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Re: Nardil side effects

Posted by Jedi on November 15, 2005, at 23:10:01

In reply to Re: Thank you Jedi!!}} side effects, posted by sdb on November 15, 2005, at 11:47:19

> ... I am not absolutely clear about the sexual side effects of Nardil... But what's the experience of long term users of Nardil? Do these side effects fade away?

In my opinion the only way to start Nardil and most other psychotropic medications is to titrate slowly up to an effective dose. This can be very difficult because with Nardil, for example, the positive antidepressant effects can take several weeks to emerge after you hit the effective dose for you.
When I first started Nardil I had some orthostatic hypertension. This effect faded away fairly quickly, in my case. The delayed orgasm for me is dose related even after many years on Nardil. There are other medications that can counteract this.(Google Search: sexual, "Chairman MAO",
The sweet carbohydrate cravings are also dose related for me. Strenuous exercise is the only thing that has reversed the weight gain.
Daytime sleepiness for me has abated over time. It also seems to be dose related and only happens in a minority of Nardil users.
Another side effect, which shows up early in the use of Nardil, is hypomania. If this happens to you, you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Some people, who may be bipolar, can have a full blown manic episode manifested by the use of Nardil. I had a mild case of hypomania, and believe me; it feels good when you've been depressed for years. This feeling is usually temporary or can be treated with lithium. Be very careful with hypomania. I know from experience that some financial and personal decisions can be distorted while in this state.
Hope this helps,




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