Health - DXM tripping after SSRI - when should dxm be safe again?

Discussion in 'DXM' started by Orchid_Suspiria, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Orchid_Suspiria

    Orchid_Suspiria Silver Member

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    Feb 10, 2007
    40 y/o
    Today SWIM made the horrid mistake of trying out 20 mg's of citralopram an ssri that has made him feel absolutely dreadful.Now I know dxm and ssri's are a huge risk so when would dxm be safe again?Tomorrow perhaps?
  2. fnord

    fnord Palladium Member

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    Dec 8, 2003
    Re: When should dxm be safe again?

    this is from someone who was taking celexa daily,he seemed fine,My friends and I used to pop lots of 5HTP pills + prozac and were always fine,but I would say wait a few days if you can,everyones body is effected diffrently by stuff like be carefull and reseach everything.

    DXM and an SSRI Antidepressant
    DXM (with CPM) & Citalopram (celexa)
    by jammy

    DOSE : 20 mg oral Pharms - Citalopram (daily)
    300 mg oral DXM (pill / tablet)

    BODY WEIGHT : 140 lb

    [Erowid note: Coricidin Cough and Cold contains Chlorpheniramine Maleate which is dangerous in high doses. See DXM Brand Warnings for more information.]

    My dad talked me into trying an antidepressant to help with some troubled feelings that were out of my control, apparently it is a very hereditary thing in my family. I was prescribed Celexa (citalopram) in a 20 mg tablet taken orally once a day. It helped great with the depression but I have read everywhere that use with DXM is cautioned.

    [note: my experience IS INDIVIDUAL. I have read that combining DXM with an SSRI can cause serotonin syndrome (an overdose of serotonin) which is very irritable or in extreme measures fatal. and you should be VERY CAREFUL when using dxm and antidepressants)


    My first test to see how I would respond was 10 coricidin (300mg) taken orally. When it first kicked in I noticed strangely that where usually the strong physical effects came first, instead I began to feel very disconnected and loose mentally. The peak of the high was generally the same except for one VERY interesting effect.

    Normally on DXM there is still a muffled voice in my mind that is able to remind me that I am under the influence and that is why things are so strange. This time that little reminder was very quiet (if that makes sense) and at times non-existent. I found myself believing more than ever that there was no drug involved and that I was simply experiencing something natural. It was hard to explain but a good way to sum it up is that the effects were more convincing and felt more permanent.

    What interested me the most, however, is that when the high wore off I still had a very warm, fuzzy euphoria left over. It was kind of a dull feeling, but still it was very pleasant and relaxing. I personally believe it to be linked to this.


    I will continue to increase my DXM dose slowly and steadily until I either become uncomfortable or pass out. ;) I hope this helps those of us on antidepressants better understand dxm use. Be safe and happy trippin'. PEACE