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Anafranil Side Effect (TMI?)
« on: February 05, 2014, 10:47:21 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm experiencing the constipation I was told I would probably get from the Anafranil.
I was wondering what the rest of you who are on meds that cause it do to help the situation, I know it's a common side effect.
I have stress induced IBS and used to have diarrhea all the time, but the Anafranil stopped that. That's WONDERFUL - but I still need to go to the bathroom.
According to some research I did a stool softener seems highly recommended.
Any first hand advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Anafranil Side Effect (TMI?)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 11:08:32 PM »
According to some research I did a stool softener seems highly recommended.

Yes, plus plenty of fibre in the diet - whole grains, fruits, vegetables, etc - and stay well hydrated.

Ian
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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Anafranil Side Effect (TMI?)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 01:53:26 PM »
For me, the constipation never went away, but for most it can be managed through diet and fiber supplementation.
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Re: Anafranil Side Effect (TMI?)
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 02:39:53 PM »
Honestly, I must be extremely lucky, I have almost no side effects from Clomipramine. What dose are you on? I'm on 25mg 3x per day, with it or without it I notice no difference in GI process. I drink a good amount of coffee though. I suspect without it, I may have some trouble.
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Re: Anafranil Side Effect (TMI?)
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 05:29:03 PM »
I actually had good relief from clomipramine.  Outside of the SE's it probably chilled me out the best, but oy the fatigue and at it's worst, I didn't poop for 5 days.  :dazed:
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Re: Anafranil Side Effect (TMI?)
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 12:25:59 AM »
Steveo -  I'm on the same dose but I don't drink coffee :) I don't believe I have any other side effects from it, except dizziness if I'm upside down and flip my head up too quickly (yoga lol)  I'm really liking it compared to some other horrors I've been on.

BusuB - I've been on many medicines and it is providing me with relief also. I'm used to fatigue from being drugged up, but I do have the constipation issue.
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Diagnosed With: Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, GAD, PTSD, Depression
Currently Taking: Brintellix 20mg (5 weeks as of 2/5), Anafranil 25mg 3x/day, (3 weeks as of 2/5), Klonopin 1mg 4x/day (like 8 years now)

 

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