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Re: Nardil or Parnate decision

Posted by cosis on December 8, 2004, at 0:18:05

In reply to Nardil or Parnate decision, posted by KaraS on December 8, 2004, at 0:01:13

> I thought I was positive that I wanted to try Parnate soon because of the side effect profile (less weight gain, edema and exercise issues) and because my depression has been so anergic and Parnate is more dopaminergic. My doctor wants me to try Nardil instead. I had intended to fight for the Parnate because I thought it has the best chance of downregulating my dopamine autoreceptors and actually providing me with some motivation and energy. The problem is that I've recently developed a lot of anxiety issues. In the last couple of years I hadn't experienced much anxiety but lately it has become overwhelming. I feel like I'm on that old road that ended up with panic attacks and agoraphobia - the same increased startle response, tight chest, difficulty breathing etc. So now I'm wondering if Nardil might be better - at least for now. I know it's supposed to be a great medication for GAD. Since I would probably react to Parnate by becoming drowsy (as that's how I currently react to stimulant type medications), I'm not so worried that it will increase my anxiety (at least initially). I do wonder if it will be enough to help the anxiety that I have now though. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

nardil has worked wonderful for my severe social anxiety along with depression... i would say i did experience some weight gain... but i have been able to keep my same weight now for awhile by watching what i eat...... also some sexual problems, other than that i can't complain....




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