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Re: Parnate » Questionmark

Posted by cubbybear on April 24, 2003, at 7:35:28

In reply to Re: cybercafe, posted by Questionmark on April 24, 2003, at 2:46:38

> Hey, how long were you on Parnate, how bad was the withdrawal and how long did the withdrawal (and ANY leftover signs of w/drwl) last? .. if you don't mind saying. Also how long was the period between your discontinuation of Parnate and your start of another medication?
> Thanks alot.

I'm back on Parnate again because the 3 other ADs I tried became or were problematic for one reason or another. In the past, whenever I wanted to take a break from Parnate, I phased it out gradually over a period of about one month with no problems at all--just a readjustment of my sleep patterns. For the longest time now, as is common with many people, every time I stopped taking my anti-depressant, within a few months, depression reared its ugly head again. So I'm basically on it for life.
When the time comes for you to stop it, you have to wait 2 weeks before starting any SSRI. I'm not sure now long you'd have to wait before starting Nardil, another MAOI. I hope this answers your questions.




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