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I've been diagnosed with major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, taking celexa (citalopram) on and off. I want to have a baby next year. Any advice?

Pregnancy. I hope you are talking to some counselor or therapist. A big problem in society and in medicine today is people will be put on very powerful medicines and not given any supportive talk therapy. This type of question and life plan needs to be integrated fully into your treatment. Good luck you need a definite plan. Read more...
Risk v benefit. Depends on the severity of symptoms. Untreated depression can complicate pregnancy with poor appetite, poor motivation to follow prenatal care and risk of suicide jeopardizes pregnancy. Read more...

I have been taking celexa (citalopram) for about a yr. Recently feel hopeless, have anxiety some days, and trouble falling asleep. What should I do?

Call your MD! I'm sorry to hear you have symptoms of anxiety and depression after what sounds like about one year of being symptom free (?) Your symptoms are consistent with recurrence of a depression (with anxiety). beforeyour symptoms get any worse, call your MD straight away so that adjustments to your treatment plan (which may include changing to a new SSRI, or other new med) can get underway ASAP! be well! Read more...

Can I just tell my pcp what I would like to try for my ptsd, severe anxiety, major depressive disorder.. I think Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin may work.

Tell them. It is certainly a reasonable combination. Your PCP should be able to listen to your concerns and suggestions. Read more...
You can ask... but it is never a good idea to be your own doctor. I will usually let my personal physician make decisions for my health, even though I have a degree in medicine! If you have tried zoloft (sertraline) in the past and it worked well, then by all means let your MD know, or if a family member was successfully treated with it. Klonopin can be addicting, so some MDs may be hesitant to prescribe that. Read more...
Need specialist. Your situation is complicated with 3 psychiatric diagnoses you may be carrying from prior treatment. You'd do well with an experienced psychiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. Tell your psych hx to your pcp and ask for a referral. Keep your pcp in the loop. Psych treatment is more than writing a prescription. It's a complex series of decisions that requires years of specialty training. Read more...

I take 20 celexa (citalopram) and pristque 50 per day. They don't seem to help the depression or anxiety. My dr not being helpful, just to see a therapist. What to?

Second opinion. You may benefit from seeing another psychiatrist for a second opinion. There are other medications that could be tried, and there are also ways to augment the medications you're already taking. A fresh review may open up possibilities that help you. You can also ask your doctor about adding l-methyfolate to your regimen (deplin may help) and making sure to take 1-2 g epa (in fish oil)/day. Read more...

At end of rope. Tried Effexor, remeron, celexa, therapy nothing is helping anxiety/depression. I'm a mess all the time. Trouble sleeping. Please help?

Depression. Good question and good for you. People respond idiosyncratically to meds for anx/dep. so there are still a lot of options open and I see this time and time that if you can be patient and work with a psych prescriber slowly and methodically typically you find something that works. Also transcranial stimulation may be something to consider though very new. Keep on trying. I know it is hard. Read more...

I take celexa (citalopram) 40mg daily and ativan 1mg (as needed) for depression and anxiety. My doctor just prescribed trazodone for sleep. Safe to take together?

Serotonin. Celexa (citalopram) and trazodone can cause serotonin syndrome and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.Ativan and trazodone can cause severe sedation(excessive sleepiness).These three medicine combo should be taken with very close supervision and be cautious for any unusual symptoms. I would not recommend to take these three medicine together. Read more...
Yes, usually... Trazodone is another antidepressant that is often used on small doses as a sleeping pill because antidepressants are not addictive. It is usually fine to take with something like celexa (citalopram). However one must be careful about using it with Ativan and /or hydrocodone as the sedating effects can add up. It can add some extra anti anxiety effect to the picture. Read more...

Is it bad to take clozapram and celexa (citalopram) together if clozapram makes u tired. The ER prescribed it to me for anxiety. Celexa (citalopram) is for depression. Help!?

Need your own doctor. Dear josh -- you have asked this question multiple times. Several of us have explained to you that Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine, which can cause tiredness and drowsiness -- especially along with celexa (citalopram). Again, please see a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment of anxiety & depression. Medication adjustments can be made. Also, talk therapy can help without causing side effects. Good luck!. Read more...
Anxiety patients . Anxiety patients ask for help continuously, but rarely accept it because they're afraid. At some point you'll need to decide to actually get help, or wallow in your anxiety prison. Please seek help, and follow it! Read more...
You need a Physician. As i'm sure you are aware, the er is just for emergencies and not for continued follow care and treatment. I am sure you seemed anxious to the dr in the er who prescribed the clonazapm for you, as that's what it's for. Furthermore, i'm sure he or she suggested that you follow up with your regular dr for continued treatment which is really what you need to do now. If you don't have a dr, get one. Read more...
Clonazepam??? I'm assuming you clonazepam, since it can make you tired and is commonly prescribed for anxiety. Of the benzo's, Clonazepam has a long half-life and the effects of the medication do not sharply drop-off. However, it is still habit-forming and should be used only on a temporary basis. Celexa (citalopram) should eventually help with your anxiety (4-6 wks), but it's best to talk with your doxtor. Read more...
Klonopin (clonazepam) The er doctor prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) for temporary relief of anxiety, so you can followup with your regular doctor, whom u need to make followup appointment with soon, to determine long-term treatment for your anxiety, for which Celexa seems a better choice. Read more...