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Re: Nardil and Parnate Ilene

Posted by King Vultan on October 22, 2004, at 16:48:56

In reply to Re: Nardil and Parnate King Vultan, posted by Ilene on October 22, 2004, at 15:53:58

> By far the biggest problem I have had on Parnate is insomnia, which was also a problem for me on Nardil. Dealing with it remains a challenge at this point, but with the right sleep med or combination thereof, I should be able to conquer it.
> >
> > Todd
> When do you take your Parnate? Have you tried Neurontin for sleep?

I take the Parnate throughout the day, with the last 10 mg at 8 PM. I've tried varying the dosage timing somewhat, and it makes no difference. There is no overt stimulation effect I can associate with an individual dose of it, and I think the insomnia is mainly a side effect of increased serotonin and norepinephrine transmission from MAO inhibition and not from any direct stimulatory effect. When I was on Wellbutrin, I used to take the 2nd dose right at bedtime and slept like a rock, so all things considered, I don't feel there would be anything to be gained by substantially altering the Parnate dosing pattern to try to improve the sleep situation.

Neurontin is a drug that may work for some, but it's one that I tend to look very much askance at and probably wouldn't consider trying. However, I am willing to try benzos, sedating antidepressants, sedating antihistamines, and perhaps even an atypical antipsychotic for sleep.





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