I take an antidepressant right now that is supposed to help with my ADHD along with an antipsychotic and anxiety meds, but my husband really thinks I would benefit from an actual stimulant due to me forgetting everything all of the time, experiencing major brain fog, and other things. I'm just not sure if I would have to take both a stimulant AND an antidepressant, or just a stimulant. I'm also nervous because I know that stimulants are a lot more controlled, so I don't know if I'll even get on one. What are your experiences with taking stimulants?
I have a valid prescription for Adderall but when I requested it it got delayed then denied. I did not get a call from the pharmacy saying that it's not in stock, but I have a feeling that it's the stimulant shortage. Has this happened to anyone where the prescription isn't being filled, but no reason is given for that?
How do I get more energy to do things? I'm so tired all the time or lack motivation.
Hi,I’m trying to get a prescription for adhd medication in the uk and must do a questionnaire to assess the severity of my condition,can anyone tell me what the questions are like? Thanks I’m advance.
How did you talk to your psychiatrist in order to get a diagnosis and medication for adhd
Hi all, so I know that this is a less common med category for treating ADHD but has anyone had experience using SNRI meds for ADHD? The specific SNRIs I've seen mentioned are: 1. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 2. Venlafaxine (Effexor) 3. Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) So if you have any experience when it comes to any of those 3 meds and ADHD, I'd appreciate it.
Can someone who's dealt with unmedicated ADHD share advice on how to cope with my symptoms? I was diagnosed with ADHD 3+ years ago but don't take meds. It's something I'm open about trying but I've had a hard time this year thanks to insurance issues. For now I would like to try some other strategies. I've heard some people say caffeine helps. I've also seen "focus vitamins" sold in stores but not sure if they really work and if they'd be worthwhile. I have trouble sticking to routines and scheduling my time out. Currently I do freelance work from home so I need help with being more structured and not letting myself get overly distracted or frozen in place thanks to executive dysfunction.
How do I get a new doctor to test me for PCOS without ruling out anything that they could consider as well? So stressed just thinking about seeing a gp tomorrow. I'm not going on birth control, so I don't even know what they'll suggest
After going through an episode of intense sensory overload and then self-soothing (stimming, blocking out lights and noises, etc.) is it normal to feel so drained that you fall asleep for much longer than usual? I was on vacation recently and one day in particular really overloaded my senses. I felt like I was losing my mind because I was surrounded by triggers (big crowds, crying babies, uncomfortable weather, strong smells, cramped spaces). Once I got back to the room I was staying in, I calmed myself down (stim toys, earplugs, sunglasses) and slept for 15 hours. I have insomnia and it's unusual for me to get a full night's sleep. I'm wondering if it's the sensory overload that drained me and made me tired enough to sleep, or if stimming in bed and blocking out my senses is what helped calm me down enough to sleep better than usual (or if there's some other factor I'm not considering at the moment). Just trying to figure this out and hear from anyone else who has had similar experiences, thanks.
OK so I've been diagnosed with BPD, bipolar, and most recently ADHD, But recently I've been questioning my bipolar diagnosis simply because now I realize that my anger isn't bipolar at all.. When I do get angry it's known exactly why I'm angry and not out of the blue like bipolar is. Sure I had a manic episode about 7 years ago, but now I understand that even neurotypicals can have a manic episode. Also, I don't believe my mood swings are bipolar. The only med I'm on is strattera which does help. Anyways, Has anyone experienced this? what helped you to get closure on this? what would you recommend that I do? Thanks in advance.
what to do to control my anxiety and ADHD
How can you tell if your anxiety is from GAD or ADHD?
What medication(s) are people with these same issues taking? Effexor is making me feel crazy. I was on paxil but it wasn't working well anymore. I need an antidepressant and adhd medication to go along with my anxiety medicine. Any suggestions that I can bring up to my psychiatrist?
What is everyone’s experience with ADHD medication? What did it help with? What were your pros and cons of taking it? I’ve recently been given the option to start medication but id like to hear everyone’s experiences and opinions first to get a better idea if its the best route or not!😊
Any opinions on or experiences with CBD for anxiety, ocd, adhd, headaches, or neck and back pain?
I was given a 40 MG Vyvanse to try -- I'm not going on the medication, I've just been very interested in this specific adhd medication due to hearing so many good things and I'm trying one from a friend. I'm wondering how it affects everyone so that I can plan my day most efficiently? I read from some people that it lasts all day and should be taken earlier in the day to prevent insomnia, wondering about the breakdown of how that time on medication feels/if people have experienced dips or mood shifts earlier in the day disclaimer: I have adhd but have not been able to receive a diagnosis, and even if I did, my insurance doesn't cover any of it 🙃
Once you were on medication, was there anything you had to relearn?
I'm asking for suggestions on alternative treatments for ADHD that have worked for people. I've been on Adderall and Ritalin- both immediate and extended release, but they stopped working for me pretty quickly. I've also tried Wellbutrin and Intuniv. Right now I'm consuming a LOT of caffeine and it just isn't cutting it anymore. I started taking flaxseed oil to supplement my Omega 3-6-9 needs, and also started taking a grape seed extract. Anybody have any luck with mushrooms like Lion's man? I'm nervous that I'll have nausea from it and it's making me too anxious to try. (Wellbutrin gave me crippling nausea and I have everyday nausea problems in general)
anyone else with ADHD have an issue with skin picking? I don't like the way that scabs or rough patches on my skin feel, so I frequently catch myself picking at them to try and make them go away, even though logically I know picking out the missions going to make them worse. I just wondered if this was an ADHD thing, because another one of my friends who has ADHD has the same issue. My cuticles are basically all trashed for exactly this reason, and I tried to leave them alone so they can get better, but like I said I catch myself doing it without even realizing it. I would think this could be something connected to my anxiety or depression, but I have been this way literally my entire life, and the anxiety and depression are relatively new diagnoses, so ADHD made a little bit more sense. I'm open to suggestions on what else it could be, as well as anything I can do to stop myself from doing it.
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