Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1109576

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nardil

Posted by guitarguy on April 12, 2020, at 14:17:00

hi people, i'm an old time/ new time member.
I take Nardil , any one else taking it?
Been on it for over 20 yrs. now. After trying everything else out there , it was the only thing that helped. If anyone has any questions or whatever
let me know.

 

Re: nardil

Posted by Stargazer2 on April 13, 2020, at 0:19:52

In reply to nardil, posted by guitarguy on April 12, 2020, at 14:17:00

Ive been on all 3 MAOs but have been on Nardil for the last few years. I take 45mg Routinely but have taken up to 75 for
Periods of increased symptoms. It works well for me. I also take Ritalin 5 mg 2x/day and Seroquel 50 at night. I did have break through suicidal thinking so I added DL Phenylslanine with great alleviation of that symptom. There are a few people here on Nardil or Marplan.

 

Re: nardil

Posted by undopaminergic on April 13, 2020, at 7:04:52

In reply to nardil, posted by guitarguy on April 12, 2020, at 14:17:00

> hi people, i'm an old time/ new time member.

Welcome back!

> I take Nardil , any one else taking it?
> Been on it for over 20 yrs. now. After trying everything else out there , it was the only thing that helped. If anyone has any questions or whatever
> let me know.

Does it leave anything to be desired?

Are you having any adverse effects?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: nardil guitarguy

Posted by Jadde on April 23, 2020, at 7:08:24

In reply to nardil, posted by guitarguy on April 12, 2020, at 14:17:00

> hi people, i'm an old time/ new time member.
> I take Nardil , any one else taking it?
> Been on it for over 20 yrs. now. After trying everything else out there , it was the only thing that helped. If anyone has any questions or whatever
> let me know.

Hello,

Not sure if you are still around but I have a couple of questions for you. In 20 years it seems likely that you had to w/d from Nardil at some point. How was your w/d? How did you do it? And how long upon reinstatement did it take to be effective again? What was/is your dose? Were you able to combat weight gain?

I was taking Nardil with success for several years. Had to come off for a medical procedure, and subsequently failed to respond to it again after 12 weeks. So now Im withdrawing again and am down to 15mg per day. Feeling pretty awful, to say the least.

Any advice?

Thanks, Jade

 

Re: nardil

Posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 9:22:54

In reply to Re: nardil guitarguy, posted by Jadde on April 23, 2020, at 7:08:24

I came off it, dose 45 mg, recently to get Ketamine. I had no withdrawl Symptoms and later found out I didnt need to come off of it. Anesthesiologist recommendation the Nardil clear out but the Ketamine Doc said not necessary to do. She is the real expert.
I have weight gain if I go up to 60 or 75. At 45 my weight seems fairly stable. Hope this info is helpful to you.
SG2

 

Re: nardil

Posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 9:23:00

In reply to Re: nardil guitarguy, posted by Jadde on April 23, 2020, at 7:08:24

I came off it, dose 45 mg, recently to get Ketamine. I had no withdrawl Symptoms and later found out I didnt need to come off of it. Anesthesiologist recommendation the Nardil clear out but the Ketamine Doc said not necessary to do. She is the real expert.
I have weight gain if I go up to 60 or 75. At 45 my weight seems fairly stable. Hope this info is helpful to you.
SG2

 

Re: nardil

Posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 9:23:21

In reply to Re: nardil guitarguy, posted by Jadde on April 23, 2020, at 7:08:24

I came off it, dose 45 mg, recently to get Ketamine. I had no withdrawl Symptoms and later found out I didnt need to come off of it. Anesthesiologist recommendation the Nardil clear out but the Ketamine Doc said not necessary to do. She is the real expert.
I have weight gain if I go up to 60 or 75. At 45 my weight seems fairly stable. Hope this info is helpful to you.
SG2

 

Re: nardil Stargazer2

Posted by Jadde on April 23, 2020, at 11:56:14

In reply to Re: nardil, posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 9:23:21

