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Re: Questions on phenelzine/Nardil (@jedi and others) jedi

Posted by europerep on July 7, 2011, at 11:35:11

In reply to Re: Questions on phenelzine/Nardil (@jedi and others) europerep, posted by jedi on July 7, 2011, at 2:20:42

Oh don't worry, no problem about the late reply :)..

I picked up the Nardil earlier today, but I'll be visiting my brother this weekend so I'll start taking it on Monday. I'm quite excited...

What worries me is the bad reaction I have had to Parnate ('bad' in terms of mood, not in terms of side-effects). I have found reports of people whose mood worsened on Parnate but not on other MAOIs, but I haven't found anyone who then really profited from the other MAOI. Well, I'll have to see.

I do not actually have a large anxiety component to my depression, BUT I have had bad anxiety as a kid, between 10 and 15 years.. I eventually got rid of it (mainly through forcing myself to go out alone at night and stuff), but then at 16 depression kicked in. I only later realized that what I had as a kid was "anxiety disorder", but I do think there is a relation to the depression that came afterwards. So maybe that would indicate that there are some "anxiety-prone" parts of my brain that might get better with a drug like phenelzine. But this is all speculation I guess.

I do have one more question though: my pharmacist told me that I had to keep the phenelzine tablets in the fridge, between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (36-46F). Of course I'll put the tablets I have at home in the fridge, but I usually have a little "stash" of whichever drug I am currently taking in the backpack I usually take along when going outside. That way I don't have a problem if I am ever not at home at the time where I have to take a dose. I did this with amitriptyline, venlafaxine, buprenorphine, etc. Can I do the same with phenelzine tablets, or do phenelzine molecules really "fall apart" very quickly even at room temperature?

> Jedi
> (May the Force be with You)

:).. thanks! You know, maybe the fact that we both like Star Wars hints at some common neurobiological characteristics of our brains that might predict a success with the same drug for me as well ;)..




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