Posted by SLS on April 5, 2012, at 10:02:14
In reply to Re: self-medicating » SLS, posted by g_g_g_unit on April 5, 2012, at 8:58:36
> > Yes. Parnate was studied long ago for ADHD and showed a modest therapeutic effect.
> Do you know if it showed results in the long-term?
In the past, most investigations lasted for 8 weeks or less. I guess things haven't changed that much.
> I know my p-doc wouldn't augment Parnate with a stimulant.
That's too bad. It is generally safe to do this, provided that you start with a low dosage and, perhaps, monitor blood pressure immediately after the first dose. However, in your case, it might lead to a worsening of your untoward reaction to Parnate.
> I'm beginning to grow a little bit concerned that I'm devoting a lot of time and pain and effort to a medication that won't sufficiently improve my ADHD (once the stimulant effect poops out).
Without more information, I would say that this is a legitimate concern.
> Attentional problems contribute a lot to my depression.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw