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Re: Methadone Elizabeth

Posted by NikkiT2 on May 10, 2001, at 10:57:23

In reply to Re: Methadone NikkiT2, posted by Elizabeth on May 10, 2001, at 7:46:13

You want Dr Bob to come tell me off??? (And I was called childish!!)

Effexor is NOT addictive. Methadone IS addictiove. Its simple. No one shoukd be prescribed an addictive drug in my opinion. yes, they are used, such as Vicodin (which isn't lisenced int he UK by the way due to its additive nature), but I believe they shouldn;'t be. I was also reffering to a number of friends who have had serious heroin addictions for many years and their experiences. In the UK its very easy to buy black amrket methadone, as people get their script int he morning, and then sell it to buy them selves heroin zs the methadone is so awful.

i am just totally against this drug being prescribed for depression as I could see it beocming alot more dangerous. It is, in my opinion, stupid for someone to suggest this, as, what ever you may feel or think about methadone, IT IS a dangerous drug. This cannot be argued against.

If you feel I am in the wrong by pointing this out, that is your business, but please do not do things like your little "DR Bob" bit as I am not be abusive toward anyone, name calling etc etc at all. I am stating a case of my personal opinion and experience.


> (Uhhh, Dr. Bob?)
> Nikki: it sounds like your friend was trying to get off methadone too rapidly. Withdrawal sickness also occurs with many monoaminergic antidepressants, not just opioids. (Effexor and Paxil have particularly bad reputations, and from my personal experience and research, MAOIs have terrible withdrawal syndromes as well.)
> Invoking your own experience is fine, but that's not all you're doing: you've also tried to generalise your experience into a conclusion about what is or is not "okay." Please take this into consideration in the future. Thank you.




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