Posted by sb417 on February 20, 2004, at 1:06:36
In reply to Re: NEWS ON THE SELEGILINE PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, posted by SuzyQ1 on February 20, 2004, at 0:53:16
My doctor told me that if you stay below 5 or 10 mg, the dietary restrictions can be relaxed, but you MUST continue to follow all the usual restrictions as far as drug interactions. A friend of mine tried oral selegiline at 5 mg and had a hypertensive crisis after eating pizza, so I think you still have to be careful. If I were on low dose selegiline, I would continue to follow the MAOI dietary restrictions even if the drug company literature says it's not necessary. I've had too many psychopharmacologic crises over the years, and I'm not interested in tempting fate. Each of us responds individually to these meds, and I imagine that it's still possible for sensitive individuals to have a bad cheese reaction below 10 mg, just as my friend did.