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Re: 2nd Q on paradoxical stim. response - z, anybody? zeugma

Posted by KaraS on September 4, 2004, at 14:59:54

In reply to Re: 2nd Q on paradoxical stim. response - z, anybody? KaraS, posted by zeugma on September 3, 2004, at 9:10:24

> no, not skeptical at all. i actually know a lot less than you think.

I've read many of your posts so I beg to differ here though maybe you know less about health issues outside of the antidepressant rhealm.

> also, for me prescription meds only bring gradual relief, except for klonopin, which has the great merit of not inducing tolerance, and ritalin, which does... real change takes a lot of time.
> is it that you're worried about depleting your adrenal glands by taking a stimulating AD, about inducing insomnia, or having a paradoxical reaction? or some combo of the above?

I'm mostly worried about stressing my adrenals by taking a stimulating drug. Also, though, I'd probably have to get on something else so that I could sleep. The paradoxical reaction isn't worrisome - just annoying.

> i wish i could cut down on coffee. my caffeine intake is slowly creeping back up as tolerance is developing to the provigil/ritalin. i don't mind using caffeine, as long as i don't need two cups an hour.

Wow, that's a lot of coffee. Do you need that much now? What a drag to feel so dependent on it.

> i should say that my thyroid has long come under suspicion, as i'm extremely thin and nervous, was hyperkinetic as a child. i was tested at 17, and periodically thereafter, most recently a year ago as part of a thorough checkup. it's always been in the normal range.
> i may have some degree of AF, but if so it's secondary to a lot of other problems. i have to pick my battles, when it comes to these things. i'm eating as well as i can, exercising and sleeping at night, plus taking some supplements per my pdoc's instructions. it's a long, long road.
> -z

I definitely understand about picking your battles. As someone who's been battling depression for many, many years, I'd have to agree. It's a long, long road but well worth it when you find things that work and you feel better (or so I've read). I love reading the old posts of people who find some medicine or cocktail of medicines that's really working for them after long periods of being dysfunctional. It's enough to keep me going and searching.





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