On mirtazapine at mo doin nowt and clonazepam if my doc/shrink changes me to somethin better will I just need to swop over rather than the process of weaning off I am thinking of going back on cipralex so Im sure wont need to wean off then wait ages to start somethin else desperate could'nt possibly wait the 0.5 of Clonazepam just takes the edge off slightly not like it did before when I was on months ago was on it a long time and weaned off the reason back on is because my anxiety came back big style can't function was on cipralex for years but stopped suddenly thats what brought it all on and lead me to try to kill myself and 2 months in hospital I went back on cipralex for few days befor all this and buspirone and trazadone maybe Il feel better giving the cipralex another try and sticking to it any suggestions please?
If Cipralax (Citalopram, called Celexa in the US) worked for you in the past, then I'd go ahead and give it a shot. If the Clonazepam is working for your anxiety, I'd ask your doc why he/she is so insistent on you stopping it since you're on such a low dose (0.5mg of Klonopin daily is a very low dose).\
You can take both Cipralax AND Clonazepam at the same time. There are no adverse interactions between the medications.
If your current doctor is in the group of docs who think benzos are evil and that you shouldn't take them just because they're benzos, I'd try to find a more reasonable doctor. I hate the virulent anti-benzo doctors... sometimes, the only thing that helps people function is a benzo. If they aren't addicted (upping their dosage without a doc's permission), asking for scripts before the old one ran out, or asking for higher and higher doses, I don't think it's reasonable to asssume benzos are dangerous, especially with your low dose.
Sorry if this sounds rude, but your post sounds like you're in a manic state (due to the tone of the post (anxious) and the run-on sentences, and the length). I'm totally NOT judging you based on your writing, I'm just making an observation that might be true or false.
Are you diagnosed with bipolar disorder? If so, Lithium, Lamictal, or another mood stabilizer might be very helpful to you. Have your docs tried any of these yet? Lithium Ororoate is supposedly the safest form (as opposed to Lithium Sulfate, Citrate, etc.).
Lamictal is a good choice for depression if Cipralax fails, even if you do not have a Bipolar diagnosis (it's used off-label to treat depression and anxiety all the time in the US).
I'm sorry about your past troubles. I was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts once as well and the inpatient ward terrified me - in the US they just give you Zyprexa or another antipsychotic and dope you up the entire time you're there. I refused to take an antipsychotic due to my family history of obesity, heart problems, and its serious potential side-effects. I was lucky in that I was lucid during my stay - lucid but terrified.
I hope you find a med that helps keep you stable.
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