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Re: Have to Stop MAOI - Suggestions on 2nd Choice?

Posted by Ruth on May 18, 1999, at 20:46:09

In reply to Re: Have to Stop MAOI - Suggestions on 2nd Choice?, posted by Jaime on May 13, 1999, at 8:46:14

I was on parnate for a year and a half and stopped it because of side effects- oversleeping being one of them. I was worried about coming off it because it had been helpful. I'm now on celexa which seems to be helping. I had been on other SSRIs before without response but this one seems to work. It is frustrating, but the reality is that it truly is a matter of trial and error.
I also had a course of ECT prior to the parnate. It got me out of the deep depression and so I guess I'd have to say it was effective. But I've had a very hard time with the memory loss, so I would encourage you to try other medications first, unless your immediate safety is at stake.
Good luck to you.

> I used moclobemide )here in Mexico is called AUROREX > and is the only MAOI available. The social security give to the atipical depressed people.). It works for me for about 10 years. It does not have the side efects that have, NARDIL, MARPLAN. I changed to NARDIL because it begin to dosent work.
> Let a chance with AUROREX
> The only AD that had ever worked for me in the past was Nardil. But like you, the side effects were insane! then when i gained 60lbs in 6 weeks, i freaked out and went off it.
> >
> > now, many years and many ads later, i have gotten some relief from effexor.
> >
> > good luck...
> >
> > regards,
> > v
> >
> > > My situation is a little bit different: I got on MAOIs because I couldn't tolerate tricyclics long enough to give them an adequate trial.
> > >
> > > Effexor did work for me, but I got what I'm guessing was serotonin syndrome on it and had to stop.
> > >
> > > Another thing that's worth trying is Remeron. Don't be put off if it causes somnolence and appetite stimulation at low doses; these side effects actually are supposed to get better as you raise the dose.
> > >
> > > Both Remeron and Effexor may work in people who haven't responded to some of the other antidepressants that are around.
> > >
> > > One other thing you might consider is high-dose (60-90mg) BuSpar. It works as an antidepressant at those doses.
> > >
> > > Anyway I don't know exactly what you've tried so I can't give an exhaustive list of other things to try, but these suggestions hopefully are a start.




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