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Old 04-24-2018, 05:41 AM #1
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Seems to help somewhat.
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I'm glad it helps you. Caffeine did nothing for me unfortunately.
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definitely has an effect on depression whether it's short term.
Even helps focusing to an extent for me.
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definitely has an effect on depression whether it's short term.
Even helps focusing to an extent for me.
That's great! I felt zero effect from it. Not even energy wise.
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only thing that really gives me energy.
it's sad, very sad.
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When I'm caffeinated, I feel super happy, almost manic. I guess that's the power of caffeine for ya!
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It boost me for a short period of time.
This is due to the short burst of Dopamine caused by Caffeine.
This shows that my brain has a dopamine control problem,because after this of course I get back to my self. Adrenal fatigue is out of the question due to several test on them.
I am currently on Neurofeedback sessions.
Wellbutrin and other Dopamine meds are my last resort. Although it would be nice to get my head out of my
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i don't know your insurance situation, but if caffeine helps, a doctor might be willing to try provigil or nuvigil. they're very similar drugs, and both very expensive (that's why the insurance situation might be the deciding factor on if you can try it or not...). Most stimulants are in Schedule II of the DEA Schedule, which means that they're considered highly addictive, etc., plus each prescription requires a new, written prescription (in my state, anyway).

Both Provigil and NuVigil are in Schedule IV, which is where the benzodiazepines live, too. If your shrink went for it, you could possibly get refills, have prescriptions called in, etc. Makes life much, much easier. Both Provigil and NuVigil are FDA-approved for narcolepsy and some other sleep disorders, but they're basically 21st century stimulants...less addictive than amphetamines or Ritalin, less euphoria, less risk of agitation, psychosis, etc.

The other (old school) option would be a traditional upper. Ritalin used to be the go-to drug when stimulants were used in depression. Amphetamines are far more popular now, overall. I personally did better on Ritalin than amphetamines, at least w/ other psych drugs on board.

Other than that...I don't have much advice. Wellbutrin could be an option, depending on your history and the other drugs you're prescribed. Now and then, Mirapex is used in some forms of depression.

Sorry you're going thru this. As much as most shrinks seem to hate prescribing both uppers and downers at the same time, that combination -does- help some people with some forms of depression. My depressive episodes are now far easier to deal with than in years past, but...ritalin+a benzodiazepine+a tranquilizer/antipsychotic (low-to-mid dose) got me up out of the pits in years past.

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I've never been a coffee person, but when I'm hyper, I chug 5-7 redbull drinks. I feel amazing for at minimum 3 hours.

But it has a nasty down side to it, like a drug withdrawal..

Yes, it does help with my depression. But with all the recent /trigger/ panic attacks. I'm staying clear off that stuff.

I knew people who couldn't hold a sentence together with out it in the morning. I also noticed that caffeine addiction used to be serious business when I used to work. Everyone was grumpy without it
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I like the flavor and it brings me up some for awhile and then nothing. Don't know why I drink it.
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