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I have been on lamictal for 6 years now and feel 100% better. I'm taking it for bipolar nos. 350 mg. Will my slight OCD increase?
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
Take cymbalta 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta?
Seems fine: These dosages seem to be workable although it is an intense combination of mood stabilizers. The dose of duloxetine at 60 mg is at the usual amount for the treatment of a mood disorder although higher dosages are thought to be potentially helpful for the treatment of chronic pain. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What r possible alternatives to anafranil in treating severe purely obsessive ocd? Clomipramine along with zoloft, lamictal, propranolol, and trazodo
Hi-dose SSRI, CBT: On the medication side, ssri antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) are the most used, often at doses higher than typically prescribed for depression. It's also worth considering psychotherapy. Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as cbt or erp (exposure and response prevention) are often helpful for ocd. ...Read more
Klonopin 2.5...Cymbalta 60...Lamictal 100...Tegretol 600..I am treated for ocd/bipolar...Does this sound like a strange or normal combination?
Not unusual....: It's not unusual to see ocd and bipolar together. Cymbalta is not my typical "go-to" drug for ocd; but if you have a pain syndrome, it may be the best choice. For ocd, i would first go to an ssri. Lamictal and tegretol can both be good choices; what matters is, is each one helpful? Discuss with your doctor and good luck ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have taken klonopin 1.5, tegretol 600, lamictal 100, Cymbalta 60 bipolar-ocd for 8 years-liver functions fine-how long before I have liver problems?
Most likely never: While each of these medications have some potential to affect liver function tests - it being greatest in Tegretol - most of the changes tend to be benign(or harmless). I would worry to much, particularly if you doctors continue to monitor this periodically. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Purely obsessive ocd/bipolar ll. Currently 300 sertraline, 150 clomipramine, 400 Lamictal, 30 propranolol. Welbutr 4 zoloft-mood frequin? Up Lamictal
Combo: not sure what your Q. is, but please review your medications with your doctor. ...Read more