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Re: MAOI Diet Elizabeth

Posted by may_b on August 9, 2001, at 10:58:33

In reply to Re: MAOI Diet Parnate-users may_b, posted by Elizabeth on August 9, 2001, at 10:21:44

Hi Elizabeth

Thanks for your response.

> That's surprising if your BP wasn't high enough that it would normally warrant nifedipine.

Meaning that you think it probably was high enough? (I felt like I was going to have a heart attack or more likely a stroke. The whole episode took six hours to resolve enough for me to leave the hospital.) Or that there should have been little risk to the Nifedipine intervention given that (he said) the blood pressure was "not high enough"?

> I wonder if there was something else going on too.

Do you mean from their end or mine? Their attitude was condescending and invalidating. Even my brother felt it necessary to say: "Listen to her; she DOES know what she's talking about." I felt like I was being punished for asking for a certain intervention. The nurse asked me if I was trying to kill myself! The doctor actually said "What is the generic name for nifedipene?" so I wondered if it he was just out of his league.

> The headache might be unrelated to blood pressure.

Like intolerance for Parnate? Damage caused by the hypertensive crisis?

> > When you were on Parnate, did you carry an emergency supply of nifedipine or nitrosprusside?
> Nifedipine, yes.

This experience has left me feeling very alone. I liked Parnate but feel utterly gun-shy and never want to trust another emerg team if I can do anything to avoid it.

Thanks very much for your helpful info. It means a lot to be able to check in with folks who have been there.





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