Posted by jms600 on June 20, 2011, at 8:08:35
In reply to MAOI Trial, posted by Oliver71 on June 19, 2011, at 22:30:47
> I'm new and wanted to share my experience with an MAOI trial that I'll be starting next month. I've recently tapered off Prozac, which I've taken for the past few years with doses ranging from 40-100mg/day. I've also stopped Concerta, having taken 54mg for about the past 6 months. I'm currently tapering nortriptyline from 75mg at a rate of 25mg per week. Still taking 900mg lithium.
> I guess I'd say I have treatment-resistant depression that ranges from mild to moderate, though that's pretty subjective. I have some symptoms of "atypical" depression, thus the MAOI trial, since other medications haven't helped enough. Based on the research I've done so far, Parnate sounds preferable to Nardil - fewer side effects.
> Will keep you all posted on my experience.
Nardil seems to be the gold standard for anxiety. Just wish my doc would prescribe it to me.
Oliver - you're probably already aware, but just in case you're not, make sure your wash out period between Prozac and Parnate is a minimum of 5 weeks - Prozac stays in the body longer than other SSRIs.