Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: MAO vs Adderall w/ Effexor

Posted by kellym on December 26, 2003, at 21:00:41

In reply to MAO vs Adderall w/ Effexor, posted by paulk on December 24, 2003, at 17:29:50

> I've done both - there is a big difference in how they work. Effexor is a reuptake inhibitor - so the background level of NE and SE go up - but every where. With the MAOI it only goes up where your brain is using it.
> My hunch, reading between the lines, is your doc is afraid of MAOIs (in which case you need to find one with a back bone) and thinks this combo is equivelent - it isn't.
> One thing I do know is that MAOIs don't poop out, but effexor/stimulents can over time. I also think there are much less side effects with MAOIs (as long as you don't have problems with the diet).

No offense, but why do you think MAO inhibitors are incapable of "poopout". I've read other accounts of this happening, in addition to it happening to me. True, it was great when it was working (up to 135mg of Nardil and every dose below) but I don't see the need for insomnia and weight gain when it reaches a point of being ineffective. When someone does well on any medication for a lengthy time, great for them. But in contrast to what has been intimated on this board lately, like any medication, not everyone will respond to Nardil or Parnate to begin with- let alone have any success.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:kellym thread:292067