Posted by PsychoPharmaFiender on June 11, 2006, at 16:43:55
In reply to Re: Euphoria inducing Med Combinations » SLS, posted by linkadge on June 11, 2006, at 15:52:57
Linkadge, I respect your knowledge and opinions having read many of your posts, but I disagree here.
If the brain is so good at maintaining homeostasis (specifically in the nucleus accumbens) then everyone in the world would have problems regarding anhedonia and depression. The fact of the matter is that people with depression cant maintain homeostasis in the brain because they get depressed alot. Therefore, they are unable to maintain homeostasis. Meanwhile, people that are always happy are the opposite in my opinions, their brains are able to "bring them down, or homeostasis".
Sometimes Im bad at getting my point across but I hope you get the jist of it. I believe the endorphin system is much more involved then you are letting on. I can specifically cite an example regarding myself. I specifically remember about 6 years ago taking a hike with some friends and we got lost and we ended up having to walk a ridiculous amount in order to get back on track, something like 30 miles on all kinds of twists and hills. Anyways, after I got back that night I remember having the most amazing feeling Ive ever felt, I couldnt stop smiling all night, I felt completely free of depression. So, I think I had runners high from endorphins.
And yes, homeostasis brought me back to earth the next day. But I will continue to seek remission through meds until I find it. Lamictal and Nardil is my latest attempt.