Posted by 4WD on August 20, 2005, at 23:22:07
In reply to Declan, that's exactly what I was thinking. . ., posted by Sarah T. on August 20, 2005, at 21:56:47
> > Hi AMD> > > Do you think that your cocaine use is motivated at all by the numbing of the Celexa?
> > > Declan
> Hi Declan. I think you're right. I've met a few people here and "in real life" who do well on Celexa, but most people I know who've taken Celexa end up with severe apathy, fatigue and amotivation sooner or later. I'm still very upset that my psychopharmacologist prescribed Celexa for me to add to Dexedrine. I had been stabilized on the same dose of Dexedrine for quite a while when Celexa was added. Within days, I had to DOUBLE my stimulant dose, and I never, ever got the same benefits from Dexedrine again.
> I cannot understand why doctors prescribe a highly selective SSRI like Celexa to someone like the original poster, who craves dopaminergic meds!
Just my two cents worth, but I crave stimulant type drugs, not amphetamines, but hydrocodone, which has a stimulant/euphoria effect on me. However, I do extremely badly on dopaminergic drugs. Wellbutrin made me feel awful, wired but mentally exhausted. Same with Concerta and Provigil. I've never understood why a narcotic like hydrocodone produced this effect on me - almost like cocaine but more euphoria. Does it release lots of dopamine into the brain like cocaine does? Or lots of serotonin, like Ecstasy? Or what, exactly.