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Re: No-No foods +No-No meds/ny2

Posted by ny2bk on January 27, 2008, at 20:42:51

In reply to Re: No-No foods +No-No meds/ny2, posted by stargazer2 on January 26, 2008, at 22:24:18

> NY2,
> History for me, more than 30 years, first took Nardil in 1987, so I've been around the block with depression myself, with lots of life lost, careers, relationships, life too unimaginable to remember,etc, etc. Back then,not as much aggressive treatment, only drugs were TCA's and MAO's. Prozac only came out in the early to mid 90's, I think.
> I still believe in following restrictions to avoid the dreaded hypertensive crisis...have you experienced it? Until you do, you can't understand the significance of following the diet or drug interactions seriously. And many ER's are not familiar with MAO's and don't know how to handle the situation correctly.
> Here's the article that sanctions Nortriptylline, written by the Harvard guys at Mclean Hospital,outside Boston...for what it's worth, probably many more articles but this one is easy to read and is clear about what drugs are safe with MAO's.
> Stargazer

Yess i have had two maoi interactions,second very severe,and i had to waste my last breaths repeating to 18 yr old emts calling me in that it was not an allergic reaction,then i had to BEG the main doc to look up maois.

Finaly a specialist came in,many things took place,what i remeber what vital signs were kept on watch,immediate mri scans for brain heorage were taken as i felt my head was gonna burst in pain,bags of ice were laid beside me,no medicine was given me which i understood,but still dident help the intense pain i was in.

I never moaned in pain at a docs before as i can have a lil ego issue,but i dont think i stopped maoning and hollering for a doc but there at this time was nothing could be done.

I was given activated charcaol which helped greatly,and was seen by a toxicolist who to my delight knew everything on maois however still couldent offer much,i had to wait it out and see if my body was gonna withstand it.

Well it did,i was put in icu which is sorta of a roundish floor where the center desk can see everyone.

For being desperate for help and listening to some old post somewhere i was declared suicdal and was why i was in icu.

Going home that afternoon my biggest fear actualy was if this was going to cause my psych doc to stop parnate.

So even through that nightmare of a night ill never forget,i still choose to use parnate because that was one night of pain,vs what is and will be decades of more slower brutal emotional and pyshical pain all around.

I dont push a soul to play with maois,or even take them unless they know the dangers and how real they are,and accept them.

I also dont advocate my actions,im telling m y story above to show there is severe ramifacations to do what i do,however i do have to show my respect and understanding for the few like me who for specific reasons choose to take risks such as these.

I hope all posts,defintaly ones maoi based are to be read with the understanding they are not written word,please make sure u use a responsable means to end when u make any decision on these meds,meaning u feel totaly confident in your decision and how and why u do.

I just hope my aim comes out as i am meaning it to which is not pro nor con but just information for both.




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