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Re: remission ))SLS

Posted by Jay2112 on September 21, 2022, at 21:00:28

In reply to Re: remission ))SLS Jay2112, posted by undopaminergic on September 20, 2022, at 6:32:21

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> > > > I've also seen evidence for methylphenidate as successful monotherapy in depression
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> > > It did work for me, substantially or even better. It relieved my apathy and my depressive thinking (including suicidal ideation). It was still only a partial response, however -- I did not achieve remission.
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> > > The only remission I've experienced since the onset of depression in the end of 1999, is the remission that was part of my first (hypo)manic episode.
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> > > -undopaminergic
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> > Do the mood stabilizers not work for you?
> I've not evaluated them sufficiently to know. I've used lamotrigine a lot, but not at higher doses (beyond 200 mg), and I've tried lithium only briefly. I haven't tried other mood stabilisers at all, unless you consider antipsychotics.

See, I found lithium to have lots, I mean LOTS, of hit and miss. Not to take away from other's experiences, but lithium works good, (with all other meds Ritalin ) sometimes...and then sometimes I feel so psyched-out...freaked out, almost psychotic, on it. I have tried every dose..all different conditions. BUT, it works for some, and may work for you.

Carbamazepine, for me, puts a nice blanket on anxiety, and works great with stimulants. I was suggesting, not amphetamine, but if you can try
Ritalin with it? I find it seems to act a bit like a sedating antipsychotic, and shuts the weird 'chatter' in my head down, fast. It oddly can have both mild stimulating and sedating properties. You just really have to try it yourself.

> > Have you tried combining Ritalin with carbamazepine? Amphetamine with carbamazepine has worked unbelievably for me, when I was at my absolute worse. I just thought since Ritalin worked for you, this combo might work.
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> Probably, but so far I've had problems getting a prescription for amphetamines.

Again, I was suggesting with Ritalin, if you can get it.

> -undopaminergic


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for not being what they believe they should be.
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