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Re: MAOI Alternative: Cymbalta Parkinson's drug? gibber

Posted by LizinManhattan on February 9, 2006, at 14:31:43

In reply to Re: MAOI Alternative: Cymbalta Parkinson's drug?, posted by gibber on February 8, 2006, at 22:46:23

Nardil wiped out my depression completely. However, I gained about 15-20 lbs and I too was awake for hours each night. It didn't matter when I took it or how I spaced the doses. I don't remember much about the sexual side effects. I definitely have atypical depression and I found that Nardil and Parnate helped me more than any other medicine I had tried in the previous 10 years.
As far as Parnate, I don't have any insomnia as I know some people do. However, my dreams are extremely vivid and detailed. Also, I start dreaming very early in my sleep cycle. If I have just taken a 10 minute nap I will have had a dream; I don't think that is normal. In addition, I am sleepy a lot.
Parnate saved my life and enabled me to live a pretty normal, albeit very sleepy, life. However, after ending up in the ER and almost dying from a hypertensive crisis and then having a subsequent severe BP spike I feel I can't stay on it. For the first 2 years I followed the diet perfectly. Then, my doctor said that I could start trying some mozzarella cheese. I had no reaction eating cheese, inculding cheddar and swiss, for 5 years and then a couple of weeks ago I had a couple of slices of swiss and I ended up in the ER. The subsequent spike was unprovoked. Supposedly that can happen on Parnate.
I'm sorry Nardil isn't doing it for you. I wish you the best of luck with Parnate if you do end up on it. It certainly helped me. Who knows? I might end up going back on it if I can't find anything else that helps.

> Liz,
> I'm interested in your nardil and parnate experience. I'm on Nardil and have noticed some improvement in depression but it comes and goes and now its mostly going. Nardil has me awake at night for hours sometimes and that's not good, also the sexual sides are bad. Did you feel the Parnate was better for you despite the BP spikes? What sort of depresssion symptoms did you have, atypical? I have atypical depression...sleeping alot, mood reactivity, cognitive trouble. I'll be trying parnate if the nardil doesn't start working soon.
> Thanks




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