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I use to take Celexa (an SSRI) for depression but it made me gain a lot of weight so I stopped. I was on it for years. I just realized that only a little while after I stopped taking it is when my back started hurting. I know that Tramadol has seratonin in it and it's a pain killer. Celexa also has seratonin. I am wondering if I have had an injured back for a long time but not known it because of the Celexa. Just something I was curious about. If anyone knows about this stuff I would really be interested. Thanks!
Ggin - I once had a Dr Rx me Lexapro for 'generalized anxiety disorder' (which I don't think I have -- I may get anxiety attacks every once in awhile, but it doesn't happen daily) -- this, not 5 minutes after I told them I was WD'ing from Vicodin, and using Tramadol to help with my pain, and reduce WDs.
I probably found 5 websites (rx.com - webmd - etc...) that listed a potential for severe reactions between the two medications -- and yea, seratonin syndrome is what it was - thanks for jogging my foggy memory. :)
Jeff -- sneezing was normally done for me by the end of day 2-3 -- but this last time, I sneezed for 2 weeks, pretty bad - I blamed allergies while at work. I still sneeze daily, but probably no more than 6ish times (my body never seems to be satisfied sneezing only once -- it insists to do two in a row all the time heh).
Interesting...I'm taking tramadol for my back pain (50mg 3x/day) and also take zoloft and klonipin (klonopin), occcasionally. Thanks for that info. I hope to be off the tramadol in another couple weeks, but I think I'll call the doctor. Oh, he also gave me soma which turns me into a zombie when combined with tramadol.
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