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Re: buprenorphine experience

Posted by Elizabeth on March 10, 1999, at 22:07:29

In reply to Re: buprenorphine experience, posted by Jim on March 10, 1999, at 8:32:54

> Thanks for the specifics, Elizabeth-- I'd seen some of your previous postings here and also on usenet! It occurs to me to ask if you went with buprenorphine without considering a full antagonist like naltrexone first. If so, why? Great that the buprenex seems to be helping for you.

Hi Jim. Buprenorphine was clearly indicated for me for various reasons. But even if naltrexone had been under consideration, side effects like anorexia would have made it a dubious choice (I have already lost a great deal of weight due to depression).

Aside from the augmentation thing, by itself, naltrexone mostly seems useful for people with impulse-control disorders (self-injury, eating disorders, alcoholism, etc.). It just didn't seem applicable to my situation at all.

I'm not sure which Jim you are on Usenet, but since you seem to know who I am, do feel free to email me if you'd like.





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