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Re: Duplicating an MAOI (safer/effective/possible(?))

Posted by cybercafe on July 15, 2003, at 23:56:10

In reply to Duplicating an MAOI (safer/effective/possible(?)), posted by jaby on July 14, 2003, at 10:50:00

> My dr. says that he thinks he can duplicate the effects of an MAOI without the dietary resctriction by using high doses of say effexor (5-HT & NE) and a stimulant (DA), or other combinations you can imagine, that would increase levels of the three monoamines like an MAOI does.
> This is obviously done through a much different mechanism. I wondering what you guys think of this. Seems to me that it would only work from a conceptual standpoint. Otherwise people would have the same reaction to nardil, parnate, selegiline, etc. I would think they all have their own additional subtle mechanisms.

i found parnate worked for me where effexor and celexa didn't ... i also found celexa + ritalin and effexor + ritalin worked for me .... so in my case, i'd say MAOI and SSRI + stimulant are both pretty good in terms of efficacy where SSRIs are only moderately effective (but a hell of a lot better than nothing!!)




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