Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1105970

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what has worked for ocd

Posted by joe f on August 30, 2019, at 17:02:31

what are some medications that have helped others with ocd long term .....my 2 most successfull have been luvox which i am currently on and believe it or not cymbalta

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by rjlockhart37 on August 30, 2019, at 18:11:19

In reply to what has worked for ocd, posted by joe f on August 30, 2019, at 17:02:31

anafranil is the most potent for OCD, defintely will take care of OCD symptons, it's just up to a doctor to choose to use it. It's an older antidepressant

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2019, at 6:43:58

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by rjlockhart37 on August 30, 2019, at 18:11:19

But byebye, erection! Its not for me

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by Christ_empowered on August 31, 2019, at 11:19:38

In reply to what has worked for ocd, posted by joe f on August 30, 2019, at 17:02:31

honestly, i have 'obsessive traits,' and...

working with the psych (always a challenge) to get the tranq dose a bit lower helped, a good bit. 20mgs/Prozac helps, too. gabapentin at night...makes me kinda stupid, but gets me out of the loops.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd Christ_empowered

Posted by pedr on September 2, 2019, at 11:05:25

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by Christ_empowered on August 31, 2019, at 11:19:38

I have severe Pure OCD and only two things out of may have helped significantly:
- 45mg BuSpar
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with a great PDoc

HTH

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by Ruuudy on September 7, 2019, at 0:16:40

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd Christ_empowered, posted by pedr on September 2, 2019, at 11:05:25

Hmmm, Buspar?
How long have you taken it?
I think I might have tried it as an adjunct to my Prozac 25 years ago. They used to portray it as very mild and barely effective, if at all.
Glad it works for you!
I might have to give it try again.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd Ruuudy

Posted by pedr on September 7, 2019, at 6:55:22

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by Ruuudy on September 7, 2019, at 0:16:40

> Hmmm, Buspar?
> How long have you taken it?
> I think I might have tried it as an adjunct to my Prozac 25 years ago. They used to portray it as very mild and barely effective, if at all.
> Glad it works for you!
> I might have to give it try again.

Yeah I should qualify that I'm on 5 different psychotropic medications so isolating BuSpar's effects is nigh-on impossible. That said, a few months after starting it my OCD lessened in severity significantly. I still battle with every day but less of my day is ruined by it.

I've been taking it for about 18 months I'd guess.
HTH

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by phidippus on November 28, 2019, at 20:11:15

In reply to what has worked for ocd, posted by joe f on August 30, 2019, at 17:02:31

Tramadol

Phidippus

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by plenair on December 6, 2019, at 22:51:29

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by phidippus on November 28, 2019, at 20:11:15

I saw one article related to tramadol and OCD and not much else. I wonder how many use it for this purpose and with what success.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd plenair

Posted by pedr on December 7, 2019, at 8:23:17

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by plenair on December 6, 2019, at 22:51:29

> I saw one article related to tramadol and OCD and not much else. I wonder how many use it for this purpose and with what success.

That's probably moot since I don't think you'll find a health professional who'll prescribe an opioid for OCD! Unless you're planning to get it yourself that is.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by Ruuudy on December 7, 2019, at 16:20:42

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd plenair, posted by pedr on December 7, 2019, at 8:23:17

Newly released article sounds promising regarding augmenting with Memantine.

https://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2019/v80/19f13163.aspx

Rudy

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by phidippus on December 7, 2019, at 19:03:15

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by Ruuudy on December 7, 2019, at 16:20:42

"the findings of this meta-analysis, impressive though they are, cannot guide clinical practice. The case for memantine as an augmentation agent in OCD remains unestablished."

meaning they're not sure Memantine helps.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd pedr

Posted by phidippus on December 7, 2019, at 19:06:05

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd plenair, posted by pedr on December 7, 2019, at 8:23:17

I was prescribed Tramadol ER and experienced a remission of my OCD symptoms.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd

Posted by plenair on December 7, 2019, at 23:45:03

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd pedr, posted by phidippus on December 7, 2019, at 19:06:05

Glad it helped. I gather you no longer use it, though?

I don't know much about opiods except what I hear in the news. Never tried any.

 

Re: what has worked for ocd (nm) plenair

Posted by pedr on December 8, 2019, at 5:51:33

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by plenair on December 7, 2019, at 23:45:03

 

Re: what has worked for ocd plenair

Posted by pedr on December 8, 2019, at 13:58:14

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by plenair on December 7, 2019, at 23:45:03

> Glad it helped. I gather you no longer use it, though?
>
> I don't know much about opiods except what I hear in the news. Never tried any.

Hey, I'm one of those poor bastards who is caught in the opioid furore/hysteria. Oxycodone+Adderall is the only thing that let's me feel human, albeit for just an hour after each dose. I've never mentioned this to any of my doctors, because it would be immediately ripped away from me because I'm abusing it (using for mood, not just my chronic pain). It's fucked up.

Pete

 

Re: what has worked for ocd plenair

Posted by phidippus on December 10, 2019, at 16:24:53

In reply to Re: what has worked for ocd, posted by plenair on December 7, 2019, at 23:45:03

Tramadol is also an SNRI and NMDA antagonist.


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