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Re: Parnate - Evidence for using high dosages. JadeKelly

Posted by Vincent_QC on December 28, 2008, at 8:06:05

In reply to Re: Parnate - Evidence for using high dosages. SLS, posted by JadeKelly on December 27, 2008, at 23:38:40

> Haven't had a chance to read all documents, but good you found the one referring to the StarD study. I have been in 100% remission for 9 days on 60mg of Parnate. One morn I was no-one, suddenly around noon I felt like myself again. I have my life back. Crazy. I'm sure you can relate to my interest in this cause. If/when I have to increase dose, my PDoc may very well say I'm at the limit. My next step is to find a good (MAOI enlightened) Psychopharmacist as suggested in one of your documents.
> Not sure if you got my earlier message mixed in with all the Captain/SLS/DR stuff. A sincere Thank You for your informative posts and most importantly, "don't give up" you are 1 of 3 or so that convinced me to keep going (11 weeks), even when my family was telling me to abort and move on, even when s/e's really sucked. I made it!! Thanks again, keep doing what you do!
> ~Jade
> PS~hope your literature got you what you needed from insurance.

Hi Everyone!
I totally agree with JadeKelly and SLS!!! I read all that's studies before, they are easy to find on the pubmed website as well os others...but GOOD LUCK to find a GOOD psychiatrist of doctor to precribe to you a dose higher than 90mg!!! I don'T know how they work in the USA for insurance, but if you get a more high dose than the FDA recommandation, you have to pay the extra pills??? In Canada, when your are unemployed like I am right now (on the disease program), you don't pay for your pills but they have to be on the list of the free charge products...since old MAOI's are very cheap, 18$ for 30 co of 10mg...I don't think to have to pay more for my treatment will be an obstacle for me...I hope it was not one for you Scoot...

My family doctor is stick to the 60mg/day maximum and the new psychiatrist I got 1 1/2 months ago is stick to the 30mg/day...nothing more...

A lot of studies also show that all the patients with anxious problems, especially social phobia, need a more high dose than the regular one prescribe for the depression, even for the old MAOI's...My family doctor his award of this but in my case, I react a lot to all the medications we try together, so now he have a more slow approach with me , but he is definitly more open than the new psychiatrist I got with is low 30mg/day dose...

What I will do is print that studies and bring them to my family doctor, my next appointment with him is the 7th january, I have to have my prescription refill today at the drugstore, I will have 30co of 10mg...I want to up the dosage maybe tuesday or thursday, since i'm on 30mg since more than 1 week now...So when I will see him, I will be already at 40mg, even if i'm suppose to be at 20mg in reallity...and I will ask a new prescription at 60mg/day, just to be sure I can reach that amount...He will say yes for sure...he is very open minded...

I see my psychiatrist the 14th january. I will not tell him about the new prescription I got from my family doctor...

To be honest, I have a very good family doctor, it's the best in the city where I live in that field... I had to ask to see a psychiatrist at the psychiatrict hospital just to be able to have access to a good "free" therapy for anxious problem, and I wait more than 9 months for this...

So I will continue to see my psychiatrist, because if I told him that I don't want to continue with him, I lost my place at the psychiatrist hospital, they will give it to someone else, and the they will have the right to cancel the new therapy I just start 3 weeks ago...

So, I think kepping my good family doctor and the psychiatrist at the same time is a good approach, maybe I will be able to reach a more high dose with the 2 together without telling the psychiatrist...maybe it's not ok to act like this, but I really want to make a good try of the Parnate, and since a lot of people told me that I will need more than the regular 60mg/day to acheive a remission or at least to control my social phobia , I don't want to miss my chance.

I hope they are not members of this forum and they will not read that!!! hahaha ;-)

Well, another day begin...I sleep more last night, but in 2 parts...wake up in the middle of the night as usual but by a miracle, I Was able to return in my bed after my cigarette...SO I feel lucky!!! lol

Have a good day and take care of you ;-)


Vincent ;-)

PS: Thanks again Scoot for the post of the studies...




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