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Sleepwalking during benzo withdrawal
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    oldschnitzel is offline New Member
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    Default Sleepwalking during benzo withdrawal

    After 15 years taking 1 mg Clonazepam (Klonopin) and 10 mg Zolpidem Tartrate (Ambien), I started a slow taper of both about 8 weeks ago. I am now totally off the Zolpidem and down to .75 mg on the Clonazepam. I saw my doctor for help tapering, and he prescribed Citalopram 20 mg, which I started over a week ago. The Citalopram helps a lot, but I've had an episode of sleepwalking, and I wonder if anyone has experienced this during benzo withdrawal, or could it maybe be the Citalopram? Maybe this has happened to someone here and I would so appreciate any advice on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschnitzel View Post
    After 15 years taking 1 mg Clonazepam (Klonopin) and 10 mg Zolpidem Tartrate (Ambien), I started a slow taper of both about 8 weeks ago. I am now totally off the Zolpidem and down to .75 mg on the Clonazepam. I saw my doctor for help tapering, and he prescribed Citalopram 20 mg, which I started over a week ago. The Citalopram helps a lot, but I've had an episode of sleepwalking, and I wonder if anyone has experienced this during benzo withdrawal, or could it maybe be the Citalopram? Maybe this has happened to someone here and I would so appreciate any advice on this.
    Actually, the Citalpram is generic Celexa.

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    I don't know. The only thing like sleepwalking I ever did was when I took Ambien. The regular benzos and SSRIs did not do that to me.

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    Thank you for your reply, Thisweekforsure. What are SSRIs?

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    Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Your Celexa is an SSRI.
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