Posted by jerrympls on August 4, 2003, at 1:59:34
In reply to Re: Is anyone still on Nardil?? I just started - H, posted by bobbiedobbs on August 2, 2003, at 21:08:56
> In my humble opinion Nardil is a wonder drug that should be considered more often. The research on it and medical knowledge of it is quite outdated; the shame is that while most of the food restrictions turned out to be unfounded medically, little or none of that information ever got communicated to the prescribing practitioners. I took it for 10 years and it saved my life. The community of Nardil users shared studies that had been published over the past several years and were thus able to live normal lives re diet. Side effects are an issue but hopefully can be minimized given sufficient medical attention. However, there are limits as to what compensating medications can be taken to negate side effects. Klonopin can be combined with Nardil, for instance. I would definitely give it at least two weeks try. It is definitely worth trying in the medical mix, especially for thsoe who did not have success with SSRIs and other "traditional" meds.
I whole-heartedly agree! The diet turned out to be nothing of what it was - you couldn't eat chocolate or caffeine or cheese - HA! There are some things to definitley watch out for - aged meats, soy sauce and REALLY aged cheeses - but eating a Dominos pizza won't kill you (although it may cause heartburn). I have found Nardil to carry little side effect(s). When I began, I noticed headache and irritability - but they added Klonopin and it helped tremendously. I'm now at 60mg and almost do not need the klonopin. Nardil covers everything - anxiety, sleep, etc. and it has BOOSTED my sex drive. I'm not %100, but I'm getting there and I'm alive for the first time in many....many....years.
Future poster-child for Nardil!