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Re: King Vultan-MAOI Diet? King Vultan

Posted by KaraS on July 10, 2004, at 0:49:38

In reply to Re: King Vultan-MAOI Diet? King Vultan, posted by Ilene on July 10, 2004, at 0:10:37

> > > I chose Marplan because it seemed to fall between Nardil and Parnate in terms of side effects. The only problem I had was dizziness because it lowered my blood pressure. That went away when I went from 50mg to 40mg.
> > >
> > > Marplan is much more tolerable than many of the other ADs. I think the MAOIs are underprescribed. They went out of style when other ADs came on the market, and most pdocs by now don't have experience with them.
> >
> >
> > How has it worked for you in terms of fighting depression?
> >
> That's hard to say. Marplan by itself didn't do much, but the combo of Marplan and Cytomel (thyroid hormone) works better than anything I've taken in nearly 10 years. I'm not sure whether I wouldn't do as well with Cytomel and some other AD. I'm not willing to try the experiment right now, though.
> I still think the MAOIs have a lot to offer. They affect all three of the neurotransmitters implicated in depression (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine).
> I.

Thanks. You've got me very curious about the Marplan as well as the Cytomel. Your Cytomel isn't sustained release, is it? Do you take it all at once? Do you feel energized quickly when you take it as if you just drank a cup of coffee or is it more subtle?

I had been thinking of trying Parnate but after reading about the tachycardia people have experienced, which I am prone to, I'm thinking that Marplan might be a better match for me along with the Cytomel (instead of the Armour thyroid).
(I don't remember if you needed to be on thyroid meds for low thyroid or you're just using it to potentiate the Marplan.)

Despite how useful the MAOIs are, they probably won't ever make a big comeback because people are worried about the diet and especially because no drug company is going to get rich off of them now that their patents have expired.

Thanks again,




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