Posted by linkadge on March 7, 2006, at 21:59:04
In reply to Re: oh » linkadge, posted by Chairman_MAO on March 7, 2006, at 16:34:01
Although we may be misguided about the safety of SSRI's, they do offer the benifit, that for some individuals their mood improving effects can last longer than those of a stimulant.
So, I cannot say a whole lot about your choice to medicate with a MAOI and a stimulant. If you believe that this will lead to unprecidented, and long lasting improvement in mood, then I can only wish you the best.
There are reasons beyond those which you have mentioned, why doctors tend to lean away from the use of stimulants and opioids to treat depression. I'm not going to venture to argue against your opinions on the use of stimulants and opioids to treat depression. If that is the path you wish to take, all of the best luck to you.
I *could* list a number of reasons why it might not be good idea, but I know you are familiar with all of those arguements, and would undoubtedly have a counterargument that would be feasable on at least some level. However, time will tell. Only time will tell if these drugs will actually make the cut for you.
One of the smartest men I know "Dr. Manji" said something allong these lines: 'The brain works to achieve homeostasis. Whenever you take a stimulant, or an antidepressant, you inevitably activate the systems which work to drive the brain into depression.'
The brain is infintely smarter than we are. It is *always* one step above.