Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1012464

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Back on Nardil

Posted by jedi on March 5, 2012, at 20:27:45

Hi Guys, Well I'm back on Nardil after being off for several months. I had tapered very slowly down to zero, then felt great for a few months. Unfortunately about 3 major life stressors piled up to precipitate another bout of major depression. I tried upping my clonazepam to 2mg for a while but that didn't work. So I quickly titrated the Nardil up to 120mg. It was still almost a month of hell before it kicked in. I'm slowly getting back to my lowest effective dosage of 60mg. Currently at 75mg of Nardil and .5mg of clonazepam.

I have stopped Nardil 4 or 5 times since my first major depression hit about 14 years ago. Every time I have quit, it has felt great at first, but eventually the major depression has returned. I am one of the lucky ones on here that Nardil always works when I restart it. I had saved up about a 3 month stash when I quit, so getting up to 120mg and knocking back the major depression was only a matter of time for me. It is still scary as hell when you just want to die every day. The pain was intense.

It was Albert Einstein who said,Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. I plead guilty! I'm a lifer on Nardil but just haven't accepted it yet.

I am feeling 1000 percent better since being back on Nardil about 6 weeks. I'm still having some motivation and procrastination problems. I think this is mostly a learned response from fighting depression for so many years. When you feel really bad, it is so easy to put things off till tomorrow; especially if you are self employed as I am. After years of this, it becomes a habit and some things don't get done until they become an emergency. This really increases the stress level in life, and really does not help atypical depression at all! I think I may need to seek some CBT to beat this learned behavior.
Be Well All,
Jedi


 

Re: Back on Nardil jedi

Posted by Phillipa on March 5, 2012, at 21:16:28

In reply to Back on Nardil, posted by jedi on March 5, 2012, at 20:27:45

Jedi hi. I had no idea. Well yes you definitely are very lucky as the nardil keeps working for you. Other than this horrible state of affairs how are other things going? Love Phillipa

 

Re: Back on Nardil Phillipa

Posted by jedi on March 5, 2012, at 21:21:23

In reply to Re: Back on Nardil jedi, posted by Phillipa on March 5, 2012, at 21:16:28

Doing better every day! Thanks for asking.
Be Well,
Jedi

 

Re: Back on Nardil

Posted by atypical on March 5, 2012, at 23:01:49

In reply to Back on Nardil, posted by jedi on March 5, 2012, at 20:27:45

Thats great Nardil has been effective every time. Are you taking the generic or brand?

 

Re: Back on Nardil atypical

Posted by jedi on March 5, 2012, at 23:18:39

In reply to Re: Back on Nardil, posted by atypical on March 5, 2012, at 23:01:49

> Thats great Nardil has been effective every time. Are you taking the generic or brand?

I take the Gavis generic. It is the difference between $15 and $150 monthly on my Lifewise insurance. I have noticed no difference between the generic and brand in efficacy or side effects.
Jedi

 

Re: Back on Nardil

Posted by B2chica on March 6, 2012, at 7:46:00

In reply to Re: Back on Nardil atypical, posted by jedi on March 5, 2012, at 23:18:39

thats good to know.
i know my pdoc mentioned trying moai once and right away i thought of Nardil. since i have such freaky bad anxiety.

is it a weight gainer for you?
b2c.

 

Re: Back on Nardil B2chica

Posted by jedi on March 6, 2012, at 10:01:18

In reply to Re: Back on Nardil, posted by B2chica on March 6, 2012, at 7:46:00

> thats good to know.
> i know my pdoc mentioned trying moai once and right away i thought of Nardil. since i have such freaky bad anxiety.
>
> is it a weight gainer for you?
> b2c.

It was major weight gain when I first got on Nardil back in 1998. Really bad cravings for sweet carbohydrates. Also seems to change something in the metabolism where you don't really have a good concept of when you are full. You can eat right past that point if you are not careful. Of course, weight gain is one of the symptoms of atypical depression, which I have and for which Nardil is the "Bomb".

I am now very careful with diet and exercise on Nardil. I have lost 10 pounds since starting back on it 6 weeks ago.

This is the one medication, augmented with .5mg of clonazepam, out of 45+ different combinations that has worked for my atypical depression and social anxiety. I couldn't even go in the grocery store when the social anxiety hit this last time. Now I walk in, I'm completely comfortable, BS with the tellers, amazing difference. It takes time, but when Nardil starts working, it is like flipping a switch.
Jedi

 

sweet. glad it works so well for you! (nm) jedi

Posted by B2chica on March 6, 2012, at 14:26:35

In reply to Re: Back on Nardil B2chica, posted by jedi on March 6, 2012, at 10:01:18

 

Re: Back on Nardil

Posted by kagome on March 10, 2012, at 9:42:49

In reply to Re: Back on Nardil B2chica, posted by jedi on March 6, 2012, at 10:01:18

Congratulations, it sounds like a perfect med for you!


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