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Re: Opiates for depression? linkadge

Posted by jerrympls on November 13, 2005, at 11:28:57

In reply to Re: Opiates for depression?, posted by linkadge on November 13, 2005, at 9:35:57

> As positive as jerrympls's story is, there have been equally many (if not many more) people who have used opiates without sucess in treating mood disorders.
> Most people who go to withdrawl clinics to stop opiate addictions are really suffering from an underlying mood disorder.
> Sometimes tollerance to drugs does not appear in the form one might expect.
> Different opiates have different rates of tollerance.
> Linkadge

Just for the record - I've always said that opiate therapy is NOT a cure-all. I still have had some depressive episodes while on the hydrocodone. And I agree it's not something that would work for everyone.

Also - Do you have the research that lists the rate of tolerance for various opiates? I find it hard to believe that scientists know the exact time it takes for anyone taking opiates to develop tolerance. But I could be wrong. And what do you mean by saying sometimes tolerance to drugs does not appear in the form one might expect?

Sorry if I come across a bit defensive but I get the feeling - and correct me if I am wrong - that you are trying to negate my experience. All I can say is that opiate therapy works for me and works well - and that I am not the only one by a longshot. I haven't developed tolerance after a year - but that's not to say I will never develop tolerance. Also, I am not an addict (not that you said that) and never have had a problem with addiction to anything.

So I guess I'm lucky.




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