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Re: Smoked fish, and my update

Posted by ayrity on September 21, 2002, at 0:34:13

In reply to Re: Smoked fish, and my update, posted by jsarirose on September 20, 2002, at 0:10:10

Thanks for the reply and the advice, Jessica.

I guess there has been some beneficial effect. I feel a bit more talkative when I encounter people; I just don't feel like searching people out and I still feel very isolated. I likely have a bit of social anxiety, but my major problem is atypical depression, which has not responded to anything so far. I've failed a lot of meds, so there's not much left, so this better be the one to do it. I have an experienced pdoc who really knows his stuff and is a good guy, too; from the very beginning he hasn't pushed the meds on me, but we decide together what seems right. He has no problem pushing up the dose of Parnate further as long as the side effects and my BP are acceptible.

The dizziness has not been much of a problem so far, just a bit now and then when standing too quickly. I do divide the dose, btw (30 mg in the am, 20 at noon, 20 in the afternoon). Sleep is a major problem. I don't wan't something that might be addicting, so I don't know about Klonopin. I don't like the idea of putting even more drugs in my system (I have other medical issues as well that I won't get into), so sleep aids really turn me off, but I don't have much choice at the moment.

As far as cheese, well, I'll keep away for now. I'll give it a go in the future, if things work out with the Parnate.

Thanks again!

> Wow - 70mg and no effect? I wonder if this is going to be the drug for you. I felt soemthing by 60mg or so, and the benefit increased as I increased the dose. I hope you start feeling a bit better soon.
> Don't be too afraid of cheese. Some of the cheeses have basically no tyramine. I wouldn't worry about cream cheese, ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella, chevre, montrachet, etc. You may be a little more wary with feta, brie, gruyere, muenster, etc.
> Some people like Klonopin for sleep. I prefer the Trazodone personally, but I've tried Klonopin too. You may want to try it. I don't recommend Sonata or Ambien because they're real sleep medications that will build up in your system causing an addiction or need for increased dose. Klonopin can be addicting, but as a sleep aid I've never heard of it being so. (I guess some people take it as a street drug - always seemed strange to me.)
> Anyway, good luck with the increases. If you feel too dizzy, try splitting the dose into three or so times per day.
> -Jessica




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