Posted by maoiuser on April 17, 2012, at 8:22:54
In reply to Re: Multiple years on MAOIs and my conclusions » g_g_g_unit, posted by SLS on April 17, 2012, at 7:49:09
coffee, sex, gambling, pot, anger, food and even tobacco... i never over indulged in any of those prior to being introduced to maois.
within a few months of starting maois i over indulged in all of the above..
with the exception of food, sex and pot i have not touched anything in the above list in a long long time.. food i do over indulge in but not sex and pot anymore..
i am not sure how naltrexone would work with maois? adding an opiod antagonist would minimize the impact of endorphins and i would certainly not want that if that were to happen..sex and runners high are very important to me :)
> > Scott, do you believe that anti-depressants (well, MAOIs in particular) can help treat addiction/impulsivity problems at a biological level, or would it depend more on the source (e.g. social anxiety)?
> I think you are right in saying that it is important to ascertain the type of impulsiveness and its sources before choosing to treat it pharmacologically. For instance, Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) is a drug that is used for some types of impulsive anger issues. However, increased impulsivity can be a side effect. Abilify is a drug that can help with cocaine addiction by mitigating cravings. I don't know if it would be helpful in behavioral impulsiveness, though. If you were self-injuring, I would recommend researching naltrexone or naloxone.
> At this point, I would be reluctant to suggest a course of action without knowing more. If your impulsivity included anger, Trileptal would be the most attractive choice, especially since it can help as a mood-stabilizer as well.
> Perhaps a psychotherapeutic intervention would be sufficient.
> Is there any BPD stuff going on?
> Do you gamble?
> - Scott