Is anyone else taking Citalopram and Lorazepam together?

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Hi all, newbie here. I was prescribed these to take together 5 weeks ago. My doctor said the Lorazepam would help with my insomnia and getting through the initial weeks, when you can actually feel worse at first. I'm starting to feel better but the last few days my sleep has got worse again. I'm Interested to hear anyone else's experiences. Thanks in advance ????

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    I take lorazapam along with Citalopram. I find it make the anxiety of the early weeks and months tolerable. They have been very helpful and have not needed it increase my dose of 1mg daily. I take periodic breaks of one or two days to prevent tolerance and dependence. It helps me. 
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      Hi Kaycee, thanks for the reply. How long have you been taking this combo and what dosage of Cit are you on, if you don't mind me asking? I have been on 10mgs of Cit and 0.5mgs of Lorazapam as I find I feel too doped the next day on anymore.

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    It will depend be more easier for you with that combo of meds..I take xanex and cit...and it's a great combo..I also take when needed ...but if your having issues sleeping. .I think ziplocone would be better..don't you think.

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      Hi lois, I have never been prescribed Xanex before, don't think it's available here in New Zealand. Good to hear it's working well for you though. How long have you been taking that combo? I worry about becoming reliant on the Lorazapm as my doctor has warned me it can be addictive.

      I take it you mean Zopiclone? I have taken this before and found it didn't work as well for me as the Lorazapam. 

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      The ziplocone needs to be taken on empty stomach to be effective high fat foods make your medicine less drowsiness.and that's not what you want..plus it comes in 1.2.3. milligrams..the lorazepam is good for emergencies of anxiety..

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      I have been on zanex for 14months a .25 when needed not every day..only when I feel butterflies.. example family death..xanex took care of that...
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    Hi dawn,

    In the morning I take 112.5mg venlafaxine and 1mg of lorazepam 

    Which seems to calm me a little as the morning is horrible for me.

    But at night I take quetiapine for sleep and it works amazing definitely ask your doctor if it would be rite for you.

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      Hi Carl, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately I am sensitive to a lot of medication and have tried both of those meds and many more and had bad reactions. 
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