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Re: Ironically, POSITIVE of the fatigue has been .

Posted by malcolm64 on May 1, 2007, at 18:33:47

In reply to Re: Ironically, POSITIVE of the fatigue has been . Malcolm64, posted by Quintal on May 1, 2007, at 12:09:07

> >But I had a date last night, and I felt like a nervous teenager for most of the time. So the med is obviously not working (yet). When I was on Nardil about a year ago, I felt so relaxed during these social encounters, it was almost like having had 6 or 7 cocktails withtout ever being drunk. And I don't drink.
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> Parnate is unlikely ever to have that effect Malcolm, because as willyee said, one of Nardil's metabolites increases GABA throughout the brain while Parnate decreases it and (usually at high doses) has a stimulant effect. I don't think I've seen anyone have a good response to Parnate for anxiety without adding a benzo or other GABAergic drug to it. I'd say Parnate is a drug more likely to increase anxiety than reduce it - it's probably best for unmotivated, apathetic depressives but can also be good for counteracting the apathy and sedation (and maybe depression) associated with benzos in people who are using them for anxiety.
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I'm just curious: where are you getting this information from? B/C my doc has prescribed Parnate for exactly that reason: to reduce social anxiety. As I've said in my previous posts, he thinks that it's a more powerful MAOI than Nardil, which is why we're trying it. Nardil was wonderful, but it slowly stopped working after about four weeks after it kicked in.

But what a wonderful four weeks they were!! I don't recall being so relaxed and anxiety-free in my life...EVER. Of course, what it really was was a typical MAOI hypomanic reaction. It was truly a miraculous transformation, but again it only lasted a short while.


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