Posted by Willyee on November 9, 2004, at 13:44:57
In reply to Re: The Forbidden Combination, posted by vwoolf on November 9, 2004, at 6:21:37
> I have to put in a word here, to say that I agree with Squiggles. I have no interest in pharmacology, and seldom visit this board, but I suffer from suicidal ideation quite frequently, and was immediately caught by the word "fatal" in the posts. I was taking SSRI's for some time last year before I stopped and went onto MAOI's. This post has now made me aware that in my stash of left-over pills I have a potentially lethal combination. I would rather not have this information. I am fine at the moment, but on my next down cycle this knowledge will be in my head. I think one needs to be more careful on boards like this.
This has got to be a prime example.First i dont downplay your condition,i dont down play the seriousness of any emotional disorder,and i certaintly dont down play sucideal ideation.
However i dont see how someone posting information,someone who does not claim to be a health professional nor recomending anything to others,should be held responsable to someone reading that information and deceding to use it in a dangerous manner.
Maois seem to be the least of experimented medication,probualy because of the narrow margin in which it is and has been prescribed.SSRIS are prescribed more and there are tons upon tons of information regarding the use of it and other substances.
Here the few who are on Maois,are considering them have a chance to discuss in detail the medication,discuss to a degree that the data sheets certaintly dont.
Appliny that the initial post can provide a means to one intentionaly harming himself is absurd,first it was noted in almost every post that these meds are in fact dangerous,so therefore if one chooses to use this as a tool of self destruction is by no means the fault of the person writing it.
Sucudeal ideation is a horrid feeling,a dangerous vulnerable state,and if it gets to the boling point,and wont require any specific drug or combo,when one is sucideal the mind is working on a different level,and it is not hard for that person to find a means by which to hurt themeslves,chances are there are enough combos off over the counter substances in the medicine cabinet to do the job.
I do not think the orignal post was giving any intention for one to go and try it,more so to use the info in a self destructive way.
Luckly i had that feeling onlyonce in my disease,it was during an effexor withdrawal,i was not myself,thinking back not it frightnes me to think of how my mind can deprat itself from me to such a degree that i would try to hurt myself,i think it scares me more than the act itself.
I am sorry for you,or anyone who has to endure what i felt that one day on any type of reoccuring basis.