BlueAbaloneDog Posted March 25, 2012 Report Share Posted March 25, 2012 Hi All, I am. 43. Female. Recovering addict. Unipolar depression.In therapy for years and years.Got clean 5 yrs ago.Struggled with head till last Sept. finally broke down and saw a p/doc and got on a med. Fluoxetine. It worked for me last time I was clean, about 12 yrs back.It "worked" till about December. By Feb. I had withdrawn from nursing school, unable to "think" right. Now I am not functioning so much--bare minimum.Asked Doc would he ever put me on Parnate? He thought it was a good idea. (Been on numerous SSRI's w/o success).He said my system must be cleared of Fluoxetine for a month to start the Parnate. My next appt will be 4/12.Got to hang in till then. Meantime, I got on this forum, ordered the CBT book. I am scared to start Parnate. I need stimulation but--at what cost. Don't want to crash. Again. So I am hoping that if I apply this CBT to my issues, maybe I will see a dif. by the time the appt comes. Maybe I can deal with this w/o meds.I wonder if Parnate would be like lowgrade speed. My Nana was on it from the '60's till her death in Sept. It was what I guess worked for her.I would like to learn more about people's success w/CBT for amotivation(can't even seem to do my dishes) and binge eating.And, about experiences with Parnate...anyone? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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