I am a 48 year old female with a history of depression. Been on a slew of drugs (Prozac, Zoloft, Cymbalta, Effexor and most recently, 120mg of Fetzima with 15mg of Abilify. I have lost two children due to a rare metabolic storage disorder (my only kids) so not only is it depression, it is grief. I find that after being on these drugs for awhile, that I just become immune and the depression is just as bad so like an idiot, I stop taking them. The depression has gotten really bad again (not wanting to leave the house/shower) so I saw a new psych today who prescribed 50mg for imipramine for the first 5 days and then I increase to 100mg after that -- just 1x a day. Not that I am happy about the side effects that I am reading (oh joy - weight gain) -- but I have been doing my googling aoub the drug and see on various message boards about the negative effects of this drug. Has anyone truly gotten rid/improved their depression with Imipramine? Thanks
Back in the long past days as a teenager, the TCA antidepressants were about all that were available. I took Tofranil (imipramine) for years without any side effects and it was very effective.
Remember that only a very small percentage of users report side effects that last for more than the first few days to a week or so of starting the medication.
ALL drugs have side effects ~ look up aspirin or even Pepto Bismol ! The possible side effects would scare you to death but do you think twice about using them?
The only way to know is to try it... or live with depression.
Best regards and best of luck! Wildcat
I took this for many years and it was excellent. I've tried the newest drugs and they seem to peak pretty quickly and become ineffective after a couple of years. I wouldn't hesitate to go on it again. I had no side effects when I took it.
Best of luck to you and I'm so sorry for your loss
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