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Re: Must I stop my beloved Nardil????? ace

Posted by Sad Panda on April 20, 2004, at 9:56:05

In reply to Re: Must I stop my beloved Nardil????? Sad Panda, posted by ace on April 20, 2004, at 1:53:43

> > Hi Ace,
> >
> > Have you tried some SSRI's, Effexor or Clomipramine?
>
> Yes. Zoloft was rubbish. Luvox I only lasted two days on. Anafranil I have tried 3 times. Each time i cant make it past the third day. First time, I wanted no drugs so I stopped it. SAecond time it worsened my derealization. third time it worsened my depression
>
> But I may try it again (probably will) in the future!
>
> >
> > I take it that social anxiety is a much bigger problem for you compared to OCD?
>
> Absolutely not. My huge two problems are OCD and phobic anxiety of depersonalization syndrome. I hate labels: overall i am a very anxious person getting caught up in obsessive thoughts. Nardil is THE drug for phobic anxiety, but works great for my dysthmia and depression too.
>
>

Ooohh, I thought you had social anxiety, I don't know how I got that stuck in my head. Everything I have tried to read & absorb says you have to have an SRI to counter OCD. Patience is good to have, when I have raised the dosage of Effexor it causes me tons of anxiety in the first week or so, taking some Valium seems to take the anxiety away & leave me with some mild hypomania(overly talkative & unrealisticly good mood), after a couple of weeks I settle in an I get some good anxiolytic effect from it. I use to have a little OCD ritual before bed of going to the front door, checking that it's locked, turn power off to TV & PayTV box at wall, go to back door & check that it's locked & then head to the front door & repeat about 3-4 times before finally going to bed.(This use to drive my wife nuts!) When I was spiralling into depression & having suicide ideations countinuosly my door checking ritual was climbing upwards too. Now, with Effexor, I only do the ritual just once. If you haven't tried Effexor, I would, you just have to be prepared for possible withdrawl symptoms & have Valium onhand to counter any startup anxiety.

Cheers,
Panda.


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