Taking Effexor and Klonopin...

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   Posted 10/23/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys-

I just stumbled across this site and everyone here seems nice and helpful, so I figured I'd ask for some help.

I am taking Effexor for Depression and Anxiety, but lately with my college career coming to a close I am absolutely losing my mind about. I do nothing but worry, and nothing I do can stop it.

Anyways, can Klonopin be taken with Effexor? I have an appointment with a psychologist and psychiatrist over Thanksgiving break, but until then I need to get this anxiety under control.

Id go into more detail about my past and history with illness or whatever if you guys want to know about it, but for now I just need to know this.

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   Posted 10/23/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello obinder, and welcome to healingwell.

As far as I know, there are no interractions between Klonopin and Effexor. Are you prescriebd the Klonopin?

There is a clickable link at the bottom of my signature. It will take you to a site where you can check drug interractions.

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   Posted 10/23/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. No, I'm not prescribed the Klonopin, just the Effexor. I have appointments with a psychologist and psychiatrist over Thanksgiving break, but until then I need to curb my anxiety and panic issues. Up until yesterday I was never sure if I have had a panic attack, but I was sitting in the cafeteria eating breakfast after being unable to sleep due to worrying, and I'm fairly confident I had one... it was pretty terrifying.

Anyways, I will definitely post more... I would love to surf these forums all night, but I have a load of homework to do, and even though I have no motivation to do it, if I don't it'll only make my anxiety and depression worse. So, off I go!

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   Posted Yesterday 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Firstly, I want to point out that I am not a medical professional and my advice is no subsititute for qualified medical help.
That said, klonopin interacts with effexor causing CNS (Central Nervous System) depression. This may not happen in all people since different people react to different drugs in different ways and when you start combining meds, thats another factor. Also, you should bear in mind that in some people (not all, but a fair amount) Klonopin interacts with grapefruit juice. If you have Klonopin lying around the house, my advice is NOT TO TAKE IT before consulting a medical professional.
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