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I need to get medication for my ADHD, and I never have before. My symptoms are getting worse because I’m on birth control. I’m still scared of taking it but I know I need it. Will it be worth getting or should I just go to therapy again?

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    • Alatna

      828d

      therapy can only do so much. it’s of course worth it to learn to manage it to the best of your ability via therapy first. but meds can be extremely helpful. you can decrease symptoms a good amount with therapy don’t get me wrong. i personally do both. going on new meds for the first time can be scary, but it’s worth it in the long to at least give it a shot.

    • ToastyToast

      827d

      Talk to your gynecologist and ask them what ADHD medication they would recommend for someone on birth control. Chances are, they'll know.

    • MuffinCat

      827d

      I’ve never taken birth control, so I don’t know the effects medicine might have when combined with it, or if it’ll have any effects at all, but I would say it’s worth it. It may take a while, but once you find the medication and dosage that’s right for you, it really helps everyday life. to be able to think, and complete tasks with less symptoms, it’s so nice. so yeah i’d say it’s worth it, especially if your symptoms disrupt your daily activities to an extent that is noticeable. But just remember that it only matters how you feel. If you feel fine and that you can manage, then you may not need meds. I managed to make it through the majority of high school without them. But if you feel like you’d like more control over your feelings and stuff, then taking them might be the right decision.

    • Femboyxfae

      827d

      I would pair any new meds with therapy to be honest. Meds don’t work for everyone and sometimes make people feel worse so you should try to be talking to a therapist any time you start new meds so they can help you keep track of how it’s affecting you and if it’s helping you reach the goals with your journey that you wanted it to

    • Artfart

      827d

      In my experience, meds and birth control will feel like they interact. I never did anything Abt this. Eventually, I stopped taking my meds bc I felt too wired.

    • Alatna

      828d

      therapy can only do so much. it’s of course worth it to learn to manage it to the best of your ability via therapy first. but meds can be extremely helpful. you can decrease symptoms a good amount with therapy don’t get me wrong. i personally do both. going on new meds for the first time can be scary, but it’s worth it in the long to at least give it a shot.

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