Posted by Larry Hoover on October 29, 2007, at 17:22:31
In reply to Re: Diet restrictions on EMSAM 9 MGS?, posted by trx resistant on October 29, 2007, at 15:41:02
> After 4 weeks on 6mg patch just started 9mg. The food warnings are scaring me to death . I called Bristol Meyers and found no real answers to food questions. Am I going to drop dead if I injest something that contains soybean oil as I find in my favorite canned protein shakes or soy lecithin found in most protein bars, or whole grain bead containing sprouted soybean?
No, those foods are perfectly safe.
The problem substance is called tyramine. Tyramine raised blood pressure. Tyramine is produced from bacterial action on protein. There is no protein in soy oil (or any vegetable oil), so they are all perfectly safe. Lecithin may or may not contain soy protein, but it is not fermented, so again, it should present zero risk. Sprouted soybeans are also safe. Bean curd is safe, if totally fresh.
> It seems every label I read says it may or may not contain some sort of soy.
The problematic soya products are all fermented. Soy sauce, miso, black bean paste, and such like.
> Pharmacist gave me a list for food that said no bananas, figs, raisins, avacado etc. Bristol Meyers say those were OK. What is your experience? Thanks,
> trx resistant
I know of no reason to avoid those fruits. Somebody once posted here an updated list of risky foods. I hope they'll repost it.