Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 460663

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Who here is currently on new Nardil?

Posted by Michael Bell on February 20, 2005, at 0:36:21

Just curious what you're on it for, what dosage, and how effective you find the new Nardil for your condition? Thanks

 

Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil?

Posted by gardenergirl on February 20, 2005, at 10:23:08

In reply to Who here is currently on new Nardil?, posted by Michael Bell on February 20, 2005, at 0:36:21

Hi,
I'm on 60 mg of new Nardil. I've never taken the old version. I have atypical depression, and Nardil is the only med that has had a true effect on it. If only I didn't have the weight gain, I would be as ecstatic about it as Ace.

gg

 

Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil? gardenergirl

Posted by Phillipa on February 20, 2005, at 17:40:42

In reply to Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil?, posted by gardenergirl on February 20, 2005, at 10:23:08

I knew Ace was the Nardil Champ! Makes me curious about this drug. But, I'm still not convinced. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil? Phillipa

Posted by gardenergirl on February 20, 2005, at 17:57:47

In reply to Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil? gardenergirl, posted by Phillipa on February 20, 2005, at 17:40:42

Not to hijack the thread, but I actually am going to talk to my pdoc about possibly switching to Parnate in hopes of countering weight gain (really in hopes of losing some weight.)

Not sure how she will react.

I just ordered a new medic alert bracelet and darn it, if I decide to go off MAOI's altogether, I'm out a chunk a change.

gg

 

Re: Garden Girl re. Parnate

Posted by Maxime on February 20, 2005, at 22:20:23

In reply to Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil? Phillipa, posted by gardenergirl on February 20, 2005, at 17:57:47

Hi GG -
Why don't you think your pdoc will want you on the Parnate?

I know some people who have added Topomax to the Nardil to combat the weight gain and sedation. It can also augment the Nardil.

Maxime

 

Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil?

Posted by maddog on February 21, 2005, at 0:27:56

In reply to Who here is currently on new Nardil?, posted by Michael Bell on February 20, 2005, at 0:36:21

> Just curious what you're on it for, what dosage, and how effective you find the new Nardil for your condition? Thanks

I've been on Nardil for 6 months at dosage 75. However, I just started decreasing the dosage with the intent of going down to 45 or lower. The reason is weight gain and lack of energy for exercise. I have also heard that once Nardil has become effective it suffices to take a low sustaining dose -- so I will see what happens.

I take Nardil for anxiety mostly and it is effective.

maddog

 

Re: Who here is currently on new Nardil?

Posted by anodyne on February 23, 2005, at 18:09:18

In reply to Who here is currently on new Nardil?, posted by Michael Bell on February 20, 2005, at 0:36:21

I am on day 10 of Nardil (45mg) after stopping a short 5 day trial of Parnate (10mg). Parnate felt way to activating and I really felt detached.

So far I have to say it has had only a mild effect on my social anxiety. I am hoping that it will kick in soon! Anyone have experience for how long it takes to get the full effect?

The only real side effect I have so far is feeling kind of "hazy". None of the other stuff that I usually experience with ADs, actually it has increased my libido. From SE perspective it is far superior to anythin else I have taken.

I am not sure if this hazy thing goes away. It seems to be getting better, but I don't think I could continue taking Nardil if this continues. This would be a shame as I have tried almost everyhing else (SSRIs, SNRIs, benzos, anti-seizures, tri-cyclics, even ). I am still taking a bit of Klonopin but hope to ween myself off. That has been the one tried and true fix for my social anxiety but I started to get depressed taking it after about a 8 months.

 

Re: Garden Girl re. Parnate

Posted by gardenergirl on February 23, 2005, at 21:18:46

In reply to Re: Garden Girl re. Parnate, posted by Maxime on February 20, 2005, at 22:20:23

> Hi GG -
> Why don't you think your pdoc will want you on the Parnate?
>
> I know some people who have added Topomax to the Nardil to combat the weight gain and sedation. It can also augment the Nardil.
>
> Maxime

I asked her about it once before and she didn't think it was a good time in my life to be changing meds. Things are more contained and less stressful now, so it might be worth another look.

And I've thought about Topomax, but the side effects of that one make me kinda nervous. Ironic, I know, given that I take an MAOI.

Thanks for your thoughts.
gg


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