Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 867856

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Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?

Posted by Mickapoo on December 10, 2008, at 11:18:38

I have been on Nardil 75 mg for about 4 months. Lately I started having severe memory problems. I went out to dinner with family and could barely remember that I went (about a week had passed), I found some soap in my shower and had trouble remembering how it got there (my sister gave it to me about a week prior). I also bought something at the store, returned it because I didn't need it, and then a couple of weeks later purchased it again, not remembering I had already purchased and returned it.

Does anyone else have such issues on Nardil (or any MAOI)? Do they go away? My family is quite disturbed over it. I read some articles online about this can sometimes be permanent (even after discontinuing usage) and Nardil having some suits over it.

Thanks everyone, for your responses!

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? Mickapoo

Posted by SLS on December 10, 2008, at 11:45:54

In reply to Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?, posted by Mickapoo on December 10, 2008, at 11:18:38

> Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?

How long have you been experiencing this?

I found that the closer I came to having Nardil kick-in, the weirder I felt. This included feeling foggy or numb and having troubles with memory. These things resolved quickly and were replaced by an antidepressant response. It MIGHT be a good sign that you are experiencing a BRIEF change in cognition and memory.

Good luck.


- Scott

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS

Posted by Phillipa on December 10, 2008, at 12:40:31

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? Mickapoo, posted by SLS on December 10, 2008, at 11:45:54

Scott is this only true of Maoi's. Sorry to divert. Love Phillipa searching for info

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?

Posted by SLS on December 10, 2008, at 14:11:54

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS, posted by Phillipa on December 10, 2008, at 12:40:31

> Scott is this only true of Maoi's. Sorry to divert. Love Phillipa searching for info

I really don't know.

I have had this happen with TCA too.


- Scott

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS

Posted by Phillipa on December 10, 2008, at 19:52:51

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?, posted by SLS on December 10, 2008, at 14:11:54

I guess any med then. Thanks Phillipa

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS

Posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 0:38:12

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? Mickapoo, posted by SLS on December 10, 2008, at 11:45:54

> > Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?
>
> How long have you been experiencing this?
>
> I found that the closer I came to having Nardil kick-in, the weirder I felt. This included feeling foggy or numb and having troubles with memory. These things resolved quickly and were replaced by an antidepressant response. It MIGHT be a good sign that you are experiencing a BRIEF change in cognition and memory.
>
> Good luck.
>
>
> - Scott
>

Hi Scott,
I've been experiencing it for maybe the last couple of weeks or so, where I can't remember going somewhere, or things like that. It's kind of freaking out my family! Hopefully it gets better with time.

Thanks!
Mickapoo

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? Mickapoo

Posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 6:35:26

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS, posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 0:38:12


> > How long have you been experiencing this?

> I've been experiencing it for maybe the last couple of weeks or so, where I can't remember going somewhere, or things like that. It's kind of freaking out my family! Hopefully it gets better with time.

Me too.

What other medications are you taking? Maybe there is an undesirable interaction between Nardil and another drug. I find that dosages of Lamictal over 200mg a day makes me feel very spacy and foggy when I take Nardil.


- Scott

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS

Posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 11:11:44

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? Mickapoo, posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 6:35:26

>
> > > How long have you been experiencing this?
>
> > I've been experiencing it for maybe the last couple of weeks or so, where I can't remember going somewhere, or things like that. It's kind of freaking out my family! Hopefully it gets better with time.
>
> Me too.
>
> What other medications are you taking? Maybe there is an undesirable interaction between Nardil and another drug. I find that dosages of Lamictal over 200mg a day makes me feel very spacy and foggy when I take Nardil.
>
>
> - Scott
>


Interesting. I'm on 300 mg of Lamictal.

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?

Posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 11:38:30

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS, posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 11:11:44

> >
> > > > How long have you been experiencing this?
> >
> > > I've been experiencing it for maybe the last couple of weeks or so, where I can't remember going somewhere, or things like that. It's kind of freaking out my family! Hopefully it gets better with time.
> >
> > Me too.
> >
> > What other medications are you taking? Maybe there is an undesirable interaction between Nardil and another drug. I find that dosages of Lamictal over 200mg a day makes me feel very spacy and foggy when I take Nardil.
> >

I am all but sure the problem lies in your taking Nardil along with such a high dosage of Lamictal. Lamictal by itself can impair memory. Adding Nardil to Lamictal 300mg leaves me a moron. I found that I was OK at 200mg. The only thing is, you need to be prepared to have you depression worsen for a few days if you reduce the dosage too quickly.


- Scott

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS

Posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 12:11:46

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?, posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 11:38:30

> I am all but sure the problem lies in your taking Nardil along with such a high dosage of Lamictal. Lamictal by itself can impair memory. Adding Nardil to Lamictal 300mg leaves me a moron. I found that I was OK at 200mg. The only thing is, you need to be prepared to have you depression worsen for a few days if you reduce the dosage too quickly.
>
>

LOL at the moron comment :) My dr is switching me to Parnate because Naril at 75 mg isn't working. I've been on it for 4 months. I wonder if Parnate has the same issues...

Mickapoo

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?

Posted by desolationrower on December 11, 2008, at 14:30:51

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS, posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 12:11:46

> > I am all but sure the problem lies in your taking Nardil along with such a high dosage of Lamictal. Lamictal by itself can impair memory. Adding Nardil to Lamictal 300mg leaves me a moron. I found that I was OK at 200mg. The only thing is, you need to be prepared to have you depression worsen for a few days if you reduce the dosage too quickly.
> >
> >
>
> LOL at the moron comment :) My dr is switching me to Parnate because Naril at 75 mg isn't working. I've been on it for 4 months. I wonder if Parnate has the same issues...
>
> Mickapoo

i'd think its less likely since parnate doesn't affect gaba levels. Memory formation requires NMDA activation. The combination of a gabaergic like nardil and lamotrigine (which noone is quite sure how it works, but does seem to reduce glutamate relase) is going to make memory formation that much harder, its doubling up on things.

-d/r

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?

Posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 17:54:17

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS, posted by Mickapoo on December 11, 2008, at 12:11:46

> > I am all but sure the problem lies in your taking Nardil along with such a high dosage of Lamictal. Lamictal by itself can impair memory. Adding Nardil to Lamictal 300mg leaves me a moron. I found that I was OK at 200mg. The only thing is, you need to be prepared to have you depression worsen for a few days if you reduce the dosage too quickly.
> >
> >
>
> LOL at the moron comment :) My dr is switching me to Parnate because Naril at 75 mg isn't working. I've been on it for 4 months. I wonder if Parnate has the same issues...
>
> Mickapoo


Hi Mickapoo.

Parnate is MUCH more forgiving in its interaction with Lamictal. It doesn't impair me as much as Nardil did.


- Scott

 

Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time? SLS

Posted by Mickapoo on December 12, 2008, at 9:27:54

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?, posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 17:54:17

Scott,
Thanks for the response. You were on Nardil and then switched to Parnate? Did you experience sexual side effects on Parnate?

Were there any other side effects you experienced on Parnate?

Did you find it more stimulating than Nardil?

I wonder if the same interaction happens with Parnate & Lamictal as it does with Nardil & Lamictal...

Thanks again!
Mickapoo

 

One more question about switching to Parnate SLS

Posted by Mickapoo on December 12, 2008, at 9:30:06

In reply to Re: Memory loss with Nardil- does it go away in time?, posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 17:54:17

Scott,
Forgot to add this. Does a certain amount of time need to lapse between ending Nardil and starting Parnate? Or does your doctor just decrease the Nardil little by little and then put you right on Parnate?

Thank you!!
Mickapoo


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