Posted by jkshrews on June 2, 2006, at 10:50:59
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list, posted by kimcrazylady on June 2, 2006, at 9:59:32
It's decongestants you have to avoid. Antihistamines should be OK. So, for example, you should be able to take Claritin, but not Claritin-D. But be sure to get your doctor's exact approval of anything you take, because this can be fatal. Also, the package usually has an MAOI warning in the very fine print if it is incompatible.
> > Thank you all.
> > This has all been very helpful as far as parnate no-no foods. I still do not understand the extremes.
> > If someone puts a salad in front of me that has feta cheese tossed in -- do I just avoid the feta cheese or do I go without salad?
> > I am starting parnate in 5 days.
> > Stopped taking pseudophedrine for seasonal allergies and have to see my MD about options. Any suggestions?
> Pick around the cheese. The diet it really not as complicated as it seems. I've been on and off Parnate for 20+ years and many of the 'forbidden' foods are fine in moderation. It all depends on how high/low the tyramine content is.
> I can't remember the drug I take for my allergies but it's over the counter and works for 12 hours or more. Since mine are seasonal, I'll have to go look it up. I'll post again once I get the name.
> Good luck and let us know how it goes.