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Re: Do not do it!

Posted by cowan78 on October 21, 2008, at 13:03:04

In reply to Re: Do not do it! princenamor, posted by Babak on October 13, 2008, at 18:15:56

Now this is a thread about buprenorphine that I can agree on. Yes, bupe is a great antidepressant during the first month or so of treatment. Its an opioid, for god sake...who can say they never enjoyed the narcotics given after wisdom tooth extraction, broken limbs, surgery..etc. ok, maybe some can, but I TOTALLY agree that bupe is the wrong choice for long term treatment of depression. I'll cave in, after a long and angry post on another board, that MAYBE, JUST MAYBE opiates/opioids can be used to augment a medication/treatment for depression, but only then for a very limited time (ie NEVER more than 2-4 weeks). It is not the life saver people seem to think it is, and there are no long term studies to show continued benefit for depression. Its even sketchy if bupe is effective long term for opiate abstinence. The pitfalls here def. outweigh the benefits, and as a previous poster said, 'DONT DO IT'!




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