what drug best approximates the short-lived stimulant effect of seeing a tweet get lots of Likes and RTs?
@exitfiat WOAH cool!!! brb going to a find a doctor willing to diagnose me for " myocardial infarction, trauma, endotoxic septicemia"
@drgo i feel like modern medicine should have invented a pill for that by now? Like, i need the equivalent of methadone. but for twitter
@eiaine agreed. Or at least modern designer drug culture should have come up with something g. Methamphetamine would be about right except it lasts too long.
@eiaine I suspect it would work better than you’d think. But getting a proper dose and not addicted can be a tricky thing. Meth is a drug in the US pharmacopeia, so long as you are at least 5 years old. Some googling on this taught me something new: you can eat an amphetamine pro-drug and let your liver convert it into a stimulant. Can’t find one good link with both drugs, but here’s a crappy link containing both: https://www.iodine.com/compare/desoxyn-vs-vyvanse
@drgo @eiaine ...and again, I'm not putting "genuine" in quotes because I'm trying to say ADHD isn't real. Rather, I want to make clear that it's a fuzzy label on a situation specific continuum. Change jobs and someone who would previously fit the criteria of having a problem with ADHD might no longer, and vice versa.
@pete @eiaine in psychiatry, that’s how it is done for everything. Your diagnosis is more of a category assignment and treatments are selecting by using what has shown to work for the largest percentage of people in that diagnostic category. If the drug doesn’t work, you’re now in a new category.
This makes sense for psych because underlying cause for a collection of symptoms is not known.
If you have ADHD, but switch jobs to something where long term attention to detail isn't so important, you could easily find that for practical purposes you don't have it anymore. And vice versa.
@pete @drgo @eiaine this is a pharmacologically ignorant take; the method of action is different with meth if it’s eaten, snorted, or smoked, with it becoming more intense and addictive increasing left to right in that list
are you a pharmacist by any chance? can you explain to me how methylphenidate turns into methamphetamine? Can you explain the differences between different amphetamines in technical terms?
@pete @wiggles @eiaine concentration is sort of like fingers on a keyboard. Higher concentration means pushing each receptor type harder; there is a max for any one receptor type, so relative effects from cross reactivity with other receptors changes with concentration. Hence one drug can appear to do different things at different concentrations. Example: I’ve never seen meth mouth on CT in a pediatric patient…
@eiaine @drgo ...and I should say, by "chemical imbalances" I'm not trying to use the trite concept that we often hear depression, etc. described as. I mean to combat the inherent imprecision of biology and genetics, so that organisms function properly regardless. Some of those mechanisms are really basic things, like metabolic rate. That needs to be correct in the face of all kinds of external and internal influences.
@georgevaccaro i'm watching Saylor interview Ross Stevens on youtube right now, oh man what a rush :D
I'm watching it right now, again!
He totally gets it and who knew that folks like this were already making these amazing points to private clients? Where has this guy been?
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