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Re: why I stopped parnate

Posted by Jost on October 13, 2006, at 21:34:58

In reply to Hope you don't mind me butting in » Jost, posted by Declan on October 13, 2006, at 1:16:44

I stopped because I got a rather rare side effect after about three years, ie thrombocytopenia, or reduced platelet count. Normal # of platelets is about 170,00 or above. I was actually down to about 20,000 when I stopped-- which is pretty dangerous if you happen to be in an accident, or just start bleeding.

It's not unheard of, with various drugs.


Coffee is certainly not a strong stimulant.

I didn't find Parnate that stimulating, but was thinking of how Emsam, which I do find highly stimulating, affects me. I can't say that having a small part of one patch for an hour or two would give me energy. After a few days-- perhaps--but there might also be a minimum dose.

I could be wrong, but it's my guess.

What did you do for sleep, Declan? With Emsam I've used ambien, neurontin (just a little), xanax and sometimes, at the end of the night, sonata. It worked pretty well--altogether--with variations from night to night-- but you might have to be a bit stringent with amounts-- Did the Parnate work to relieve depression? cause you might have success with low-dose seroquel for sleep, too.

I'd give it another try, honestly, if it helped.

Don, is your girlfriend interested in trying the Parnate? Did you start with 10 mg. as your first dose? if so, did you find it that stimulating, per se?





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