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used to be a commmon combo...

Posted by Christ_empowered on September 4, 2010, at 16:49:44

In reply to Re: amphetamines and valium at same time?, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 4, 2010, at 13:57:15

using amphetamines and sedatives (barbiturates, low-dose antipsychotics, or tranquilizers) either in combo-pills like "Dexamyl" (dexedrine plus amytal, a barbiturate) or as separate prescriptions to be taken around the same time/day, used to be a pretty common practice. I'm just giving you a little history lesson so you can see that it's not necessarily a bad thing. I know it seems far from ideal, but I think its important to do what you need to do to keep going and functioning. My concern was that some of your problems might be stimulant-related--do you think that's the case? Have you considered a dosage reduction, or maybe a switch? Its kind of a long-shot, but they do still prescribe Desoxyn (methamphetamine) for narcolepsy. Its more potent that d-amphetamine, so you can get away with lower doses, which often means fewer side effects. The downside is that its expensive and rarely prescribed, and I think its dosed 3x daily, which kind of sucks.

Have you tried any supplements? I'm not a supplement guru or anything, but I have read on a number of orthomolecular psychiatry websites that niacinamide (the non-flushing form of B3) can help with anxiety and tension (acts kind of like a benzo, and makes benzos work better at lower doses) and may help relieve problems associated with amphetamine use. I personally take 6 grams daily, in 3 doses, to help with my bipolar disorder....its done wonders for my anxiety and my skin (oddly enough, high dose niacinamide can help rosacea. They also put it in wrinkle creams).

Anyway, I hope everything works out OK for you. Whatever you do, don't beat yourself up over taking meds you need to function; the last thing you need when you have to take meds is guilt over having to take meds.

Good luck.




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