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Re: King Vultan, how long did it take to kick in? ravenstorm

Posted by King Vultan on July 22, 2004, at 12:48:22

In reply to Re: King Vultan, how long did it take to kick in?, posted by ravenstorm on July 22, 2004, at 9:15:06

> Todd
> So how long did it take for the MAOI to kick in? Also, what made you finally decide to go the MAOI route?
> Very cool that its working for you.

I didn't experience any effects until I got to 60 mg/day, when I started getting bad insomnia. Therapeutic effects began about four or five days after reaching 75 mg/day. I decided to go with an MAOI because I had already tried about 10 drugs from various classes, and there wasn't really much else left to try.

I think the Nardil is a good drug, especially for people with anxiety disorders, and it doesn't leave me emotionally flat like the SSRIs and Effexor did, but it is not solving my fundamental problem of anhedonia. I've been on the Nardil almost five months and have slowly progressed up to 105 mg/day, so one would think I've had an adequate trial. With all the reading I've done, and taking into account the effects of all these different drugs I've tried, I've come to the conclusion that my problem is fundamentally one of a malfunctioning dopamine system. Since Parnate has stimulant properities and is much more dopaminergic than Nardil, I've made an appointment with my pdoc for Tuesday to discuss switching to Parnate.





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