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Re: side effects of MAOI's yeast extract jsarirose

Posted by katie tkm on October 5, 2002, at 3:57:21

In reply to Re: side effects of MAOI's, posted by jsarirose on October 5, 2002, at 1:50:19

god, it's interesting how these side effects are different for all of us. there are some similarities and i must say knowing what others have experienced is reassuring.

i'm doing my best not to get excited (because i have recurrent depression which has gone into spontaneous remission several times) but Nardil is the first drug which has ever worked for me. i could actually feel it lifting the depression/anxiety.

reading this bulletin board was great because it helped me stick out the horror side effects which have mostly faded now. the pros vs cons are definitely worth it for me at the moment and i cannot describe the relief of discovering my "self" and my capabilities again. it's something i dearly wish for everyone who's experienced severe depression - no one who's not been through it can know what it's like.

i wouldn't say i'm completely magically recovered but the difference in the last few weeks is pretty amazing. i'm taking life slow and gently and not expecting too much at this stage. only time will tell how the medication and remaining side effects pan out. i'm hoping i may be well enough to return to study next year.

i've said thanks a million times but i am so grateful for the people and the info on this board. it's made a difference. the maoi diets drs/drug companies/pharmacies still hand out (and most of the diets on the web) are terribly restrictive. i was willing to take it because the depression was so bad but the info on this site has shown me i don't really have to change my lifestyle that much. i can still drink and eat out!

**jess, did you notice on that virtual hospital article you pointed me to there are direct contradictions on diet? the info was excellent but on page 4 it says you can't have yeast extracts (or pickled herring) and in table 7 on page 11 it says you can have both. i'm particularly interested in yeast extracts because i love sauce so much. anyway, i thought i'd better try to find the original articles they reference to get the lowdown. if anyone knows more please let me know.

i just wanted to say "why the fuck don't doctors prescribe MAOI's anymore!!?" i know they're scared but i really had to convince my pdoc and MAOI'S seem to be the answer for me. the MAOI bad rep needs to change. reading the postings makes me realise that others have waited much more than 3 yrs, 4 pdocs and 8 medications looking for a drug that works (and some are still looking). but i wish this had been tried ages ago!!!

best wishes




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