balance Posted November 21, 2011 Report Share Posted November 21, 2011 This drug has caught my intrest now and again, mainly for it's anti-anxiety application (the add application is also interesting, I personally think I have to some extent add/adhd, not bad levels, but they did figure out that the condition is not black and white but rather a spectrum condition, where you fall will determine how the condition effects you, anyway I don't want to get into an arguement about this condition as I seem to frequently lol) It sounds like it basically calms things down, I think a lot of medications need to be specific to each person because each persons etiology is differen't (Hence why some drugs work for some and not others) There is a case study from the old stormloader site: http://hppd.stormloader.com/clonidine.htm "It was hypothesized that the hyperarousal, traumatic nightmares, and flashbacks that characterize posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) are related to long-term potentiation of locus ceruleus pathways to the hippocampus and amygdala (2). Pharmacological agents that can dampen the hyperarousal associated with PTSD should have a palliative if not a curative role (3). Clonidine suppresses locus ceruleus activity and reduces adrenergic activity (4); thus, it appears to be helpful in the treatment of PTSD (5). We think that LSD-related flashbacks, like PTSD-related flashbacks, may be associated with excessive sympathetic nervous activity; therefore, clonidine may alleviate this condition." This is on a big list of stuff i want to try, at this point I don't really care about being a guniea pig, Opiate (even though it's just codeine) and Benzo (clonazepam) addicition are really screwing me up latly so I am game to try a few things. I realise this drug would have been discussed before but I feel it's worth trying for my self, I'm rather medicated right now and can't be bothered getting to into the reasoning behind wanting to try this drug. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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