Posted by IsoM on March 10, 2002, at 1:48:26
In reply to Re: SSRI's and psychostimulants... » IsoM, posted by Ritch on March 9, 2002, at 22:53:25
Yeah, Mitch, I find it strange that Dexedrine can't be bought from overseas too. Maybe there's too much controversy on how pure it may be or maybe that it's cheap enough here, why bother making it elsewhere?
I'm going to increase my adrafinil to 3 pills a day from the 2 I take. I suspect the initial euphoria at feeling 'normal' has had time to wear off & now I'm feeling the true effects of it alone without the benefits of the added hormone/neurotransmitter boost from being so enthralled with something so wonderful.
Kind of like that intial 'falling in love' high that's due to a true chemical reaction in our brain.
"The most well-known love-related chemical is phenylethylamine, or PEA, a naturally occurring trace amine, an organic molecule containing nitrogen, that is found in the brain. PEA is an amphetamine that is constantly produced by the body and, in elevated concentrations, can cause similar stimulation to that caused by artificially-produced amphetamine drugs. This natural "upper" contributes to the on-top-of-the-world feeling that attraction can bring. It also gives you the energy to stay awake and focused longer, making it possible to talk to your new love all night long. Attraction is not the only way to get a high from PEA. The brain also releases the stimulant during high-stress activities like bungee jumping and skydiving or, as some scientists believe, when eating chocolate.
The release of PEA sets off a chemical chain-reaction in the brain. The primary effect of PEA is the stimulated release of the neuro-transmitter dopamine, a "feel-good" chemical."