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Re: hypertensive experiences?

Posted by ayrity on July 17, 2002, at 23:55:30

In reply to Re: hypertensive experiences? ayrity, posted by SLS on July 17, 2002, at 21:11:41

> How did you know when you were having these spikes? Did you display symptoms or did you just routinely check your pressure?
> Nardil does much more for me than Parnate. I'm bipolar with atypical depressive features and social anxiety. > - Scott

Thanks for the reply, Scott.
After the first hypertensive reaction, which was symptomatic, I started checking my BP regularly throughout the day and found this pattern where my BP would spike pretty high about 1/2 hour after a dose, unrelated to food. It seems to be getting a bit better. We're giving it one more week to see if my body adjusts and the hypertension no longer reoccurs.

I have atypical depression and extreme fatigue is the prominent symptom- since Parnate has a stimulant effect we went with that first. My doc prefers Marplan (fewer side effects, though knowing me...) instead of Parnate if the stimulant effect is not required, or as second choice if the Parnate doesn't work out.


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