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Re: hypertensive experiences? cybercafe

Posted by jsarirose on July 20, 2002, at 13:55:18

In reply to Re: hypertensive experiences?, posted by cybercafe on July 20, 2002, at 11:38:27

I've started augmenting the Parnate with Lamictal. I was on it once before by itself (the Lamictal) but we only went up to 400mg. After I got off, my doctor consulted with someone else who recommended pushing it much higher - up to 800mg if necessary. At that time we didn't. Now that Parnate is working well, we're slowly tapering down the Parnate and up the Lamictal. We'll go up to 600-800mg if necessary. It may be that a balance of Parnate and Lamictal is necessary, or if I'm lucky, I'll be able to go off Parnate and just be on Lamictal eventually.

I'm doing it very slowly as I absolutely don't want to lose the positive effects of Parnate and any gains I've had in my depression.

Something to think about!

(Treatment Resistant Depression often requires very high doses of meds, most can go higher than the pharmaceutical companies originally state.)




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