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Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work

Posted by bulldog2 on October 22, 2009, at 9:21:12

In reply to I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 21, 2009, at 23:23:56

> Well, like the last time I was on Parnate, 40 mg is the dose that made the difference. I am up to 50 mg now and will go to 80 mg and then stop. My mood is lighter than it has been in weeks. I still have moments in the day when I want to end everything, but they go away as quickly as they came. I feel like I have hope now. And think of how much better I will feel once I actually get some sleep!
>
> I LOVE YOU PARNATE!

Congratulations!

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work

Posted by bulldog2 on October 22, 2009, at 11:12:16

In reply to I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 21, 2009, at 23:23:56

> Well, like the last time I was on Parnate, 40 mg is the dose that made the difference. I am up to 50 mg now and will go to 80 mg and then stop. My mood is lighter than it has been in weeks. I still have moments in the day when I want to end everything, but they go away as quickly as they came. I feel like I have hope now. And think of how much better I will feel once I actually get some sleep!
>
> I LOVE YOU PARNATE!

A question for you. When you hit the right dose on parnate do you feel it from day one or do you have to wait longer? Dr. goldberg mentions 8 weeks at the highest dose you can tolerate. This seems to indicate that some have to stick at a max dose for a while before it kicks in.

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Sunbath

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 11:59:41

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Maxime, posted by Sunbath on October 22, 2009, at 6:06:41

No, I never had weight gain on Parnate. I had it from Nardil.

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work bulldog2

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 12:01:24

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by bulldog2 on October 22, 2009, at 11:12:16

> A question for you. When you hit the right dose on parnate do you feel it from day one or do you have to wait longer? Dr. goldberg mentions 8 weeks at the highest dose you can tolerate. This seems to indicate that some have to stick at a max dose for a while before it kicks in.
>

It usually takes several weeks at that dosage. Maybe not as many as 8 weeks, but it does take some time. But I think it's worth the wait. :)

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work delna

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 12:03:12

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Maxime, posted by delna on October 22, 2009, at 0:33:20

Delna, I still feel like sh*t during the day from not sleeping but I don't stay in bed. I get up and I do things no matter how crappy I feel. I see my pdoc tomorrow and will get some Ativan to help with sleep. Then once I am getting sleep we will see if I still have the daytime fatigue. I hope not.

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work

Posted by rjlockhart04-08 on October 22, 2009, at 13:04:25

In reply to I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 21, 2009, at 23:23:56

I'm glad this works!

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work rjlockhart04-08

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 14:00:18

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on October 22, 2009, at 13:04:25

Thanks RJ. Me too. :-)

 

Maxime Maxime

Posted by 10derHeart on October 22, 2009, at 15:34:30

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work rjlockhart04-08, posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 14:00:18

I am so pulling for you, Maxime. You are one of the bravest people I have ever "known" here. I read all your posts. I hope you don't mind. One person mentioned once that they thought it was creepy to read and never answer and then tell anyone you do that (they felt 'stalked') so now I wonder if others think so, too. But I am telling you anyway. I don't have anything to add about meds, etc., so i am just quiet and read and **cheer** for your smallest victories. Even if you wrote that you slept 2 hours one night, instead of 1, I would cheer for that.

I will never forget a response you wrote me a long, long time back on the Eating board. It was beautiful. It made me feel so much better at that time when I was sort of wallowing about hating my body size, weight, tendencies to overeat, etc.

You just keep on, and keep on, like you already have....i know it's so, so hard.

You do sound a bit better... :-)

 

Re: Maxime 10derHeart

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 15:39:32

In reply to Maxime Maxime, posted by 10derHeart on October 22, 2009, at 15:34:30

Thank you so much! :-) Of course I don't mind that you read all my posts, and no, you don't sound like a stalker!!

I was thinking today how much I have been through with this bipolar illness. Really, I shouldn't even be alive with some of the things I have done to myself, and some of the things done to me by the illness. I have survived a lot. I guess I am a survivor!

 

BUT

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 23:08:55

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on October 22, 2009, at 13:04:25

For God's sake I wish I could sleep!!!! I am so freaking tired. My eyeball sockets hurt. I just want some sleep. Please. I'm going crazy!

 

Re: BUT

Posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 23:23:56

In reply to BUT, posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 23:08:55

I'm crying now. I am surely losing my mind at this point. I wish that someone could help me. My head is throbing. I just took 3 liquid advil gels. I'm sorry, I must sound like such a baby, but really this is more than I can bear.

 

Re: BUT Maxime

Posted by delna on October 23, 2009, at 5:33:39

In reply to Re: BUT, posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 23:23:56

> I'm crying now. I am surely losing my mind at this point. I wish that someone could help me. My head is throbing. I just took 3 liquid advil gels. I'm sorry, I must sound like such a baby, but really this is more than I can bear.

