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Barefootwitch19

404d

what adhd medications did you find helped? I'm newly diagnosed and curious on what I should be discussing with my Dr at today's appointment.

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    • Kingswife

      375d

      Naltrexone helped my husband

    • Kingswife

      375d

      Naltrexone helped my husband

    • moonbeammountain

      375d

      ritalin helped me quite a bit but i found that it got somewhat less effective after a while of taking it. be careful though because it did start giving me headaches recently, so i havent had it in a while

    • T.Baily655

      400d

      I was put on Adderall and so far it is working. I was told there was a shortage and I would have to call around different pharmacies. I was lucky to get some with the first place I called but I may not be as lucky next month.

      • sorenachy

        389d

        @T.Baily655 unfortunately that shortage is still an issue thanks to the FDA. There are certain strengths that are more available than others. XR 20 is the one that is the most on shortage.

        • T.Baily655

          375d

          @sorenachy Oh I did not know that. I had to experience the shortage first hand yesterday so I understand now. I had to call multiple places and drive 45 minutes each way to get it. But I forgot to take it the other day and I realized just how bad I was before. It like wearing glasses and then you take them off at the end of the day and remember how blind you are.

    • Akiraaaa

      400d

      I've used Vyvanse to help with concentration during study, but I really have been greatful for Lexapro which just gives me a break from the stress of adhd

    • wiggle34

      403d

      Hi, personally try deit control first, both myself and my son have this i was deit controlled from 4yrs old via a study group through a hospital. Its not easy but is worth it, and have foundd when really needed the drugs seem to work better we also found that we still to watch what we ae even on the drugs. Must say it was easier to do than now aday due to the food having so meven addatwes in them now. Also write a diary of what you ate and how you felt mood and energy wise then you can find your trigger foods.

      • Barefootwitch19

        400d

        @wiggle34 I will dive into my diet for sure, a food diary could be very helpful, thank you!

    • Angeliquet07734

      403d

      Adderall has been life changing for my son. He has intellectual disabilities, Autism, and severe adhd. From ages 1-5 he was completely non verbal, a danger to himself, and a flight risk. The psychiatrist gave him adderall and it was like a miracle. He calmed down, started talking, he started school and now my boy is 18 years old and getting ready to graduate high school. He’s never been on any other medication so I have nothing to compare it too but this one worked

    • JuliaGoolia98

      404d

      I have a heart defect so I cannot use one w a heavy stimulant so I take Wellbutrin and it works great for me

    • sorenachy

      404d

      I've been on 20 mg of Ritalin LA for about 5 yrs now. It's made a huge difference for me. I'm much easier to get along with and I can even stand to be around myself lol. Plus so far it has not been hit with the shortage that Adderall has been hit with, so there's a bonus.

    • The4thDr

      404d

      I've been in Strattera for awhile. When I first took it, it worked wonders. 6 years later and higher doses it doesn't seem as effective any longer

      • SmallLights

        403d

        @The4thDr Oh this makes me a bit nervous! I'm on a high dose of Strattera to start with, for the last 2 years. I hope it doesn't lose effectiveness for me as well! How long ago do you think you noticed it losing power?

        • The4thDr

          403d

          @SmallLights Just recently but I am under a bit of extra stress. I have my wedding in a few months. That could be part of the issue. I'm on 80 mg

    • hoofedcracker

      404d

      Vyvanse (xr dexamfetamine) works well, challenging but works well

    • stephanie3

      404d

      I liked Adderall but nobody will prescribe it to me anymore

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