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Re: Unconventional reaction to drugs.Opposite to norm

Posted by JohnL on October 19, 1999, at 17:10:29

In reply to Re: Unconventional reaction to drugs.Opposite to norm, posted by andrewb on October 19, 1999, at 16:57:06

Dittos on Bob's comment on Naltrexone. The doc who first started using Naltrexone to augment SSRIs felt the opiate system was a major player in depression. The problem was avoiding an addiction. Naltrexone is the only opiate drug without abuse potential. By itself it does nothing to get you high or make you feel good. But mixed with an SSRI it has been a miracle to some treatment resistant folks. So logically one would guess that if there was a good response to a previous opiate drug, perhaps there would be with naltrexone too. Maybe?? Wish it was doing more for me. But like Bob, when I hear the word opiate, I immediately think of Naltrexone.




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