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  1. townshend
    05-23-2019 09:08 AM - permalink
    From your comments, esp. ". . . even tasks I used to enjoy," it sounds to me like you are depressed. Depressed people lose interest in things they used to enjoy, and struggle with their concentration as well.

    This is not to deny your comorbidty -- ADHD and dysthymia (or perhaps mild-moderate depression). Both conditions need to be successfully treated.

    Normally, this would require at least two medications, as you well know (stimulant and SSRI). That adds a degree of complexity to your treatment. Stimulants are fairly straightforward -- and fall into two large families (amphetamine-based and methylphenidate-based).

    Anti-depressant medications are far more complicated -- SSRI, NDRI, SNRI, TCAs (older medications), and newer novel ones (Vibryd, Trintellix), and may involve augmentation treatment (anti-depressant + mood stabilizer).

    Work with your psychiatrist to figure this. Yes, it is challenging and I hope you get the help you need. Best.
  2. Magic Qwan
    05-22-2019 08:39 PM - permalink
    Magic Qwan
    I am responding to your post about the brain fog. I’d thought I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child—after all, I was on a ton of different medicines—usually 2 pills (a stimulant and an SSRI my mother would give me every morning). I never liked taking the medicine since they didn’t help noticeably and they made me feel funny. Regardless, I was put in gifted classes in school and the accelerated pace helped somewhat, and I was also given an inclusion teacher to remind me of tasks and provide external structure for me.

    Regardless, I did talk to an adult doctor and was labeled predominantly innattentive ADHD comorbid with dysthymia.

    I used to do really well when I was interested in a task, but lately even tasks I used to enjoy are very dull so I do them slowly and make a lot of mistakes. I tried a new medicine different from the ones I’ve tried in the past and despite giving it time, I’ve not noticed a difference. If anything, its gotten a little worse.

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