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Re: opiates & depression (to clinicians and patients)

Posted by marilyn on January 11, 1999, at 11:41:32

In reply to Re: opiates & depression (to clinicians and patients), posted by Chris A. on January 10, 1999, at 3:18:46

> > 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.
How can I find a doctor willing to try buprenesx? I've been through about 20 anti-d's w/no luck. I'm desparate, can you help?




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