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In response to Britt

Posted by MoQ on January 5, 2003, at 8:19:45

In reply to Re: Use of opiates in treating depression rally, posted by BrittPark on January 3, 2003, at 19:00:03

> It's very hard to say whether the depression is made worse by opiates or better. My guess though is that since you've been taking opiates for a long time that they are doing little one way of the other. I think, on average, more people are made to feel better by opiates than worse. However, tolerance to opiates tends to develop rapidly for most people. You might try tapering off the opiates, wait a little bit and try again. You might find improvement then. Also if you aren't seeing a psychiatrist I suggest that you do so. An AD might be the thing you need. I believe that opiates are very effective ADs (for some people) but the currently available opioids are with perhaps a few exceptions (tramadol, buprenorphine) not effective for long term use. Tolerance builds all too rapidly.
> Feel Better,
> Britt

Britt, quick question for you. I have been reading various posts about the buprenorphine and how it is basically an antagonist to opiates. I have asked for some clarification from people and although they have responded I am still a bit confused. Especially now with you indicating, seemingly, that bupinorephrine is a form of an opiate that may have a longer lasting potential. If I am benefiting from Vicodin (1-1.5 tabs a day), if that is substituted for the "medically acceptable" bup at my upcoming psychopharmacological appointment, does that mean I will have adverse effects if I take Vicodin, or will it act in the same manner Vicodin does insofar as my symptoms are concerned? Thanks so much for your courtesies and informative feedback!




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