Posted by Michael Bell on October 17, 2004, at 13:48:24
I finally got my BUPRENORPHINE in the mail on Friday. Also I got a package slip for what I think is my order of PROGLUMIDE.
Regarding the buprenorphine, let me just qualify it by saying that I'm fully aware of the risks of self-treating with opioids. But in the past I've used codeine, Perduretas and percocet for weeks at a time and had absolutely no problems discontinuing these. I never even had the desire to start using them again. Strangely, even though I've used many potentially "addictive" substances, including Adderall, pain killers and alcohol, I've never felt the urge to abuse any of them. As such, I think Buprenorphine might be a relatively safe and perhaps excellent tool in combatting SP. So far the results have been quite positive regarding benzo-induced anhedonia and sociability.
But what I'm REALLY curious about is the Proglumide, which is a CCK-B antagonist. I believe that it could be a completely new approach to addressing the social defeat and reward deficiency aspects of social phobia. Or it amount to nothing. We'll see.
I'll keep all babblers updated on the effects, if any, that Buprenorphine and Proglumide have on SP and reward deficiency.
Good luck to all.