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Re: Nardil and Parnate in lower doses » Joe1

Posted by cubbybear on May 6, 2005, at 1:25:14

In reply to Re: Nardil and Parnate in lower doses, posted by Joe1 on May 5, 2005, at 20:41:03

> cubbybear , how are you doing. This is my fourth
> month on parnate .I was wondering if you could tell me since you've taken it for so long.According to my PDR it used to be a hard
> shell pill.
I don't believe the shell or coating has changed at all since I started taking Parnate in 1984. It has been around since long before that, so *maybe* the coating was different in the early years.

If this is true did you notice any changes in how it worked for you.
It has always been a lifesaver for me. I've had a couple of instances of breakthrough anxsiety where I had to increase my dose from 30-40 mg/day, but then after the crisis passed, I dropped back down to 30 mg. Otherwise, thank Heaven it has been a consistent help all these years.

It doesn't seem to have any
> activating effect. Have you had this problem?
People talk about Parnate having an activating effect at the beginning since there's a chemical similarity to amphetamine, but I can't say that I ever really thought of it being *so* activating at the beginning. It has always taken about 2-4 weeks to kick in, i.e. exert its full anti-depressant/anti-anxiety effect but I've never felt really wired on it.
I've never taken Nardil. If for whatever reason, Parnate became unavilable (hopefuly that won't happen, EVER), I would switch to Marplan since my research shows that I'd probably do better on it than on Nardil.




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