Need to be off Nardil for two weeks prior to Thumb Joint Surgery?
- 7 Dec 2011 by walt7
- 22 Apr 2012
- nardil, depression, surgery, doctor
My question is how to taper down for this procedure? I've been on nardil for six years with exceptional relief from depression. My Psy. Doctor thinks I would have enough residual in my brain to be able to cope with this two week period.
Any suggestions on just how to taper... taking 90 mgs. per day (two 15 mgs three times a day).
Doc, also said, he could prescribe either Klonopin or Ativan as a precaution for any problems, for last few days before surgery.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks in Advance
walt7, welcome to the site. I'm not sure I would be qualified to answer this question , & think you need to heed your doctors orders about this particular med. The wee bit I read about it says it has to be stopped at least 10 days before surgery with a general anestetic. Would it be possible to just have a nerve block on your arm & hand, & have the surgery done? I had this surgery in April & they wanted to do just a nerve block on me, but I know my pain tolerance & requested to have a general myself. You could check with the ortho that is doing the surgery & see if that is a possiblility. Other than that I would heed you psychs order on this matter...
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