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low dose of Elavil or Anafranil for anhedonia?


Effexor has blunted my emotions and made me totally apathetic so I plan to start with Amitriptyline or Anafranil tomorrow as a augmentation to Effexor.

I reduced my dose of Effexor (225 to 150 mg) because of potential dangers of ss when mixing with Tca"s. I know all about nasty side-effects but i think that wont be a problem because i will stick with low doses (25-50 mg).
I know Amitriptyline is more sedating and it helps for pain and anxiety, but i think Anafranil should be better choice for depression and apathy. I hope they will also help with my fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

So should i try Anafranil or Amitriptyline first?

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i actually found amitriptyline to work ok, for say anhedonia/dystemi, the key is just to drink ALOT of Caffeine...

With Anafranil/clomipramine, Im not sure Efexor should be in the "picture"..

Ive been on 150mg Anafranil and 200mg Zoloft, Didn't really work, Zoloft was lowered to 75mg/day, and Prozac 20mg/day was started...

So, 150mg Anafranil, 75mg Zoloft, 20mg Prozac... Yeah i got a mild case of Serotonin syndrome!

Here is an intreseting article i found on JAMA about combining Anafranil/clomipramine with SSRI... (alotseem to get mild cases of Serotonin Syndrome)...

http://www.psychiatrist.com/jcp/arti.../v74n1201.aspx

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update:

3rd day on Effexor/Anafranil combo.
1st day i was on 25 mg, 2nd day 50 and today 75 mg. I have no side effects.
I don"t feel anything yet. This med is totally side-effects free

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