Hi, everyone. So I recently posted that I was prescribed Viibryd for my anxiety/OCD. I am on the 40 mg dosage for about 2 months and still stuggling with irrational thoughts, catastrophic thinking, and OCD compulsive behaviors. My psychiatrist suggested adding a mood stabilizer. I don't have bipolar disorder. I'm a little scared to add another med especially because I'm not understanding how a mood stabilizer relates to OCD. Can anyone help?
Hi! I don't know that much about Viibryd but the info I've read states that it is mainly used for depression. I have OCD Anxiety with depression and am on Anafranil which is an old tricyclic that is definitely used for OCD type disorders and is helping me with those intrusive thoughts and panic attacks. Of course your doctor knows your case scenario the best but you might just ask him about Anafranil as a switch over instead of adding another med to your regimen. He might say its too old and has more side-effects than the newer SSRI's but I have to say that I've done well on it so far compared to other SSRI's Ive had in the past that didn't help the OCD much.
Just a suggestion for you to consider. Good luck with whatever you do! :)
I would definitely try a mood disorder medication. I am bipolar and I take imipramine and lithium. The lithium is a mood disorder drug that totally works for me! Your doctor may try you on another mood medication that will be just as effective. You don't have to be bipolar for a doctor to put someone on a mood disorder med. Many people with depression takes an antidepressant and lithium, because the lithium makes the antidepressant work more effectively. Don't be afraid to take a mood disorder medication. Your doctor will monitor you and the new medication could be exactly what you need to help your condition...
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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