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Re: hanging in there Lorraine

Posted by Elizabeth on October 10, 2001, at 13:28:50

In reply to Re: hanging in there Elizabeth, posted by Lorraine on October 9, 2001, at 13:33:04

> Thanks for the Bodkin research. I printed it out and will give it to my pdoc.

Thank the guy who put it on the net! :-)

> We could quibble about whether you are really using the drug for weight control or just to counterbalance the side effects of one drug.

Heh. I'm not sure it's actually illegal to use amphetamine for that purpose, but it certainly is frowned upon (and, of course, off-label).

> I mean if your body adjusts to weight loss agents, it should adjust to weight gain agents.

It's generally easier to gain weight than it is to lose it!

> My personal experience (n=1) on Adderal was that the weight loss factor did not abate at least in the two months that I was on it.

That's cool. I know that some kids who take stimulants for ADHD have problems with weight loss, too.

> I think it resets your metabolism like thyroid does and makes it less likely that you will gain weight and easier to lose weight.

All I know is, amphetamine is definitely an appetite suppressant.

> Elizabeth, did you see my post a while back (last post from me to you b/4 this one) that talked about temporal lobe epilepsy sort of stuff and anticonvulsants that seem to be more effective for it?

Which post? (URL?) I don't think so, although I generally know which anticonvulsants are used for which types of seizures. I'm not even sure that what happened to me was a seizure, though.

> Hope your desipramine is still treating you well.

The desipramine-buprenorphine combination continues to work well, yes. (I can't credit the desipramine alone because I tried taking it by itself for a while and it only worked about as well as Parnate did.)

-elizabeth


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