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Re: [Sake] So, what is left on the danger list? Craig Getty

Posted by Mairwen on July 16, 2003, at 11:53:31

In reply to Re: [Sake] So, what is left on the danger list? , posted by Craig Getty on July 9, 2003, at 1:11:59

It was good at last to hear about someone suffering diarrea and not constipation on Nardil. My doctor refused to believe me and I lost 10 lbs in 4 weeks before I decided for myself that the situation was out of control and I would stop taking it. I now take Parnate and have none of the bad symptoms supposedly associated with it.
Does any one else suffer diarrea on Nardil?

I have been on Nardil for about 5 weeks (60mg for last 4 weeks). Last week I drank a couple of sake shots (while eating sushi with soy sauce) and was fine. I also had a beer and a couple of other drinks before the night was over (long night at a party). All was fine. Interstingly, though, Nardil seems to have caused me to lose my affection for alcohol. The sake was only mildly enjoyable. Beer has become anathema to me (and I was quite a beer drinker). The only drink I still "enjoyed" was foo foo vodka and cranberry. And even then, I did not want any more after the 2 I had (and at a party like this I'd normally have many). It wasn't the dietary restrictions that kept me from drinking - it was a real lack of taste for it, and alcohol kind of made me nauseous. I don't know if this is typical.
> Also, I hear Nardil normally causes weight gain, but I've lost 5 pounds in the last month on it - probably due to a combination of diarrea on the negative side as well as the positives of quitting cheese and beer and starting to exercise.
> One more thing - Someone on this message chain talked about dizziness from Nardil. I have been experiencing that a lot, and I hope it goes away. I've been tired too and I believe the Nardil is overpowering the Provigil that I take for ADD type symptoms/daytime sleepiness. Talking to my doc about going from 200 to 400mg of Provigil or maybe switching to something stronger.
> > hey all,
> > thanks for all the great info and support.. I was wondering if anyone had any experience (good or bad) with sake/rice-wine and MAOIs (i'm on nardil)..
> > thanks much!
> > kp




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