Posted by kimcrazylady on May 10, 2006, at 11:47:53
In reply to EMSAM - medication restrictions?, posted by mrporter1 on April 29, 2006, at 12:14:23
> There has been a good bit of discussion about dietary restrictions. I'm wondering how medication restrictions compare to more common maoi's.
> Esp...isn't there still a significant danger with anesthesia?
I have been on Parnate for the better part of my life and the restrictions they warn of are extremely overrated, in my opinion. I've had several surgeries and did NOT have to go off my meds. You must tell the doctors you are on an MAOi though. I have no problems at the dentist and eat some of the foods on the "forbidden" list without any problems. I stick to the foods with the lower tyramine ratings and don't eat certain things at all because they make me deathly ill.
There will be some restrictions with over the counter meds, but there are many ways to work around it. Check with the pharmacist or your GP if you have questions.