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Usurpedorchid

441d

Is anyone taking a stimulant medication for ADD? I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow and am trying to figure out what medications we could talk about. I tried Adderall but ended up having one of those rare side effects that mimicked seizures. I'm a little nervous to try something, but I'm definitely at a point where I need something to function.

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    • Chronicallyenby

      215d

      Not a stimulant but helps with ADHD is Wellbutrin( is currently helping me.) Another is Atomoxetine. (Forgive my spelling). Neither are stimulants but they work especially if you have other stuff going on

    • Chronicallyenby

      215d

      Not a stimulant but helps with ADHD is Wellbutrin( is currently helping me.) Another is Atomoxetine. (Forgive my spelling). Neither are stimulants but they work especially if you have other stuff going on

    • picklesandpopcorn

      423d

      I used to take a combination of lamictal and daytrana. Both of those had helped me immensely with my ADHD and ADD. I would ask looking into something like that sometimes it's the medications that we least expect that work the best

    • housesucculent

      423d

      I’m on ritalin, works well but i do get nausea sometimes

    • KratomEater

      440d

      I had panic attacks on Adderall but Concerta works well for me.

    • Damber

      441d

      I take Vyvanse for my ADHD seems to help alot. Was on Concerta in the past nd had to up my dose nd it ended up being to much for me nd I felt 'wired'.. if that makes any sense lol.

      • Usurpedorchid

        440d

        @Damber Yeah! I get what you mean! So I talked with my DR today and I guess they are uncomfortable with prescribing a stimulant so I guess I'll get to see a psychiatrist. 🤞 Fingers crossed I can get something that work for me and not cause weird side effects! 😅

    • Collectori

      441d

      Adderall works for me but not my friends brother, it gives him the panics. He takes Vyvanse and finds it makes him significantly friendlier. Maybe not as strong a focus as others can get, but it gets him through the day just fine

      • Usurpedorchid

        441d

        @Collectori Awesome!! I have heard some good things about Vyvanse. I honestly will settle with any help of focus I can get! Currently, I have a job that is super amazing for my lifestyle.. but gives absolutely no dopamine and it takes a LOT of focus. So I really want to keep it. 😅

    • aldrwytch

      441d

      Adderall worked well for me, but there are lots of options, both stimulants and non-stimulants for you to potentially try—I’m sure there’s something else for you!!

      • Usurpedorchid

        441d

        @aldrwytch Thank you! 😊 Sometimes it's easy to get discouraged when playing the medicine game!

    • RoseVirgo

      441d

      Vyvanse

      • Usurpedorchid

        441d

        @RoseVirgo I've just recently heard of this one! Have you liked it?

        • phaed

          440d

          @Usurpedorchid i tried vyvance and it caused me to have multiple psychotic episodes like seeing, hearing things, delusions. but that’s bc i have bipolar so if u don’t have like a mood disorder or something like that i’m sure you’ll be fine :)

    • EhzruhW

      441d

      I take Ritalin. It helps me a lot. I have to take it three times a day tho.

      • Usurpedorchid

        441d

        @EhzruhW Why do you have to take it so many times?

    • housesucculent

      441d

      Ritalin has been pretty good

      • Usurpedorchid

        441d

        @housesucculent That's definitely one that I've been looking into! Has there been any weird side effects for you?

    • Lavan

      441d

      I'm taking a stimulant for ADHD. Concerta. It works differently to Adderall which used to give me panic attacks. But the Concerta works well. If that doesn't help there are other non stimulants that manage symptoms pretty well too.

      • Usurpedorchid

        441d

        @Lavan I've never heard of Concerta. I will have to look that up! I've tried Straterra which is a non stimulant but that didn't seem to do much for me. I guess it's just about finding the right medication that fits your body?

        • phaed

          440d

          @Usurpedorchid i actually just started using concerta and it works well. doesn’t rly make u feel all tweaked out like adderall does.

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