I agree with you Golf72, it is scary to know that sooner than later the production of MAOI"s will come to an end as they are not money makers to the pharma industry... the pharma industry is one of the most corrupt that I can think of and this goes beyond just psychiatric medication.
I just want you to know about my experience as I didn't think Parnate will do anything (not sure if you have tried it already). I consulted with Dr. Gillman and he recommended to switch from Nardil to Parnate. How I did this was to proceed cautiously and I reduced Nardil by one tablet and instead 1 tablet of parnate and stayed on it for like 2 days and then I reduced Nardil by another tablet and substituted with Nardil and in about 8 days I was only on Parnate and did not experience any side effects at all, I mean zero!
We all have our preferences regarding either Nardil or Parnate but I definitely recommend that before switching to another drug, try Parnate and you don't need the washout period (Please refer to Dr. Gillmans website https://psychotropical.com
) and so your enzymes will not come out of inhibition to feel the withdrawal effects (unless an individual is very sensitive to Parnate, but it's worth a try if you do it cautiously).
Now, my word is not the word of a psychiatrist or an expert and I don't want anyone to rely on what worked for me. I do believe Dr. Gillman is the foremost expert on MAOI's (Apparently even Stahl agrees and mentioned that in one of his big seminars) and he has all this info on his website.
Even if you try Parnate and don't feel its as effective as Nardil but will get you by without experiencing any withdrawal you can continue to stay on Parnate till Nardil is available and switching between the two should not be a problem (again, I would consult a professional but all the material is from the past, hence that's why I sought Dr. Gillmans advice). He doesn't usually answer emails unless they are short and needs a quick answer so I would urge you to skype him. He is very friendly and one of the nicest individuals you can meet. There are other options that he can guide you with, and if Wellbutrin has worked for your brother maybe it will work for you and I really hope this supply issue will be behind us soon.