No, you don't sound like a baby . Just someone who is suffering. :(
I feel so bad that you are feeling so rotten.I wish there was something I could do, or even suggest.
I am thinking of you, sending you lots of love and strength and praying that you get through this awful period.
:(((
Love
D

 

Re: BUT

Posted by bulldog2 on October 23, 2009, at 14:18:39

In reply to Re: BUT, posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 23:23:56

> I'm crying now. I am surely losing my mind at this point. I wish that someone could help me. My head is throbing. I just took 3 liquid advil gels. I'm sorry, I must sound like such a baby, but really this is more than I can bear.

When I was on parnate the insomnia resolved and I began to sleep well.
Some one used a combo of klonopin and sublingual melatonin to sleep and found it very effective.
May the Gods that created our universe be with you.

 

Re: BUT Maxime

Posted by Phillipa on October 23, 2009, at 19:05:16

In reply to Re: BUT, posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 23:23:56

Maxie did you sleep? Got a baseball bat if not that might do it kidding of course. Phillipa

 

Re: BUT Phillipa

Posted by Maxime on October 23, 2009, at 19:38:57

In reply to Re: BUT Maxime, posted by Phillipa on October 23, 2009, at 19:05:16

No, I didn't sleep last night. I almost ended up hurting myself very badly because I was in so much pain.

I got the Ativan today and took 2 mg as prescribed. It didn't knock me out. It just made me sleepy and stoned. Will try 4 mg tonight.

 

Re: BUT Maxime

Posted by Phillipa on October 23, 2009, at 21:50:34

In reply to Re: BUT Phillipa, posted by Maxime on October 23, 2009, at 19:38:57

Maxie two isn't that high this pdoc here wanted me on 8mg. I refused. Good luck you will sleep or I'll sing to you and boy you don't want that. Love Phillipa

 

Re: BUT Phillipa

Posted by Maxime on October 24, 2009, at 11:07:07

In reply to Re: BUT Maxime, posted by Phillipa on October 23, 2009, at 21:50:34

I took 6 mg and slept like a baby. I emailed my pdoc to let him know that it took 3 times what he prscribed to knock me out. Maybe tonight I can take 4 mg since I have some sleep in me.

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work

Posted by Maxime on October 24, 2009, at 16:28:32

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on October 22, 2009, at 13:04:25

I went up to 60 mg today.

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work

Posted by Phillipa on October 24, 2009, at 20:46:20

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 24, 2009, at 16:28:32

Maxie you feel better with some sleep? How many hours? Yes 4 may work tonight congrats. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Maxime Maxime

Posted by MidnightBlue on October 24, 2009, at 21:13:22

In reply to Re: Maxime 10derHeart, posted by Maxime on October 22, 2009, at 15:39:32

Maxime,

I'm still reading and pulling for you, too. I just don't have a lot of say these days.

MidnightBlue

 

Re: Maxime MidnightBlue

Posted by floatingbridge on October 24, 2009, at 21:58:42

In reply to Re: Maxime Maxime, posted by MidnightBlue on October 24, 2009, at 21:13:22

> Maxime,
>
> I'm still reading and pulling for you, too. I just don't have a lot of say these days.
>
> MidnightBlue

Ditto, Maxime. I care.

hugs,

fb

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Maxime

Posted by emme on October 25, 2009, at 9:33:35

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 24, 2009, at 16:28:32

Yay! Excellent!

emme

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Maxime

Posted by delna on October 25, 2009, at 13:53:44

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 24, 2009, at 16:28:32

> I went up to 60 mg today.

That's good news.
Really hope things pan out. Particularly am hoping that the suicidal thoughts are gone or are at least receding..

Wishing you all the best
Love
D

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work

Posted by Maxime on October 25, 2009, at 16:13:34

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Maxime, posted by emme on October 25, 2009, at 8:33:35

I didn't sleep last night and that was wiht 6 mg of Ativan. What do you I do now/?

 

Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on October 25, 2009, at 16:37:51

In reply to Re: I think the Parnate is starting to work, posted by Maxime on October 25, 2009, at 16:13:34

> I didn't sleep last night and that was wiht 6 mg of Ativan. What do you I do now/?

Jeez, Maxime--I don't know--I'm sorry. I'm assuming you feel pretty awful. Besides calling or e-mailing you doc asap. Any other centre available to you where they can prescribe? Obviously this isn't working. And I recall tradzedone was a bust?

I would start a new thread with a specific heading in addition to this one maybe?

I'm thinking of you,

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