Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I got the proper medication. It took twelve fucking days.

Since I am starting out on the MAOI pill, dietary restrictions immediately go into place. Foods containing tyramine are strictly out.of.bounds.

These include, in particular:

  • Meats and Fish
    • Liver of all kinds
    • pate
    • Pickled herring and other pickled fish
    • Game (venison, etc.)
    • Caviar
    • Snails (escargot)
    • Salted fish (lox)
    • Pastrami
    • Corned beef
    • Sausages (salami, etc)
    • Boveril

  • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Pods of broad beans
    • English beans
    • Chinese pea pods
    • Miso and miso soup
    • Fava beans
    • Overripe fruit (especially bananas and Avocados)
    • Raisins and other dried fruits
    • Pickles of any type
    • Sauerkraut
    • Canned Figs

  • Dairy Products
    • All cheeses (Except for cream, cottage, farmer and ricotta)
    • Frozen yogurt (Fresh yogurt is OK up to the expiration date on the container)
    • Sour cream

  • Beverages
    • Red wine
    • Beer and ale (including alcohol-free)
    • Champagne
    • Sherry
    • Brandy
    • Liqueurs and fruit brandies
    • Cognac
    • (Truly moderate amounts of white wine, gin or vodka are OK)
    • Over four servings of caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee, cola drinks, etc.

  • Miscellaneous
    • Soy sauce
    • Brewers yeast (Bread, cake, cookies etc. are OK as they do not contain brewers yeast)
    • Marmite
    • Licorice
    • Over one ounce of chocolate

Major side effect hooray: As tranylcypromine has a strong tendency to cause weight loss, it is not generally recommended for patients with a low BMI in an outpatient setting.


FranIAm said...

THANK GOD! It is going to be a real bitch to give up that boveril though.

(wtf is boveril???)

Seriously- I wish you well with this, let it work swiftly and effectively for you dear CK.

dguzman said...

My first visit to your blog, and boy howdy are those MAOI's tough to deal with--lots of diet restrictions, counterindications, etc. I'm lucky enough to be doing reasonably well on an SSRI, thank goodness. Unfortunately, I'm GAINING weight...