Posted by JadeKelly on March 20, 2009, at 10:34:37
In reply to Re: I want to switch from nortriptyline to desipramine, posted by JadeKelly on March 20, 2009, at 8:25:38
> Good Morning Sunshine. Haha. Hope it is anyway ;-)
> Patience and tolerance, two outstanding qualities in a human being...don't you think?
> Glad you have both. So what are you thinking to do about that Abilify? I think it's the culprit in your weight gain as well. My son is just now losing the last of it.
> My PDoc raised my Parnate to 90mg yesterday. I'm also taking 60mg of Ritalin. I dropped down in Klonopin from 3mg to 1.5mg but had to go back up to 2 cause my neck started hurting.
> Well, I'm gonna see if I can track Myco down the little brat.
> Hope this morning is better for you...
btw- was looking at stuff about Nifedipine and came across this thread with you, Oky, and Undopamingeric-sp? In July, 08, just before I came along I think.
"Although MAOI + TCA is a potentially useful option that probably should be used more frequently than is currently the case, I presume the same to be even more accurate for MAOI + stimulant."
I think that was Undop, I lost the rest of it. You obviously do better with MAOI + TCA. Did you say you tried stims with MAOI and didn't do as well? In what way? Did it "poop out" sooner, or did it just never work as well for you? What is better about the TCA's for you than stims?
I notice my remission, and treatment, are very dose dependent right now, as in I HAVE to take doses at certain times or it doesn't have the same result. Not complaining you understand!! I'll do it forever if I have to. Just wondered if TCA's were a more "around the clock" feeling. Not to be greedy or anything, but have you seen all three combined, in lower doses? Just wondered.
As for nifedipine, sounds like under the tongue is not a good choice, nor is squirting a gel cap in your mouth. I have nifedipine, in a hard capsule to swallow. I think the idea is that its not a good idea to change BP too rapidly. Don't want to scare people off, but do you think a thread is in order? To have some and when to use it? Just a thought. I had to ask my my PDoc for it (old one) he didn't offer it as an option. I think a lot more people are taking MAOI's, I'd bet they would be interested to know what you would recommend in certain situations (as would I).
An example: I accidently eat a slice of pizza loaded with pepperoni (dumb, I know lol) I develop a headache that gets increasingly bad towards the back of my head. I take my BP, systolic is 190.
Lay down, take advil?
If headache is severe?
As in need relief asap?
Just thought you might make yourself useful while you wait. Hah. Thought you were getting a break?
What was that show? "patience grasshopper, patience" lol