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Re: Dirty old TCAs and hypotension Sad Panda

Posted by Racer on July 19, 2004, at 17:00:28

In reply to Re: Dirty old TCAs and hypotension Racer, posted by Sad Panda on July 18, 2004, at 11:22:59

> Hi Racer,
> I am in Brisbane.

My hubby worked there for about six months, when the company he worked there assigned him the anti-cherry client site project. No one else in the office was willing to go, but he enjoyed it. (The only reason it wasn't a nice, red cherry was just that no one else wanted to head off for six months. He was excited, so it all worked great.)

>My blood pressure is high, so anything that lowers it is good for me. You can't exclude Parnate either as it might even raise your blood pressure.

Right now, because of my situation vis-a-vis Dr EyeCandy, I'm not willing to discuss MAOIs at all. Once I can see someone else, I'll be looking for a pdoc who will actually address my concerns, rather than just dismissing them as utterly outside his proper sphere of responsibility. Until then, I'm pretty much beyond hope of actually finding something helpful. (In fact, unless something changes radically at my next appointment, I'm basically planning to refuse further treatment. I just can't keep fighting this battle on top of the depression and its satellites. With a little luck, I'll have access to another doctor by the end of this year. Since this episode has gone on for over a year now, I guess I can manage another five months untreated, right?)

>Do you take anything to increase pressure?
Nope. When I can feel something coming on, I try to do something like go for a brisk walk, march in place, tighten my lower body muscles, or lie on the floor on my back with my legs in the air. (Sorta like a dead entomologist, right?) It is something I will be talking to my next doctor about, though, in hopes that it can be mitigated enough to allow me to try other anti-depressants. (I've read that upping salt intake can help, I just don't do it -- except for potato chips, I just don't like salty foods. My husband teases me about it all the time, since he salts most things.)

> Cheers,
> Panda.




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