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Old 03-28-11, 06:02 PM   #1
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I've got meth awaiting me at a pharmacy to deal with depression, but how should I use it? It's to deal with my lack of drive, but is there a way I can wean off it? What exit exit strategy is there?

Alternatively, or something, I was wondering what drugs could make me more emotional, or something; emotion largely leads to drive, and that might help. Also, if I got angry while on meth, that anger wouldn't all abate if I stopped taking it, yes? If so, that gives me hope, but I have absolutely no idea what I'm dealing with, and just speculating.

Any ideas? I really don't wish to become a junkie, but if I truly want to end my apathy, what choice do I have? I've tried running, karate, "doing what I love," but nothing's worked; I hope I'm taking meth for the right reasons, at least.
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is that Desoxyn?

That is generally only prescribed for ADHD as far as I'm aware..and sometimes obesity. Generally doctors are extremely hesitant to prescribe it...it does seem a little odd to be prescribed something like that for depression and low energy levels....surely there are other options? it seems like quite a rash decision for your doctor!
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when I was taking recreational drugs I tried on several different occasions with several different doctors to be prescribed medication such as this and also medications such as valium and more mellow 'la la land' style prescriptions and it was between extremely hard and impossible to get them!

Have you thought about getting a second opinion?
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Yeah this is news to me too. It definitely helps low energy issues but it won't make your depression go away. As far as weaning off the stuff, I wouldn't take it every day, just when you do need a boost to get you going or when essential.
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first ive ever heard of this, id try to stay away from meth
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I used to take meth amphetamines a lot. Dont worry about "becoming a junkie", they are not physically adictive in the slightest. I would geuss that the stuff you are getting will be a VERY mild dose and in a refined form (with out all the shit in it). You can expect to be more active, energetic and maybe even more able to talk to people about your problems.

I would however ask your doc if there is an alternative, as methphets is a bit extreame. Maybe you can try them for a month and see how you feel, like i said they are not physically addictive.

Let us know how it goes whatever path you take. Good luck :)
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is that Desoxyn?
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That is generally only prescribed for ADHD as far as I'm aware..and sometimes obesity. Generally doctors are extremely hesitant to prescribe it...it does seem a little odd to be prescribed something like that for depression and low energy levels....surely there are other options? it seems like quite a rash decision for your doctor!
(Just so you know, I started another thread on this topic by accident, not knowing my first one was working, but I'm very sorry.) After Stratterra, Zoloft, Imipramine, Wellbutrin, and Adderall, I've covered a lot of pharmaceutical ground, and the core nature of my depression, if you can still call it that, is a lack of drivenness, emotion, and focus. Most depressed people are emotional, like I was at the start, but now I'm anhedonic. I no longer fit the profile of serotonin deficiency, but do a lack of dopamine, namely natural euphoria, which, in my efforts heal myself, unwittingly suppressed in an act of misguided will.

I've tried to regain it organically, taking karate, deep-breathing an hour daily for an hour for over a year-and-a-half, "doing what I like," and nothing's worked. I wish there were a drug that could retrigger dopamine, or else reintroduce me to my emotions, but here I am.
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is that Desoxyn?

That is generally only prescribed for ADHD as far as I'm aware..and sometimes obesity. Generally doctors are extremely hesitant to prescribe it...it does seem a little odd to be prescribed something like that for depression and low energy levels....surely there are other options? it seems like quite a rash decision for your doctor!
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when I was taking recreational drugs I tried on several different occasions with several different doctors to be prescribed medication such as this and also medications such as valium and more mellow 'la la land' style prescriptions and it was between extremely hard and impossible to get them!

Have you thought about getting a second opinion?
Well, in the office, I came across to my doctor, who is a grandfatherly old fellow, as sedate and thoughtful, which helps. As for getting a second opinion, when you have someone who's willing to prescribe this, well, that's a find in itself, but I'm not eager to get hooked on speed, and I'm seeking advice right here, and right now.

Bottom line: My mind is isn't creating enough euphoria, essentially, and that's a drag. I'm a teetotaler, never yet found a useful prescription med, and I'm afraid that this will work. A drug that either stimulates dopamine sans addiction would be nice, or else something that makes me more emotional, but here I stand.

I could get a second doctor's opinion, I suppose, now I've found someone like this, but phamaceutically, my options are limited, and the only other option seems to be psychedelics, and they are illegal.
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Yeah this is news to me too. It definitely helps low energy issues but it won't make your depression go away. As far as weaning off the stuff, I wouldn't take it every day, just when you do need a boost to get you going or when essential.

That's what I'm thinking. As far as I'm concerned, depression and anhedonia are different, and while stimulants won't help depression, they can help drive.
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I used to take meth amphetamines a lot. Dont worry about "becoming a junkie", they are not physically adictive in the slightest. I would geuss that the stuff you are getting will be a VERY mild dose and in a refined form (with out all the shit in it). You can expect to be more active, energetic and maybe even more able to talk to people about your problems.

I would however ask your doc if there is an alternative, as methphets is a bit extreame. Maybe you can try them for a month and see how you feel, like i said they are not physically addictive.

Let us know how it goes whatever path you take. Good luck :)
I think most would disagree with your claim that amphetamines aren't addictive, but some are just more predisposed to certain drugs than others. Adderall, an amphetamine stimulant, basicall only briefly and slightly affected my appetite, but that was all I noticed. I may not be very susceptible to meth, either, but I would be lying if I weren't nervous about it. You say you've done amphetamines, but how about meth? They're magnitudes more potent, I hear, and don't think I don't take that assertion serious, regardless my previous wimpy encounters with stimulants to date.
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