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Dexedrine: "the d-word?"

Posted by Elizabeth on June 25, 1999, at 22:53:34

In reply to Re: Dexedrine (taking the plunge), posted by The Same on June 25, 1999, at 11:05:44

Hi folks.

My doctor is generally pretty open-minded about trying some odd things. I have refractory depression, only recently brought to a screeching halt with the combination of Parnate and lithium. I've tried some pretty strange stuff.

He also seems to have a good understanding of addiction: in order to get someone addicted to medication, you generally need the combination of an impulsive thrill-seeking personality type (*not* me at all!) with an addictive drug. Even a very addictive drug used responsibly will not create a drug addict out of a non-addict. (Note: it is *very* rare for people using prescribed drugs for a true medical problem (e.g., chronic pain, ADD, panic disorder) to get addicted.)

I prefer slow-release drugs because, well, they last longer! I'm going to ask my doctor why he prescribed the tablets instead, since according to my [outdated - 1997] PDR the spansules come in 5mg. But anyway, I'm not going to be taking it for long, nor every day. So if the quick-release stuff does cause tolerance (not something I'd ever heard of), it shouldn't be an issue.




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