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Re: Update - Please read Kath

Posted by Phoenix1 on May 23, 2008, at 12:01:43

In reply to Re: Update - Please read Phoenix1, posted by Kath on May 23, 2008, at 11:42:42

Hi Kath,

Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it. Yes, there are other MAOI's like Nardil. Parnate would be the next closest, and then there's Marplan. They are all considered to be too dangerous to prescribe to me after what happerned. There is a safer one called Moclobemide. They won't even prescribe that one to me.

They don't really know what caused the PRES (basically brain swelling from blood pressure changes). There are 2 possibilities in my mind. 1.) I was withdrawn off Nardil too quickly. 2.) I had a hypertensive crisis as a result of something I ate, or else just a spontaneous hypertensive crisis.

I have plain old unipolar treatment resistant depression. It has only ever improved on Nardil.

Phoenix


> (((((((((((((((((you)))))))))))))))
>
> Jeez. I don't know anything about medications at all, except a bit about Celexa, which I took for some years.
>
> I wonder if there are any other medications that act as Nardil did? I can't remember if the doctors understood why you had such a terrible reaction Phoenix??
>
> I am so sorry you are going through this & I wish I could offer some useful input. I DO offer you my support though. For what it's worth, you're in my thoughts.
>
> It sounds like it could be REALLY risky to use Nardil again after what happened?
>
> What are your main symptoms Phoenix?
>
> (Please excuse me if you've already said; my memory is really bad)
>
> luv, Kath


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