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I'll be 66 Sunday, so does age have anything to do with it? I'm widowed and lonely and the Adderall helped me keep busy.I take Pristiq for depression, and it helps. My health isn't great but i manage. I can get another prescription for the Adderall but if I don't start getting I guess I'll go back on it and use it right this time. Please post if you know how long this tiredeness will last. I would really appreciate some insight on this.
http://www.corepsych.com/2006/11/adderall-prozac-and-paxil-problem-not-solution/#ixzz34s4dNkML This would explain the symptoms you described. Read the above link. Print it out and take it to your doctor. Its not the stim meds. Its the Prozac. Dr. Parker recommends getting off the Prozac and trying " Effexor, Celexa, Lexapro and Pristiq are all clean on both pathways Read more: http://www.corepsych.
I switched to pristiq and now the insomnia is gone but I became horribly dependant on adderall to the point that, if I went cold turkey on it, I would start vomiting, get shaky, sleep all day and have mental/mood changes. My doctor switched me to concerta about 2 months ago hoping it would be easier to get off of it as opposed to the adderall. The most I ever took of concerta was 90 mg (I usually took 81 mg.
I have been on both strattera and adderall. Adderall is very addicting to this (me) addict. The strattera didnt give the buzz adderall did. ALSO many people have reported adderall increased depression. I hope this helps. Congrats on getting off the opiates. YOUR AWESOME !!
I encourage all of you to have your doctors find this article. Currently, I am stepping down off of the Adderall (not safe during pregnancy), and modifying my medications. I have a high-risk OBGYN who is willing to work with Dr. Grubb, my husband and I, and our future little one. According to both my OBGYN and my cardiologist, there is no reason to avoid pregnancy and it is a workable situation. I wish all of you luck. I know it is incredibly frustrating and discouraging.
-I’m also a full time student who just changed careers to get my PhD in Clinical Psychology and am working on finishing up some credits as a senior prior to entering Grad school, as not all of my credits transferred into the School of Arts and Sciences from Computer Information Science Degree.
About four years ago, I started meds for depression, anxiety, and ADD. (I should have started long before this.) I take Adderall XR for my ADD, and tried a few antidepressants before settling on Zoloft. After about six months, my doctor added Wellbutrin XL because I felt really apathetic. (She wanted to keep me on the Zoloft because it helps more with anxiety, though I'm not 100% sure this was necessary.) I have to say that I really like Wellbutrin.
I have suffered from lifelong depression and insomnia and currently take pristiq, which is ok, not great but it's the only stuff with no weight gain and since I have been on and off prednilosone so much and so much injections, i have gained almost 70 pounds and weighed almost 200 pounds. I'm only 5'4", so this doesn't help me. I also have 5 herniated discs in my lower back and 3 in my neck.
I don't want to be on all these pain meds what with having a liver disease, and the sadly necessary Psych. Meds. BTW, all of those meds were Rxed before Adderall ever entered the picture. I really do have acid reflux disease, and more psych problems than I listed above. I'm curious to know which 2 meds you think were prescribed to treat med side effects...no offense.
Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
I too have taken lexapro, pristiq, wellbutrin, and effexor- I was a gymnast my whole life and have always loved working out and being fit- nothing super thin but 110 pounds for my 5'4 body. My doc suggested I go on an AD two and a half years after my father's death- I was 17 when he died and didn't really realize he was gone until I was 19 1/2.. I felt so lame for being so young and needing to rely on meds to keep me happy and to help me function. I gained 30 pounds in a year.
I have tried Pristiq, St. John's Wort and Wellbutrin, each for an extended period of time as prescribed by the psychiatrist. None of these medications alleviated my symptoms. The psychiatrist then prescribed Adderall (amphetamine salts). I do respond to Adderall. An hour after taking between 10 to 30 mg of Adderall the symptoms are significantly alleviated, meaning I regain my mental energy. Unfortunately, the positive effects of Adderall are not long lasting (only 2 to 3 hours).
My therapist recommended Spirulina to me when I inquired about natural supplements. I take them along with my Adderall and it seems to be working to some degree. I would talk to your doctor and see if s/he has any other suggestions. Hope this helps.
or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety course...it while irritating, maybe even maddening...it is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
However, if you fight through them (they last like 1-2 weeks tops) then it can be very effective. When I started both Lexapro and Pristiq (different times) my depression worsened and i got horrible nausia for about a week. I was about to give up on it but my doctor just said to fight through the side effects until my body is used to it. Im really glad i did becuase like i said, Pristiq helps me a lot. Just talk to your doctor, she/he will know whats best for you.
