Posted by morganator on August 14, 2009, at 18:04:50
I am currently severely depressed with on and off severe anxiety. I just started Zoloft 2 weeks ago. I am also taking Depakote 1500mg and Zyprexa 10mg. I have some physical issues that are definitely contributing to my depression and anxiety. When I finally wake up in the afternoon, my body aches and my mind simply does not feel like it is operating properly. I often wake up feeling like I have a hang over. I swear I notice differences in muscle function when an antidepressant is working and when it is not.
I guess I am wondering if Parnate, or Nardil, would make the kind of impact on my brain that I am looking for without making me too anxious or stimulated. I know that Depakote and Zyprexa should help to keep me in the safety zone while trying a new AD. And, I understand everyone is different, but since you are also BP, I was interested in what your experience has been with Parnate or Nardil. I know I could go through the archives but I just don't have the mind power or concentration to make to effort right now. It has been difficult enough to write this message.
I think zoloft will do something, I just fear it will not be enough. I wish I had discussed Parnate and Nardil with my doctor a few weeks ago. I guess I was playing it safe. I will discuss these MOAIs with him when I seem him next.
Another thing I will be asking him about is rTMS.