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Re: I got up at 5pm..... Bob

Posted by ed_uk on April 3, 2005, at 12:03:34

In reply to Re: I got up at 5pm..... ed_uk, posted by Bob on April 3, 2005, at 10:16:24

Hi Bob,

>I had another period of feeling reasonable last night, but by this morning it was gone again. In a way it is hard to deal with, because I get little fleeting windows of feeling reasonable, and then they are gone. Maybe the good times will become more often, but I am somewhat dubious.

How far into your course of ECT are you? How often are you having it? 2-3 times a week?

>I don't think I would ever rule out MAOIs, but would be surprised if many of the same side-effects wouldn't be there, and it seems to me like some of the best things in life, such as sex and food, are severely cramped with these meds.

The MAOIs have a different mechanism of action to all of the other other antidepressants. Tranylcypromine (Parnate) would certainly be worth considering. Have you asked your psychiatrist about trying an MAOI? Since the MAOIs are completely different to any of the antidepressants you've tried so far, they could be very beneficial- you might be surprised. Optimist is currently doing well on a high dose of Parnate with no side effects at all.





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