Methylene Blue Cures

Contraindication
Posted by Pat (Salem, Oregon) on 01/20/2012
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Warning

After reading your website, I was excited to try out the methylene blue for my yeast and "brain fog". I followed instructions, taking it with powder vit c and baking soda. I took it only one time because in researching a bit more, I saw where taking Methylene blue with anti depressants can cause serious problems with the serotonin in the brain.

"Although the exact mechanism of this drug interaction is unknown, methylene blue inhibits the action of monoamine oxidase A—an enzyme responsible for breaking down serotonin in the brain. It is believed that when methylene blue is given to patients taking serotonergic psychiatric medications, high levels of serotonin can build up in the brain, causing toxicity. This is referred to as Serotonin Syndrome. " (food and drug administration webpage)

I have been on effexor for 10 years, and although I plan to go off this slowly in the summer, it looks like I will not be able to use the methylene blue as planned.

Was this on your website and I missed it? If not, you might want to add this information. I'm glad I caught it, but very disappointed I cannot benefit from taking the methylene blue. Any other suggestions?

Thank you, Pat