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Re: Parnate for Depression?

Posted by john51 on July 11, 2008, at 11:15:33

In reply to Re: Parnate for Depression? john51, posted by Justherself54 on July 11, 2008, at 10:45:41

Hi, thanks, Justherself, thank you for your support. I understand what you mean about needing to get assertive....unfortunately, that is one of my biggest obstacles. For some reason, when I find myself sitting in the doctor's office, I not only "present" as "doing better" than I truly am but also I become very submissive and feel like I can't say this or that or "come off" as being demanding or argumentative. As far as talking to my primary doc about this problem I don't know how much good this will do, as he was VERY SUPPORTIVE of the ECT idea as well.

My pdoc, said he was hesitant to prescribe Parnate for me because of all the special dietary restrictions and side effects and things that can go wrong with MAOIs. I tried to tell him that I have been on MAOIs in the past and that I am very knowledgable about all of those things and that I never had any problem taking them before.

I am not sure what is really behind his wanting to "think about it for a month". I REALLY don't think that he is actually going to think about it....I really don't think that my name or my treatment is going to even enter his mind in this "month". I don't know what else to do. I live in an area where pdocs are not very plentiful and the ones that are around are mostly overbooked and I am not even sure that going to a different pdoc would accomplish anything at this point as they would probably want to start out by trying something I have already tried and not had any success with. ALSO...I have found that most of the pdocs that I have encountered are NOT even willing to consider MAOIs.......

Feeling abandoned and very hopeless at this point...





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