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Re: Parnate Augmentation Porkpiehat

Posted by SLS on August 4, 2017, at 6:58:32

In reply to Re: Parnate Augmentation SLS, posted by Porkpiehat on August 3, 2017, at 12:14:38


> Scott this is an old post, but you referrenced lithium as a good good augmented to parnate. Is this for depression or side effects? I'm finding a low dose 5-10 myself of propranolol is cutting through some of the parnate lethargy and doesn't contribute to beta blocker sleepiness. I'm not in love with having to dose throughout the day to stay awake.

Low dosages of lithium (300-600 mg/day) can be used to augment antidepressants when treating unipolar depression. I find 300 mg/day to be a necessary agent in my treatment regime, even though I fit into the bipolar spectrum. Higher dosages actually depress me. Side effects for lithium are dosage-dependent, so lower dosages carry much reduced risks for thyroid and kidney damage. Interestingly, I found Nardil to be more stimulating during the day than Parnate.

What you describe about propranalol is fascinating. What happens when you take higher dosages? Does it still help with daytime sleepiness?

I'm currently taking:

Parnate 80 mg/day
nortriptyline 100 mg/day
Lamictal 300 mg/day
lithium 300 mg/day
Abilify 15 mg/day
prazosin 30 mg/day

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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