Posted by jedi on March 20, 2006, at 1:19:33
In reply to opioids: dose/response relation?, posted by pseudoname on March 19, 2006, at 11:01:24
How did you get an MD to give you a buprenorphine script for depression? Did they think they were prescribing it for opioid withdrawal? I can't even find any good studies to use to show my doctor. I'm open to any ideas.
> Do those of you who take an opioid for depression notice that when your depression is worse it helps to take more of it?
> I've been taking 0.5 mg of buprenorphine (Subutex) twice a day for depression. The last several days, though, my depression has been stratospheric. So I've been upping the dose. Yesterday I took probably 3 mg altogether.
> It *seems* to take more bupe on really bad days, but when it kicks in, it works the same as ever. But maybe I would've felt better anyway.
> There are a handful of us here. Please tell me your experience. Thanks.