Posted by Justherself54 on August 17, 2009, at 23:32:13
In reply to Nardil withdrawal, posted by ace on August 17, 2009, at 2:52:56
I had a long post written, but I lost it. Anyway..I feel for you Ace. I had a horrible, miserable time coming off Nardil, and I was only at 45 mg. I had constant severe brain zaps unlike any other I've experienced, and I've experienced a lot of them. I got off it as quickly as I could as I felt dreadful every day for over 4 weeks.
I was uncomfortable going out or being around people as I felt like either my eyes were going to pop out of my head or complete drivel was going to shoot out of my mouth. For me, Nardil ranks number one for being the hardest to withdraw from. I was going to list all the AD's I've withdrawn from but it's too big a task for me right now!
Maybe instead of moving slowly with the titration..speed it up as fast as you and your doc is comfortable with and get it out of your system. Then, give it some time and you'll know if you're able to function med free. When I was younger I had many good years in between depressions and being on AD's. As I got older, the gap narrowed.
Keep us posted on how you're doing. Warm fuzzies heading your way.