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Re: Amphetamines/Ritalin/Depression

Posted by sl on May 23, 2001, at 13:42:43

In reply to Amphetamines/Ritalin/Depression , posted by Mr.Scott on May 22, 2001, at 12:28:58

>stimulants alone or in combination with other meds for the treatment of resistant depression. Sorry for the long sentence..

No need to apologize, you just made yourself understood. :)
I'll just mention off the bat, I'm not sure what the official definition of "resistant depression" is. Heh, I suspect it might be ME. :P

>doc seems to think I was actually on to something by going after the cocaine. He thinks a trial of longer acting stims is warranted..

It's called "self-medication", I believe. My biggest things are anxiety and lack of energy. So I drank, cuz when you're drinking, you don't worry and you have a jolt of sugar/calories. (actually, I still drink occasionally for the above reasons, just not nearly so often)

Anyway, I agree with him.

BUT. Personally I'd suggest trying a stimulating antidepressant before a straight stimulant. Like Wellbutrin or high-dose Effexor. It might just be that a stimulant might make you twitchy and restless and still in a lousy mood.

> All comments and opinions welcome.

Thanks! I hope you get it worked out. :)





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