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18 People found this comment helpful

Marplan is a life-saver. Is provides me confidence where my abilities warrant it. It lifts a veil of fear and confusion so I can think and comprehend more clearly. The bouts of debilitating deep terror are gone, I repeat GONE. I can travel with pleasure for the first time in my life. Finally, my depersonalization aspects are sharply improved. I never quite realized how disruptive they were ...

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This drug was given to me at 40 mg per day before it lifted my depression, thought I had found the perfect answer to my depression, and then I became manic from it which I had never been before, got in lots of trouble which I went to jail for. Basically thought God was telling me to break the law (shoplift) since I was "special". I was high as a kite and delerious and didn't want the good feeling...

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Jenny | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
4/26/2021
Condition: Depression
Overall rating 5.0
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I feel great every day, and Marplan has none of the tiresome side effects of the medication I was taking before; went from an SSRI to Marplan, and it's like what the SSRI was supposed to be. The dietary restrictions seem to be significantly overstated. Bananas, chocolate, etc are fine, it's just a matter of avoiding extremely fermented things like tap beer and Kombucha. I've been taking it for months and had zero issues. The only noticeable side effect I've experienced is insomnia, which hasn't been too bad. Such a big improvement from the sexual side effects and robotic flatness of the SSRI. Highly recommend.

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Snow | 55-64 | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
11/25/2019
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Overall rating 5.0
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I used Marplan 35 years ago with success. Then, I didnt want to be on meds so I stopped and stayed on a low dose of 1 10 mg pill per day. I had been so depressed for the last 2 years. I finally raised my dose so I am now on 30mg per day and my depression has lifted and I am doing well. I supplement my medicine with daily walks, yoga, eating well and lots of rest and self care. I am just nervous that after a while my body will get used to it and I will be depressed again. But for now, I am thankful that it has helped. Also, I never ever have had any of the food interactions that the doctors are so worried about. I think that keeps them from prescribing it. My GP was telling me that she sees more patients on it (she doesn't prescribe it) with success than any other anti-depressant.

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worriedmom | 55-64 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
7/3/2012
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Overall rating 1.0
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All the one stars relate to a single thing: this med, without insurance, costs $560 and change. My daughter has been on two other MAOI's without a change in her depression. I can't afford this drug (I've been unemployed for two years) and cannot tell you how hard it is to say 'no' to help for my girl (she's 19 and had to drop out of college because of her depression). Why do drug companies charge so much for 'life-saving' meds? I am so sad that I can't do this for my girl....

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Anonymous | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Caregiver
2/1/2012
Condition: Depression
Overall rating 2.0
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This drug was given to me at 40 mg per day before it lifted my depression, thought I had found the perfect answer to my depression, and then I became manic from it which I had never been before, got in lots of trouble which I went to jail for. Basically thought God was telling me to break the law (shoplift) since I was "special". I was high as a kite and delerious and didn't want the good feeling to end but it ended with me in prison. I also was anorexic from it, like a skeleton from never eating. I later learned I have hypothyroidism. Since getting that treated I have not had one day of debilitating depression. Marplan ruined my life, now I'm a convicted felon. I've never had any mania since stopping it. Taking Synthroid for hypothyroidism was all I needed apparently. Thanks Shrink and Marplan!

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Finn | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
12/4/2009
Condition: Depression
Overall rating 4.0
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My current treatment with Marplan is as low as 2 times 10 mg a day in the morning. Wonder if a larger dose will treat my mood going up and down at times. I have gained weight and I am sweating more than before. Is that a result of taking Marplan?

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