Posted by KaraS on November 23, 2004, at 1:01:32
In reply to Re: nifedipine » KaraS, posted by gardenergirl on November 22, 2004, at 21:43:03
> > How long have you been on Nardil? Did you ever try Parnate? Had you also tried a million other ADs that did virtually nothing for you before you tried the Nardil?
> I've tried a number of SSRI's, and most recently was on Celexa and Wellbutrin. None of them gave me the relief from atypical depression like Nardil. I started Nardil because that's what the GP picked out of MAOI's. It must be about 14-15 months on it now at 60 mg. I tried 75 mg and couldn't tolerate it...too restless and horrible insomnia. 67.5 was okay, but gave me a lot of edema.
> Never tried Parnate. I did talk to my pdoc about switching, mostly due to weight gain. She looked it up and said while reading the book, "if weight gain is an issue, than Nardil is the drug of choice." That makes no sense to me. I'm wondering if what was there was about someone who NEEDS to gain weight, in which case, shoot yes, Nardil will do it. So I may ask her to check again, although the idea of washing out Nardil to switch to Parnate is kind of scary.
Yeah, from what I've read about it and heard here, Parnate is the one less likely to cause weight gain. Are you gaining a lot of weight on Nardil? I've heard that some people have trouble exercising while taking it. That can't help with weight gain either. They both seem to have their plusses and minuses. Parnate seems to cause more insomnia. It seems we always have to balance weight gain with insomnia with these meds.
> > P.S. Could you see any reason why I couldn't use dried milk in my coffee or buy Kefir or those soy type yogurts while on an MAOI?
> Dried milk should be fine, I don't know what Kefir is. I eat yogurt without a problem, although I will not eat it after the expiration date. I don't know enough about soy yogurt to answer your question. I tend to stay away from soy stuff, mostly because the stuff I've tried tasted ucky, not because of the Nardil. :)
I've become addicted to the soy yogurts. They taste like regular yogurt but without the sharp bite. You might like them even if you don't like other soy products. Actually they were an acquired taste for me so maybe not. I'd hate to give them up but I'm sure I can find some other food addiction to replace them. There's always chocolate!
BTW, what is the marmite yeast stuff? Is it just something from the health food store that some people take as a supplement or do people actually cook with it? I don't suppose it's something we'd have to worry about being used in a dish at a restaurant, would we?