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hi guys. how many different medications have you been on through your journey?

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    • socks

      785d

      thank you all for the responses. it’s crazy how meds effect everyone differently and how many or how little we have to take to find the right one. crazy

    • sprite

      785d

      for all psych meds, 17-ish over 5 years. for adhd, just adderall then vyvanse.

    • socks

      785d

      thank you all for the responses. it’s crazy how meds effect everyone differently and how many or how little we have to take to find the right one. crazy

    • OuchiePrincess

      790d

      I’ve stopped keeping count. But I’ve tried at least 75% of the antidepressants on the market. All the mood stabilizers. All the chronic pain meds sans narcotics, and even Ketamine after a nasty series of car accidents. I’ve found largely, that most medications react poorly to my body chemistry, and it took 10 years to find the current effective cocktail. I’m optimistic about the improvement of injectable medications for chronic pains- those have proven more helpful over the course of my lifetime than anything else. Among the most effective for me: Emgality, Botox, sumatriptan, zofran, and Tylenol. Brownie points for Medical Cannabis.

    • scoopfork

      790d

      for adhd, only two! vyvanse has been my go-to for years now but i’ve had friends who have tried it for their adhd, and it wasn’t a good fit. i’m very thankful i haven’t had to try tons of meds for adhd

    • Mangogodancer

      791d

      Just one so far for ADHD (Focalin)

    • Pey10

      791d

      I tried Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse and none of them were compatible with me

    • sofipc0

      791d

      for anxiety and adhd, i used to take adderall but now i take vyvanse 40 mg

    • stormithegay

      791d

      I've had so many. I've had about three ish for my anxiety over the past few years and maybe four or five for my depression?

    • nicocd

      791d

      for adhd, four! stratera, vyvanse, adderall, and adzenys. i'm currently not medicating bc i hate the side effects. i want to try going back on stratera bc it's not a stimulant.

    • Jadie

      791d

      27. All psychiatric. Shits busted. Not me, the meds. Lmao.

    • thistle

      791d

      Far too many to count!! I've switched meds so many times that I started to run out of new ones to find out If they worked. Turns out every ssri they put me on forced me into hypomania and after a week or two of that I got horribly depressed. Finally after they listened to me being bipolar I was put back on mood stabilizers without putting me on a high dose of an anti depressent( I take a low dose of trazadone for sleep). At this point I think I am on the combo that I can be on. Meds aren't a catch all thing. I had to accept that. My meds have leveled me out as much as they can, but the rest of it I need to work on through therapy and self improvement. I hate being reliant on meds, but I know if I'm not things will get worse.

    • esh

      791d

      I tried Zoloft for my first antidepressant, it wasn’t a good fit so then I was on Pristiq and adderall for ADHD for a while. Got A a Bipolar 2 diagnosis so I had to come off both meds and switch to a mood stabilizer Lamictal, and new ADHD med/antidepressant Wellbutrin (non stimulant) because stimulants can cause mania. Lamictal has worked great once we found the correct dose! I stopped taking Wellbutrin because I felt it wasn’t helping and recently tried stimulant medication again (adderall and vyvanse). They worked great except adderall has become less effective and Vyvanse affects my mood too much, and both make it hard to eat (although Vyvase was much worse, I lost 10 lbs in a couple weeks) so currently I’m unmedicated for ADHD and only take one prescription for Bipolar

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