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Re: Best pick-me-up: 10mg Parnate or cup of coffee ? » willyee

Posted by Don_Bristol on October 13, 2006, at 13:08:53

In reply to Re: Best pick-me-up: 10mg Parnate or cup of coffee ?, posted by willyee on October 12, 2006, at 6:53:24

> > I am not looking for a debate on morality and ethics. Heh!
> > But I would like to ask this question.
> >
> > Which is best as a pick-me-up to help stay awake for a person
> > who is not taking any medication and who is drinking an
> > "average" amount of coffee each day:
> >
> > (a) 10mg Parnate
> > (b) one or two cups of strong coffee
> >
> > ---------------
> >
> > Let me explain the situation. I take 50mg Parnate and it is
> > being increased to 60 mg.
> >
> > Recently I have not taken my last dose of Parnate until early
> > evening. Maybe it's this late dosing or maybe it's the extra
> > 10mg but I stay awake well past my bedtime. It's as if I have
> > been drinking coffee.
> >
> > Sometimes this boost is actually very welcome and helps me to
> > get things done which have been piling up.
> >
> > I was thinking of letting my girlfriend try 10mg when she is
> > next struggling to stay up late to finish a task.
> >
> > So the question is, which the best pick-me-up for her?
> >
> > -----------
> >
> > Thank you for any views or if you can remember what it was like
> > starting 10mg Parnate better than I can!
> >
> > regards
> > Don

> Personaly i think parnate varies in effect after initial onset to
> be used if it doesent have to. Ive had people try it on there own
> asking and knowledge and they dident like it.
> But what your asking is something they discuss in smart drugs,and
> usualy recomended is a drop which is equal to 1 mg of LIQUID oral
> deprenyl.

Before I took Parnate I tried 1 mg deprenyl in tablet form. I had a bad response and found it very difficult to manage. In fact, it was really quite unpleasant. You stress "LIQUID" so maybe this is a factor?

I can not easily imagine that this response would be much better for my girlfriend although I guess it's possible that I was being rather unusual in having such adverse reactions to the deprenyl tablet. However until I am clear that she and I might difer a lot in our responses, then it is probably wiser not to get her to chance it!

> This is said to be very stimulating for non depressives to be
> used for cognitve purposes.

ISTR that deprenyl is contra-indicatd with Parnate.

I don't know if that is because one works on MAOI-A and the other on MOAI-B and there is a theoretical interaction or whether in real life practical terms there is an interaction.

(I mean this in the same way that appears to be an over-cautious contraindication for taking an MAOI with an SSRI. The combination is not super safe but with caution it is said not to be very dangerous either.)

> I would not mess with parnate unless needed,but thats me,and i
> understand what youre asking as far as a dose thats for mind
> awkening purposes. Might wanna check that group out if you havent,
> there are other drugs,and nutrients they discuss for those purposes
> as well.

Parnate is a damn fine med (with a lot of overstated dangers) but maybe it is not such a damn fine booster for alertness? I wonder .... Heh!

Best wishes




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