Is it ok to take Citalopram and Kalms night?

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Hi was wanting a bit of advice.

Am having really lots of trouble sleeping, I get off ok and then wake with lots of anxiety buzzing through my system.

Has anyone taken kalms night and citalopram together and noticed that it helps or does it make things worse? I really need to get some sleep!

Plus am on week 5 of the citalopram and not feeling great yet! Most people on here say it could take 6-8 weeks before I feel any better, then I've read some people say the have felt better after 3 weeks.

The sleep is a problem though-so kalms night any good with the Citalopram? xx

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    I take Valerian Charlotte and I know you can't take any medical meds with them a chemist might know but ask around read the leaflet always they do tell you. If nothing might be okay to take I only go by the Valerian leaflet.
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      Hi marlene

      I have recently bought some valerian but haven't taken any yet as I am confused? Do you take them in the morning like a supplement every day or one before bed when you want a good nights sleep like nytol? If everyday will the effect build and make me drowsy during the day? Hope you can help me, thanks mel smile

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      Hi Mel I take them over the day space them out.ie morning, noon and night, I don't work,(lucky me)  but I got balance problem with having tinnitus so I know anxiety from that mostly seeing now if Valerian will settle it down , keep going with them Mel for 4 to 6 weeks to give them fair try. No fun all this hey I don't take any dr meds apart from blood pressure tablet at night. Get back to me any time and let's know how your going on them  xx
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      Looking at your mail not found Valerian made me tired during day .sleep well despite ears hissing always had good 8 hours . Maybe they will help you sleep if it's not been good Mel if that's a problem x
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      Thanks for replying, will give it a go, mine is pretty similar, I got anxiety after having labyrinthitis for months sad not fun at all. I now have been left with insomnia used to get min. 8 hours sleep a night which went to 0-2 for a couple of weeks then 2-4hours now I am lucky to get 6 and can be broken. The best things in life ARE free i.e. your health. Wishing you well mel smile

       

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       She's had bad day todayHi Mel did you get the Valerian?im on 2nd bottle of them.have a look at dr Claire Weekes it then goes on to You Tube few things for you to look at for anxiety have told Joan 152 to look at it .shes not had good day today I've glanced it but will look into this tomorrow it's late and my ears are hissing like crazy,take me another hour to nod off,good thing I don't have a job to get to,don't know how people do it not having enough sleep or kiddies to look after truly don't let's know how your doing and check dr Weekes and You Tube out takecare Mar x
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      Got the valerian but still not taken it, scaredy cat. And my sleep has now gone back to 5 hrs if I'm lucky. Reason not taken is I have now got extreme dizziness back and ringing in ears, not sure if it's the return of labyrithitus (GOD I HOPE NOT) and I have turned into a health worry wort, so going to wait till this hopefully passes then get on the valerian, the dizziness is worse now than the lack of sleep especially as I have 4 kids to look after and I feel I'm not giving them my best sad let's hope we are all in a better place soon. Just keeping in touch with others who know how we are feeling is better than medicine. Thanks for replying going to check out dr weeks, thanks x
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      Hi Mel that giddyness is the pits I get it bad most days,long before Valerian,terrible.Get on balance site lots with it on there all in same boat or on same boat .yes on site talking to others goes a long way to get you through these tough days we have with it Mel ,you've got the kiddies to care for my how tough are your days.Just me and husband,my 2 flown the nest but don't know how one copes having this condition and still having to care for children the stress you must be under daily,heart goes out to you truly.

         You perhaps can try one Valerian at night see how you feel.?

       My ears are screaming Mel some days don't want to drop down ,I do eventually put a hair dryer by the ears and if lucky it will drop ,give that a try on low setting. God bless all work out one of these days for all of us God Willing always chat here xx

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      Hi Marlene hope your having a good day! Thought I would tell you I had a reflexology session yesterday was feeling really dizzy and had tinnitus immediately after felt better and hope I don't jinx it but still ok today. Might be worth a try? xx
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      Hi Mel glad you had reflexology,I've got a friend who a therapist who a trained reflexologist.When I first got Rhinitis she gave me treatments,not had it done for a fair while .I think try these treatments better than all these Drs tablets .glad you felt better.When I had neck op last year surgeon (yes a surgeon ) told me Reiki for the anxiety. what did he know that Drs surgerys didn't ? Clever man to do his job saying Reiki . my ears have been hissing like  crazy of late ,I firmly believe tinnitus acts to air pressure for some,

        balance still going when walking ,wonder if that's a vitamin imbalance ie iron magnesium etc I do gat the Quiet Magazine from tinnitus org tells you what they've been doing into Tinnitus. Have few more reflexology sessions see how you go don't think it will harm any,and my balance began after I went to osteopath for my sinuses 3 yrs ago within 2 days go figure that out .

          You have a good day,lovely weather here ,wish we on site could get out and enjoy it hey.pain all this lets know how you go on xx

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      Hi Marlene hope the tinnitus has settled for you, I'm still doing ok having another reflexology session this week and finally after 7 months have been referred to ENT. Weather has been lovely so been out for a few lunch dates with friends distraction helps. Wishing you well mel xx
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      Hi Mel glad your having more Reflexology,it's a calmer for sure.you stick with it.I think the Valerian helped,still get the anxiety ,it's up and down,my tinnitus is the bug bear,along with this balance prob that's on going past 3 years,think everything's linked up together. 

        I have begun on Vit D 3 as a chap on Vertigo site mentioned lack of this Vit D interesting to read up on Mel.

        Glad to your managing to get out with your friends ,even the odd night out will do you good long term ,worse thing is spending to long indoors.even couple hours out boost you up,ready for next day

        weather here doesn't know what it wants to do,can't beat UK weather that's for sure? Hope things get better for you as days go on keep in touch hey xxx

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    Hi Charlotte,

    I like to occasionally have a cup of Valerian tea at bedtime to give me a better sleep so I checked with my doctor (& the pharmacist for a 2nd opinion LOL) & both said no problem, it's okay to take & I've been fine with it.

    The one I usually use is Pukka night time tea from the supermarket. You can also get other ones on Amazon. The stronger the better is how I like it, sometimes put 2 teabags in together wink

    Loulyn x

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      Hi Loulyn,

      Thanks will give the tea a try!!

      I know I've posted a few things in the last few weeks-am at such a low point and state and can't seem too see how things will get better on the citalopram. Lots of other fellow users say just hang in there it will happen and some say maybe I need to try another pill!? I know my GP is the best to advise but the citalopram did work last time. I had been on it for a few years and then felt it was time to come off as I didn't need it. Now I feel maybe that I shouldn't of come off it. Grrr why is life so crappy at times?

      Thanks for listening and the tea advice- will try to get some today! xx

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