Posted by JadeKelly on February 8, 2009, at 20:36:10
In reply to Re: deciding between meds.I need a couse of action, posted by metamorphosis on February 8, 2009, at 12:31:24
I have been on Parnate for 3 1/2 months I believe. I started at 30mg per day and now I'm at 80mg per day (40-morn, 40 afternoon).My Primary dx was depression, but it was a nasty depression so add in the rest of the book. All types of anxiety, etc. I did not suffer from these prior to my depression so I'm not sure what to tell you about your anxiety. I definately think its a med that would help with SAD if you have that. The others I just don't know. All I can tell you is that I've heard many ways in which people reach a final remission on this med. What I mean by that is that s/e's vary CONSIDERABLY. I could tell you all of mine but yours may be completely different. I'll just mention a few I've seen in most people: daytime fatigue, I honestly can't say how much was Parnate and how much was my depression. Insomnia. What worked for me was Klonopin and melatonin at bedtime. Stay on a strict schedule. Most people get small periods of feeling great, followed by the original state. Some people take forever to respond (me), at larger doses, and some respond quickly, not many s/e's. I'm sure I just really confused you.
The point I want to make, my dx is MDD, and believe me when I tell you it was major, I thought it would take a bowling ball to the head to head rid of it. That was Parnate. But you HAVE to stick with it. I don't know anyone who has waited 3 months for an antidepressant to work,
especially when I was really sufferingduring that time. So how bad is it? Make the commitment now to stick to Parnate if you are going to take it. I believe it works better than most A/D's but you have to stick it out. I feel excellent compared to when I started but it took a while. To really kick it in my PDoc augments with Ritalin but with Anxiety, you would probably do better with something else, I don't know. I would not trade Parnate for any other A/D.
Good Luck to you!!!