Posted by KaraS on November 21, 2004, at 15:58:01
In reply to Re: nifedipine, posted by SLS on November 20, 2004, at 19:34:26
> > As far as I know, none. I couldn't trace the crisis to any food or drug. Of course, it's possible there was some ingredient I didn't know about in something I ate. It would be rare for a tiny amount of something to cause a crisis,
> The amount of tyramine that can cause a hypertensive event can be measured in milligrams. It doesn't take much. My only hypertensive reaction came from taking a single bite out of a pepperoni pizza. I ingested probably 1 1/2 pieces of thinly sliced pepperoni. The headache was pretty classic - pounding and eminating from the base of the skull in the back (occipital). I was taking Parnate 60mg at the time. I believe that it was the pepperoni because the plain pizzas coming from the same restaurant had not given me any problems. The appearance of the "cheese" reaction is rather unpredictable. That's why it should be respected.
> - Scott
That's amazing. What does one do when the problem occurs? How long does it last? Did you take something or ride it out? Did you go to an emergency room?