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Re: elusive putative seizure disorder PattyG

Posted by Elizabeth on October 9, 2001, at 12:57:52

In reply to Re: elusive putative seizure disorder Elizabeth, posted by PattyG on October 8, 2001, at 18:55:32

> > I would imagine he uses daily.
> Would he tell you if you asked? (A lot of pot smokers don't do it every day; it's not an addictive drug.)
> Hm-m-m-m - well are you sure?:) Because that *is* his response to how often he uses!

What is? I'm confused.

> Personally, I think it's been almost as a medicine for him - he doesn't get "high" and "dopey" or whatever.......I think he just feels better, in general, with it.

A lot of drug users are self-medicating. I've seen it a lot.

> (Also - I awakened the other night to hear a snippet on t.v. about Reboxetine - *thought* I heard that it is going to be approved and available by 2002? Anyone know? Is it made by Lilly?)

I don't know when, if ever, we'll have it in the U.S., but it's *not* made by Lilly.

> > I wasn't clear here. Topamax, not Dilantin, is the one that's known for causing weight loss. Most anticonvulsants are sedating rather than activating.
> Oh, yes, well that makes sense - although I had heard that Topamax results in weight loss for some. Wonder how that works if it doesn't stimulate?

I don't know; I guess it just decreases appetite. Stimulation doesn't necessarily equate to decreased appetite; I found the antidepressant Nardil to be very activating, and it made me hungry all the time. And on the other hand, when I'm depressed I feel tired and slowed-down, but I don't feel like eating at all.

> Again, thanks so much for your responses.

Sure. It's nice talking to you.

Take care.





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