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Re: Marplan KaraS

Posted by Ilene on August 30, 2004, at 23:21:00

In reply to Re: Marplan Ilene, posted by KaraS on August 30, 2004, at 20:34:58

> Thanks. As an aside, have you ever taken Parnate or Nardil? If so, how would you compare all of them? They're all meds that I'm considering right now. I think I'm leaning towards Marplan to try first (if I don't try Cymbalta before that) but there's a lot less info on it out there than of the other two. I wonder why it isn't used more? Have you been on it long? Have you had much success with it?
> (Hope you don't mind my drilling you like that.)
> Kara

Marplan is the only MAOI I've tried. I chose it because its SE profile was between Parnate and Nardil (not as activating as Parnate, not as sedating as Nardil, etc.). I've been on it since about February. I've had moderate success on it. I just saw a new pdoc, and we're going to raise my dosage from 40 mg. to 50 or 60 mg. before giving up on it. I found I needed to augment w/ thyroid hormone to get much effect from it.

I think it's not as well-known as the other two because it was off the market for a while, then re-marketed by a different company.

I don't mind all the questions. That's why we're all here on PB, isn't it?




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