Posted by Girlnterrupted78 on September 3, 2009, at 7:17:11
In reply to Re: Does Ambien have antidepressant properties? » Girlnterrupted78, posted by SLS on September 3, 2009, at 5:36:09
> I'm sorry if you have already gone over this, but have you tried Nardil? Sometimes, the inhibition is part of the depression and remits when the depression remits.
Yes, I was on Nardil for a whole year. It didn't work for me at all. I went up to 90mgs, but that was too high and gave me occipital headaches, so I ended up at 60mgs. I think Nardil actually even worsened my depression and made me slow-thinking and unable to recall words. It also made me gain 20+ lbs. My doctor at the time (a really bad one) refused to augment it, so I don't know if that would have made a difference.
> Nardil tends to be prosocial - more so than Parnate.
That's what I've heard. I had high hopes for it. That's why I stayed on it 1 year even if it was not helping. I don't know why it didn't work for me. The only drug that has made me very social was Celexa, but it stopped working after 1 year. That was probably the best year of my life. I was able to feel very comfortable and even excited and talkative in most social situations, with the exception of public speaking.
> Do you have a lack of things to talk about when you are in social situations. Is that part of the discomfort?
Yeah, that's part of it. I feel tense and uncomfortable and unhappy. Obviously, after years with this problem I just lost interest in most social interactions, so I only ever socialize with people who don't trigger these feelings of discomfort. Some people make me feel very comfortable, but the majority either makes me anxious, bore me, or irritate me.