Q&A Would Her Medication Have Created the Same Brain Chemicals as Limerence?

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My wife succumbed to limerence for a coworker and the relationship turned physical. The relationship lasted 9 months, but ended when she came out of the limerence fog when he had moved to a different company and she no longer was around him at her office everyday nor traveling together on business trips. This relationship ended June 1997. However, I did not have a clue this was going on but she confessed this to me this June 2020! At the time of her relationship she had been put on a drug called Paxil because of depression she was experiencing. Could the Paxil have messed with the same brain chemicals as has been measured with limerence patient’s high levels of dopamine and norepinephrine? If I took MDMA or Ecstasy would I then be able to experience the kind of high she experienced and therefore have more compassion for what she was dealing with?



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