Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Imipramine, Tryptophan, Sertraline combination. Exisessentialist

Posted by SLS on April 21, 2012, at 12:37:08

In reply to Imipramine, Tryptophan, Sertraline combination., posted by Exisessentialist on April 20, 2012, at 21:00:15

> I tried to post this earlier but I think it may have been lost in the interwebs. I've been taking Sertraline 200 mg and Tryptophan 8 grams for approximately three weeks. My psychiatrist recently recommended that I add imipramine 25 mgs three times daily in an attempt to overcome my treatment-resistant depression. Has anyone tried the combination of these three before? I've recently been reading interesting things about combining TCAs and SSRIs on this and other sites. Would this combination be generally safe and advisable to take?

Perhaps you can talk with your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of using nortriptyline in place of imipramine. Nortriptyline has more mild side effects and is not too heavy on serotonin. It is possible that he wants to use imipramine for its more potent serotonin reuptake inhibitor properties. Of course, you already get that with sertraline. One might consider that adding imipramine places too much of a serotonin load on the system. You would need to screen for serotoinin syndrome. Either way, I hope adding a TCA produces a favorable response for you.

Good luck.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:SLS thread:1016071