Posted by Quintal on November 15, 2006, at 17:24:17 [reposted on November 18, 2006, at 14:30:52 | original URL]
In reply to Re: Amisulpride and Ayahuasca » Quintal, posted by pseudoname on November 15, 2006, at 12:33:40
The trimipramine lamotrigine buprenorphine sounds like a powerful antidepressant/antidysthymic combo but may be sedating. Would your pdoc be crazy enough to throw in a morning stimulant with that little cocktail? I am considering this myself as a maintenance treatment if Ayahuasca fails to have the desired effect.
>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.
I just received an email from Ali the translator in Peru telling me the shaman has kicked him out as he is blaming Ali for a recent chest infection. Peru is off, so I am probably going to have to go to Ireland, which will be cheaper and hopefully safer.
I'm choosing Ayahuasca partly because of its proven long-term effect on serotonin and other neurotransmitters at the physical level. I am interested in the spiritual dimension, but it also seems that one session of Ayahuasca gives a psychological insight equal to many years of psychoanalysis. I've never got very far with therapy because I tend to lie and make my problems sound less troublesome than they are, and also I find many things too embarrassing to discuss with a therapist. I find it hard to trust. I guess I will have no choice but to spill my guts when I've swallowed
the brew and this is why I think it may just work for me - no get out clause if only I can force myself to get as far as taking it.
Does this seem crazy to you guys? I mean I'm no fan of alternative medicine as such and have a strong interest in western medicine, but my faith in pharmacology is waning as my doctors and pdoc have abandoned me and I'm looking for any reasonable alternative. Is acupuncture as far as you have taken the alternative thing pseudoname? They had a similar thing at the drug treatment centre I attended that ran electric currents through my body, supposedly to stimulate endorphins. I think it helped a little but you really need access to these things at home to get the full benefit.