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Posted by SuzyQ1 on April 15, 2004, at 11:27:47

In reply to COMPAINTS REGARDING NEW NARDIL, posted by ace on November 24, 2003, at 18:59:51

I have increased my dose of Nardil from 30 mg. to 45, and after 4 days, am starting to feel a little better, but still very apprehensive. I also take Ativan with it, to calm down the dystonic side effects of Nardil. For me, it was tight throat muscles that made me feel like I had a lump in my throat. The Ativan takes care of that. I have no doubt that the new Nardil doesn't work as well as the old one, since my blood pressure suddenly shot up about 4 months ago. Nardil was apparently lowering my blood pressure, as a side effect, and that was a positive for me. My doctor couldn't understand why my pressure for the first time was elevated, and gave me water pills. I could have had a stroke on the new Nardil, since it was no longer as effective. On 3 pills/day, my pressure has started going back down. This is besides the terrible anxiety I got again, and the depression and crying that followed. I don't know how well the 3 pills/day will hold me, but I'm praying very hard. In the meantime, I called Pfizer and raised some hell about it. They seemed to take notes. I talked to a pharmacist as well as a Nardil specialist. I told them that I might just be one small voice, but this could be a warning of things to come, as I'm not the only one having such a negative reaction to the new Nardil. I also made them aware that there have already been some suicides, hospitalizations, and lives totally disrupted in the 5 short months since their "new Nardil" came out. They said it was a shelf-life problem they were having with the old Nardil that made them change the inactive products, but she also admitted that there have been a lot of calls and that they're aware of the fact that this batch of Nardil is not as effective as the previous one; and that they'd be looking into it. I told them it would be for their own good, or they might be facing a class-action suit. As for the Selegiline patch I mentioned before, I hope it comes out soon. It replaces all three major neurotransmitters in the brain: Serotonin, Norepinephrine, and DOPAMINE, the last one being very important for calm and a feeling of well being, and which no other medication alone does. You'd have to take a combination of two meds., like for example Effexor and Wellbutrin to replace all three. As for the GABA, if the Selegiline skin patch doesn't supplement the GABA, then a Benzodiazepine like Xanax, Ativan, or Klonopin can do that, when taken with the patch.
You can also go to the link listed below where I posted the same information, and also read about others who are having a negative reaction to the "new Nardil":




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