5 patient evaluations for Phenelzine

Oct 12, 2008 (Started Jun 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, problems concentrating, difficulty with orgasm, daytime sedation, difficulty thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Side effects: difficulty thinking, daytime sedation, difficulty with orgasm, memory problems, problems concentrating

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Jun 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, problems concentrating, difficulty with orgasm, daytime sedation, difficulty thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Side effects: difficulty thinking, daytime sedation, difficulty with orgasm, memory problems, problems concentrating

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Dec 14, 2008 (Started Jan 17, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cutting back dosage after seeing research study showing major side effect of Nardil is hypomania, which I have experienced in significant rapid cycling for the past 3 years.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dietary restrictions

Sep 16, 2008 (Started Jan 17, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't ignore the warning labels on over-the-counter medications about not using them if taking an MAOI. You will feel like you are going to die if you do!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dietary restrictions

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Jan 19, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, memory problems, weight gain, difficulty with orgasm, drug interactions, daytime sedation, dietary restrictions, difficulty thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it's important to stick with nardil as there will be side effects but just hang in there. take the med the same times everyday (ie set a cellphone alarm). for many there is a "bliss" or euphoric experience in the first 2 weeks lasting 4 or 5 days for me (mine was at 45mg - my starting dose - and happened within 2-3 days of starting nardil) but this bliss doesnt last (dont confuse it for the med kicking in) as this "side effect" will go away and negative ones will return. the real med response comes later (for me 60mg for two weeks making a total of 1 month on the med)...comes as a feeling of calm, muscle relaxing, head clearing, and brightening of mood...all of which were quite dramatic and rapid at 1 month in for me. I still have down days but by far, my moods and anxiety are much improved.
Side effects: difficulty thinking, daytime sedation, dietary restrictions, insomnia, drug interactions, difficulty with orgasm, memory problems, weight gain, problems concentrating

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