Karl, how do you deal with weight gain on Nardil?
Buy a larger size.
Hard to tell if Nardil causes weight gain or not, since my weight started going up while I was on Parnate. I'm unable to detect a clear cause/effect relationship here.
It's not like Zyprexa or Abilify where they unquestionably caused massive weight gain. +25 pounds in 6 weeks on Zyprexa. +30 pounds in 3 months on Abilify.
Allow me to rant about the evidently psychotic MDs who hand out anti-psychotics as if they were candy. When one third of adults are obese and childhood diabetes is an epidemic, let's hand out pills that will make the problem worse. Hey, do you have some gasoline to throw on the fire?
Nardil does have one stunningly powerful side effect that you can't mistake: it's EXCEPTIONALLY
constipating. Last summer it had me chugging a bottle of magnesium citrate in the parking lot of a 24-hour Walgreen's at 2am. I spent most of the next day on the toilet, with much to be relieved of after not taking a crap in something like 10 days. In case you're not familiar with magnesium citrate it comes in a bottle and tastes like flat 7-UP and it's the ultimate colon cleaner. If it doesn't work, the next stop is the ER for treatment of fecal impaction.
After unloading 10-days worth of s*it, I kept things moving along with the use of Miralax, Metamucil, plus docusate. I'm rather plugged up right now and might be able to lose 5 pounds with one really good dump -- sadly, I'm not joking about that.
The other year I called Provigil the world's most powerful & expensive laxative. Well, you won't have a problem with that anymore if you take Nardil. I also take metformin, which also has a very potent laxative effect, but Nardil's constipating power is so strong it can overcome both of these drugs combined. Normally, 400 mg of Provigil + 1,500 mg of metformin would have you racing to a toilet for a bought of explosive diarrhea, but not when you're on Nardil.
What Karl really wants today is simply to have a good crap!