Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 109455

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DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:49:34

[Posted by freedom2001 on June 11, 2002, at 0:51:28]

> Dear all,
>
> I have been on 80 mg prozac for the treatment of my obsessional OCD thoughts. It doesn't seem to work, so my doc put me on 50mg trazodone at night and 80mg prozac split in the morning and evening. It SEEMS to help slightly with the consequence that I'm able to regain 50% of my will to not to think, so to speak.
> The doc then put me on
> 12.5mg tianeptine/40mg prozac in the morning
> 40 mg prozac in the evening
> 50mg trazodone at night
>
> Anyone has anything to say?
>
> Also, why does the inner left sphere of my brain experiences pain at night? A portion of my inner left brain also experience a moving and throbbing sensation that results in pain? Any insights?
>
> Thanks.

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by Ed O`Flaherty on June 11, 2002, at 9:06:39

In reply to DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:49:34

Have a look at my web site at www.omega3.20megsfree.com for a natural treatment of OCD which seems to work in many cases.

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by CygnusX1 on June 11, 2002, at 15:42:11

In reply to DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by Dr. Bob on June 11, 2002, at 7:49:34

I have tried every medication there is for OCD in the past 6 years. There is truely only one if OCD is the main problem for you. It's called Luvox. My doctor never recommended it. I researched it and brought it up to him during an appointment. I was on Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Buspar, etc. Take to your doctor about Luvox. Very bearable side effects.

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT We

Posted by Kat26 on June 11, 2002, at 21:16:46

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by CygnusX1 on June 11, 2002, at 15:42:11

Well, I guess what med is effective is different from person to person. For one person it might be Luvox, for another Prozac. For me for example, Prozac has helped tremendously with my OCD.

Kat26

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 Ed O`Flaherty

Posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 1:14:39

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on June 11, 2002, at 9:06:39

> Have a look at my web site at www.omega3.20megsfree.com for a natural treatment of OCD which seems to work in many cases.

Thanks for the info. I'm almost suicidal if not for my faith in God and my beloved gf....

I remembered I still had a Scotts Emulsion cod liver oil and just drank 2 spoonfuls of that.equivalent to 2gs.

Will see how it goes and keep you guys posted.

Best regards.

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 CygnusX1

Posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 1:17:19

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by CygnusX1 on June 11, 2002, at 15:42:11

> I have tried every medication there is for OCD in the past 6 years. There is truely only one if OCD is the main problem for you. It's called Luvox. My doctor never recommended it. I researched it and brought it up to him during an appointment. I was on Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Buspar, etc. Take to your doctor about Luvox. Very bearable side effects.


I've tried Prozac with Luvox combo which resulted in the worsening of my OCD symptoms rapidly. My doc doesn't recommend luvox alone and would prefer to put me on prozac. I'm now taking trazodone + prozac + tianeptine along with cod liver oil to see how it goes.

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by Ed O`Flaherty on June 13, 2002, at 3:39:48

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 Ed O`Flaherty, posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 1:14:39

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)

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 Ed O`Flaherty

Posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 11:11:14

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on June 13, 2002, at 3:39:48

> 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)

I just bought a new fish oil this evening. One capsule contains 500mg EPA and 350 DHA. I took 1 tonight. Tomorrow I will take 2 capsules (1g EPA, 700mg DHA)......together with 80mg Prozac and 50mg Trazodone. Wonder what happens next?

I just got to keep on PRAYING......

Best regards.

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by kacper on June 13, 2002, at 17:27:42

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 Ed O`Flaherty, posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 11:11:14

> I just got to keep on PRAYING......

Hello. You seem to be pretty desperate... Here's
something to try:

1. switch your morning dose of Prozac to
Trazodone
2. put Tianeptine away (and Prozac too)
3. get yourself hypericin and 5-htp - it should
allow you to cut half Trazodone dose
4. Good Luck (whatever you do)!

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 kacper

Posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 22:27:39

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by kacper on June 13, 2002, at 17:27:42

> > I just got to keep on PRAYING......
>
> Hello. You seem to be pretty desperate... Here's
> something to try:
>
> 1. switch your morning dose of Prozac to
> Trazodone
> 2. put Tianeptine away (and Prozac too)
> 3. get yourself hypericin and 5-htp - it should
> allow you to cut half Trazodone dose
> 4. Good Luck (whatever you do)!

Hi, thanks for the advice. But I can't tolerate trazodone in the morning. I'm already being knocked out at night even on 50mg trazodone. I took that to make me sleep and to add to the anti-ocd properties of prozac.

I think I'll stick to prozac first. I've cut my tianeptine to 6.25 mg (split the tablet into half) per day to reduce the side effects of nervousness, shivers, twitches etc and it helps. I'm going to try out fish oil supplementation.

 

Fish oil ( freedom2001)

Posted by johnj on June 13, 2002, at 23:01:39

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001 Ed O`Flaherty, posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 11:11:14

Hi:
Could you tell me where and what brand of fish oil that you bought that has the 500 mg of EPS in it? At Walmart all I could find was 180 EPS. Thanks.
Johnj

 

Re: Fish oil ( freedom2001) johnj

Posted by freedom2001 on June 13, 2002, at 23:13:25

In reply to Fish oil ( freedom2001), posted by johnj on June 13, 2002, at 23:01:39

> Hi:
> Could you tell me where and what brand of fish oil that you bought that has the 500 mg of EPS in it? At Walmart all I could find was 180 EPS. Thanks.
> Johnj

Hello, it's NutriPlus EPA 2000. I'm not sure whether you can find it at your location. Maybe you can search the internet. It's one big capsule, though....

 

Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001

Posted by freedom2001 on June 16, 2002, at 0:28:23

In reply to Re: DATA NEEDED ON OCD TREATMENT freedom2001, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on June 13, 2002, at 3:39:48

> 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.

 

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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