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fr0zenp0tat0es

615d

What’s up! How are you doing? I was wondering what meds have helped and made your adhd/add better/worse? Still trying to figure out what works for me and I need advice

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    • akaforrest

      610d

      Adderall and Dexedrine work best for me. Been at it for 10+ years. It gets easier. HTH

    • akaforrest

      610d

      Adderall and Dexedrine work best for me. Been at it for 10+ years. It gets easier. HTH

    • Abhainn

      613d

      I took Ritalin as a kid, but when I started meds again as an adult I was initially prescribed Adderall. It didn't help enough and aggravated my skin-picking disorder, so I was switched to Focalin. When I first started it made me really tired, but now it gives me a mild boost to functionality without side effects. I do wish it helped a bit more, but I'm just relieved the side effects aren't bad.

    • Niniluv

      613d

      Ok for everyone commenting on this I have an additional question. Does your prescription as named also pair well with depression? I’m sorry @fr0zenp0tat0es that I can’t be of help but I’m in the same boat as you

      • E_belli

        613d

        @Niniluv the two meds that work for me (Vyvanse and Wellbutrin) pair okay with my other meds for deression and anxiety. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant. So works well for depression and ADHD. Some meds do though cause emotional dysregulation upon the crash/come down (middle or end of day depending on IR or XR/ER) So they may (for some, not all) upon come down increase negative mood/cause moodiness and upset as well as possible mild depression. It depends on the med and the schedule you take it on and what emotions you are more susceptible to.

        • Niniluv

          611d

          @E_belli great thank you so much! I will try those first and hopefully my burn out won’t be to bad. It’s a new journey for me so my options are wide open as of the moment.

        • Starlightie

          612d

          @E_belli This explains why my crash is so bad that it causes severe dissociation and delirium. I take Vyvanse with Zoloft.

    • crash101

      613d

      I personally don't like Ritalin. Makes me feel like I'm trapped in my own body but not in control

    • KaitlynHicks2024

      613d

      I was on Adderall for a while and it stopped working so now I'm on Focalin XR. It helps me alot more than the Adderall did.

    • Alycat47

      613d

      Concerta is not as intense as Adderall which I liked

    • E_belli

      615d

      I’m on Vyvanse 70mg, works like a charm. 6 years. Minimal side effects- low appetite (which is okay with me), teeth grinding and when it peaks you can get talkative. It lasts for up to 14 hours, solidly. Which is the longest lasting I think of any stimulant (don't quote me). You can get a wave of tiredness at night but it's not like an actual crash, at least in my experience. Miracle med. Laser focus (you do have to channel it wisely tho) or you could end up hyper-fixated on something for like 8 hours. When channeled tho, it works great, it makes me feel clear. And I can be really productive but not be overly hyper/agitated. It's not like getting energy it's like flipping on the lights and being able to see what you are doing. Highly recommend. I tried Concerta 36mg (I think) and it wasn't the same as Vyvanse. It was an emotional roller coaster and the crash was terrible. Any questions I can help with, lemme know. Good luck! I hope you find the right one for you. It can def be life-changing.

    • RatStink

      615d

      I've taken a lot through out my life, for a long time methylphenidate worked for me! Im about to start super adderall though.

    • Jaspir

      615d

      I really advise against strattera. Like a lot of doctors, mine gave it to me first because stimulants are controlled substances. It did nothing for my ADHD, caused me to lose all sense of joy, and gave me suicidal thoughts. After that I was on Ritalin (methylphenidate) for a while and that worked fine, I usually describe it to people like a pain reliever that just makes it easier to do things. The only issue was that there was always a really defined come up and then crash after 4-6 hours. I switched to Vyvanse so that I'd have less ups and downs and it works great. I've tried different doses but 30 mg works best for me (20 does nothing, 40 makes me feel really agitated and stressed). Only downside is that it's expensive

    • Starlightie

      615d

      Forgot to say that I also took Strattera and Clonidine, they didn't work at all for me unfortunately. The non-stimulants are definitely not very effective, but that's usually what doctors try to start with before moving you up to stimulants.

    • Bobert

      615d

      I've taken straterra and it didn't do anything. I also tried Concerta and it worked but gave me very bad withdrawal symptoms on days I didn't take it. I'm on adderall 10mg now and it works perfectly the only side effect I've experienced is low appetite.

    • Gubermicfatkins

      615d

      I’ve been taking adderall the past 6 years or so and other then having to up the dosage every once in awhile it’s really helped me.

    • Starlightie

      615d

      I've only ever taken Vyvanse. I just started it maybe a month or 2 ago so I'm only at 30mg which is the starting dose. My brother also has ADHD and Vyvanse has been the best medication for him. Vyvanse is a scheduled drug, so there's always risk of addiction but Vyvanse is known to have the lowest risk while also having the best results.

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