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Re: Nardil - Side Effects Phoenix1

Posted by Bob on January 29, 2008, at 16:30:09

In reply to Nardil - Side Effects, posted by Phoenix1 on January 29, 2008, at 16:06:14

> Hi All,
> Now that I'm at 75mg of Nardil, I'm noticing a new set of side effects. Specifically, very frequent uncontrollable yawning (without sleepiness) and jaw muscle tightness and clenching. I remember this as a side effect I had with most of the SSRI's, even at lower doses. Is this an indication of too much serotonin, or mild serotonin syndrome? It has been persistent for a week.
> Is it a reason to stop at 75mg and not increase to 90mg? I'd like to go to 90 mg if possible. I'm a little afraid to talk much to my pdoc about side effects (especially if I feel they are minor) because he is only reluctantly prescribing the Nardil. I always feel that he is looking for a reason to stop it or lower the dosage. But it is working SO well for me.
> This side effect isn't too bothersome, and I'm not really experiencing any other bothersome side effects except for insomnia. What do you think I should do?
> Thanks
> Phoenix

I get the jaw and yawning thing on basically every single drug I've ever taken involving some sort of serotonin reuptake. The worst was on higher doses of Effexor, where I was clamping my jaw almost constantly and had to visit the dentist for a mouth guard since I was afraid I was going to crack my teeth. I'm not at all suprised that you are getting that side effect.




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