| | Clonazepam (Klonopin) & Citalopram (Celexa) Worries
I suffer from Anxiety and Depression since 6th grade and only started getting help about a year ago. I wasn't sure where to post this since it could fall under Anxiety, Bipolar, and Depression. I'll try to keep this short to the point.
I've been on 10MG of Citalopram (Celexa) for about 4 weeks now. (starting back on the meds) I feel much better with my anxiety and also depression. Still feeling depressed from time to time. Everyday is different but, I feel like i'm progressing. No side effects what so ever.
Today I had a doctors appointment and spoke about my severe panic attacks when leaving the house.
My doctor perscribed me Clonazepam (Klonopin) 0.5MG to take everyday in the morning. (i was hoping to just get 20mg of citalopram) I did research on this and its very scary reading about the side effects, addiction, dependency, and long term effects. I also enjoy an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week. Its something I enjoy in life and I need every little thing right now. All I want is to be myself, find serenity and enjoy life already...
Anyone have some experience with the two together? I take Citalopram in the morning but, my doctor said at least 2-3hrs apart from Clonazepam. I read also, some people say you should only take this when needed. I also need to find out if I can take my herbal vitamins. I have about 15 of them but, have stopped taking them since starting my meds. Any help would be wonderful.
p.s. I believe I might start this tonight as I read it helps with sleeping. I can't sleep good anymore. Too much thinking. But if I take it at night, will it help with my morning/afternoon panic. I should have asked my doctor these questions... I believe this med stays in your system unlike Xanax which doesn't.
Last edited by ms_mod; 01-26-2011 at 08:23 AM.