Posted by afatchic on August 9, 2001, at 7:10:17
In reply to Re: phenyalanine-DA precursor » MB, posted by Mitch on August 9, 2001, at 0:06:05
This thread is very interesting but I'm more confused than ever. I have a serious Diet Coke addiction. I use to smoke 3 packs a day and was able to quit cold turkey, no problem. I think of myself as a highly disciplined person, yet I have never been able to give up Diet Coke for more than a couple weeks.
I started taking Effexor about a month ago and I'm feeling great but I noticed that since I started taking it that my cravings for Diet Coke have increased, it just seems more wonderful than usual (then again, many things seem more wonderful with Effexor :-)
When I realized that my Diet Coke habit was getting out of hand (my consumption more than double this month), I swore to myself that this time I would give it up forever. I even signed a contract and had it witnessed.
Now, after reading these posts, I'm starting to think that the Diet Coke might be a positive self-medication for me. Or is this just wishful thinking? So is Diet Coke evil or beneficial? I would really appreciate some feedback.
> > I think it's like any subject...if you can relate it to personal life experiences (like we did with our diet cola experiences, for example) it *can't* be boring because it has do do with oneself. And since when is talking about oneself ever boring
> > < g > heh heh...
> > Hey, if you like this kind of stuff, there is a plug in you can get for your web browser called CHIME. It allows you to look at 3-d models of molecular structures, and there are a lot of web pages with CHIME models of psychiatric pharmaceuticals. You can get it here: http://www.mdli.com It's pretty cool. Unfortunately, I just found out that Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above no longer supports it! But it does still work with Netscape, and it should work again with IE soon...
> > > Thanks for the link! I have got it bookmarked. Now who said organic chemistry was dull, huh?
> > >
> > > Mitch :)
> Well, now that should be really fun for possibly viewing the new "escitalopram" enantiomer! I will have to wait for the MIE version though. Every time I try to install netscape it seems that my MIE starts having problems....maybe just a little paranoid, eh? :)