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GABA or not, please be careful!!!! Michael Bell

Posted by Caper on May 22, 2004, at 3:23:18

In reply to adderall and dexedrine - poll, posted by Michael Bell on May 21, 2004, at 18:59:43

Just couldn't help noticing your post had a "self-medicating" aspect to it (your remark that 2 or 3 beers helped your social issues a lot). You didn't say you used alcohol regularly for that, but (just in case) I still just had to say.....

Please, please, do not turn to alcohol for that. I'm currently trying to get my alcoholism under control (and I only started drinking regularly 16 months ago and I'm 31!) and it is so hard. Sometimes I feel I'm in hell. So please don't get into the habit of using alcohol to loosen your social inhibitions. Maybe you won't become addicted but it is easier to develop a dependence than you might think (it really sneaks up on you) and it is absolutely horrible to be an alcoholic.

I'm not saying don't drink, but just be careful and try not to substitute alcohol for the proper medication, even if it takes some more experimentation to find the right med.

Sorry if I sound preachy, but I just don't want anyone to fall into the trap I did.

Good luck!

Caper

P.S. My brother had success with a combo of Paxil and Klonopin for his social phobia.

> I know this has been addressed before, but I'm trying to get a handle on everything. So this is a poll. For those who have tried both Dexedrine and Adderall, I have the following question. I have rather social phobia, the anxiety symptoms of which are controlled by klonopin. Now, I currently supplement with adderall as I heard the combo is quite prosocial, but it just makes me hyperfocused and somewhat less social for some reason.
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> How did the dexedrine make you feel compared to adderall?
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> Also, if adderall is prosocial for you, what other meds are you taking with it?
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> Finally, random question. Why the hell does only two or three beers make me EXTREMELY social and fix the whole reward deficit issue? I mean, I know alcohol has effects on many different neuro systems, but what do you think is the primary reason for it's prosocial effects? (I'm thinking opioids)
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> Sorry to throw so many questions at you. Good luck to you all.
>


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