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Re: hypersensitivity, depression - not exactly BekkaH

Posted by not exactly on January 26, 2003, at 23:02:36

In reply to Re: hypersensitivity, depression - not exactly, posted by BekkaH on January 26, 2003, at 22:09:47


> That's an interesting screen name.

It refers to my diagnosis:
Chronic Major Depression? not exactly...
ADHD? not exactly...
OCD? not exactly...
GAD? not exactly...
Asperger's Syndrome? not exactly...

> Am I correct in understanding that you are on BOTH Provigil and Ritalin?

Right now, I'm taking only Provigil & Neurontin.

I've tried Ritalin several times in the past, both by itself and in combination with other meds. I'm a "low-dopamine" type of depressive, so Ritalin has been a helpful AD enhancer. It definitely reversed the emotional flattening I experienced with Wellbutrin.

I did try Ritalin along with the Provigil for a few days to see if it would similarly reverse Provigil's emotional flattening. Didn't help (just amplified the anxiety) so I discontinued the Ritalin.

> I don't think I could ever tolerate such a combination

It's funny. I'm very sensitive to stimulants, in the sense that I need only small amounts for optimal effect. But they don't "stimulate" me; they actually calm me down. Dexedrine, for example, makes me quite serene. But then so does very loud very fast dance music. Go figure.

> I have to read more about Provigil.
> I still don't understand how it works.

I don't think anyone really understands how Provigil works. I asked my pdoc if it was a norepinephrine agonist. "Not exactly..."

- Bob




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