Posted by bobbiedobbs on October 11, 2004, at 23:40:33
In reply to Re: Nardil and MAOI diet restrictions, posted by Tai Chi on October 11, 2004, at 21:26:54
I've taken several SSRIs besides all three MAOIs. My experience has been that the side effects from the MAOIs are no worse and in some cases more benign than with the SSRIs; generally less fatigue. Dizziness went away after a week or so. Sexual side effects have been dehabiliting on Nardil and Marplan but not on Parnate; however, there are a number of permissable remedies. Finally, many of the diet restrictions are quite (out)dated. You can safely drink all alcohol except draft/microbrew beer, and any of the soft or processed cheeses, including mozarella, processed American slices, ricotta. I would certainly encourage you to try an MAOI based on your experience. The MAOIs have helped me far more than any of the SSRIs.