Abilify maoi

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Avatar f tn With that being said, perhaps you should try an MAOI. EMSAM is the popular MAOI on the market right now, and luckily, there are no food restrictions at the lowest dose. There's mixed opinions about the effectiveness of MAOI's, but generally they are effective when reuptake inhibitors aren't doing the job. If you don't notice a significant reduction in symptoms after an MAOI, maybe its time for an antagonist of some sort like: remeron, nefazodone, trazadone, or a tricyclic.
599945 tn?1240385954 have been living with it for thirty years but this is the worst ever. am on lithium, manerix (maoi), amytryptiline (tricyclic), thyroxine, rivotril and xanax as needed. Just started the thyroxine this week so hope it works but no luck yet.
644988 tn?1236368148 I have never met anyone who had just depression that it ever helped, but it's great for manic depressives. I haven't heard it being mentioned for this in decades. For me an MAOI (Parnate) was the med that truly made a difference in my condition. It is worth trying lithium first as MAO's have their own issues... good luck!
1348086 tn?1370786785 We tried Celexa and Lexapro, and those absolutely did horrible things to me. I have never been on a MAOI or a Tricyclic and I know nothing of them.
Avatar f tn I still was fighting the deep depression and wanted so badly to find that anti-depressant that worked. Me and my doctor talked and he asked me if I would try an MAOI. I said yes...I was desperate. I started off taking 10mg of Parnate and I honestly have to say it started working very fast and lifted me out of that dark hole. I know it is not the answer for most people and I have to be very careful.
Avatar f tn I had a hard go around with the antipsychotics. Lots of side effects But finally Abilify works great for me. I also take lamotrigine and trazodone to help me sleep. I would NOT under any circumstances, reading the literature, start an SSRI, SNRI unless you are severely severely depressed and have exhausted all other avenues. Some psychiatrists still prescribe them with a mood stabilizer but the research is indicating they are causing rapid cycling in people with bipolar.
3145974 tn?1343089798 Hello, Currently, I am on 300 mg fluvoxamine and it's not that great. There's a lot of sweating, still quite depressed, can't get wood very easily, and it's not doing as much for my extreme anxiety as it has in the past. The only thing I can think of is to switch from generic fluvoxamine to brand LUVOX CR. Upgrading to the brand often makes a significant difference. If this doesn't work, or if I get desperate, I was thinking about asking my new p-doc for Viibryd.
Avatar f tn I have found that by adding a mood stabilizer like Lamictal or Abilify to an SNRI that It gives me much longer periods of relief. Even then, after a long whille I build resistance again and must change meds to fool my body into a response. It was not always like that for me. I used to get a good 3 to 5 years from just one antidepressant at moderate dosage. Not so much anymore.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your comment. Parnate is an MAOI which can have many interactions, including avoiding foods high in tyramine since it can trigger a hypertensive crisis. How it works is by irreversibly inhibiting the enzyme MAO that metabolises norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine the shortage of all 3 neurotransmitters is believed to be the cause of depression. I've heard of it long time ago but due to its dangerous side effect profile have chosen to avoid it.
Avatar m tn Have you tried either Lamictal or any antipsychotic meds such as Abilify? There seems to be a lot of promising data with Lamictal, in particular.
Avatar m tn I went to the school's psychiatrist because I could not concentrate, and he diagnosed me with psychotic depression and gave me abilify and celexa. Eventually my condition improved, but the depression and random racing thoughts at night lingered (ie: "The president of the yellow french toast at 3 am"). He has been treating me for three years now with different SSRIs, mood stabilizers, etc.. and still doesn't have a diagnosis of my condition.
Avatar m tn Another thing in addition to my posting above, has your psychiatrist tried you on any combination meds such as Abilify? A lot of times Abilify along with the anti-depressant can make all the difference. If your clomipramine has not helped your depression, why are you on it? Again, perhaps you should explore ECT since you say that none of the meds have helped you.
Avatar n tn That didnt seem like a lot to me considering over the last year i have been on many more as well... including but not limited to 100 mg seroquel, 10 mg abilify, 60 mg Geodon, 10 mg ambien, 200 mg lamictal. Knowing what i know now, i was just below the life threatening threshold of serotonin syndrome for over a year, experiencing all the symptoms except coma and death.
700212 tn?1240764420 Olanzapine (Zyprexa),Quetiapine (Seroquel),Risperidone (Risperdal),Clozapine (Clozaril) and aripiprazole (Abilify), Though Seroquel, Abilify and Zyprexa from other studies I have seen, are more affective then Clozaril. Third Anti-Depressants, AD's for short. These are generally used 3rd if the MS and AP drugs don't work. There is hesitancy in the literature in using these drugs because they can be activating (causes mania and worsened anxiety).
1154462 tn?1327437979 I take propranolol, a beta blocker, to treat a side effect of Abilify and found out it helps with anxiety without sedating. I looked it up in a PDR and that use was listed. As to your depression .. There are a large number of ADs out there. I take MAOI called Emsam. MAOIs require a special diet but can be effective drugs. Emsam is a patch so you get a steady dosing all the time. Working...that's a big question and I have no answer for you. Everyone is different. I have a Ph.
901137 tn?1267629789 As it seems I have run through all the “traditional” medications I’m wondering if he will move to working in the MAOI class. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Frankly, the side effects and diet restrictions make me uneasy. To be honest I have low expectations for much improvement and will need to be thankful I have found ways to get where I am. That may be enough as I have three grown sons who are really nice people and my wife knows I would do anything for her.
Avatar n tn Often have to titrate that medicine up very slowly... Also, I wonder about an MAOI. For most of them you would probably not want to try them because of possible side effects but there is a selegeline patch that can be helpful and your description of being very sensitive...
Avatar f tn Zoloft, Lexapro, Effexsor, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Lithium, Pristiq, EmSam (MAOI) and mixed several with Abilify, Geodon. I'd had Clonopin and Xanax for anxiety (still have the Xanax PRN, but when I was feeling good on the Cytomel, I went two weeks without taking any - still haven't, but my anxiety has shot up significantly again as has my depression, fatigue, body aches). I literally felt nothing with any of the antidepressants. Then a month-month and a half on Cytomel 50 mcg I felt fantastic.