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Re: MAOI diet -

Posted by cybercafe on August 14, 2002, at 12:06:48

In reply to Re: MAOI diet -, posted by jsarirose on August 14, 2002, at 2:18:06

> I can't believe how many times I've heard this! You should have an emergency pill - I take Chlorpromazine (Thorazine). It is safe, it works, and you can take it even if you aren't sure if your blood pressure is spiking.

... maybe your case is different because you were taking a super duper high dose? ....

or perhaps most docs think that if you are in serious trouble you shouldn't be treating it yourself (but should go to the emergency ward instead)...

if fierc is in canada or another socialized medical system like myself (i assume so, if he's taking moclobemide) it's probably more practical (read: affordable) to go to an emergency ward than in the states <showers mrs. rosenberg with sympathy for having to pay for medical help>

> And if you're on Parnate, you should be adhering to the diet restrictions. I don't know why your doctor thinks you can ignore them. It's true the current lists are more lax than the ones prior to 1996, but you still need to stay away from certain foods. You may ask him why he thinks you won't have hypertensive crisis if you eat one of the items.

... i assume when he says "ignore them", he means ignore them and instead follow a more basic list his doc provided

... i think any doc who is hardcore enough to prescribe an MAOI is probably also competent enough to know the risks




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