Posted by hok on January 31, 2003, at 21:50:16
In reply to Re: SSRIs + MAOIs- BAD idea, posted by missliz on January 31, 2003, at 21:19:10
thank you for the concern about the MAOI/SSRI coctail. I am well aware of the potential hazard, and I guess I should have mentioned that the selegiline would only be an adjunct option should I choose to switch up my current med combo.
> The prefixes have to do with slightly different varieties of the same drug. Sometimes this is no biggy, sometimes it's a VERY big deal. I am also curious about about these two supplements and haver heard only extremes about them, either really great things or absolute disasters. I'd do some major google time on them first, or ask my doc if he's a nutrition freindly sort.
> Much more importantly, I would absolutely not mix selegiline, which is an MAOI, with an SSRI. I don't care what you heard read whatever, you can fry your brain on that combination. It's called seretonin syndrome and you don't want it to happen to you.For every report of selegiline mixing successfully with an MAOI no no, there are nasty stories that don't get written up. Mostly the SSRI messes.
> The easier safer thing to do is more SSRI, or different SSRI, or wash out and go to another class of AD. Selegiline and phenylalanine is documented to work for some people but they weren't mixing it with an SSRI. Which are not all they're cracked up to be. Most of them just paint the inside of your head beige instead of black.
> I've been on selegiline and it's cool stuff, but still very much an MAOI and still demanding of your respect as such. This isn't worth becoming a vegetable over.