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Re: my research: parnate vs nardil floatingbridge

Posted by jedi on June 12, 2011, at 15:24:44

In reply to Re: my research: parnate vs nardil jedi, posted by floatingbridge on June 12, 2011, at 14:37:13

Hi fb,
The weight gain I experienced from major atypical depression and treatment with Nardil was beyond terrible. I went from a 205 pound athlete; running-biking-skiing-endurance races-hiking-etc. to a 310 pound Pillsbury Dough Boy! Some was Nardil and some was the atypical depression. I am a carbohydrate addict anyway but Nardil makes this worse. It somehow shuts down the feedback mechanism that lets you know that you are full. Since mostly recovering from the major atypical depression, I have taken off more than half of the gained weight. I have done this through intensive outdoor exercise and a low carbohydrate diet. By eating very minimal carbohydrates, my body shuts down those terrible carbohydrate cravings. I don't really like the diet, but for me it is necessary. If I would have known what I know now, I never would have gained the weight on Nardil. Ironically, one of the major Nardil side effects - overeating, is one of the symptoms of atypical depression. I believe, Nardil is still the gold standard for treating this type of depression. When absolutely nothing else works, Nardil often will.

I only tried Abilify once, and was not able to tolerate it. It was the only medication that has ever given me akathisia. If you have ever had this kind of inner restlessness, you would recognize it as one of the worst experiences of your life. It is just a terrible feeling; I discontinued the medication immediately.

I wish I could get something like Emsam to work for me. Though, with my present insurance, I could never afford it. Before Gavis came up with the generic phenelzine last December, my brand Nardil cost over $150 per month. Now, with the generic, I pay $15.

Good luck fb, I wish you the best. If the other meds do not work, don't look past Nardil. The weight gain can be controlled. I'm not sure how the orgasm delay would affect females. I can't imagine it being much worse than the SSRIs, but I don't know. Most of the Nardil users I've seen posting are males, and the orgasm delay is a side effect that decreases with time. Besides, for many males, a little orgasm delay isn't really a problem! LOL

Be well,

Treatment resistant, atypical, double depression with social anxiety.
Nardil + clonazepam




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