1 patient evaluation for Selgin

Jan 21, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cold sensation in hand(s), tyramine reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have stopped taking selegiline for 3 reasons: 1.) Cold hands and feet - too hard to deal with in winter. 2.) Dietary restrictions are not usually needed at 5mg but I have noticed blood pressure elevation when eating the usual MAOI prohibited foods. This does not suprise me as I am unusually sensitive to many medications. 3.) I no longer believe that increasing the effectiveness of monoamine neurotransmitters is a solution to my problems with depression.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cold sensation in hand(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

Dec 26, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Overall, I like this medicine so far. I usually take 5mg when I wake about 6am, then I sleep for a few more hours and take another 5mg. It feels like a very mild stimulant, like adderall only much more subtle. I had hoped it would do more for my lack of motivation, anhedonia, or lack of inclination to move about.
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

Dec 17, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far this seems to be helping with my depression and general lack of energy. It also seems to be helping with hypertension. Too early to evaluate though...
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

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