Posted by JohnL on April 21, 2001, at 4:59:01
In reply to selegiline for depression, posted by matze on April 20, 2001, at 12:46:47
> Is there anyone, who had success with selegiline for the treatment of major depression or dysthymia?
> What doses of selegiline are effective?
> Thanks for response
I haven't seen Adam here in a while, but he used to be a regular here all the time. He had success with Selegiline in treating his depression. If I recall correctly I believe his therapeutic dose was in the 20mg range? He originally had success in a clinical trial where he was given a selegiline patch. When the trial was over, he had no choice but to switch to oral selegiline. Last I heard he was still doing well with it.
It's not for everyone though. When I tried it, I felt almost immediate improvement, which then pooped out super fast, like within a couple days. Increasing the dose actually made me feel worse and also made me impotent as well. As with everything, mileage varies considerably from one person to the next.