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Re: Nardil and MAOI diet restrictions cornycon

Posted by Sad Panda on February 20, 2004, at 8:19:55

In reply to Re: Nardil and MAOI diet restrictions Chairman_MAO, posted by cornycon on February 20, 2004, at 5:50:04

> Nardil is a high level side effect generator. If you decide to commence a self tretment program then I would strongly advise you to also put in place some sort of monitoring program.
> With regards the warning on Tomatoes: This item is included on the list because there is a certain level generated via Alkaloid biosynthesis. This level is variable and is dependant on the growing environment, contact with insects (they stimmulate response mechanisims as well as depositing protiens onto and into the fruit), stage of development and control sprays used during the growth cycle.
> There are a lot of things that I havent tried, so I can't give an answer on your question regarding Provolone. However based on its characteristics I would say that it would have high levels of Tyramine.
> I have come across some research that may be of interest. The drug Selegiline ( Eldepryl. Deprenyl) is selective for MOA type B, which is the accepted triggering agent for the Tyramine reaction. It appears that with small doses of this drug the MOAB levels are inhibited to the extent that significant levels of Tyramine can be tolerated before there is any reaction.
> The down side to this is that if you take too much with your MAOI you could end up in BIG trouble. For more info consult the following site ( It may not appear like a relavent site but carefully read the info):
> RE: Parnate. Have you checked out what this supposed salvation drug can and will do to you???? For more info. check out the following site:
> Rather you than me is all I can say.
> Regards and best of luck to all
> Cornycon

Thanks for the heads up Cornycon. :) I won't be self medicating as that costs too much money that I don't have ATM.

A snip from that page

"Uses: Treatment of major depressive episode without melancholia. Not a first line of therapy; is used when clients have failed to respond to other drug therapy. Investigational: Alone or as an adjunct to treat bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and manifestations of psychotic disorders. Also, treatment of social phobia, seasonal affective disorders, adjunct to treat multiple sclerosis, and to treat idiopathic orthostatic hypotension (e.g., Shy-Drager syndrome) refractory to conventional therapy."

This med looks nearly like it was made for me as I am having a "major depressive episode without melancholia"(Atypical) + some social phobia + some problems with obsession + nil drive or motivation. I guess if I end up on Parnate I will soon work out what I can & can't have to eat. :)





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