Posted by pseudoname on November 15, 2006, at 12:33:40 [reposted on November 18, 2006, at 14:30:52 | original URL]
In reply to Amisulpride and Ayahuasca, posted by Quintal on November 14, 2006, at 16:19:47
> I live in the UK where I used to get amisulpride free on prescription.
You lucky duck. :-)
> Have you considered augmenting an MAOI and/or your buprenorphine with lamotrigine (Lamictal)?
That seems like something worth trying. I have a discussion appointment this afternoon with the ECT doc. If I can't get ECT on something like a once-a-week trial schedule, I won't be able to have it, I think, so I'll have to try some other meds.
Sulpride & amisulpride really seem to be ruled out for me. I just can't do the legally "alternative" route.
> Lamotrigine also seems effective in preventing tolerance/sustaining the effects etc of opiates and possibly augmenting their effect
Thanks for this info.
> I recall the legendary Elizabeth of buprenorphine solved her dysthymia problem by adding a pinch of lithium to her MAOI. Perhaps lamotrigine would have fewer side effects though?
Hmmm. Hmmm. Hmmm. You give me pharmacological hope, which I thought was impossible anymore.
> I am going out on a limb and venturing to Peru to participate in an Ayahuasca healing ceremony.
WOW! I thought I was going out on a limb getting acupuncture! Best wishes, Quintal. If nothing else, it will be a great trip. Enjoy yourself -- remember there's nothing anti-spiritual about having a good time on a trip, too.
> It is going to be the biggest challenge of my life
Going to Toronto in May to meet other Babblers was *something* like that for me. It got me out of my tiny little box that I seem to have crawled back into now.