I have been on nardil for 4wks suffered nausea, then ibs and anxiety. Because these tablets worked wonders for me yrs ago my Doc has just given me 10mg of propranolol to take once a day in mornings to ease the anxiety, but anxious coz i really don't want any more side effects off new drugs. Any one help???
Since you've been on an MAOI before, you know that the length of time the therapy initiation specific side effects last, so you are aware that you only have another month or so before the body chills out over being rewired in such a crude way and returns to normal save therapeutic benefit and the long-term side effects. If you want to be anxiety free, you shouldn't be on an MAOI anyway, but it'll force happiness on you if that's what you need. What I know you don't need is a deadly drug interaction so why the doc gave you Propranolol is beyond me. However, it has been done, that being the mixture of an MAOI and generally contradicted other medications.
My brother died from a reaction to Parnate with Xanax, and he was prescribed them both by the same doctor in I'm sure what was good, though gamblers, faith.
As for help, the best help is that you can provide yourself by being proactive in your healthcare decisions. If you don't want more side effects, tell the doctor you don't want more medications. If you want less, ask to be removed from Propranolol... if you want as few as possible switch to a new generation anti-depressant instead of the old, powerful, but highly reactive and side-effect prone type.
And, as always, some things you just have to work through, even if you don't want to.
Hi, I've been on Nardil with propranolol since I was 26, I'm 49yrs. old now. I have had no adverse side effects with propranolol alone or in combination with Nardil. Nardil has been a lifesaver for me and the propranolo has been very helpful as well. I take 45mg's Nardil at night and 80mg's long acting propranolol in the morning. I'm very very sorry for the gentleman whose brother died as a result of taking an MAO inhibititor. Along w/ the two mentioned meds I also take Seroquel 300mg's at night. Lamictal 200mg's in am and pm. And Nexium for GERD/Barrett's esophagus. In my experience individuals react with meds very differently.
I strictly adhere to the dietary and other restrictions. Allowing and trusting my long time pdoc and ALWAYS advocating for myself, obtaining as much knowledge as possible and asking many questions to my pdoc, my pharmacist, and any other reputable source I can find.
Good luck to you in whatever decision you've made and I hope your doing well and have found a good combination of meds that are working for you~
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