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Re: If you could choose from *everything* linkadge

Posted by undopaminergic on December 24, 2019, at 6:32:54

In reply to Re: If you could choose from *everything* undopaminergic, posted by linkadge on December 23, 2019, at 11:37:53

> I love how most of the responses are 'addictive' drugs (myself included).

Oh, I thought your responses were pretty modest/cautious, although sure, some of your options (eg. Ritalin and Parnate) can be addictive to some people. Indeed, even quetiapine has been linked to drug-seeking behaviour.

> Either we're all addicts, or there is some serious dysfunction (i.e. dopamine) that is simply not addressed by regular medications.

I'm pretty sure it's the latter. Even using drugs recreationally does not necessarily imply addiction.

> I took regular meds for close to 20 years (basically a zombie). I started using 'riskier' (potentially addictive) combinations in the past 2-3. For me, it got to the point of getting something to feel better NOW, or death.

I've been through that phase. I took stimulants to ward off suicidal ideation. Now, I'm in a better condition, and I rarely even long for stimulants most of the time.





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