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Re: Back on Nardil

Posted by stargazer2 on September 24, 2007, at 17:00:14

In reply to Back on Nardil, posted by blueboy on September 24, 2007, at 16:08:04

Good luck, I've been on Nardil since May, initially with Abilify, then with Wellbutrin, then we tried adding amphetamine salts which eventually caused a hypertensive reaction which scared me and my doc pretty good.

Then I dropped the Abilify and the Wellbutrin and started Nortriptyline at 50 mg at night.

I take 15 mg of Nardil in the Am and 30 mg at night, along with the nortrip. When I took higher doses of Nardil, I had severe hypotension and constipation. I also had a reaction when I first tried Nardil of swollen feet which eventually went away.

Overall, I think the Nardil is helping me. I still have alot of low motivation and interest in things but at least I'm not crying or feeling suicidal like I had been before nardil.

Although Notriptylline was not advised with nardil, it was done based on an article written by the experts at McLean Hospital in Mass saying TCA's, except Anafranil, were used successfully with nardil. That article also said low levels of stimulants were OK too but I had a reaction with amphetamine salts (generic Adderall) so all combinations need to be carefully monitored.

I would get a BP monitor to check your BP if you are feeling very lightheaded (sign of hypotension) or if you have a headache (sign of hypertension). Both can be extremely dangerous but the hypertension is probably worse since you usually have to go to the hospital for treatment.

Nardil can be one tricky med but it can work better than many of the other AD's especially when you have failed the more routine AD's.





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