Posted by SLS on July 17, 2002, at 21:11:41
In reply to Re: hypertensive experiences? , posted by ayrity on July 17, 2002, at 19:30:41
> > ... oh btw how bad were the spikes? and did they involve physical symptoms like majorly painful headache?
> no I have no underlying medical conditions that might explain the reactions. I've never had blood pressure problems in my life.
> Only the first episode I wrote about involved a severe headache. Since then, I've spiked as high as 170-180/90s with some ringing in my ears and palpitations but no headache.
How did you know when you were having these spikes? Did you display symptoms or did you just routinely check your pressure?
> I saw my doctor yesterday. We're going to give it one more week- if no improvement I'll probably have to stop the Parnate and try a different MAOI.
Nardil does much more for me than Parnate. I'm bipolar with atypical depressive features and social anxiety. I should think that Nardil has a better chance of working than Marplan, although Marplan usually has milder side effects. Still, I have heard of some people responding to Marplan who had not responded to either Parnate or Nardil.