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Re: hypertensive experiences?

Posted by jsarirose on July 19, 2002, at 14:55:45

In reply to Re: hypertensive experiences?, posted by LLL on July 19, 2002, at 9:03:44

> I'm glad to hear so many of you are so luck to have found a competent doctor. After moving here almost a year ago I discovered that all the competent and cutting edge doc's are in the Houston Medical Center (which is comprised of about 6 major hospitals and Universities). However, with panic/disorder/agoraphobia (thus the need for the Parnate - only MAOI's have ever helped)driving from the suburbs to the inner city (about 2 hours with traffic)is like asking me to skydive. My current doc (closer) who reluctantly agreed to begin to prescribe again the Parnate refuses to also prescribe Procardia for a hypertensive crisis, since cardiac drugs are out of her area of expertise (this is a common anecdote for patients to carry and is prescribed with the MAOI). Soooooo, does anyone out there know how I can find a competent psychiatrist who's not afraid of MAOI's in the WEST Houston,TX area????

Have you ever seen another psychiatrist who prescribed Parnate? If so, he/she might be willing to do a phone consultation with your regular doctor and your local doctor could prescribe it with the other doc's blessing, so to speak. My regular doctor didn't feel comfortable prescribing all the meds I was on one time and I had her talk to my psychiatrist. After talking with the pdoc, she fell comfortable enough to let me get my prescriptions through her.

It's worth a try. Maybe one of the docs at Houston Medical would even talk to your regular doc without an in-person consultation with you first, especially if she's willing to prescribe the Parnate but not the "emergency" pill.





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