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Re: Medication for OCD bones

Posted by SLS on September 28, 2001, at 12:22:26

In reply to Medication for OCD, posted by bones on September 27, 2001, at 18:22:27

> I have just had a reoccurrence of my OCD. I went on Anafranil which worked extremely well for me in the past. This time, it seemed to really exacerbate my symptoms. I was happy, happy ... but crazy, crazy. Couldn't turn off the brain. Everything invading and bothering me. So I came off. Now ... I still feel symptomatic, and very tired. My OCD is connected with my sleep. Rituals done at night. So I need a medication that has a sleepytime effect.
> Well faithful psychobabble audience ... any suggestions about what med. I can take.
> Now I am wondering if I should return to Anafranil. I was reading previous sites, where they mention that it's very common for people's symptoms to worsen before they improve. I was on the med. for 10 days only. But whoo ... my brain was working overtime! Perhaps I should have stayed on it longer.
> What has worked for you, fellow OCD sufferers. Is anyone out there medication free??

I think Zyprexa is now used as an adjunctive medication to treat OCD. It sounds like adding it to Anafranil might help with the remaining symptoms you are describing. It's just a guess.

Good luck.

- Scott




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