Posted by Rick on January 15, 2002, at 17:27:56
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list, posted by djmmm on January 15, 2002, at 16:23:01
Great to hear that Nardil has been a miracle drug for you!
A few questions and comments:
> Well...actually, I had a bit of positional/orthostaic hypotension for the first few weeks
Nardil turned me from (untreated) hypertensive to hypotensive within days. The postural hypotension was so bad that I was falling down, including in public.
>I also started taking Inderal at the time
Do you think the Inderal adds to the anti-social-anxiety effect?
>I havent gained any weight
We both seem to be in a distinct minority on this one. I actually found it *easier* to lose weight when I was on Nardil, and I didn't really cut out many foods due to the cheese effect
>and as far as sexual side effects, I would take Nardil over Paxil or Effexor or even Wellbutrin ANY DAY
So do you/did you have any sexual dysfunction at all on Nardil? Nardil gave me such severe anorgasmia that it continued for almost four weeks after I dropped the Nardil
>on the SSRIs I felt like an emotion-less zombie...yeah I was no longer anxious, or depressed, but I wasn't happy either, I was lost somewhere in the middle, and very uncomfortable there.
I was being treated strictly for SP, not depression, but I can sure relate to your SSRI reactions based on my Celexa trial.
> nardil, for me, at least, has been a miracle drug, far less side effects than the SSRIs, or Effexor, Wellbutrin
Did either Effexor or Welbutrin help at all with the SP?
> I do have memory difficulties, but I can not attribute them to Nardil, I take Neurontin and Topamax for epilepsy and both of these medications have adverse effects on memory.
Again, I wonder if either of these, especially the Neurontin, add to the highly effective treatment of your SP?
> I take:
> Nardil 60mg
> Neurontin 1800mg
> Topamax 200mg
> Inderal 40mg
Any problems with energy or cognition (other than memory) with this combo?