Dopamine agonist withdrawal

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Re: Dopamine agonist withdrawal

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:13 am

badnights wrote:
jimmyLegs44 wrote:If you're reading this and are on a dopamine agonist and suffering augmentation (or even if you aren't experiencing augmentation yet), I encourage you to strongly consider getting off the DA. It's scary and hellish to go through, but in the end, it will be worth it.

I've highlighted this part of JimmyLeg44's post from Jan 8 because it's so darn important.

I can't agree more with both badnights and jimmlegs44. Stopping the DA when I had augmentation felt as if it truly saved my life - sounds corny and dramatic...but I had NO life because the augmentation had taken over. From a changed personality to exhaustion to being fired, it was likely the worst time in my adult life.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Dopamine agonist withdrawal

Postby Icnflms » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:32 pm

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