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Old 11-10-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I have ADHD PI Predominate Inattentive and was diagnoised at the age of 6.

I have taken Ritalin Concerta and then Adderall in that order, now Im taking Bupropion!

I have problems with Depression and Anxiety esp in social situations but wasnt really diagnosied however I do have unspecified depression.

So as of now Im taking Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and recently on Setrealine (Zoloft), but I might get taken off of Bupropion because its not helping my ADHD symptoms.

Stimulants increase anxiety however they work better than non stimulants, but im sensitive to the stimulants and thats because of my anxiety

Is there a medication that can help with ADD Depression and Anxiety? I think Im going to have to take 2 medications either way Im going to be taking Zoloft for Depression and Anxiety but I may have to go onto a stimulate ADD medication
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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I would recommend seeing a medical doctor regularly and a psychiatrist weekly or once every two weeks. Sign forms so both can talk to each other. And do this for about 6 months or more.

Then they can try different medications or combinations of medicines. And maybe counseling could help with the depression/anxiety? Maybe not?

Anyway everybody is different and these medications work differently on different people. What works for one person may not work for someone else. So they need to try different dosages and different medications - see what works the best.

Also be TOTALLY honest about telling them about any other illegal drugs you take or alcohol you drink (if you do). Any over the counter medications you take. Those can keep certain medications from working or cause problems.

And if you do not take your medications exactly as prescribed (skip pills sometimes), tell them that too.

The more information they have, the better! Also be a "blabber mouth". If you have any weird symptoms from taking a medication, tell them. Also read the information papers which come with each medication.

For example some people may skip doses of medicine, go out and booze it up, then complain to the doctor that their medication is not working (and not tell the doctor about skipping doses or the booze). It could be the alcohol keeps the medication from working. If the doctor is misinformed, then he/she will not be able to do a very good job.

I'm not suggesting you do that, I'm just pointing out that little things can sometimes be very important with this stuff...
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:04 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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What Billy said and then go to the health food store and look up a little book called The Mood Cure. It has some natural remedies and supplements to take that will increase the neurotransmitters in your brain and boost the effects of any meds you take. As for your OP, only your doc can truly answer that--I do just fine with stims but I know there are non-stim meds you can take. If you don't like your doc or the doc doesn't communicate well, then find another. No reason to put up with that.

You may want to monitor your dose too--I have only taken 10 mg adderall xr for years and could not do the 20 mg that is standard for beginners. Most docs would have me on the 20 but I know I can't handle it b/c of anxiety.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I'm having similar problems--been through so many different kinds of ADHD meds.....and with the generic brands I have so many bad side effects now. I'm going to ask my Dr to try Nuvigil but the problems is my insurance doesn't recognize it's use yet for ADHD so not sure how we can go about getting it covered except that I have tried everything else. Nuvigil is also used for depression so it is something to consider. Good luck!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Do what poster Billy_J recommends....

This is a medical decision that needs to be made, advice from friends/acquaintances not helpful, could be hurtful.


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I would recommend seeing a medical doctor regularly and a psychiatrist weekly or once every two weeks. Sign forms so both can talk to each other. And do this for about 6 months or more.

Then they can try different medications or combinations of medicines. And maybe counseling could help with the depression/anxiety? Maybe not?

Anyway everybody is different and these medications work differently on different people. What works for one person may not work for someone else. So they need to try different dosages and different medications - see what works the best.

Also be TOTALLY honest about telling them about any other illegal drugs you take or alcohol you drink (if you do). Any over the counter medications you take. Those can keep certain medications from working or cause problems.

And if you do not take your medications exactly as prescribed (skip pills sometimes), tell them that too.

The more information they have, the better! Also be a "blabber mouth". If you have any weird symptoms from taking a medication, tell them. Also read the information papers which come with each medication.

For example some people may skip doses of medicine, go out and booze it up, then complain to the doctor that their medication is not working (and not tell the doctor about skipping doses or the booze). It could be the alcohol keeps the medication from working. If the doctor is misinformed, then he/she will not be able to do a very good job.

I'm not suggesting you do that, I'm just pointing out that little things can sometimes be very important with this stuff...
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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The truth having worked in the field and have friend that still due it's all trial and error sorry. Could be Adderall, could be Ritalin, it's all educated guess sorry. Even an honest psych will tell you the same. You can get a peer EEG done which matches your brains waves to other and it shows what the other's brainwaves, like yourself responded to, but that is not fully backed by all the medical community. Contact NAMI they are the best advocate for all mental health issues and they really care.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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Hello,
Talking with your family doctor and a pshychiatrist is very important before doing any medication change or any changes.
Everyone is different and has different needs.
My son also has ADHD, he is 7 years old he has been on risperidone for 3 years and citalopram for 9 months, we need to do follow up every 3 months.The serotonin levels need to be monitored.When the serotonin levels are high he tends to be anxious, nervous and aggressive.If he does not eat several meal a day he dozzes off, and seems to be on another planet.
Take notes of how you are feeling daily, also of a food journal.
e noticed that anything with red dye, eg:Ketchup affects greatly.Maraschio cherries.
Junk food anything with msg, fried food.Yes it taste good but it is affecting the chemicals in your brain.
We have a gluten free diet it makes a world of a difference.
My son takes Probiotics 4 times a day, DHA vitamins 4 times a day and eats probiotic yogurt.
The bacteria in your gut affect your brain fonctions that weird or what?
So what you eat is super important!
You also need to be aware of the side effects of your medication, eg: diaherra, nausea, dizziness, fidgitting etc...
take note of it and speak with your doctor about it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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Have you considered trying Lamictal? It is an anti-seizure medication that has proven very effective for depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and sleep disorders.
I'd stay away from any narcotics if i were you - they exacerbate the problems you mention. Adderall is fine for true ADHD but causes agitation and insomnia at the more effective higher doses. The brain loves the way it feels and wants more and more and personally I feel causes more issues than resolving them (at the cellular level).
Lamictal is the rock star!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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May want to try out Dextroamphetamine (DextroStat, Dexedrine for brand names). Seems a bit cleaner and less jittery than Adderal.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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what about Sam-e?
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