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Re: MAOI diet short list djmmm

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?




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