Posted by ben on January 9, 2002, at 1:49:54
In reply to Re: WHAT SHOULD I DO RIMA/MAOI OR STICK TO SNRI ??? » DINGBAT, posted by jimmygold70 on January 8, 2002, at 18:30:45
Why do yo say its useless ? Only because it doesent work for you ? There are people with great success on moclobemide (esp. atyp. depression). And the biggest problem is that a lot of pdocs titrate only up to 450-600 mg. My pdoc has used it up to 1200 mg with great results. And it is possible to combine with tricyclics which doesnt affect serotonin too much.
> Moclobemide is pretty useless. I have tried it, and physicians I have spoken with see it as a drug with little effects if any. Of course MAOIs are much more effective.
> Anyway, why do you want to switch ? What symptoms do ou have, and how do they respond to Effexor ? MAOIs are not for everyone (though the SE are not as bad as described). There are many other options too.