Posted by SLS on December 5, 2004, at 11:25:07
In reply to Re: MAOI withdrawal- to jclint, posted by ed_uk on December 5, 2004, at 10:04:04
> I'm quite interested in MAOIs because SSRIs make me too lazy and I never seem to get anything done. Paroxetine (Paxil/Seroxat) seemed to be the worst in that regard, getting out of bed was a major achievement. I think an MAOI could be effective for many aspects of my anxiety but I'm concerned that an MAOI might not keep my OCD at bay. I don't have OCD at the moment but I do tend to develop it periodically so it's still a concern. There is *no* possibility of my current psychiatrist prescribing Parnate but I could transfer to a new psychiatrist in Manchester (so I suppose there might be a very small chance that s/he might be willing to prescribe it).
You might want to consider trying Nardil first. I believe it is considered to be more effective for OCD than is Parnate. It is probably more serotonergic. If you are taking Nardil for the first time, you might find it mildly sedating for the first few weeks. This should dissipate, and leave you energized if it is the right drug for you.