Posted by john berk on August 30, 2005, at 21:03:11
In reply to Re: New Here...Severe OCD/Social Anxiety » john berk, posted by thebends on August 30, 2005, at 20:48:17
My friend actually hasn't started the tramadol yet, but he gave the doctor information he had found on-line, and she is considering it, she has to do more research!! he wants to take it so badly!! i beleive the dosing is 50 mgs. every 4 hours as needed, i will keep you posted when i speak with him again!!
actually, in my expierence, klonopin has taken the obsessions away about 75% when i take 1mg. or more!! it may not work that way for everyone, but a girl i email in wisconsin swears by it, she says she couldn't bare her ocd without it. but she is on zoloft also!! it is supposed to actually raise serotonin slightly, no where near an ssri, but it does have some efect!!
also, i know someone who was housebound with ocd and social phobia, but on 6 mgs. per day of klonopin, she is now married!! 6 mgs. would only put me to sleep for 2 days though, lol!! but it is worth a try at a low dose, no doubt!!!!
i'll let you know more when my friend meets with his pdoc again about the tramadol!! have a great evening...john