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{{{SMACK!!!}}} Ilene

Posted by Racer on July 21, 2004, at 21:11:01

In reply to Re: Dirty old TCAs and hypotension, posted by Ilene on July 21, 2004, at 20:18:26

(That's a big kiss for you! You'll see why at the bottom!)

> I've avoided exerting myself since I figured out what was going on.

Heheheh, see, if I ever get back to functioning again, my life actually involves a fair amount of physical exertion, so that's not necessarily an option for me. I have found, though, that I have fewer problems with hypotension when I'm getting more exercise, so I hope that it won't be a problem.
> Neither drinking lots of plain water nor increasing my salt intake helped.

*THAT* is the best news I've ever heard about this! Thank you!

My husband likes to tease me about salt, since I almost never salt anything I eat, and usually omit salt when cooking -- although not baking -- because I like to taste the flavors of my food. He says -- over and over -- "salt is a flavor *enhancer* so you'll taste everything *more* if you use it!" May work for him, but... Anyway, I figure most of us get as much salt as we need from processed foods, anyway, so we probably don't really need the extra. (I could be wrong about that, but it works for me and I enjoy my food just fine, so why change it?)

Can you tell me which MAOI you're on? Or were on? You said that it wasn't as bad as the TCAs, so I'm guessing Parnate? If so, what were your experiences with it? (No, I'm nowhere near ready to say to Dr EyeCandy, "Gee, what I'd really like most is to give up holiday dinners with my family, liverwurst sandwiches for lunch, pepperoni pizzas on weekends, Guinness Extra Stout, and my little glass of Chartreuse on special occasions -- so why don't we try an MAOI now?" But I am starting to think about maybe being a little more open to the idea of an MAOI -- once I can go play with a "real" doctor. Oh, and once I really think we've exhausted the alternatives. Right now, I can see a half dozen alternatives to going that route, so I'm not exactly eager to restrict my eating even more, you know?)

Thanks for your input.




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