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Re: buprenorphine Elizabeth

Posted by jojo on August 3, 2001, at 20:57:16

In reply to Re: buprenorphine jojo, posted by Elizabeth on August 3, 2001, at 17:25:47

> > Elizabeth- Would you tell me what side effects?
>
> Dry mouth, constipation, urinary hesitancy, pruritis (itching), irregular menstrual cycles, psychomotor agitation (jitters)...a lot of things. Most of them can be dealt with by taking other drugs (bethanechol, Benadryl or ChlorTrimeton, Xanax or Klonopin, propranolol, Metamucil, etc.), but I'd really rather not just keep piling things on.
>
> There's also the fact that if I ever was injured and required opioids for pain relief, I'd probably have some tolerance and would need higher doses than the usual ones. (I should probably get one of those emergency medical bracelets and/or carry a wallet card that says what meds I'm on.) Plus I don't like that it's not available in a pill and has to be taking three times a day; that makes it very inconvenient to use.
>
> IMO, opioids are harder to tolerate than just about any other class of antidepressants.
>
> -elizabeth

Now I understand why you questioned if I were taking the drug properly. I have a very high tolerance for most drugs. I won't go into details, but my Psychiatrist has had to talk many times to the Pharmacists from my medical insurance company about why I was being prescribed 30 mg/day of Ambien when I had a bout with insomnia last year.
I've had the dry mouth and constipation, but that has mostly faded. As far as jitters go, I've stopped 35 mg./day of Dexedrine, but do take 16.2 mg./day of Yohimbine, which acts as an AD and is a psychomotor as well as sexual stimulant. I think that I handle the drug well. Now, in the next few weeks, I have to find out if it's handling me well as an antidepressant.

jojo



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