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Re: Michele Elizabeth

Posted by Michele on May 13, 2001, at 0:14:09

In reply to Re: Michele, posted by Elizabeth on May 10, 2001, at 7:23:28

Elizabeth... you wrote this to me.... I didn't write it. Check the thread or do whatever you need to do.... but I am soooo tired of people taking pieces of a thread and directing it at me... WHEN I DIDN'T EVEN WRITE IT!!!!!!

> > Opiates as first-line AD treatment would be foolhardy, yes, but that is not the situation with these folks here. They are searching for a solution, not a high.
> Exactly! Depressed people who respond to opioids do not report a "high" from the antidepressant dose.
> I've said this before: if someone is getting "high" (or hypomanic) on an AD, that person is taking too much or perhaps needs a different drug altogether. We use ADs to eliminate existing dysfunction, not to create new dysfunctions. Those of us who use opioids as antidepressants are well aware of this and do not seek to get high from our medication.
> Maybe those who assume that opioid responders are "addicts" or "drug seekers" ought to take pause and read carefully rather than be so quick to judge.




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