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Re: Marplan - so far so bad.

Posted by tecknohed on July 31, 2005, at 12:49:17

In reply to Re: Marplan - so far so bad., posted by willyee on July 31, 2005, at 7:05:55

> It seems people tend to want what they cant have.I see a lot of hype about marplan and i wonder is it because in certain places its hard to obtain.
> I went through the hoops and got it a while ago,and like urself i found it of no use,i went i believe two weekes before i stopped.
> Of course im not a doc and im sure ur doc would loose no sleep over this,but i think he made some dumb decisions,first nardil has been augmented a LOT,i seen one person go into total remission simply by addind the stimulant dexadrine to nardil,i also seen modfanil added.
> He had options of adding nuerontion or a number of medications that with him and u working closly togther could have been tried with a very real possability of success.Chairman uses a stimulant carbegoline with nardil,he really should have tried to make nardil more tolerable for you.
> Also ssri to maoi or vice versa is very dangerous,deadly even,but im personaly sleptical of a washout needed from Maoi to Maoi,or at the very least 2 weeks needed,hmmm.
> This only accomplishes you falling into a depression for simply being on no med,also throws a withdrawal on top of it to worsen ur depression,so by the time u start the new maoi your in such a bad place it is very very hard to get out,and it doesent give the med a fair shot i think.
> I would either find a doc willing to work with u on nardil,theres a whole nardil board with hundreds of users where u can learn of augmentations that are used with success.
> If you simply dont want nardil again,id go on parnate,and see what type of meds u can add to it to give it the social anxiety relieaf u want.
> Parnate and Nardil are the heavy hitters,those plus augment stratergies are the best way to go if u decide to be on a maoi,moclimide,deprenyl alone,marplan just plain and simple do not hold the successes that the main two do.
> Id consider getting off the marplan,and id research using a day or two wasout,no need for u to suffer an additional two weeks,get some relieaf asap.Good luck
> As always,i voice my opinion only,nodda bit more!

Thank for replies!

I hear what you're saying. But to be fair, I was the one who asked to try Marplan. I have lots of faith in my Dr. It can be hard for NHS Pdocs (here in the UK) to try certain strategies, especially as most have to run it by there superiors first, at least in the case of MAOI's.

Also, should Marplan fail, I WILL go back to Nardil and I hope this would show my Dr that I do indeed NEED to be on it, thus giving him enough reason to allow combination drug therapy. (I would especially like to try Nardil + Reboxetine).

I do feel a slight mood lift today. Maybe it's the Marplan. Maybe it's The end of the Nardil withdrawal. Maybe something else. I'm about to go out shortly so I'll no how my anxiety is a bit later. Nardil took 3+ weeks to kick in so it's still early days yet, plus I'm only on 30mg/day so I still have opportunity to increase dosage.

So although the expert help in the UK (NHS) is limited, I have to make the most of what's on offer. I'm actually lucky in a way. Getting some docs to prescribe MAOIs is like getting blood from a stone.




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