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Re: Opiates for depression? Squiggles

Posted by jerrympls on November 13, 2005, at 18:47:45

In reply to Re: Opiates for depression?, posted by Squiggles on November 13, 2005, at 18:44:02

> > By profoundly, I mean that opiates can reverse a suicidal depression in minautes. Mind you, that suicidal depression didn't go anywhere.
>
> You are speaking of your own experience? But
> I don't doubt it and minutes is much better
> than 24 hrs., which is what lithium took for
> me. Speaking of lithium, the manic side
> is as bad as the depressive, though not
> necessarily suicidal.
> >
> > So, perhaps in an emergency, opiates could prevent suicide.
>
> That would be very good, and would
> appease those who fear addiction as
> it could be used temporarily at least.
> >
> > But keep in mind, there was an article released in the Toronto Star 6 months ago about people jumping off bridges when they could not find their oxycontin in time. People without previous histories of mental illness.
>
> One more question, do you know if opiates can
> be *added* to an AD, or if a doctor decided it
> was OK to give an opiate for depression, would
> the patient have to be taken off the AD.
>
> The time a drug is taken can make a big
> difference in the and is a "high-maintenance" kind of treatment which may be problematic for
> a variety of reasons.
>
> Tx for your interesting presentation on
> this topic.
>
> Squiggles
>
>

Hi Squiggles-

I don't know if you've been reading any of my posts - but I am on an opiate for depression. The opiate (hydrocodone) was added to my other depression meds, including Lexapro, Adderall & ativan. So YES, opiates can work with antidepressants.

Jerry


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