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side effects of MAOI's Bobbiedobbs

Posted by katie tkm on October 2, 2002, at 10:41:57

In reply to Re: soy cheese, posted by Bobbiedobbs on September 24, 2002, at 20:11:46

What would I do without you guys? The shared info and support have been invaluable. It's wonderful to know there are people out there dealing with the same meds and issues. Thanks very much to Jessica and Phil for your time and generosity. The best of luck to both of you.

Would you guys (and anyone else) mind telling me about your side effects on different MAOI's? I know it's a bit personal so I don't mind if you don't want to.

All other classes of antidepressants have been unsuccessful in treating my severe recurrent depression. Nardil seems to be very good for me but I am having some trouble with side effects. I'm going to see if they fade with time (I've been on it for a month, 45mg, and already some side effects have faded). If they don't fade I may change to selegiline or parnate. We have moclobemide in Australia but apparently it's effects are fairly weak.

Like you Jess, my pschiatrist knows much less about MAOI's than I do because they are not often prescribed anymore. Thank goodness the drugs even exist! I find him very good in general but he doesn't have much experience of different side effects, diet etc.

The major problems I'm having are with fatigue (I have to nap a lot and limit my activity), insomnia (difficulty dropping off and waking up during the night) and anorgasmia (can't come - not very important at the moment but I'm sure/hope sex will be in the future!).

x katie


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