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Amitriptyline And Citalopram
What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta so far and nothing .
See below.: U can speak w/ your dr. about a trial of Effexor which may help for depression & GAD & to a lesser degree for OCD. Seek a referral to a therapist w/ training & experience in teaching relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery & muscle relaxation prior to a trial of exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization or flooding. Luvox or Anafranil may also help for OCD. ...Read more
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
It depends: The safety of this combination depends on the doses of both medications, since they can affect each other's metabolism in your body. Most often amitriptylene would be kept at a low dose (50 mg or less) and your response monitored carefully. If your doctor is prescribing and monitoring in this way, then the combination may be useful and safe for you. ...Read more
Does amitriptyline work well for hypochondria? I'm only on 10mg, x4 weeks. Not helping much, brought my appetite back, thats it. Can i take citalopram 10mg in morning and amtriptyline 10mg at bedtime?
Need therapy too: Amitriptylene does not "work for hypochondria" per se, but it can decrease certain physical symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, and loss of appetite. At this low dose it can be taken safely at bedtime while you're also on Celexa -- hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on this. Individual psychotherapy is essential in hypochondriasis, so you learn to work with anxiety in healthy ways. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr gave amitriptyline 50mg for pain & insomnia. Seems to help some w/pain, not so much for insomnia. Is higher dose safe w/citalopram& 0.5 xanax? Ty
Hi, I have been taking citalopram 20mg for the past year, my doctor has now prescribed amitriptyline 10mg for treatment of headaches, is this ok?
Yes: Both can be taken together. Just be sure to closely follow up with the prescribing doctor for efficacy and side effects. ...Read more
Is it okay if I take small dose amitriptyline (25mg) for neuropathic pain and regular dose of citalopram for depression and OCD ?
Use Caution : The combination of these drugs can be used Important to check with your doctor .combining these medications can cause Serotonin syndrome such as confusion hallucinations and even seizures changes in blood pressure increase heart rate fever , excessive sweating blurred vision muscle spasms nausea vomiting and tremors. There may be alternatives you can use check with your doctor. ...Read more
I Amon 60mg of citalopram and 50 mg of amitriptyline I am also on 60mg of mirtazapine. Am having anxiety and jaw clenching and dizziness !!
Combination not good: Consult prescribing provider. Issues with this med combination: Amitriptyline and Citalopram - higher risk for Serotonin Syndrome which may be related to clenching, muscle tension and concomitant anxiety. Citalopram Max Dose recommended is 40mg. Higher may not be useful also problematic with Amitryptiline. The dose of Mirtazapine seems high and may be related to dizziness. Consult provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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