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Re: opiates & depression (to clinicians and patients)

Posted by Chris A. on January 10, 1999, at 3:18:46

In reply to Re: opiates & depression (to clinicians and patients), posted by Elizabeth on January 8, 1999, at 14:30:00

> Can I ask exactly how you took the SL Buprenex? Did you just open the ampule and squirt it under your tongue? Or what? Dr. Bodkin suggested I try using it intranasally as an alternative.

Dear Elizabeth,

Ampules don't pour, so one has to draw the med up in a syringe, remove the
needle(the important part!) and squirt it under your tongue.

The selegiline (Eldepryl) seems to have done me some good. Compared to all of
the other meds I've been on it seemingly is free of
side effects and hasn't caused a mixed state yet.
We have decreased the dose from a high of 50 mg.
when my depressive symptoms were at their worst
down to 25 mg currently. Apparently it is less stimulating
than some of the others. The list of ADs that have created problems
for me is long.




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