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Re: I got up at 5pm..... Bob

Posted by ed_uk on April 4, 2005, at 8:35:47

In reply to Re: I got up at 5pm..... ed_uk, posted by Bob on April 3, 2005, at 22:20:45

Hello Bob,

>One thing that scares me about Nardil is the almost guaranteed weight gain, and the fact that pretty much nobody is sexually functional on that med. I've also heard bad things about urinary retention on MAOIs, especially Parnate. Yes, I might not get those problems, but they seem awful common from my readings on this board.

Sexual side effects are common with Nardil, particularly at first. Parnate seems to be considerably better in terms of sexual side effects. Weight gain also seems to be more common with Nardil than with Parnate. Urinary retention is quite common with MAOIs. Parnate might be a better choice for you than Nardil.

>However, since it doesn't seem to be going that well to me, I have my doubts about maintenance treatments.

I can understand that. Do you think any of the benefits have lasted more than a day?

>they have a rep for even more problems than tricyclics.......

It's not always the case though because the MAOIs are so different to the TCAs. Some people who hate TCAs do really well on an MAOI.

>BTW, what is your situation with treatment and response? I don't think I asked that before, did I?

Lofepramine helps my depression somewhat, I'm not entirely satisfied though. At least I don't have any major side effects from it which is a nice change! I often need an SSRI for anxiety and OCD, not at the moment though. They make me very apathetic, I always need an afternoon nap if I'm on an SSRI.

What is your diagnosis?

Kind regards,




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