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Re: MAOI Wowie!

Posted by Jackd on July 29, 2002, at 1:27:30

In reply to Re: MAOI Wowie!, posted by cybercafe on July 29, 2002, at 0:04:29

> And having a major stimulant+antidepressant effect allowed me to see an immediate 40% increase in weight (I plateaued at 100 pounds on the pec deck, but immediately jumped to 140, increasing 10 pounds a week after, and I'm 6'1" 150 pounds)

Impressive... I had a breakthrough with Remeron for a while and I gained 20 lbs of muscle. People said it was because of the Remeron but I think it was more from the renewed fervor and determination.

> Parnate has been shown in studied to be possibly the best drug for anergic depression. Anecdotal evidence would seem to indicate this as well.

That's the notion I've gotten.

If mood instability means >50% remission of symptoms from time to time, i.e. mood reactivity, that MAOIs would probably be the best choice.


Though SSRIs can also work quite well for some. Tricyclics would not be recommended. I think I've heard that the stimulant effects of Parnate might help with ADD, but I can't remember for sure (may just be conjecture).

I've read a few case studies, but they weren't very in depth or conclusive.

> I wonder if I may be ADD, how can you separate lack of attention related to depression to ADD?

Well.... mind you this is the way I look at it... ADD attention problems are more like sensory input overload and general processing the data correctly. For example, if you're talking to a few friends and they're having side conversations with others and there's background noise, it's really hard to know what's going on. Also, there's the hyperfocus thing. You can get such bad tunnel vision it's almost like you're in a trance. Basically you're in your own little world, always dazed and confused, as opposed to on point and perky.

It's unfortunate that ADD has become such a broad and misused label. I have had friends of mine claim they have ADD and even get prescribed stimulants with little more effect than getting a boost of energy. Turns out they were just lazy and undisciplined and looking for a shortcut, but I could've told anyone that all along.




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