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I have been on numerous antidepressants/moodstabilises for major depression with no relief. Often I am suicidal. The only relief I get is from dexedrine bought illicitly. Despite its dangers is it really such a big deal to request dexedrine from my doctor, taking into account that my depression may ultimately kill me?
Ps....as well as medications listed I have also failed to respond to a high dose of venlafaxine
I have always suffered from depression but in a major way since young adulthood. I have self medicated with dexedrine on and off for years.
HOWEVER I have gone through periods of up to 3 years, clean from dexedrine, but have been incapacitated and bedridden from depression on a daily basis. If I then take dexedrine my mood lifts and continues to do so until I stop using it which can be several months later. This is usually because I cant afford it anymore on the black market.
I know amphetamine was used to treat depression up until the late 60's. I hope I have answered your question. My point is basically does it matter if it is habit forming if I were to be prescribed it. After all I am expected to take ineffective medication every morning which has its own unpleasant side effects.
I am grateful for your assistance!!
Hi carol, I do find your answe helpful regarding the wellbutrin as the dexedrine thing suggests that my problem is linked to dopamine rather than seretonin.
However Im not sure wellbutrin is available in UK,
If stimulants are so bad I worry for all the children prescribed ritalin and amphetamines willy nilly.
Thankyou for your help Carol, I will accept your answer!!
Thank you for accepting my answer. Stimulants are helpful when prescribed for ADHD, but are addictive and dangerous for depression. Wellbutrin should be available in the UK. The generic is called Bupropion. It has also been used for smoking cessation.
I wish you well. Take care.
Stuart, if you haven't pressed the green button, please do so. Your question is not showing as an accept yet.
Be well and take care.