Posted by Empathy on August 25, 2005, at 1:19:51
As I posted earlier, I had a friend commit suicide almost a month ago - his wife mentioned in passing that he had being using, I believe she said Dextromethorphan. (She said it was in cough syrup, is there something "else" that sounds like that?) She said he was using it for depression and had initially had amazing success.
Does anyone know anything about this drug? I have been trying to figure out what would have led him to try such a thing. I know that there are people here on the board that have a strong grasp of the chemistry of drugs and I wondered if they would explain what effect this drug has on the brain and mood.
I have tried seaching the archives for info on Dextromethorphan and any trance of my friend posting. However, in the archives I continue to get distracted by non-affirming posts that stir emotions in me - and I don't need that. Besides, if my friend was ever here, I am sure he was banned in short order, as he didn't have a very diplomatic nature.
So can someone take pity on me and explain, if they know, what he was doing treating himself with this medication?
Thank you so very much.