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Re: codeine relieves depression

Posted by marilyn on January 4, 1999, at 18:08:41

In reply to Re: codeine relieves depression, posted by Mattias on January 2, 1999, at 5:12:23

> > > > I am on vicodan (sp) this does relieve my depression and I do not sleep on it and dont have panic attacks on it.
> > > Since codeine is a cocaine-like drug, maybe itīs possible that it creates
> > > euphoria and makes you feel better for the a short time, but in a long-time
> > > use it will create symtoms similar to those of depression?
> > > Just a thought, I have never used codeine.
> > Codeine a "cocaine-like" drug? Uh...where are you getting your information?
> > Codeine is a very mild opiate. Hydrocodone is a synthetic opiate and is a little stronger. They are not related to cocaine, which is a stimulant (also a local anaesthetic). Withdrawal from cocaine and other stimulants can cause severe depression. The classic, most-obvious sign of opiate withdrawal is vomiting. Generally the doses required (of opiates or stimulants) to produce euphoria are in excess of those used therapeutically, so if you use these drugs as directed you are not as likely to experience severe withdrawals.
> Sorry, it should be "morphine-like" drug.

I too have used opiod analogs to treat my resistance to depression. The opiates work very well for me and give me almost instant relief.




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