Anxiety Community
*HELP*Any remedies for celexa withdrawals?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

*HELP*Any remedies for celexa withdrawals?

I am trying taper off celexa while currently taking klonopin.  I get these symtpoms like a rush in my head and numbness in my hands.  It's so annoying.  I was wondering if there is something to take natural to subside these symtpoms?  It's not fun at all.  I tried this once before and it happened and I wimped out and started taking them again, because it's a terrible feeling!  I need to fight this and be strong!  I am doing it very gradually.  I just want to make sure it's not just me that gets these symptoms from withdrawing?  I'm gonig to try and excercise a lot, but besides that I don't know.  Should I take extra klonopin to relieve me?

Thanks
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
480448_tn?1403547723
Hi there...welcome to the forum.

I'm sorry you are suffering....some people have a heck of a time discontinuing SSRI meds.

As for is there something you can take to help ease withdrawal symptoms?  That is something you need to discuss with your doctor.  There might be something that can help you along in the process.  It seems like you are doing a very gradual taper, so that is good.

Don't increase your Klonopin yourself.  Ask your doctor if that might be an option for you while you are coming off the Celexa.  Perhaps even adding a short term low dose of a short-acting benzo, like Ativan or Xanax, on an "as needed" basis would help.

Run this all by the prescribing physician...and let us know how you're doing.  I know it is rough.  Hang in there.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thanks and that is exactly what I was thinking.  I'm going to go to the doctor today.  See if he can just give me xanax instead and take as needed.
Thanks for the info.  I'll keep u updated :)
Blank
480448_tn?1403547723
Good luck...let us know what the doc said!!!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hey i went to my doctor today he said he believes my symptoms he just don't know how long they will last and it's normal.  I'm not going to die or get hurt from them I am perfectly healthy.  My body has to adjust to all of this.  He told me to stop the klonopin too.  He prescribed me Xanax to take only as needed so I will see how that goes.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I'm currently weening off of Celexa 60mg. I have a schedule from my doctor.

Week 1 - 50mg Celexa & 25mg Zoloft for 4 days
Week 2 - 40mg Celexa & 50mg Zoloft
Week 3 - 30mg Celexa & 50mg Zoloft
Week 4 - 20mg Celexa & 50mg Zoloft
Week 5 - 10mg Celexa & 50mg Zoloft
Week 6 - No more Celexa

During that time I see the doctor on week 2 so she may up my Zoloft - I'm not too sure. I'm prescribed .5mg Klonopin 3x daily but so far I only require .25mg Klonopin 2x daily and .5mg at bedtime.  I have a headache but I think it's from starting Zoloft and I feel a little hyper. Aside from that all is well. Mind you it's only 2 days so far.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
warning!!! don't take benzo's........if on them, ween off very slowly. never take again
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
mostyn commented on finger
4 mins ago
580755_tn?1357673215
Blank
Vance2335 commented on RiziKhan's status
58 mins ago
4059843_tn?1418293057
Blank
mishymoshymarcy I will NOT sink. Marcy come... Comment
4 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ThePinkFloyd
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ThePinkFloyd
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA