Posted by jsarirose on July 22, 2002, at 11:15:36
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list, posted by LLL on July 22, 2002, at 11:03:16
> Thanks again. I think I've already read everything out there and have become addicted to my computer as a result! Do you use peanut butter? What about frozen name brand meals/dinners?
Yes, peanut butter in cooking and sammiches. I've shied away from frozen dinners that contain autolyzed yeast (which is most anything with a sauce). I'm still not convinced that the amount would be enough to trigger an episode, but I'm pretty gun shy these days. When I first started on Parnate I would chance things more and taste more things. Now, after three episodes, I would rather err on the side of caution. I would just love to find some data on the actual mg of tyramine contained in an average serving of something containing autolyzed yeast though. Any friends that are chemists?
(ps - I've found some of the more expensive organic ones don't contain the yeast)