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I took Tofranil (imipramine) for about 2.5 months, years ago. I did not like it as it is an older tricyclic antidepressant which can cause a host of side effects. I had extreme constipation with it and went for about 2 weeks of not going to the loo. I called the Doc and he told me to stop taking it immediately. After some laxatives and a little praying I was ok. I also did not like how it made me feel. I felt spaced out. But everyone is different and I hope you have a good experience with it. Good luck to you.

It's true about Xanax unfortunatly. I used to take it, then Klonopin, now I'm on Valium (the strongest and longest lasting benzo around). Started out at 2.5mg a day and in a year- two year span is now to 10-20mg a day. On bad days, I don't hesitate to take the higher. There are now times, I don't even feel it working.

I'm considering Tofranil. It calmed my anxieties immediatley and made my benzo work better and was able to take less. It may be a drug though difficult to get used to- and I'm impatient. For the most part- I can at least say it helped my anxieties.