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Re: Do I qualify for an MAOI?

Posted by cybercafe on April 6, 2003, at 23:57:36

In reply to Do I qualify for an MAOI?, posted by Caleb462 on April 6, 2003, at 1:49:34

> I'm thinking about asking my doc if I can be put on Nardil or Parnate. I suffer from OCD/GAD/ADD/SP and recurring, often severe, depression. I've been on Zoloft (100 mg), Paxil (60 mg), Celexa (60 mg) and am currently on Effexor XR (150 mg) and Risperdal (0.5 mg at night). I have never gotten a response to OCD from these drugs. Effexor did help depression for a short while, but it pooped out. I got a partial response for SP from Paxil, but it was not enough.
> So my question is... does this qualify as having gone through enough different meds to try an MAOI? I'm thinking my p-doc will probably say no.
> But I'm willing to follow the diet and other restrictions if I can finally get a drug that really works.
> Also, are most p-docs willing to prescribe MAOIs? Or is there a certain degree of MAOIphobia involved?
> Another thing, I know MAOIs are supposed to be great for depression and SP, and I guess OCD too? But what about ADD and GAD? It's quite apparent that I have ADD, but I have yet to be treated for it. I suppose docs thing stimulants would worsen OCD and GAD symptoms.
> Thanks to all who reply.

i took low dose parnate 30 mg for depression and it really helped.. but then i realized i had ADD... so i had to go off it

parnate didn't.. shall we say.. sufficiently address my ADD.. but then i only took 30 mg, maybe it would work at higher dosages ....

i wonder if you could take effexor + stimulant?

do you mind if i ask why you are taking the antipsychotic?




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