Posted by Chihuahua on February 2, 2009, at 4:42:03
For 35 years, I have been taking ADs which have proved lifesaving for me.
30 years ago I took Nardil for 3 years, until a well meaning Psychiatrist was able to convince me that MAO inhibiters were"BAD". The Nardil had been successfully addressing the 4 aspects of my illness. That is :----
1. lassitude.__nardil gave lots of energy without agitation 2.compulsive eating.___nardil totally normalised my eating.
3.inability to get to sleep._ i needed less sleep, but it was good sleep with nardil.
4. Suicidal depression._Rare breakthro's short lived.
Having been denied access to MAO inhibiters, my subsequent health consisted of----a dull life, without my career and
30 years on every available serotoninergic ( large doses were needed), I am still alive, but I am obese as a result of abnormal eating ( my own disordered eating together with abnormal
hunger from various serotonergics).
My life has been mainly spent in bed. Correctly, my son says that I don't have a life".
JOY OF JOYS!!! I found a medical practitioner who prescibed Nardil for me, one month ago.
DISAPPOINTMENT EXTRAORDINAIRE!!!!! THIS IS NOT THE MARVELLOUS MEDICATION THAT I EXPERIENCED 30 YEARS AGO.
I am eating like a Prader Willie. I have no energy.
To my surprise, I learned that the only Nardil available since 2003 is a most INFERIOR compounding of the phenelzine sulphate. When Pfizer took over Parke Davis, (whose original formulation of the phenelzine sulphate was superb), Pfizer allowed company in France to manufacture Nardil. This company did not have the mixing " paddles"needed , so they convinced the FDA that the only change to the tablet would be exclusion of "inactive",
unimportant components of the original tablet.
Even the medical profession and pharmacists have been kept in the "DARK" about this degrading new formulation of Nardil.
All the pharmacists know is that Nardil now must be kept in the fridge because it's integrity is fragile.
Does anyone else out there remember the success of the original formulation of nardil? If you have never yet typed in " nardil" into your search engine , you may be interested to find
many others like myself.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows if the little "Davids"in this world have a chance of taking on the Goliaths such as Pfizer. Will we ever see the original Nardil formulation again?