I've taken Cymbalta, Adderall and Wellbutrin for years (though I took Pristiq instead of Cymbalta for an ill-fated 10 months.) I started Lamictal last spring and Topamax about a month ago. I haven't been in therapy for a while, mostly because my depression is so chemical (which is what every therapist I've spoken to in the past couple of years has said to me.) When my meds work, I'm fine. When they don't, I'm a crying mess. It's like someone flipped a switch. Oy. Anyway!
I just had a doc appointment today to increase my pristiq (my antidepressant) and was hoping to get on something else to help with my severe adhd. My friend takes adderall and I have taken that before which I found worked awesome for me at helping me focus and what not. However, I am having a hard time getting the doctors to understand my issues. I have been on nine hundred different anti-depressants and nothing really has helped in treating my adhd.
I have been trying to wean off Pristiq, and have battled a severe headache most days and the second week of alternate day pills, this whooshing sound started. It is incredibly annoying and seems to make me lightheaded and the headache worse.After two weeks my dr said to stop the pills totally, but I am a bit scared to just stop them if these symptoms are going to continue strongly! Can anyone tell me how long this swooshing is going to continue??
He suggested that I speak with my psychiatrist because of the medication I am on. I take lamictal, concerta, pristiq, seasonique, and zyrtec d everyday. But i'm just confused because I have taken these medicines for over 6 months now and have not had these problems. I just feel the urge to urinate and I have pressure on my pelvis sometimes. Does anyone else have these issues or know ANYTHING. Could I be allergic to something?
I'm not sure what I am? I am going to a psychiatrist on a regular basis-almost a year now. I have been on several differnt depression meds & have had horrible withdrawal symptoms with some of the meds & such. I have also been diagnosed w/ADD. Currently I am taking Pristiq (50mg) and so far it is working now, after almost 4 weeks! i was almost ready to give up on it, too! I also take Adderall 20mg (2times a day) and feeling better.
My primary care physician sent me to a psychiatrist with a guess diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder. I tried wellbutrin, pristiq and St. John's Wort, but had no positive effects. I have responded to Adderall which does give me apparent energy, but doesn't address the cause of the problem. Based on the effects of the treatments the psychiatrist does not believe that I have an emotional or depression related disorder. He thinks it may be metabolism related.
I'm shocked I'm not bald yet). I have recently developed anxiety as well, and am prescibed Pristiq by another doctor for that (though I am transferring all of my records to the doctor I saw today). For the record, I am also on Adderall for ADHD. I was diagnosed at the age of 12. It works very well. I am also on a barrage of meds for low back pain that has since been diagnosed as Sacroilliac Joint Dysfuction and Sciatica. I was treated with steroid trigger point injections for the SIJD.
I have a hx of taking celexa, pristiq, buspar, Ativan, and Xanax. All of which I took myself off of 2-3 years ago due to my stubborn attitude. Recently in the past few months my depression took a toll on me where I sought help. Can anyone relate to me? Does anyone have any experience with Fetzima or even Adderall? I do have an appointment coming up for follow up.
Zoloft 200mg, Adderall 20mg, Ambien 10mg. We know I prob need a mood stabilizer, but Seroquel was the only one I could tolerate. It's just no longer worth the risk of falling.
Well, there is a genetic component to anxiety, and I would suspect that anxious parents could also create anxiety. But, I think, from all I have read that ADHD is the biggest cause as the person tries to cope with the ADHD. And frankly, if you were a part of it or not, doesn't matter. What does matter is that you are a part of helping him deal with it. In terms of your anxiety question. My go-to-guy for this is Dr. Charles Parker at Corepsyc.
difficulty concentrating, moody, lethargic -- it feels like I don't fully awaken - Difficulty getting out of bed due to a tired, lazy feeling (but, I do awaken without an alarm) - The problem is mostly related to mental energy and not physical energy - The lazy feeling continues through the day, but slowly diminishes as the day progresses - By late afternoon I am more functional, sometimes feel pretty good - Symptoms are very consistent and the worst in the winter (November to February) -
but it was something and it wasn't all in my head! I've recently started taking Savella along with Pristiq and have begun to feel better, but I am not going to stop with the idea of taking prescriptions... I would encourage you to look into taking supplements...ie...herbs/vitamins in an effort to combat your symptoms.
I only took the adderall a few times. I also tried Nuvigil a few times. On really bad brain fog days both were very effective for a few hours, but the effectiveness didn't last beyond 4 hours.
I found this article and thought you might find it interesting................ Peace Greenlydia By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2009, according to IMS Health. I’ve also provided their 2005 ranking. To put the percent change into perspective, the U.S. total population rose approximately 4 percent from 2005 to 2009. 2009 Rank 2005 Rank Brand name (generic name) Used for… U.S. Prescriptions (% change) 1. 1.
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