Posted by TylerJ on March 9, 2006, at 17:31:42
In reply to Re: 25 years of Psychiatric Drugs.... » TylerJ, posted by john berk on March 9, 2006, at 16:44:03
> thanks tyler, my pdoc wanted to start me on parnate a year ago, but i was so fearful of the food restrictions, i said no without giving it thought. i'm so glad you are doing well on it, 0 depression and 0 ocd sounds like heaven to me...john
If you do start Parnate I will give you an updated list of the foods and drugs to avoid..it's really not that bad. Some of the old lists are way outdated, and simply not accurate. You can eat american cheese, i.e. cheeseburgers, you just can't have cheese and meats that are aged. Some people say pizza is alright if it only has mozzarella cheese on it because mozzarella is not aged..I haven't tried it yet.
Can't use decongestants, But antihistamines are okay. Demerol is definitely not to be taken with maoi's. Cream cheese, and cottage cheese is okay, Caffiene is okay in moderation. I'll give you a complete list when you need it. I hope you do try Parnate..and I hope it works as well for you as it does for me. The biggest draw back for me is insomnia, but for me, Trazodone and Benadryl help me sleep like a baby. Best wishes.