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Re: How common is hypomania on MAOI's?

Posted by willyee on May 2, 2007, at 7:42:03

In reply to Re: How common is hypomania on MAOI's?, posted by malcolm64 on May 2, 2007, at 7:18:08

> > > I'm just wondering how many people here have experienced hypomania as a result of being on an MAOI?
> > >
> > > I'm not talking about a crazy kind of reaction, I'm referring to just a wonderful feeling of being super-relaxed and super-confident (which is the entire reason for taking an MAOI, b/c nothing else has worked).
> > >
> > > I did a year ago on Nardil. I first noticed the effect at about 45 mgs after about three weeks. But it slowly diminished to the point where the med wasn't having that effect anymore. So I stopped it (I went up as high as 90 mgs).
> > >
> > > Now I'm on Parnate (I'm on 20 mgs, but go up to 30 mgs later this week). I'm hoping that it replicates some of the superconfidence I felt while the Nardil was having its peak effect. But hopefully, it won't poop out on me like the Nardil did.
> > >
> > > I guess I'm experiencing anxiety alone just from waiting to see if the damn med is going to work.
> > >
> > > Malcolm
> >
> > Are u using klonopin as needed,it sounds like you really really should,your anxiety is getting in the way of any benifit,id seek some sort of anxiety med as needed of course just a response.
> Yes, I'm on 1.5 mgs (3 tabs of Klonopin). Is this a high enough dose?
> Malcolm

I cant answer it as u present it,def speak to a doc,but personaly it sounds a lil high for the lower end dose of parnate.

Have you moved from 20 mg?As confusing as this sounds over sedation from a benzo can also create a lot of anxiety.

I wish i could answer more,but i would need a degree,and also know ur weight and height,but i think a doc should evalute your parnate dose,with a increase in mind to happen asap,i really dont see a lot of progress on parnate until wow at least 40 mg is reached and then there is the evaluting side of to stay or go.

Your doc was "brave" enough to entrust giving u parnate,too bad he is not following through,im afriad what will happen is youll become discouraged and go off before u ever hit a high enough dose.This will be a shame.

Again i will always try to remeber to add i have troubles too,its a tricky drug,please use my info as just that,make sure actual decisions come from you.Good luck




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