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Please Help with Nardil Decision

Posted by mantus on July 12, 2011, at 21:51:15

I haven't posted on here in quite awhile, but I am going through a pretty rough time right now trying to figure out why I am reacting to Nardil in the manner I am. I am currently taking 75mg and have been on 60mg for a few months before also. I definitely went through the insomnia side effect but have seemed to work through it. I also experienced orthostatic hypotension, dizziness and a couple falls, but have also somewhat worked through that. However, I have had the same problem with a very large jump in my heart rate from laying/sitting to standing for basically the entire time I have been on Nardil. I lived with it for a long time just expecting it to go away, but it hasn't. The high heart rate daily when standing effects me in many ways, mind fog, no ability to over exert (exercise/run), leg pains, inability to walk upstairs, general jitteriness and other symptoms. I guess the nardil has worked with my original symptomes anxiety primary/depression secondary, but this constant elevated hr has taken over my life also in a negative way. I know that basically this is an unknown side effect for nardil users, that's why I am so scared right now and don't know what to do. My blood pressure drops, but it is still the severely increased hr that seems to be the biggest problem. I have an appointment soon and will likely start florinet (sp?) to hopefully raise my bp, therefore slowing my pulse. But is this doesn't work I will basically have to give up on Nardil, which is quite scary because I don't want to crash again. My doctor suggested trying viibryd, but I am not a big believer in trying the hot new drug until i see serious results. Please, if someone could help me right now I'd really appreciate it, as I am so lost. It seems like I can't even get back to the original anxiety/depression issues and experiment with Nardil dosages because i am being affected so greatly in a physical way by the nardil. I would really like to have something help me feel stable physically again, so that I could reevaluate the efficacy of the Nardil, and try 90mg considering I have been on it so long, and haven't been up to 90mg just to see what would happen. But I can't do this until I find some way to find stability with my standing hr first. I am begging for any and all advice, because it seems doctors I've visited are incompetent. Also, how often does someone switch off of an MAOI to something like viibryd and it actually does well? It often seems like I here people that switch from MAOI"s to newer drugs regret their decision. But again, I would like to feel normal physically too, and I am quite sure that would happen if i just discontinued the Nardil. Again, as many suggestions as possible would be greatly appreciated.





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