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"Anafranil"(clomipramine)my latest addition

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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Hi all.  Went  to a new psychiatrist today.  My panic and obsessive scratching/picking at the scabs was just too much for me.  I had weaned myself off Zoloft(useless for me).  New Dr. ordered Anafranil(clomipramine),a tricyclic.  I have never taken a tricyclic.  He said it is an old drug,but good for anxiety and obsessive behavior and thoughts.  Due to start it tomorrow.  I'm hopeful.  Any experiences w/this drug?

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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PortiaRose
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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 I would rather take this than the zoloft, and lemitrogine. Like, I have super obsessive thoughts that lead to anger. like, i cant let irrelevant thoughts go, so i dont know what i am actually mad at... kwim?

lyrick24
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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 never heard of it but i hope it works for you.

matreshka
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Not with anafranil but with elavil, another trycyclic.  I know it helped me sleep (a bit too much) and it calmed me down.  Did not help with my depression but I am bipolar.

matreshka
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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I try to educate myself alot on psych meds and treatments and I remember reading something that the old meds like tricyclics are actually better for OCD than the newer SSRIs.

Quoting PortiaRose:

 I would rather take this than the zoloft, and lemitrogine. Like, I have super obsessive thoughts that lead to anger. like, i cant let irrelevant thoughts go, so i dont know what i am actually mad at... kwim?


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