Posted by Bobbiedobbs on July 16, 2002, at 23:00:35
In reply to hypertensive experiences? , posted by cybercafe on July 16, 2002, at 14:55:23
I've taken nardil for 15 years and parnate for 2 years. Nardil dose was 30-60 mg. parnate dose has been 20-40 mg. I've eaten zads of pepperoni, pizza with sausage, pepperoni, etc. (but being careful to confine the cheese on it to mozarrela and ricotta), and had way too much wine and beer on a number of occasions. The only thing I've really avoided has been aged cheese, Miso soup and the various decongestants and other conflicting medications.
Only two reactions in that time:
(a) 15 years ago took a decongestant by mistake. It was pretty ugly. I started sweating and getting a piercing headache immediately and blood pressure was way high. On doc's advice, I took Melaril to bring blood pressure down. then I took a second Melaril and it did the trick. Second reaction was from a Turkish pizza that the server swore up and down (in Turkish, perhaps) had no cheese. Reaction was sweating and a blinding headache that lasted for several hours; however, blood pressure did not rise all that much. I know several people taking Parnate and/or Nardil and the only reaction was to a dufus who ate a "three-cheese pizza". The drug company says you have several hours to get to a hospital. The manufacturer recommends a particular antidote whose name escapes me, if it is important I can tell you. My current doctor gave me a different antidote which I carry around just in case. Phil.