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Dear Nik,

I’ve been on Nardil (90mg) myself for two years, until about six months ago. On Nardil I gained around 30 pounds and in the six month time, have lost only ten. I don’t mean to get you down, but it could take a while. Since you’ve only been on it for eight months, you weight loss may be more rapid.
If you can get off anti-depressants all together, do it. If not, may I recommend transdermal selegeline? I’ve been on it for a little more than a month, but it’s been extremely effective with minimal side effects. In addition the dietary restrictions may be non-existent, depending on the dosage. You would get transdermal selegeline from a compounding pharmacy. They can be tricky to find. As far as I understand it, it’s the same medication used in the Emsam patch, but at a fraction of the cost. I only pay about $40 without insurance.