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Re: interested in START UP s/e's ravenstorm

Posted by gardenergirl on July 22, 2004, at 11:16:34

In reply to Re: interested in START UP s/e's, posted by ravenstorm on July 20, 2004, at 11:29:55

Hi ravenstorm,
I hesitated to post earlier, because I haven't really had bad reactions starting meds, either SSRI's or Nardil. I did have a bit of jitteriness when going up in dosage of an SSRI...Sarafem, I think. But I also had a great deal of caffeine at the same time. I can't recall any other SE's of SSRI's, but they were never effective for me, either.

Nardil was an easy start, too. The only initial (in the first week) SE's I encountered were myoclonic jerks, hyperreflexia, the Nardil shuffle which is just a bit of staggering like you are drunk...I think this is it. Over the course of taking it, I have also experienced urinary retention which is dose dependent, weight gain due to increased sugar cravings, insomnia, constipation, and anorgasmia. Pretty much all of my SE's have gone away except for the hyperreflexia and weight gain, but that has stabilized with closer attention to my caloric intake.

Nardil is the only AD that has helped my atypical depression. The diet is manageable for me.

I hope you have good luck with it if you decide to start an MAOI.

Take care,




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