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Re: ...taking Marplan? (My AD-history-in-a-box.) stargazer2

Posted by zonked on September 23, 2011, at 18:15:32

In reply to Re: Is anyone currently taking Marplan?, posted by stargazer2 on September 23, 2011, at 17:51:25

> z...I think only a month but I went right up to 40 rather quickly. You can go higher too. I wonder what the Lithium is doing in combination with Marplan but it's too risky to make any changes.
> The only MAO that never worked for me was Parnate.
> This has been a 30+ year battle.

Parnate worked for me too, but tolerance came; and with that, the effective dose also became hypo/(non-hypo?)-euphoric-mania inducing dose.

Nardil worked for me twice before. First time, I stopped it due to weight gain which I now accept as a regrettable but acceptable side effect. Second time, it pooped out; although psychosocial stress was VERY high at the time.

This time, weeks into it I got a SURGE of relief followed by nothing for months until I added testosterone. I have yet to determine whether the T would work as monotherapy or if it allowed the Nardil to kick in this time. (I am male.)

Marplan: I was on 2mo @ 60. Nothing.

Emsam: never tried the patch, but I did try the selegiline pills - helped a lot with depression but made me anxious and irritable much like Wellbutrin did.

That's my MAOI history. My SSRI history is less interesting: Zoloft: Amazing remission for two years followed by maximum dose, followed by poop out. I proceeded to try every SSRI on the market except Luvox, every last one, without effect.

SNRI: Both Effexor XR and Cymbalta made me so anxious I felt as thought I swallowed 10 sudafed. Couldn't sit still. Couldn't relax. Paced the floor all day for weeks until I happily threw them down the toilet.

Wellbutrin: See above, except with added anger at the least little thing. (not my personality.)

Remeron: No fair trial; it made me too sleepy so I quit it and got back on Parnate after 1 week.

TCAs: Nortriptyline, one of the worst experiences of my life. Panic attack pill. Made me rage at people which is not at all my personality. Like what I describe about Wellbutrin or Effexor only amplified. Scared me away from the entire class.

10 years for me, but that's almost my entire adult life. I'm just thankful for days like today and really, my overall improvement since I added testosterone.

So it's a fight many of us are so familiar with; I'm glad you're getting relief. :-)




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