Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1096961

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Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 13, 2018, at 9:37:31

Hey guys,

this is a tricyclic AD. It can increase the QT interval but it has usually no sexual side effects.

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 13, 2018, at 9:43:42

In reply to Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 13, 2018, at 9:37:31

Oh i got it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opipramol

Yay or nay? I am pretty desperate.

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Christ_empowered on February 13, 2018, at 20:51:12

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 13, 2018, at 9:43:42

i would not take a tca w/ seroquel, personally.

i still think that if you need something for depression, you should look for something more modern, more stimulating. wellbutrin, maybe see if they will prescribe Provigil or Nuvigil. There's some limited data on Provigil in people stable on neuroleptics, and it seems helpful for a subset of people.

prozac has been combined with zyprexa, with good results for some people. I would think you'd need to have the tranquilizer doses reduced a bit w/ prozac, but i could be wrong.


sorry you're suffering

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 14, 2018, at 3:00:40

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Christ_empowered on February 13, 2018, at 20:51:12

then i will ditch seroquel and take more zyprexa

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol? Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on February 14, 2018, at 8:16:52

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 14, 2018, at 3:00:40

> then i will ditch seroquel and take more zyprexa

I like that idea.

Slowly.

I wouldn't go up past 30 mg/day of Zyprexa. You may not need such a high dosage, but I think it is reasonable to keep the dosage of Zyprexa at 20-30 mg/day while manipulating the dosage of Seroquel. Be aware, though, that Zyprexa has been known to precipitate mania in some individuals.


- Scott

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 14, 2018, at 12:10:05

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol? Lamdage22, posted by SLS on February 14, 2018, at 8:16:52

Hi Scott,
Doses can be higher. I may have to go like 35-40mg.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1557475/

So you think then i could try opipramol? Did you know about it?

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 15, 2018, at 6:09:30

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 14, 2018, at 12:10:05

Some Dr told me that Seroquel and Zyprexa compete with eachother at the receptors. Is that true?

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Christ_empowered on February 15, 2018, at 9:58:17

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 15, 2018, at 6:09:30

hi, lamdage.

I don't know if zyprexa and seroquel compete, but on the group level, people are usually better off on just 1 neuroleptic at a time. I think you'd be better off on just zyprexa, because you'd have far less sedation, which might help your mood.

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 15, 2018, at 12:17:10

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Christ_empowered on February 15, 2018, at 9:58:17

Zyprexa is less sedating than Seroquel? Why do you think i would be less sedated? I am going to have to ramp up the Zyprexa for sure.

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol? Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on February 15, 2018, at 12:29:58

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 15, 2018, at 12:17:10

> I am going to have to ramp up the Zyprexa for sure.

What leads you to this conclusion?

What symptoms are you trying to treat?


- Scott

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 15, 2018, at 13:49:42

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol? Lamdage22, posted by SLS on February 15, 2018, at 12:29:58

well if i stop Seroquel there will be a void!!

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol? Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on February 15, 2018, at 15:09:02

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 15, 2018, at 13:49:42

> well if i stop Seroquel there will be a void!!


I think that depends upon:

1. Your diagnosis?

2. The symptoms you are treating?

3. How does Zyprexa help you?

4. What is your fear were you to discontinue Seroquel entirely?

Answering all of these questions might help people to better address your issues and concerns.

* I've known about opipramol for a long time. It is not available in the USA, and I did not think it would help me any better than imipramine or nortriptyline. Interestingly, opipramol blocks sigma receptors. I would have to do some reading to review what sigma receptors are all about. Linkadge would very likely know about them.

* Xyprexa is much stronger than Seroquel at dopamine D2 receptors.


- Scott

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 16, 2018, at 1:37:05

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol? Lamdage22, posted by SLS on February 15, 2018, at 15:09:02

> > well if i stop Seroquel there will be a void!!
>
>
> I think that depends upon:
>
> 1. Your diagnosis?

Schizo-Affective type depressive.

> 2. The symptoms you are treating?

Unpleasant thoughts and inability to sleep. I am destroyed beyond repair. Anxiety.

> 3. How does Zyprexa help you?

It enables me to distance myself from these thoughts.

> 4. What is your fear were you to discontinue Seroquel entirely?

If i replace it with equivalent Zyprexa dosages, there is no fear to discontinue it.

> Answering all of these questions might help people to better address your issues and concerns.
>
> * I've known about opipramol for a long time. It is not available in the USA, and I did not think it would help me any better than imipramine or nortriptyline. Interestingly, opipramol blocks sigma receptors. I would have to do some reading to review what sigma receptors are all about. Linkadge would very likely know about them.
>
> * Xyprexa is much stronger than Seroquel at dopamine D2 receptors.
>
>
> - Scott

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 16, 2018, at 5:16:40

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 16, 2018, at 1:37:05

i have these destroyed beyond repair thoughts. I consumed cannabis in my youth. And i did this crap with MAOI

 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Christ_empowered on February 16, 2018, at 8:42:09

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Lamdage22 on February 16, 2018, at 5:16:40

hi. i highly doubt you're beyond repair or beyond hope. i do think you should try to get your total neuroleptic dose a bit lower, for safety's sake.


 

Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 16, 2018, at 9:48:22

In reply to Re: Anyone ever heard of Opipramol?, posted by Christ_empowered on February 16, 2018, at 8:42:09

Hi Christempowered, thanks. i did try but i failed. i am thinking about trying low dose naltrexone. I hope there is no lasting damage to be expected.


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