Treating Depression with Opioids?

I received this message today: Hi, you probably answer this quite a bit. I’ve been depressed for as long as i can remember. Ive been on the ssris, snris, amphetamines and methylphenadate but none of these have worked as well as opiates. (Certainly short term,I don’t take for long periods Read more…

Endorphin Deficiency Syndrome and Buprenorphine

Every now and then I receive an e-mail  or comment that is sufficiently long to warrant a post of it’s own.  Below is the comment without interruption;  a bit lower I repeat parts of the comment, interspersed with my own responses.  I hope you find it interesting. The comment: I Read more…

Buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatment of Refractory Depression

I can’t remember– did I ever point out this article about the use of buprenorphine for depression? I stumbled across it today while looking for something else.  The paper is from 1995, about a study done even earlier– well before Suboxone was around. Here is the abstract: Opiates were used Read more…

A Controversial Topic

I am considering whether to go forward with this post even as I type this sentence– the comments on depression and Suboxone by Kimmie and ‘Bottlecappie’ are quite thought-provoking and I thank them for their contributions.  I am going to post the one by Kimmie ‘up here’;  I first want Read more…

Depression again

Hi, I wrote in this morning asking for your opinion on taking suboxone for depression and severe anxiety. I can not find my post or comment, although I had not signed up for the site until this recent comment. I’m just wondering where my comment went and if it was Read more…

Late Side Effects including Gambling, Cramps, Mood Swings

A question from a reader: I HAVE BEEN ON SUBOX FOR OVER 2 YEARS NOW AND I HAVE LOTS OF SIDE EFFECTS. i HAVE A REALLY HARD TIME GETTING UP IN THE MORNING, MOOD SWINGS, DEPRESSION, COMPULSIVE GAMBLING,SWEATING,STOMACH CRAMPS, CONSTIPATION,AND OTHERS. ALSO THE PAST 6 MONTHS OR SO MY CRAVINGS Read more…

The 'Hole'

A question from a suboxone user: I feel this big empty hole that I tried to fill with Opiates. Since on the Suboxone I’m not pulled towards the Opiates but I still have this hole that there is still a need to fill with something. It’s not there because I’m Read more…