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post #12 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 07:00 PM
Arisa1536
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No do not take MAOI's unless you are prepared to restrict yourself from certain foods and medications and do not mind putting on weight.
The doctors, even the many psychiatrists i have seen all said "no way" when i asked about various types of MAOI's because of their side effects. They are not a magic pill, and okay they work for some people but i would definitely try SNRI medications first.



Effexor for me is a 3/5 because it reduced anxiety and depressive feelings and helped immensely but there is always a draw back and catch on any med and this medication has one as well and i know coming off it is meant to be awful :/ but i could not be on it for the rest of my life anymore like i thought i could, its just not good long term

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