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Re: phenelzine and clomipramine Ines

Posted by psychobot5000 on March 28, 2007, at 11:20:59

In reply to Re: moclobemide for atypical depression psychobot5000, posted by Ines on March 26, 2007, at 11:58:47

> Hi P-bot,
> Have either of those worked for you? I would like to try phenelzine but GP refuses to prescribe a MAOI... Ines

Well, no, neither of these have worked for me--however (!), I have not really had an adequate trial with either of them. For what it's worth, I am getting some very significant relief with tranylcypromine--but I think that's mostly just luck of the draw, that it -seems- to work better. In any case, if your doc won't prescribe MAOis, I suppose it's not that helpful....

I only -very- briefly tried clomipramine, and balked because of SSRI-like symptoms (initial anxiety and mild akathisia). From what I was told, if you go up in dosage very slowly, it's supposed to be a fairly tolerable (and powerful, for compulsive symptoms and depression) drug, but you need patience. Sorry I can't give you more information, but after I got the recommendation for phenelzine or clomip, which seemed based on very sensible arguments, I decided that because of my own personal record of side-effects from phenelzine and from tricyclics, I'd be better off trying something else first. Thus, the tranylcypromine.





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