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Marplan to Parnate -washout time?

Posted by JaclinHyde on May 21, 2006, at 16:30:24

Anyone know how long I would have to be off Marplan before re-starting Parnate? The Marplan is working like it always did but the weight gain is unacceptable. I want to go back to Parnate (with hubby controlling my pills so that I can't abuse it again. Hell, it almost killed me so I know I won't do that again but having him give me my pills is a just an extra measure of protection!) This is why I wanted to know Marplan's half-life (see other post.) I have never had to switch between MAOI's like this before so I need someone's input. Thanks in advance!



Re: Marplan to Parnate -washout time? JaclinHyde

Posted by Phillipa on May 21, 2006, at 21:39:13

In reply to Marplan to Parnate -washout time?, posted by JaclinHyde on May 21, 2006, at 16:30:24

I knew you almost died from some was it bruising? From Parnate too much? I could be wrong I usually am. Love Phillipa


Re: Marplan to Parnate -washout time?...Phillipa

Posted by JaclinHyde on May 22, 2006, at 7:14:03

In reply to Re: Marplan to Parnate -washout time? JaclinHyde, posted by Phillipa on May 21, 2006, at 21:39:13

Yes, in truth Parnate wasn't the problem it was me. I am Bipolar II and I loved the Parnate activation too much. So I started to take it like little orange M&M's, popping them whenever I pleased. On top of that I was taking a lot of Aleve for a toothache which is another blood thinner. This led me to come down with ITP or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura which basically means that my platelets stopped functioning. I was extremely lucky in that it didn't affect my brain (although some say it did, lol!) meaning I had no bleeds in it judging by both a CAT scan and an MRI. Anyway, the drug did work for me and if I take it like a normal human being which I plan on doing (I don't have a death wish) plus with the help of my hubby I know I can go back on it. I love the Marplan but I have gained about 10lbs in the past 2 weeks (no lie) and that is just not something I can live with. If Marplan was my only choice then believe me I wouldn't give a damn about the pounds but I know that Parnate did not make me gain weight and in fact helped me loose.

Sorry for writing a novel :-)


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