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Re: Trying Nardil?

Posted by action on March 14, 2004, at 11:38:07

In reply to Trying Nardil?, posted by mark57 on March 14, 2004, at 8:43:14

> Hi, I've been taking Wellbutrin SR now for about 3 weeks. There's been no improvement with my depression. The only things I've noticed is more memory loss and being a lot more irritable/short tempered. I don't know if these side effects would eventually go away but I don't really want to wait and see. I'm thinking of trying Nardil now. I was on Parnate several months ago but didn't get much help, although my doc wouldn't let me increase the dosage over 60mg/day which I think might have helped. I've also been on a lot of the SSRIs without much help.
> Anyway now I'm wondering about trying Nardil. I have SAD as well as depression and have read that Nardil can be a great drug for this. My biggest concern is that Nardil will make me to drowsy. I understand that this can be one of its side effects. I already have a lot of trouble with that. I couldn't tolerate Xanax or Klonopin because I was falling asleep all the time. And I know you're not supposed to take stimulants with the MAOIs.
> Has anyone had positive experience taking Nardil when they also had fatigue/sleeping to much problems to start with.
> Thanks very much.
> Mark

Hey Mark,

I am very sensitive to most any of these psychiatric drugs but...

Nardil worked very very well for my social anxiety disorder and slight depression. From what I read it is the MAO most often used to treat SA (not parnate). I never tried Parnate so I cannot draw any parrallels between the 2 drugs.

Nardil I found to be a very powerful effective drug! For the first few months I went manic (this pretty much balanced out later). It completely solved my SA and depression. And was an energy booster for me.

Nardil really changed my life I became very outgoing I started dating got a job etc....

Strange effects: It efffected my sex drive tremendously to the point of where it became obsessive my libido was 3 x what it was before. I wanted sexual gratification for hours a day -- and the weird thing was that I could perform sexually for hours a day.... Luckily later I found a nymphomaniac girfriend who loved it...

It increased my appettite - I gained 30lbs in the first 3 months of taking it. Which I turned into muscle by going to the gym.... Had alot of energy.... Was a good thing for me since I was thin.

I stopped taking Nardil after a couple of years because after about a year the SA effects of the drug pooped out... But the anti-depressant effect kept working..

Nardil also effected my concentration (flighty) harder to stay focused on one thing (short term memory lapses).

Quick Q for you - Mark I am thinking of taking Wellbutrin.

Were there alot of bad side effects initially and how long did they last? How long did it take for it to take full effect?

Nardil took me 6 weeks to start working.

Good Luck,




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