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LucyD: clomipramine and pregnancy


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I am new to the forum. 

I currently take 100mg a day of Clomipramine. I have been on it for 18 months. I want to start trying for my first baby so want to come off the medication completely over next few months. Are there any other women who have been in the same situation? Very scared to come off it as it has changed my life for the better and I don’t want to relapse. Any advise regarding tapering off and how to do it with capsules, or words of encouragement very welcome. 

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Hi, LucyD.


Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants. 


I'm very glad you are researching this prior to becoming pregnant. We do periodically have other members in the same situation and as you post and read, I'm sure you'll find members that speak to this subject. 


Some information to get you started:


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


How psychiatric drugs remodel your brain


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Welcome, LucyD.


Not many people take clomipramine, I composed this new topic for you


As it comes in a range of dosages and can easily be made into a liquid, tapering gradually will not be difficult. However, a few months is a short amount of time for one of our tapers. You might try a 10% reduction to start and see how it affects you. Please let us know how you're doing.

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i am tapering my Clomipramine because I want to have a baby too. I reduced from 250mg to 25mg over a year which wasn’t too hard. Now I want to get off the last 25mg as quick as possible ( I’m an “older” lady lol so need to get pregnant sooner rather than later).


i tried stopping at 25mg but after 4 days got terrible headaches, diarrhoea, nausea and sleeplessness. I’m going back to the dr to see if I can get 10mg capsules and if there is a liquid option available.

Clomipramine started 2008 250mg, tapered over past year to 25mg


no other meds

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