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Re: Antidepressants (Parnate) HELP

Posted by Michael on September 2, 1999, at 11:11:24

In reply to Re: Antidepressants (Parnate) HELP, posted by Robin on September 1, 1999, at 16:44:15

> > > I have been on Parnate almost 3 years. The first time I forgot the dietary restrictions and ate a piece of pizza I expected the worst. Nothing happened. Now I cautiously ignore them. By that I mean that I don't go out of my way to eat things I shouldn't; and if I eat something on the restricted list, I do it in small quantities and watch for any side effects. I don't drink wine, and completely avoid "aged" cheese--which are supposed to be 2 of the worst. (I am not advocating that anyone else do this, I'm just sharing my experience.)
> > >
> > > As for sleep problems, I have found that 20 mg. of temazepam allows me 8 hours of sleep with not a lot of residual fatigue the next day.
> > > Kim
> >
> > I have been on Parnate for most of past 11 years. As a result of reading several studies, getting info from doctors, and pushing the envelope a bit, I basically eat and drink anything I like. I do avoid forbidden things that I can take or leave. Like Kim said, I'm not advocating this. I just don't want the "theorical dietary restrictions" to keep anyone from trying this medicine if they fit the profile. I avoided it for several years for that reason.
> I have been on Parnate for 2 weeks and I have the headache from hell. I am also dizzy. Please tell me that these side effects will fade because I really think already Parnate has made a difference. Any suggestions? My vision is also strange its like I see black spots. I am taking 40mgs.

For Robin
Your dizziness should subside. This should subside. Avoid quick starts and stops and other abrupt movements. The headaches appear to be a reaction to food or other medicine. The next time you have a bad headache, get your blood pressure checked right away.




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