Posted by djmmm on January 15, 2002, at 2:51:46
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list, posted by Lisa01 on January 14, 2002, at 20:46:11
> Thank you so much for this information! I have lost several pounds since staring Parnate almost a month ago due to fear of putting anything hazardous into my mouth! I gave up red wine (my favourite), beer, pizza, nachos with cheese & sour cream... I read on one web site that wine was okay, but only quantities of 1/2 cup or less!
> I'm hoping that someone can address several other MAOI issues. Regarding Parnate, I have notice an increase in anxiety/nervousness. For someone taking this for SP, this is quite unwelcome. Any idea if this will dissipate? Also, I don't feel any benefits although it's been almost a month. I'm on the min. dosage. Could it really take over a month to begin feeling benefits? Also, has anyone tried Corona, an imported beer from Mexico, on an MAOI? It's not a dark beer so I'm wondering if it might be okay.
I take the MAOI Nardil for Social Anxiety, and have been for about 1.5 years, and consider myself "recovered" or at about 90%... Personally, I have NEVER had any sort of reaction to ANY food, alcohol or otherwise, including chocolate and foods containing tyramine...However, I must say that while my experience is not that uncommon, it is not typical.
as far as beer is concerned, tyramine tends to be absorbed by glass, so you may be able to drink bottled beer (like corona), but again, it depends on your own individual "chemistry"
I believe pizza considered "ok"...along with many of the original items on the "no-no" list.
If you are still having problems with Parnate, you may want to try the MAOI Nardil, It also increases GABA the(antianxiety/anticonvulsive drug Klonopin works by increasing GABA levels...and is also given for social anxiety)