Citalopram amd Cannabis

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Anyone had dealings with mixing these two drugs???

I smoke Cannabis and have just been put on Citalopram.

Wondering if anyone can inform me of any problems I may encounter.

thank you


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    Can hardly imagine cannabis-being natural-interfering adversely with most medication and causing bad long-term effects. Might probably affect your high in the moment but not much else. Really depends on what cannabis does to your serotonin levels.
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    Try giving up the Canabis. I am sure you didn't tell your doctor about it as he would never have put you on Citalopram.  All I can definitely tell you is the two don't mix so in your best interests the Cannabis has got to go.
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    It's a known fact that cannabis can cause psychosis.  Citalopram affects brain chemicals so I'd advise not to take both together.

    The side effects of this med is pretty traumatic for many, so I'd really advise not to smoke cannabis as think you'll be in for a much scarier ride.

    K x


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    Hi Paul (or should I have said hello!!!),

    I have on occassion smoked the odd J over the years and in recent years for helping with the old osteoarthritis in both knees.

    My Doc, who is very switched on about the "plasters for the brain" medications, asked if I did before prescribing and of course I said yes! After all it only makes me happy (never had any probs with it (I am 58 now)) and really sorts out the knees. She told me without hesitation that if I wanted to get better I would have to let Cita do her job, otherwise it is a waste of time and like it has already been said can cause really bad problems.

    If the med is for something the cannabis has caused then there is an easier answer mate! I miss it, but I was never a slave to it and any way my knees are certainly behaving since taking Cita! I have started a discussion on whether any one else had had the same experience with Cita taking away the pain and helping me walk normal again (I had started walking like John Wayne just after he goy of a horse!). I only had one reply, but someone reading this now may have an opinion!

    Paul if you do come off and you need to talk you know where we are 24/7 - this is a global forum!




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    Firstly you are on a controlled substance which is well known to produce symptoms of both paranoia and depression.

    You don't say why you are on Cit so it is difficult to see if there is any relationship to your symptoms.

    Having said that if you ar suffering from either of the above why are you continuing to smoke cannabis which would continue to promote the symtoms stopping would aleaviate them?

    Maybe it seems a little harsh but i cannot understand anyone wanting to continue with any drug be they legal or illeagal which would have a detramental effect on their health.


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