Advice about trying new medication Anfranil?

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   Posted 8/23/2017 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I havent posted in a bit on here this has always been a great place for sage advice from personal experience. Im going to the doctor tommorrow to try a new medication. I recently took lexapro generic for two years and it didnt really do anything noticeable so i got off of it and have been suffering depression like i never have had before in my life. which has definately gotten better as the time has gone on, no complaints. Ive been looking into Anfranil ive never tried a trycyclical but it supposedly helps mostly with ocd which is my primary culprit. Just wondering about anyone who had good experience with this specific drug in treating their ocd/anxiety? thanks much

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   Posted 8/23/2017 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Unique and welcome back!

An older class of med, this A/D predates SSRI's, but can be effective for those who don't respond to the newer antidepressants.

Anafranil in particular is known to be helpful in managing intrusive thoughts...and considered an anti obsessive Rx.

I hope you find this is just what you need for your best anxiety/OCD management plan.

Keep us updated as to how you are doing with your start up so we can keep you in support!


"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its empties today of its strength."
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   Posted 8/24/2017 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much i knew it was a little bit of an older med, but thats it. i spoke with my counselor today and will be talking with the psychiatrist soon to see what he thinks. I will definately keep everyone updated hopefully it will be helpful.
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