Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:23 PM
Has anyone here been on this and have some personal experience to share?
"I don't understand. Oh, I understand!"
Current rx: venlafaxine XR 150mg/day, quetiapine IR 300mg/day, lithium 600mg/day. Diagnosis unknown
Past rx: valproate, fluphenazine, chlorpromazine, zolpidem, risperidone, haloperidol, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, aripiprazole, clonazepam, perphenazine, nortiptyline, amitryptaline, trazodone, loxapine, clozapine, trifluoperazine, lorazepam WHAT THE F#&@?!?!?!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:00 PM
The Wikipedia article is clearly a blow job for the pharma co.
The other things I can find that at least have some scientific underpinnings seemed to think it was of some use, but in a limited number of situations, and not effective for intractable depression. The studies they have done on using it for anxiety have been so mixed they can't draw any conclusions.
There is a slightly more positive, 10 year-old study on Pubmed, but they didn't think it was anything spectacular, except it had a low side effect profile for an MAOI. Apparently you can tolerate a lot more tyramine, but there is a limit (something which the Wikipedia article flat out lied about). Also, there is a short wash out period, although it varies according to class of AD.
Sorry if you knew all this. I learned something, at any rate.
ETA: They accidentally found out it helps control hot flashes in menopausal women!
Edited by crtclms, 02 December 2012 - 07:01 PM.
Dx: Bipolar 1; GAD; Migraine w/ Aura; Migraine w/o Aura; Status Migrainosus
Rx: Alprazolam; Dihydroergotomine via IV Infusion; Flexeril; Lamotrigine; Latuda; Lithium; Metoclopramide; Midrin; Potassium Citrate; Prilosec; Promethazine; Riboflavin; Tizanidine; Verapamil; Vitamin D3; Zofran
Currently Shelved: Abilify; Amerge; Anaprox; Atenolol; BotoxBuproprion; Buspar; Cafergot; Cymbalta; Depakote; Di-Hydro-ergotamine, injected; Gabapentin; Geodon; Imitrex Tablets; Klonopin; Maxalt; Migranal; Namenda; Nortriptyline; Norvasc; Propranolol; Prozac; Risperidone; Relpax; Sansert; Sumatriptan injectables; Tegretol; Trazadone; Zoloft; Zolpidem; Zomig; Zonegran
GLENDOWER. I can call spirits from the vasty deep. HOTSPUR. Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them? -Shakespeare
I moderate Bipolar, Anxiety, Dissociative Disorders, Migraine, Chronic Pain, Seizures, NOS, Mood Stabilizers, Side Effects, Family Feud, Relationships, and I Still Have Issues
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:43 PM
Later, I remember talking to my first pdoc about Aurorix and he was surprised I was prescribed it. He was of the opinion that it wasn't an effective medication.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:53 PM
Current Meds: Unicorns.