was wondering if anyone has had any experience with scopolamine for untreatable depression. any info about doseage or anything else would be greatly appreciated
If I recall my studies properly this is used as an anesthetic for temporary memory blocking. It stops short term memory and would not help depression or any other disorder. One cannot function in this state.
You aren't wrong, just forgot the motion sickness. It was originally used in surgery to dry secretions. Its an anti cholinergic. I can't think what that would do for depression. Maybe its too early.
Hello aspencade95. You are correct. Off label uses for Scopolamine is that its used in hospice to help in sedation, as well as in breathing problems. There has been interest using Scopolamine in the treatment of depression, again off label use. Once I find what I call the numbers will add it here. Regards pledge
Hello, and welcome! I've found TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Therapy - to be greatly helpful for my medication-resistant depression. It uses MRI technology (magnets and electricity) and aims it at the part of the brain that needs stimulation. You do 20-30 treatment sessions, about an hour each, with you lying back in what looks like a dental chair. No medications. It was approved by the FDA, and while it has been very expensive, I now hear that insurances are starting to pay for it. Hope you get relief from the deoression soon. Regards - ElizaJane
I've been on everything including ECT. The Scop patch is a cutting edge attempt at balancing chemicals. Scopolamine is easy to take if you can stand the side effects which I couldn't. It dilates your pupils so that you see double making it impossible to type or read your phone. Also it dried me out terribly. I was continuously drinking water to no avail. I felt like the Sahara. I only got past two patches before I had to give up. So I don't know if there were any benefits...
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