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Re: Thinking about Ritilan

Posted by bleauberry on October 19, 2009, at 18:42:53

In reply to Thinking about Ritilan, posted by cactus on October 18, 2009, at 0:03:25

As mentioned, Ritalin blocks the reuptake of NE and DA, unlike the other stims. To me that feels good. Maybe it is the stronger action on NE that feels good. I dunno. Ritalin also has some effect on serotonin. It also has an effect of energizing the nervous system and brain stem, totally different from anything it does with neurotransmitters, and different than what other stims do.

I saw my doc today and showed her how I carry around little chunks of ritalin in my pocket pill box for emergencies. I told her I rarely use them and I haven't used any in at least a month, but they are always with me just in case. She gave me this puzzled look like why would I deny myself something that helps me feel better while treating Lyme. I guess I didn't have a good answer for that, except that something in my gut instinct says to be careful with stims. I'm probably over-fearful, because the chunks I'm talking about are probably 2mg. Maybe I should use them more often. They are excellent bandaids.

I've seen reports where the elderly (80-90 years) when faced with depression or post-stroke are often treated with Ritalin instead of antidepressants. Why? Because it works better, faster, with less side effects. Gee, do we have to get old to enjoy that kind of drug?




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