Posted by mav27 on February 24, 2009, at 5:39:05
In reply to Re: Imipramine.. damn hypotension » mav27, posted by JadeKelly on February 24, 2009, at 0:23:07
It's a bloody pain that adults can't get their hands on ritalin or dexamphetamine ect here in Australia.. the laws are so tough it's near impossible. I even presented a huge paper on all the info and studies i could find on the use of stimulants and MAOI's to combat the hypotension but in the end just couldn't get it. Apparently it needs 5 pdocs to agree you need it and that's the only law i've been able to find out so far, so god knows what else is involved.
> It is a strange med. God bless it. Added to the right amount of Ritalin, and not only is my BP normal, 12/80, it got rid of that hating life depression I was in. I don't know how to tell people how I put up with all the unkowns (it was especially hard with the most incompetent Doc that ever lived). But I learned alot the hard way. It could have been so much easier if I had the Doc I have now.
> I'm sorry you're going thru that, its not fun. My kids were worried and I'd go out and have to sit on the sidewalk so I didn't fall. I fell once on my driveway and once on my walkway, haha. I'm only laughing thinking what the neighbors must think.
> This is not about me. Sorry. Please get that straightened out asap. I'm not a Doc but I think it really isn't safe, short term or long term. Tell your pDoc you want to augment with something that will raise your BP.
> Good Luck, let me know how you do!