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Downer+ Downer?


#1

Does a downer + downer = upper?
I take risperidone 2mg at night. sometimes I take hydroxizine as needed throughout the day. Am I stimulated or not?


#2

Sometimes too much of a sedative medication, a downer as you say, can cause what is known in medicine as “paradoxical stimulation.” Where you feel a rush of dopamine and feel “high.”

Because of this phenomenon, always discuss ALL medications you’re taking, even OTC, with your doc.

Blessings,

Anthony