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Marty_Mayhaven

672d

I have diagnosed ADHD, but I also live with what I refer to as a caffeine intolerance. Unlike most people, even my family, my heart rate increases radically while my focus/alertness/awakeness has little to no change. This wouldn't be so bad, but stimulant medication reacts much the same way. I've been feeling alone and untreatable lately. Does anyone else experience this problem? I would love to hear from you <3

    • Bridgette

      657d

      Don't give up untill you find the right medication to fit your brain ❤️ everyone's brain is unique. Even if we all suffer on here with ADHD not just one medication fits all brains.

    • Bridgette

      657d

      Yup that's me and caffeine too !! Like it makes me anxious jittery. I'm on my 4th medication...so nothing has helped but I'm not giving up.

    • MarySol

      665d

      Caffeine and stimulant calm me. There are other meds for adhd...not stimulant.

    • Kei_88

      671d

      Have you tried non stimulant medication? I understand stimulants would work the best treating ADHD, I personally would love to try them just to see the difference with my current meds But the antidepressant I take, isn't that bad either, it looks like it has helped a lot and though it takes a bit to build up, it doesn't have a wear off period like other stimulants so no "after 4 mt ADHD becomes unbearable" or needing to take multiple doses a day to negate the wear off

      • Marty_Mayhaven

        671d

        @Kei_88 I have! I was on Stratera for nearly a month with no results. The things that don't give me chest pain don't touch my brain it feels like sometimes 😥

        • Buggirlx

          664d

          @Marty_Mayhaven I was on Stratera and I found it had minor benefits I was able to get up early the problem was I kept waking up at 3 AM and then I wasn’t getting quality sleep anymore so I ended up being more tired and that’s why I stopped taking it. I would say caffeine and coffee if one is highly motivated will help you get more things done than Strattera but the thing is you have to be extremely motivated you could also just drink coffee and then also not accomplish everything you really have to have a schedule and then you have to stick to it and later you can say oh now I can have some unscheduled time but otherwise all your time will turn into unscheduled time

        • Kei_88

          671d

          @Marty_Mayhaven I've been told that you have to be on it more than a month for it to start working

        • Marty_Mayhaven

          671d

          @Marty_Mayhaven I might be mixing up the names here, but I've been on 5 different medications this year 😅

    • EatenByWormy

      671d

      I definitely experienced that for a while and I’m not sure why I don’t anymore. Maybe I’m older and more tired 💀 or maybe I’m actually addressing the brain fog and gloom brought on by depression

      • EatenByWormy

        671d

        @EatenByWormy There are also caffeine alternatives- mudwtr (? I think) is like a tea that’s supposed to perk you up

    • Buggirlx

      671d

      If you want to try caffeine I would suggest you start with something very gentle like green tea and if that did appeal to you you might later try something else but don’t try coffee

    • brutal_brown

      671d

      I've had this for a while it was so bad the smallest amount would throw me into a panick attach. I would pour a small cup of coffee and a ful cup of water and sip one then the other try that. If it still hurts you drink more water.

    • datum

      672d

      Sorry you’re experiencing this! Living the caffeine-less life is hard!!! You’re certainly not alone. I’m no doctor but I’ve heard many stories of people finally reaching a breakthrough in treatments. Don’t give up hope!!!!

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