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Old 29-06-08, 17:55
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i Doctor prescribed me anafranil 100 mg per day. Anyone else on this??
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Old 29-06-08, 18:57
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Re: anafranil

Hi obair

Anafranil is a tricyclic antidepressant which are considered more powerful and effective than SSRI's. The reason why doctors prescribe SSRI's rather than tricyclics, seeing that tricyclics are more effective than SSRI's is that they are considered a dirty drug. What that means is that they are not as selective as the SSRI's and can cause more side effects. However, side effects aside, Anafranil is not only a antidepressant but it also as a tranquilliser effect which is ideal for anyone with panic. Of all the antidepressants I've ever had in the past Anafranil was the only one that completely got rid of my depression and panic.

Just to add. The side effects completely go away after a couple of weeks - apart from loss of libido and failure to orgasm if you are a male.

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Old 29-06-08, 19:20
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I don't want to put a negative spin on this medication, but this was the one that put me off all others.

I took TWO, thats all. The first one i took within one hour i had blacked out (while having at the time my 9 month old son in my care and i was alone), i almost vomited on myself and i felt absolutely horrendous. I didn't give in, i took another...and then that was it, i couldn't take any more. The nausea, fainting and dry mouth was more than i could contend with.

I couldn't eat for 2 weeks i felt so sick and achey.
Good way to lose weight though

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Old 30-06-08, 12:03
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wonderfull pills and it works
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Old 16-09-08, 15:20
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starting this med tomoz as all ssris have had zilch effect for my social anxiety.
just hope side effects aint gonna be to bad.i have to work and cant spend the day shaking in the house
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Old 16-09-08, 17:48
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Thought you were going on Nardil???

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Old 16-09-08, 18:16
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I think you get less side effects with Anafranil than you do with SSRI's. Anafranil don't just work on Serotonin they work on most of the neurotransmitters, even the ones associated with pain, so they also make a good painkiller, especially with spinal pain. 75mg is the optimum dose - well it was for me.

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Old 17-09-08, 22:36
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tom: yup im gonna be taking 75mh eventually,just starting out on 25mg for 3 days then up to 50mg for 3 days then finally full whack of 75mg .
had 1 tablet a few hours ago,feel like i do when i took ssris,shaky hands,headache,general nervousness...didnt expect to get away totally s/e free...hopefully they will do some good n stop me constanly thinking of myself ,my thoughts,and how others percieve me.

joy: i was hoping to start on nardil,but shrink decided that we should go with the trycylics route first,then if that didnt work we can have a go at nardil.
got 8 weeks worth so plenty of time to know if they gonna benefit.

hope your keeping well

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Old 17-09-08, 22:47
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Anafranil is an excellent antidepressant. I suffered with depression on and off for 40 years, and of all the antidepressants I tried (which was most of them) Anafranil was the only one to completely get rid of my depression and panic attacks. I think I have been on them over 6 times and they never fail to work. The side effects vary from person to person, but only last a couple of weeks at the most. The only down side of this medication is that you can loose your libido while on them, but coming off them (gradually) causes no side effects what's so ever.

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Old 22-09-08, 17:35
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clomipramine is the only anti d that i could take as i tried all different ssri and had terrible side effects.I have been on 20mg for 2 and a half years now and they have helped me so much also great for intrusive thoughts.I had horrible harming thoughts as well as many other obsessive thoughts and they have helped so much with them.
Hope they work as well as they have for me for you,although they will make you feel worse at first but that will wear off.



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