Posted by Peter on February 25, 2003, at 0:33:42
In reply to Re: New Thoughts » Peter, posted by Ritch on February 23, 2003, at 9:39:37
> I'd go for the Straterra for now because you can continue to take Adderall while you are on it. That way you are just adding on something else-and you won't be going through a possible withdrawal (Adderall), at the same time you start the Nardil. There will be less confusion as to what is causing what (adverse effects from the Nardil or Adderall discontinuation syndrome?). I would be just as concerned about taking an MAOI with an amphetamine as you are. Give the Straterra 2-3 weeks and see if it helps any. If not-then drop it and hash-out a way to start the Nardil with your pdoc that doesn't leave you uptight and wondering about his judgement.
> Very sensible as always Mitch-moreso than my pdoc(-:
I spoke with him tonight and he said that if I do start straterra and it doesn't work, I'd have to go through yet another multiple-week washing out period before I could even begin the MAOI. He also said straterra has as much a chance of agitating me at the beginning as any med with antidepressant qualities. He said that MAOI's are used commonly along with stims, as those posts that Scott put up show (BTW, thanks so much for those posts, Scott-they've been very helpful). So, basically, I'm going to try to get some sleep, since I really haven't been sleeping at all lately, and he's going to send me literature on MAOI dietary restrictions & we will take it from there. Still considering both. I'll keep you updated. Thanks everyone,