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Re: Help Me with My Med Regimen! Please/Anyone linkadge

Posted by PCB on August 19, 2019, at 13:25:20

In reply to Re: Help Me with My Med Regimen! Please/Anyone PCB, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2019, at 11:03:18

Dear Linkage,

You do say the truth about Nardil Linkage which I am trying to forget. Nardil does so many things including increasing GABA levels, block the reuptake of dopamine, metabolizes to PEA and block the reuptake of melatonin (is this why Nardil causes insomnia???). I agree from what the literature states and my personal experience that no psych med combination can equal Nardil. The closes I came was Zoloft, lithium, Selegiline, Klonopin, coffee and exercise. That was 75% of Nardil.

It is so strange that my clients actually do well with the traditional recommendations. So many patients come in with mild depression and anxiety and do well with therapy, any SSRI and prn Xanax. It confuses me sooo much. How do they do well with one medication trial, while I and so many others on babble struggle after multiple drug, vitamin, lifestyle changes still with depression. And why don't they complain about apathy and lack of motivation on an SSRI/SNRI. I guess I and others on babble have worse disease burden (both parents, 2 grandparent with mood disordered).

So I mentioned I dated. My ex girlfriend has moderate anxiety and mild depression. She had tried Zoloft, Xanax but chooses to smoke marijuana. She works from home and has a great cat. Her life is not that bad. I wonder if that would be a good option for me. I was also thinking of trying weekly therapy.

But Linkage, I do not think it is your choice or fault that you do not feel good. On full dose Nardil, I was a social animal and so remembering that time affects my judgement of my other medication trials (can't compare any psych med to nardil, it is too good). So now I would not expect an SSRI/SNRI/Abilify combo to be like full dose nardil. I think I could life at a combination that is 70% of full dose nardil. So many people married, date, have social lives without any medications. So it is not your fault. If you needed help, I could find you a doctor in NYC to get you Nardil or Parnate.

One thing that helped me a lot is reading and rereading "The Art of Happiness,:" by Dalia Lama. I never thought I would say that in a million years, but embarrassingly it does help me.

I hope we both find some things help us. You deserve to be happy L! Thanks for another great post. Maybe I will accept a lower efficacy drug combination, change my job to a lower stress position and add CBD and continue to meditation. Probably won't work like all the 30 prior trials and I'll be back on Nardil in 6 months.

Be well!





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