the side effects of Zoloft is agitation and it may just be taking a bit longer for your body to adjust.
Avatar f tn The psychiatrist also told me to take Xanax in the morning and at night while I up my Zoloft dosage (upped it again yesterday). Maybe this is something you'd want to consider. With all that being said, I know you can feel better, too! It's so easy to lose hope...I felt at rock bottom on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, I felt like God gave me a miracle. The thing I just learned this week is that general practicioners really don't know a lot about what works best as far as SSRI's are concerned.
237509 tn?1189759428 has perscribed Ativan for me to take at bedtime and when I spoke to them last week they said they thought they should call in a new perscription for the Ativan to help wean from the Xanax...I declined because I'm having a hard enough time with the Xanax and am afraid to keep adding. You mentioned switching to something with a longer half life like Valium... would that be in addition to the Xanax or stopping the Xanax completely and replacing with Valium?
Avatar n tn I am taking xanax and Klonipin for anxiety and panic attacks as well. Just broke up with fiancé and quit drinking two weeks ago and have had horrible anxiety. The only thing is that I have become horribly depressed, I was thinking it was caused by the Lithium they put me on three weeks ago. But stopped that and nothing tried another anti depressant didn’t do much. Im beginning to think that the depression has more to do with the xanax and Klonipin then the breaking up with girlfriend.
Avatar n tn I am a chronic patient of panic attacks, palpitation and anxiety and tried each of the above-mentioned medications, such as Librium, Valium, Ativan and Xanax. I found Ativan and Xanax more effetive and suitable. My physician has advised to add up Buspar, 5 MG combined with Xanax 0.5 MG Does somone at the Forum has some experioence and information about Buspar?
784382 tn?1376934640 I take Zoloft and I also have Xanax in case I need them. Zoloft is for the overall everyday long term treatment. Xanax (in case you haven't tried it) is for fast relief. When my panic and anxiety kicked in and I was waiting for the Zoloft to kick in, I had Xanax and took it 2 - 3 times a day. Then I decreased it to night time so I wouldn't wake up in an attack. Now that the Zoloft has kicked in full blown I only take 1/2 pill at night or so to sleep.
Avatar f tn what time do you take your Zoloft? Some SSRI's tend to stimulate people while they can make others sleepy especially during the hours after you take the pill. If you are taking the Zoloft in the afternoon or before you go to bed, you might try taking it first thing in the morning to see if that helps. Side-effects from various medications used to treat anxiety typically subside by 6 weeks.
452191 tn?1208758463 When one really has ADD, he/she reacts differently to adderall and the same goes for Xanax. I take lamictal, adderall, Xanax and another mood stabilizer. Im an extremely successful 31 year old with a full and amazing life. To everyone else: Be patient with your meds. Keep a journal and please know that when you get the combination right your life will change. Keeping a mood journal is so helpful. You are on the right track as long as you do not do anything against your Doctor's orders.
Avatar m tn So, the doctor has prescribed Xanax (PRN) and Celexa. From reading around, MT and Celexa aren't a good combinaton, so I haven't taken it yet. I have been taking the Xanax though to curb the anxiety. They've ALL made me very sleepy and I have been doing pretty much nothing but eating and laying in bed. I hope things get better once my body adjusts to the meds.
563594 tn?1309586732 okay, most of you already know that I was addicted to norco(10mgvicodin) for about 4 years.Now I've gone to see my PCP and he has now give me 2mg of xanax a day and 10mg of lexapro. He also wants to send me to see a mental health specialist, BIG problem with that is, I don't have mental health coverage. My biggest question is, to those of you that have been clean..for even say a couple months..do you believe this is necessary?!
Avatar n tn what are the side effect of taking zoloft and lamictal and xanax together
Avatar n tn It is better lately and xanax hasn't been needed. But I also have bipolar and that's a whole other ball of wax. Either of them doesn't make the other let up...I ain't no doc, but the cessation of alcohol could be the cause of the anxietyespecially since you been doing it quite a while now.. bottom line...
Avatar n tn The GP gave me some Zoloft and called it a day. That stuff SUCKED. I hacked it out for about a month and quit completely but things gradually got worse & then the exteme debilitating fatigue set in...along with new symptoms like muscle weakness and joint pain. I finally went in—after researching my symptoms, putting two and two together, and talking to my grandmother (she had hashis and cancerous nodules resulting in a TT)—again for blood work.
Avatar n tn hello. i was diagnoised as having depression and was on zoloft for 4 months. it left me with a false self of confidence, feeling that nothing mattered, unemotional and a 20lb weight gain.i thought i was happy on it, but i wasn't. i also had night sweats and major hypo manic episodes beyond normal. plus major alcohol binges. it did cure my bulimia though. my doctor now has me on depakote, starting slowly until i reach 1025mg per day.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Avatar f tn I also have panic attacks and asthma and i take xanax and advaire for them I also have pvc's pac's and svt and i take 120 mg of inderal and 120 mg of verapamil and have noticed no problems to speak of. The inderal is a beta blocker and the verapamil is a calcium channel blocker I really haven't noticed either making my asthma worse. I guess if you are worried talk to your doctor and pharmacists and see what they recommend.
1245333 tn?1268598743 Friday of this past week being only 3 days ago, I started taking xanax. I can take as needed and I have 1 miligram tabs. I started by only taking half at the beginning of the day ( more like late morning, early after noon 11:00 - 11:30) and then I had the second half later after dinner. I basically did the same thing the next day on Saturday and then Today being Sunday I waited until about 4 in the afternoon to take half.
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.
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Avatar f tn I have been taking 1/4 an ativan daily, about 1/2 an hour before eating, and that has helped, although so far, I'm limited to very soft foods, and have a long way to go. I have been referred to a psychiatrist to obtain meds, and SSRI's and something called TCA's have been discussed with me by my primary care doctor. Has anyone else taken meds for this problem or similar issues? If so, how did they affect you?
Avatar n tn so the 1st line treatment has side affects and drug interactions with the antidepressantst. I honestly dont know what to do. I cant say if sex is painful because i cant even imagine it in this pain, but the last time I had it was november 2009 (3 months ago?) and I had to stop-mid way because of rediculous pain, reddness, burning. The 1 article I found helpful was the one about the daughter having higher pH acid levels.
Avatar f tn Im not taking anything EXTRA to help with the detox. Just my regular meds which are zoloft and a xanax at bedtime.. I was scared to use the Thomas recipe because I am on zoloft and wasnt sure about the interactions! Oh yeah, I can definitely hear my heartbeat in my head... Im lying around in bed right now and pulse rate is 119 RESTING!!!! This is driving me CRAZY!!!! Enemy, what anti-inflam are you referring to??