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Re: long term use of parnate parnate w resperidol Ant-Rock

Posted by Michael K on September 26, 2001, at 17:43:18

In reply to Re: long term use of parnate parnate w resperidol Michael K, posted by Ant-Rock on September 25, 2001, at 14:11:19

> > Julie,
> > I've never been on resperidone with Parnate, but I've taken Parnate for most of the past 13 years at dosages from 40 to 70mg. When I first experienced some poop out, I tried thyroid medicine and then, lithium. Neither of them worked. I started adding ritalin in January of this year and that really helps. After a recent consult with a "pharmacological guru", I just increased the Parnate to 80mg with the go ahead to go up to 120mg, if necessary. I hope the resperidone works for you. It sounds like something I should try.
> >
> > Michael
> Hi Michael,
> I too have been on and off parnate for many years. I have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind.
> Do you experience a tremendous crash in the afternoon hours, where you just "have" to sleep?
> If so , how do you counter this?
> Also, it concern me that each time I return to this med, I need a higher and higher dose, and it works less and less. I mean, Cocaine is similar in this respect, (I know this not from personal experience).
> Also, have you noticed any hair-loss from parnate?
> Thanks Michael for any info you could provide me with.
> Anthony

I don't have any problems with afternoon crashes. It may be because I take my 2nd dose of Parnate in the afternoon. It usually energizes me somewhat.

I have had the same problem as you when I've gone off Parnate and come back on. I'm not sure why that is, but I just increased it from 70 to 80mg and I don't think it's having any effect, yet.

As far as hair loss, I don't think I've experienced any as a result of the Parnate. My hair has been thinning very gradually over the years, but it started well before I started Parnate. If I thought Parnate was causing it, I'm sure I would try something else.

I hope this helps.





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