Posted by tansy on April 13, 2003, at 1:38:18
In reply to Success with Marplan? » cybercafe, posted by ZeeZee on October 14, 2002, at 9:42:35
> Has anyone used with success Marplan? If so, how do the side effects differ from Nardil and Parnate? Was it as effective? I used Nardil in the past,... Any experiences with Marplan would be appreciated.
Lisa, this may be too late, but I take Marplan now and love it. I have taken both Nardil and Parnate in the past, but find Marplan to have the most benign side effects. Have been on it for several months and my depression is gone. Have more energy, better ability to concentrate. It is messing with my sleep patterns (I have Lyme disease and already had problems with this). Now experimenting with taking it at different times of day. It has also increased my appetite, which is also not good, but hoping change in time of taking it will help this also. Overall, I'm thrilled with it.
Also, in 15 years of taking mostly Nardil and some Parnate on and off I have never had a hypertensive reaction, ever. I may just be one of those people not sensitive to tyramine. Went out to a French restaurant the other night, wasn't thinking and had Duck Liver Pate, red wine and some escargot. I was fine. I do think the freshness of food is crucial (it was a good restaurant and specialized in high quality, seasonally fresh food). I also have never pushed the cheese thing. I have chronic Lyme disease and am on large amount of painkillers (oxycontin) without a problem. I also have asthma, which is what has caused me to d/c the MAOI's in the past. I take Singulaire everyday without a problem, but read with interest that someone with CF was using an Albuterol inhaler without a problem. Anybody have any experience with asthma meds?