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Re: Please help! latest... adrafinil trial

Posted by JohnL on March 10, 2001, at 5:26:58

In reply to Please help! latest... adrafinil trial, posted by JonW on March 9, 2001, at 11:28:58

Hi Jon,
You provided very good information. The one thing that popped out at me was 'dopamine'. Though some of the drugs you've tried had slight effects on dopamine, none of them really focus on that. I think that is the one area that has been overlooked.

Specifically I think you would do well to stay with the Adrafinil for at least 4 weeks. Take an OTC pain reliever as needed until the headaches go away. They are likely caused by increased noradrenaline function, which will adjust and go away. But in addition, I think you might do well to steer your direction toward dopamine drugs. I'm thinking of drugs like Zyprexa, Amisulpride, Risperdal, in that order. Any of them can be added to Adrafinil. Zyprexa in particular will cure any insomnia, and any sedation will not carry over into the next day after you adjust to it. For me that was about a week.

I'm pretty confident you may find one of those drugs helpful. They've helped a lot of difficult cases here in babbleland, including me. Small dose (5mg to 10mg) Prozac may also be very helpful. It goes very well with the other drugs I mentioned. At that dose there shouldn't be any sexual side effects. I take 20mg with no side effects. (Paxil and all the others had terrible sexual side effects for me.)

Hope something here is helpful.




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