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Re: Stimulants for TRD tensor

Posted by SLS on November 13, 2009, at 7:11:45

In reply to Stimulants for TRD, posted by tensor on November 13, 2009, at 4:31:35

> Hi,
> what are your experiences with using stimulants as amphetamine for treatment-resistant depression? I used to take modafinil for a pretty long period of time but it simply does not work anymore. So I'm now looking at other options.
> I was thinking that I could take it monday-thursday and have a drug holiday friday-sunday as I did with modafinil to not develop tolerance, this way I would at least get things done four days a week as opposed to zero now. What do you think?

I think personal accounts are going to be important here. Let's see how many people actually benefited themselves from treatment with stimulants.

It was my experience that amphetamine and methylphenidate were ineffective. I was taking Parnate and desipramine at the time. With amphetamine, I did experience a barely perceptible improvement that lasted for three days, after which, I derived no benefit at all. I did not try cycling on and off the drug.

I look forward to reading the accounts of others.

Good luck.

- Scott




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