Posted by halcyondaze on April 1, 2007, at 23:08:29
In reply to Re: Parnate cured me/HalcyonDaze., posted by stargazer on April 1, 2007, at 22:31:05
> Thank you for your post, it is very inspirational. Is this the first time you have had a significant response like this? How long have you been trying to find something to help you? And how many other meds or years have you been looking for a med to work? What is the typical dose of Parnate and are you having any side effects?
> Who recommended Parnate, you or your pdoc? I'm always curious about this because more and more of us are finding the solution to our conditions with or without our doctor's help.
> It was so wonderful to read your post as it gave me hope to keep trying to get it right.
I did have a response to Zoloft, though not as profound. I can't take SSRIs because they cause enuresis (bed wetting) and can't take tricyclics because they give me heart palps and I have mitral valve prolaspe (they also made me irritable as hell).
I was first medicated at age 16. I am now 24. I have been on: Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, Effexor XR, Cymbalta, Clomipramine, Desipramine, Nortriptyline, Wellbutrin, BuSpar, Zonegran, Trileptal, Lamictal, Topamax, Zyprexa, and Risperdal.
I was maintained on Desipramine (100 mg), Trileptal (600 mg) and Seroquel (25 mg) for about a year and was asymptomatic, but nothing at all like this.
Typical dose of Parnate (according to the FDA) is 30 mg to 60 mg MAXIMUM per day. There is a LOT of research on high dose Parnate, though, that suggests that up to 60 mg to 90 mg is the actual dose range, with many people responding profoundly to doses above that (as I did and have).
I am a student of psychiatry so I brought up Parnate to my doctor. We're able to have two-way conversations about my meds, which is wonderful.
I wish you luck.