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Sunshineseeker90

86d

To those with ADHD and who take SSRI'S. How does (or did) SSRI's effect your ADHD (or effect OCD if you have it)? Thank you.

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    • vikingclarinet23

      0d

      I used to take Folcalin, helped a bit, but if I took it on a weekend or on a break from school (summer, spring, etc.) I was like a zombie

    • vikingclarinet23

      0d

      I used to take Folcalin, helped a bit, but if I took it on a weekend or on a break from school (summer, spring, etc.) I was like a zombie

    • Titanium_Queen

      15d

      So I’m on concerta and desvenlafaxine/pristiq, and honestly I’m still constantly goin but I’m a lot more focused. My ocd can be quite bad from time to time, but I just gotta continue tryin to have good days yk? Like great days at work = good days at home and stuff, barely any anxiety. My ocd has definitely gotten better within the past few months I’ve switched to the SSRI since the one before stopped working.

    • Maviis

      15d

      It didn’t affect either for me.

    • MsDaisyMae

      75d

      It helps with my anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts.

    • AccomplishedTrash

      75d

      I was able to wean off both my SSRI (Vybriid) and ADHD meds (Focalin). I learned that the SSRI was affecting my REM sleep (I was getting maybe 12% average). REM sleep is important for replenishing your neurotransmitters, so I transitioned off the meds and my REM sleep improved (Now I'm at about 22-25% rem sleep). I've been taking the holistic approach to healing myself naturally and supplementing for deficiencies in my body and I feel truly normal for once in my life. I just hated that the meds to help neurotransmitter deficiencies affected sleep in a way that furthers those deficiencies. So SSRIs can in a way deplete your dopamine more. You'd want to fully understand what causes your symptoms before stopping meds like I did. Definitely work with your doctor on that and don't just stop them without knowing what you're doing!

      • Roxy64

        16d

        @AccomplishedTrash ❤️🤗

    • sentientmeat

      77d

      I have ADHD, MDD, and GAD i’m (supposed) to be taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) and i recently started qelbree a new strand or something like that for Straterra. when i remember to take my Wellbutrin , it generally helps. but i need more help with my ADHD than just an SSRI or anti-depressant can do but helping w my depression and anxiety helps with my ADHD as well

    • Gaer

      86d

      I take Zoloft and Ritalin. When I actually remember to take it. It works wonders for my depression and ADHD

    • Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t

      86d

      My experience is that that didn’t do much of anything not even the for the anxiety, but I don’t know if that’s ADHD thing or just me

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One user mentioned that they take Fluoxetine, an SSRI, for their anxiety and ADHD. However, they stated that it does not do anything for their ADHD as it simply works on the serotonin in the brain and does not help with concentration and focus disorders such as ADHD. Another user shared that they are also taking escitalopram, which is an SSRI like sertraline, for anxiety and it gave them a quieter mind but did not mention its effect on ADHD. A different user reported that they take Zoloft (an SSRI) and Adderall for anxiety and ADHD, stating that their thoughts were a lot calmer.

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