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Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by Ed O`Flaherty on June 20, 2002, at 4:22:44

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by freedom2001 on June 16, 2002, at 0:28:23

> > 2g of fish oil may not be enough.Cod liver oil contains omega-3 but too much vit A for high doses.How about buying omega-3 in Walmart and taking 5-10 g daily (total of EPA and DHA).Do not take omega-3 if on treatment for blood disorders)
>
> Hi Doc,
>
> I'm now been taking
> 80mg prozac (two capsules in morning and two capsules in evening)
> 6.25mg tianeptine (broke the tablet in half and took half daily with morning dose of prozac as a full tablet causes me to have racing heartbeats and bad tremors)
> 50mg trazodone at night for sleep and anti-ocd
> 3 g of omega 3 fatty acids
>
> I SEEM to be SLIGHTLY better but can't confirm since it's only the 3rd day.
>
> What do you think of my medication combo and the duration for maximum benefits?
>
> The cost is expensive though.....which one should I cut down if I wish to save costs.....
>
> Also, my doc says prozac works on serotonin 1 and 2 while tianeptine works on serotonin 3 and 4 via different mechanisms......wonder what he means.
>
> Regards.

You are certainly taking a lot of medication-not unusual though in bad cases of OCD.Continue on a high dose of the fish oil for a few weeks and if you feel better you should talk to your dr about reducing some of your meds.Do not let the serotonin concern you too much.


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