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Re: buprenorphine experience

Posted by meleani on April 3, 1999, at 1:31:51

In reply to Re: buprenorphine experience, posted by Elizabeth on March 10, 1999, at 22:07:29

> > 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.
> -elizabeth




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