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Re: Why do meds constantly stop working for me?

Posted by rose45 on September 20, 2021, at 11:19:06

In reply to Re: Why do meds constantly stop working for me? rose45, posted by SLS on September 20, 2021, at 9:37:27

Hi Scott,

I was on Nardil for 15 years and then it totally stopped working and anxiety came back in full force.
I would take it up to 60 mg which was pretty unbearable with side effects, but as soon as it worked, I stayed on it for 2 or 3 weeks, and then went down to 45mg and that was my maintenance dose.
This was the classical way of titrating up at the maudsley hospital where i was an inpatient.

I did feel very happy on it, but later realised it was making me manic.... i started gambling, spending money etc. which i had never done before. I told the doctors but being uk and conservative, they said it was better to stay on one med, than add lithium, as i had suggested to them.

It had loads of side effects, putting on weight, constipation being the main ones. I far preferred parnate.

Strangely, I was able to sleep on nardil, though I had suffered from insomnia for most of my life.

I never combined it with other drugs. In the UK they dont like doing that, as they do in the usa. But it worked fine on its own for the 15 years i was on it.

When it stopped working, i tried to increase but it didnt make any difference. Psychs added seroquel and I suffered terribly as they increased the seroquel for 6 months. Finally they agreed to switch to parnate, and parnate was almost side effect free, except for the insomnia

I hope that answers your questions. Here in the UK, they simply dont believe in taking several meds at the same time. You re much more fortunate in the USA.





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