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non ssri's for ocd/anxiety


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Hi,

I am on my 2nd week of lexapro and already I feel lousy.  I used to take prozac and felt this way. 

Basically I don't have any motivation, lazy, tired, just "don't care" sort of feeling.  prozac did the same thing so I guess it works for the anxiety a bit but the rest of the stuff is the same.

If I increase the dose when the dr. suggests then that stuff will get worse and maybe it will help with the ocd stuff but that isn't good if I am just lazy and all.

So I take klonopin and that works well for the anxiety but not for the ocd stuff.

anyone got ideas?

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Have you tried Paxil or Paxil CR or Pexeva?  This SSRI could help with OCD and anxiety.

Or wait, you asked about a non-SSRI. How about Anafranil?  (which is a tricyclic antidepressant, or TCA).  This one is good for OCD.

Some people with OCD respond to a SSRI plus an atypical antipsychotic, such as Risperdal.

Luvox, which is not commonly prescribed, is the well-known SSRI for OCD.  You could go up to 300-400 mg /d.

But you were interested in a non-SSRI.

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