Posted by g_g_g_unit on August 2, 2012, at 7:21:40
Long story short .. been on 60mg of Parnate for some time now and just finding it too stimulating (i.e. no benefits on anxiety, chronic insomnia, etc.). I've heard higher doses can be more calming, but my p-doc won't prescribe anymore.
Anyway, I'm taking 1.5mg of Klonopin at night to sleep, and 0.5mg in the morning, but it still isn't really sufficient.. the stimulant effect of each dose is meant to have a 2.5 hour half-life, so I take 15mg every 3 hours, but just find that there's a cumulative effect that leaves me feeling kinda wired, confused and unable to focus properly.
I'm planning to taper off it, but I really need to be able to concentrate on a project over the next week. Lowering the dose probably wouldn't help, because there'd be a lag between the stimulant effect and MAO levels, which would just end up messy (I tried this for several days).
Is there anything I could take to kind of put a 'cap' on DA/NE? Would NAC work for this? Tried magnesium, but it just potentiated the stimulant effect.