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Re: Is anyone here taking a tricyclic that works? bulldog2

Posted by hopefullynow on April 1, 2010, at 9:21:38

In reply to Re: Is anyone here taking a tricyclic that works? hopefullynow, posted by bulldog2 on March 31, 2010, at 17:29:47

Hy Bulldog,
That's true, i was a little bit unclear about Anafranil.In small doses, i find it energetic, i regain my smell, my taste of foods, suddenly all the places were i live become very close to me, they give me a warm feeling of being in a safe place who accepts me; suddenly, all the people looks more friendly, i feel compasion, love for my wife and my daughter.Strange, huh?Anafranil was/is the only drug who does all these, plus a hedonic state, but just mentally,It's like "I want to
go outside to jog, but i feel phisically exhausted ".Here Maprotiline helps and suddenly i feel that i'd like to go out and i have the energy.Anafranil cures just a part of anhedonia, it brightens my mood and make me feel that I wanna do things long forgotten.Maprotiline, mobilize me phisically.It helps also with my social phobia or GAD.

It's true, anafranil have a NE part, but the SE is more powerful to feel it, at least for me and at this small dose.

As side effects, this combo is neutral in the sexual department.The only caveat is the hunger, who, really is a big problem.
Thanks GOD I discovered metformin, who keeps my glycemia at normal levels.Without metformin, i failed many times in the past to tolerate this combo because i was in a perpetuum crave for foods (mainly sweets).I am very sensitive to side effects of AD's,like sexual disfunction, craving for food and muscle weakness, even mental clarity, because i resumed my workouts since anhedonia lifted and i HATE to feel weak, hungry, fogged and spacey.For me, this combo feels decently neutral, really after so many years of struggling, i cant ask more :)!!!
Also, i'm pretty sure that the low dose of risperdone and buspirone works in synergy.


> Very nice combo! I thought anafranil also targets ne? You seem to require such a large dose of maprotiline. Wouldn't this be the drug that plays the biggest part in your combo?
> Here's a qoute of yours
> Anafranil worked long time ago, and always pull me from the deepest episodes of depression and anhedonia.Being an anhedonic it's not a fiable option on the long run without an NRI, i suggest you nortryptiline, maprotiline.
> Does it cause anhedonia? You say it pulls you out of anhedonia but being anhedonic it's not a viable option for the long run...What do you mean by this?
> Any sexual sides on this combo?
> Thanks for your great post..




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