Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 979171

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Let's talk Nardil ....

Posted by LouS on February 12, 2011, at 20:50:40

I just joined the board ... I've been on Nardil for almost 30 years with no major issues. Want to hear about other folks experiences. I think it's a drug that is often overlooked because of its side effects. Let's chat.

 

Re: Let's talk Nardil .... LouS

Posted by sigismund on February 13, 2011, at 0:51:36

In reply to Let's talk Nardil ...., posted by LouS on February 12, 2011, at 20:50:40

Assuming you wanted to minimise side effects (rather than guarantee a therapeutic response), what is the minimum dose you could get by on and still profit from it?

 

Re: Let's talk Nardil .... LouS

Posted by jedi on February 13, 2011, at 1:33:32

In reply to Let's talk Nardil ...., posted by LouS on February 12, 2011, at 20:50:40

Hi LouS,
I've been on Nardil long term also, but not anywhere near 30 years. Actually, the medication probably would have been good for me 30 years ago when I was in my early 20s. I have been on Nardil for most of the past 12 years, since my first major depression hit at 40 years of age. Before that, I had a varying level of dysthymia and social anxiety since my teenage years. When the SSRIs first came out, I tried most of them; none did any good. Same with the SNRIs. I really wish my social anxiety would have been treated at a younger age. It affects all aspects of a person's life and can be debilitating.

I have been on 45+ different combinations of antidepressants and augmenters. Nardil with clonazepam was the only thing that has worked for my major atypical depression and social anxiety. I still have a residual level of dysthymia even though the Nardil knocks out my major depression. I would like to try adding a small dose of modafinil or methylphenidate, as this is really the only class of augmenters I haven't tried. I haven't found a doctor yet who is comfortable working with MAOIs and stimulants of any kind. What have you used as augmenters of Nardil over the years?

I know that Nardil has saved my life more than once. It isn't perfect, nothing is, but for me it is the only thing that has worked. Depression is a life threatening illness that causes tremendous pain. The pain and suffering is obvious when you look at the number of depressed people who suicide compared to other illnesses. Any illness that can overcome man's innate instinct for survival has to be treated seriously and often with serious medications. Nardil is one of the best.
Wishing you continued good health,
Jedi


> I just joined the board ... I've been on Nardil for almost 30 years with no major issues. Want to hear about other folks experiences. I think it's a drug that is often overlooked because of its side effects. Let's chat.

 

Re: Let's talk Nardil ....

Posted by lifelover on February 13, 2011, at 21:51:12

In reply to Re: Let's talk Nardil .... LouS, posted by jedi on February 13, 2011, at 1:33:32

Ya nardil works. I was on it for a year and it got rid of sa and did a really good job with depression to. Had to get off it due to an insident at the hospital. I am going to get back on it in the fall after i lose some weight( about 60 lbs). I cant wait as it has helped me so much in life!

 

Re: Let's talk Nardil ....what about parnate

Posted by cee on February 14, 2011, at 18:28:26

In reply to Re: Let's talk Nardil .... LouS, posted by jedi on February 13, 2011, at 1:33:32

Hello just wondering what you nice people think of parnate
cee

 

Re: Let's talk Nardil ....

Posted by dale1975 on February 18, 2011, at 23:52:34

In reply to Re: Let's talk Nardil .... LouS, posted by jedi on February 13, 2011, at 1:33:32

Nardil has changed my life too. I have been on Nardil for about 15 years. My story is very much like yours. I take Nardil 60 mg day lamicatl 150 mg day and risperdal .5 bedtime for sleeping. If anyone suffers from sleeping problems with Nardil, Risperdal works great! With out it I fall asleep however never fall into a deep sleep. I feel like I am awake in my sleep with out it. This is my first time posting. I will post again when I have more time.


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