Posted by GoddamnElectric on May 16, 2012, at 17:32:34
In reply to Re: Helpful advice on NE and/or NE/DA medication?, posted by creepy on May 16, 2012, at 9:48:06
> Wonder if the effexor pushed you into a hypomanic state? It can happen to anyone if theyre susceptible.
> I wouldnt chase the antidepressant properties of amphetamines.. they inevitably induce tolerance and you have to raise the dose to get the same response. Im not sure if motivation and energy would work the same or not, my guess is yes.
> If you have a history of anxiety, any of the stimulant type meds will probably make it worse.
> I liked desipramine when I was on it. Its cheap too.
> any SSRI can cause apathy. wellbutrin is usually prescribed for that. Problem is it makes a lot of folks anxious and irritable.
I looked up the symptoms of hypomania, to be honest I couldn't give you an exact answer. To me it honestly just felt like my mind was clear, I could think straight, focus on things properly and wanted to get things done. I wasn't in a state of racing thoughts, agitation, anxiety or anything like that... though it did affect my sleep quite badly for a while.
Wellbutrin is not considered a very useful medication overall, here in Australia. It is prescribed 99% of the time for those who want to quit smoking. After doing a bit of research on it, I'm led to believe there are better medications available.
In terms of stimulant tolerance, that seems to be easily solved by doing a slow taper and supplementing with l-tyrosine or similar precursor amino acids for building dopamine/norepinephrine stores. The process seems pretty straight forward, though I can easily see where people have got stuck... especially with fast acting, quick duration stimulant medications.
Vyvanse seems to be a good medication with slow onset and long duration, though I will try out an NRI medication first and see how I go.
I was hoping someone here could give me their experience on a norepinephrine type medication?