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Re: Nicotine and Depression » MrBrice

Posted by SLS on October 5, 2006, at 6:21:13

In reply to Re: Nicotine and Depression SLS, posted by MrBrice on October 5, 2006, at 5:39:13

My thing with nicotine is that, if it is going to be an effective antidepressant, it has to produce a broad spectrum of action, and be consistent all day long, every day. Now, these guys used a patch at 7.0mg per day. The improvement they observed at 8 days disappeared by 28 days, but they had, for some unexplained reason, lowered the dose to 3.5mg. I want nicotine to work. If it works for you, it might work for me. It is still my suspicion, though, that it has only acute and subacute effects. Basically, you'll get a buzz off of it whenever you take it after a period of abstinence (over a period of hours) and perhaps a feeling of slight improvement that will last a week or so. However, if it will bring you any kind of relief, perhaps it makes sense to use it as a bridge until you find an antidepressant that works well.

How do you plan to administer the nicotine?

Nicoderm® nicotine comes in 7mg/day, 14mg/day, and 21mg/day patches.

It would be a big help if you could keep a daily log of your progress.

- Scott




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