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Mirapex/dopamine for ADHD, depression, anxiety?

Posted by pablo1 on August 31, 2004, at 23:22:17

In reply to Re: Mirapex? Emme, posted by rod on August 3, 2004, at 14:02:46

I've been taking amisulpride & Survector for dopamine as treatment for ADD, depression & according to my doc "repressed anxiety" primarily though I'd say it's more ADD. The stimulants didn't seem to do any magic on me, wellbutrin, effexor all did stuff for depression but the amisulpride is finally something that works & feels good instead of bad. I had insomnia with all of the above meds except stimulants and have slept more peacefully on this though the hours are not reliably long. It is the pleasure action of the dopamine. I do feel more like when I was a kid before all my neurotransmitters got burned out by life. It is literally sweet: I taste a sweetness in my mouth.

I would say it's more mellow than stimulating but yes it's certainly motivating. The motivation comes from being able to feel pleasure in activities. It feels like I'm cheating to enjoy things like this but I guess that's more what healthy people feel and how they manage to keep rolling thru life. I always craved that feeling of satisfaction (without much luck) and it was always in very short supply. On these meds it is a pretty much constant supply, allowing me to do things like learn to play guitar passionately, clean the car, etc. I probably will gain weight if I'm not careful. Coffee tastes so good.

It was only a few weeks & I ran out a couple days ago (some lasting effect still working).

The only side effect is an odd feeling of pressure on my heart but I checked my blood pressure & it's fine. I've grown accustomed though it was a bit spooky at first.

> > > >I have exhaustion and a tired/wired feeling at the end of the day. On the positive side, I had a few days of feeling pretty energetic and optimistic and sociable. I'll see how the next few weeks go before making up my mind what I think.
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> > > me too!
> > > Its pretty much a downer at the end of the day, at the moment....
> > > No nausea at all BTW, for me
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> > > Roland
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> > So it was very stimulating for you too?
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> No, it wasn't/isn't *very* stimulating. It produces very mild and pleasant stimulation. But it has an overall calming and anti-anxiety effect for me too. And emotions are more intense etc. women look much prettier..
> When I take all my drugs including mirapex in the morning plus 2 coffees I feel almost normal (which is very very great).
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> >I hate that worn down exhaustion that I get from drugs that are like that. How long have you been taking it? I am wondering if this effect wears off.
> > Do you feel like your face was hot all the time? My temperature was a little elevated at night while on it.
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> Hmm, if I think about this, I would say it actually makes me feel more cool, and more fresh. I also sweat much less, which is great, because I normally sweat a lot...
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> >I caved and absolutely have to take a few days' break from it.
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> It take it for about 3 weeks. I currently take 0,65mg a day (spread into 3 doses). This drug is really great and provides su much benefits, I will keep taking it and make my way up to approx. 1mg and see whats happening on the long term run(speaking about weeks and months)
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> Roland


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