Hi Boppy, have you started Nardil yet? I've been on it for 2 years now, with a couple of breaks. From my experience, I highly recommend it. It dragged me out of a seemingly bottomless hole after a separation with the missus and work issues. Worked for me within a few weeks and improved week after week to a point where now I have no depression and no anxiety apart from what is expected in life, certainly no rumination. Even if i try and think of things that used to depress me or make me extremely anxious, I get nothing, just brush it away.
As for side effects, from reading this board and other forums, I got off lightly, I didnt get any !! I`ve always had issues with insomnia so cant really comment on that but 25mg to 50mg quetiapine gets me off to sleep if I need to. When I dont sleep, I hardly notice the next day since I've been on Nardil. Cant comment on the smell, haven't noticed it and no one has told me :-) (yet). Food restrictions no issue for me whatsoever and blood pressure, which my GP used to make me do monthly (now every couple of months) has been normal, not once high or low. Have put on weight the last couple of years but I was on 600mg Lyrica and 100mg quetiapine for a while. Ever since I dropped those, energy increased significantly and I now exercise and eat healthy and the weight is coming off as I would expect. I'm on 75mg btw.