> I came off it, dose 45 mg, recently to get Ketamine. I had no withdrawl Symptoms and later found out I didnt need to come off of it. Anesthesiologist recommendation the Nardil clear out but the Ketamine Doc said not necessary to do. She is the real expert.
> I have weight gain if I go up to 60 or 75. At 45 my weight seems fairly stable. Hope this info is helpful to you.
> SG2

Wow, no withdrawal symptoms. Thats amazing. How slow did you come off it? I once prior d/cd it and the withdrawals werent as bad as this time. My pdoc wanted me to cross taper with Marplan but I was too afraid. So now Im down to 15mg per day, feeling each morning like I have a vicious hangover. Ugh

Btw- how did you do with the ketamine?

 

Re: nardil

Posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 22:45:14

In reply to Re: nardil Stargazer2, posted by Jadde on April 23, 2020, at 11:56:14

I was so desperate for Ketamine that I think I dropped 1 pill a week and than after 3 weeks had a 2 week clearance period. The anesthesiologist who was to do the Ketamine decided not to do it on me because my history got her nervous. I was pretty upset as I had come off of Nardil just to have the treatment. I was referred to a psychiatrist who is a Ketamine expert and she said i never had to come off of it. Now who would you believe? An anesthesiologist or a psychiatrist. Right?
Anyway I had maybe 12 K treatments which worked but did not last. Im back on Nardil but had severe suicidal ideation which has been a large part of my depression. I added DL Phenylalanine and it eliminated the SI. No docs even give this to pts or know anything about it. Researching things on your own is the only way I have survived this long.
Whats gonna happen when you come off Nardil? Is that all you take. I also take Ritalin 5 mg 1-2x/day, Lithium 300 and tiny dose of Seroquel (50) for sleep mostly.

 

Re: nardil Stargazer2

Posted by Jadde on April 24, 2020, at 8:49:58

In reply to Re: nardil, posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 22:45:14

> I was so desperate for Ketamine that I think I dropped 1 pill a week and than after 3 weeks had a 2 week clearance period. The anesthesiologist who was to do the Ketamine decided not to do it on me because my history got her nervous. I was pretty upset as I had come off of Nardil just to have the treatment. I was referred to a psychiatrist who is a Ketamine expert and she said i never had to come off of it. Now who would you believe? An anesthesiologist or a psychiatrist. Right?
> Anyway I had maybe 12 K treatments which worked but did not last. Im back on Nardil but had severe suicidal ideation which has been a large part of my depression. I added DL Phenylalanine and it eliminated the SI. No docs even give this to pts or know anything about it. Researching things on your own is the only way I have survived this long.
> Whats gonna happen when you come off Nardil? Is that all you take. I also take Ritalin 5 mg 1-2x/day, Lithium 300 and tiny dose of Seroquel (50) for sleep

Yeah, anything thats ever really worked for me I came up with on my own. So right now still taking 15mg of Nardil per day. Planning to continue to wean off. After that the current plan is to start low dose Ritalin after 2 weeks off Nardil. I really need to lose the weight gain as its effecting my health. If I cant cope, I guess back on Nardil or a trial of Marplan.

In addition to Nardil, Im taking 2.5mg olanzapine and 3mg melatonin, both for sleep. Feeling pretty horrible :(

 

Re: nardil

Posted by SkinnyGuy on April 27, 2020, at 23:56:30

In reply to Re: nardil, posted by Stargazer2 on April 23, 2020, at 22:45:14

Hi -
I have taken Nardil 105mg/day since 2016. I also taken a low dose antipsychotic.

 

Re: nardil

Posted by Stargazer2 on April 28, 2020, at 6:56:04

In reply to Re: nardil, posted by SkinnyGuy on April 27, 2020, at 23:56:30

7 pills a day then? I think Nardil only comes in 15 mg pills. Obviously it works for you so thats the main thing.
Too bad there isnt a 30 mg or 50 mg pillI in addition to the 15 mg. Taking lots of pills is never much fun.


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