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Re: King Vultan and those who are taking Parnate bluebird

Posted by King Vultan on October 4, 2004, at 17:06:15

In reply to King Vultan and those who are taking Parnate, posted by bluebird on October 4, 2004, at 14:39:59

I just happened to see my pdoc today and asked to go up 10 mg/day to 50 mg/day. It seems to take a couple of weeks for the effects of a dosage change to stabilize for me, and after being on 40 for 2 1/2 weeks, there had been a large improvement, but one that I believe was definitely going to fall short. I did experience a fair amount of depression going from 30 to 40, as I also did from going from 20 to 30; in fact, about a week and a half ago, I drove to work one morning with tears running down my cheeks and probably would have pulled off and bawled if I hadn't been concerned about getting to work on time.

However, for a drug that is this effective, I am willing to take a certain amount of bad in the short term if that's what it's going to take for me to get better. These bouts of depression seem to go away about a week and a half after the dosage change, and I am left wondering how I ever could have felt that way. Unlike the SSRIs, which would have a huge antidepressant effect almost immediately but did a relatively poor job on my other problems, Parnate seems to be effectively treating not only my depression, but also my social phobia, anhedonia, low libido, and ADD symptoms. There seems to be little doubt that the stuff is going to work for me, and I would guess either this amount will be sufficient, or maybe 60 mg/day.





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