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Re: Nardil immediate relief and early poop out linkadge

Posted by SLS on September 10, 2017, at 19:19:42

In reply to Re: Nardil immediate relief and early poop out, posted by linkadge on September 10, 2017, at 15:43:41

> I am currently taking nortriptyline and lithium. I am prescribed Effexor, but for some reason it isn't agreeing with me.

I saw that you are on a very low dosage. I found Effexor 300 mg/day + nortriptyline 75 mg/day to be moderately effective. I wish I had thought to increase the nortriptyline to 100-150 mg/day. I might have had a robust response. It is possible that you would have less trouble tolerating Pristiq than Effexor. My guess is that the venlafaxine molecule does things that the desvenlafaxine metabolite does not - things that make venlafaxine problematic for you.

> I have been cautiously adding some MAO inhibiting herbs

Which ones?

> which seem to make a major difference.

That is good to hear. A friend of mine might profit from this.

> I'd like to try a MAOI again - but I think the chances are pretty slim of finding a doc willing to prescribe. I had a some form of hypertensive response to parnate,

That sometimes occurs spontaneously at the beginning of Parnate treatment, and does not necessarily have a dietary trigger. I think it more often than not resolves with continued treatment.

> but other than that, I was having a very good response (40mg). The doc took me off and have never been able to try again.

Do you think that your responsivity to MAO inhibiting herbs indicates successful treatment with a MAOI?

It is too bad that you are limited by what comes from a conservative doctor's pen and pad. You probably know enough to cure yourself. I wish I could be of more help to you, but your scope of knowledge is more extensive than mine.

Out of curiosity, how do you react to Wellbutrin? Many people respond when it is combined with a SRI. A friend of mine has achieved full remission with Pristiq + Wellbutrin. She has been well for as long as Pristiq has been available - 9 years. Interestingly, she was a partial responder to Parnate.

- Scott

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

- George Bernard Shaw




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