Posted by bobbiedobbs on August 7, 2008, at 1:10:16
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list, posted by AZLIZZY on August 6, 2008, at 3:30:04
I wouldn't worry at all about soybean oil in fast food products. I've taken MAOIs for over 20 years and eaten hundreds of times at fast food chains with nary an incident. You may wish to refer to any of the numerous studies of MAOs and soy and soy-based products.
Please don't stay away from MAOIs because of the circa 1970 dietary restrictions, many of which, unfortunately, are still in circulation. Some of these lists would have you avoid things like chocolate, raspberries, pizzas (including cheese/pepperoni ones) from major chains like Pizza Hut and Dominos, processed cheese slices, bottled or canned beer, and virtually all alcohol - the evidence nonewithstanding. You should avail yourself of the more recent (mid 90's) and beyond MAOI dietary lists from places like Univ Sunnybrook at Toronto.
That said, it is always better to err on the safe side re these medications, because of the potential consequences. Hopefully some of the other posters on this list can advise you accordingly. Good luck. While the side effects are to be reckoned with, if they can be tolerated this can be very helpful medication.