Adderall and ssri

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449407 tn?1205520097 Adderall is a psycho-stimulant used to treat attentional deficits and/or ADHD. IT is not a bipolar med and may actually trigger a manic episode due to the stimulant qualities ESPECIALLY in children. Bipolars are supposed to stay away from caffeine and sugar and other stimulants as well. There are several studies showing the negative effects of stimulants on bipolars so be weary.
Avatar m tn Xanax is especially scary because many people can develop a high tolerance very quickly, and have to continually take more and more. And since adderall can actually cause depression-type symptoms, it seems really strange that your doc would treat your depression with it. Adderall should really only be taken by individuals with ADD/ADHD(and then only those whom the disorder affects severely) or narcolepsy.
Avatar m tn yes, when I take Adderall I can go to sleep and I feel relaxed. I probably need it for adhd but my drug addiction is too severe for me to take it as prescribed.
Avatar m tn I once tried Zoloft and it caused me severe chest pain--not a panic attack but legitimate 9/10 stabbing chest pain. I have also had chest pain and tachycardia with the stimulants (Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine), but none as severe as with Zoloft (50 mg and 25 mg doses). I have seen several cardiologists and they say my heart is 100% fine and I have no symptoms when not on medications. I'm actually quite athletic but simply cannot tolerate these meds.
Avatar n tn I am concerned that she is addicted and will have withdrawal problems. I have hidden the adderall from her and she no longer has it available. She relizes that she has a problem and has commited to quit. What are the withdrawal symptoms, how soon after she has quit to they show, how long to they last and how can I help.
Avatar f tn my son is 8 yrs old and on adderall prozac strattera trazodone and has a overactive thyroid problem and hand tremors should he be on theses meds .
607502 tn?1288251140 As SSRI's are bad for many bipolars and as I tried to suicide when last on Prozac which sent me into psychotic mania Im looking for the thoughts of the community on Non SSRI AD drugs they have used and their side effects that people have experienced - I really do not know where to start with these drugs as I had such a bad experience last time and its been so long - I want to have some info before I see my doctor and she grabs the script pad. What has worked for other people?
Avatar f tn Why is it that my pupils become so extremely dilated after just a few hours of taking my daily morning dosage of one 20MG Adderall XR and one or two 5MG Adderall (Immediate Release) tablets???!!!! It is terribly embarrassing to look anyone in the eye now. I never used to feel so self-conscious about my appearance & social acceptance/perception, etc.. It's like this drug is has turned me into walking & talking oxymoron of a person.
Avatar n tn at night when the Adderall wears off....and prior to Adderall (and still but to a lesser degree) I had terrible sleep problems...the typical "can't shut my brain off" kind of nights. I can also relate on how the school records change, and not wanting to risk that. That being said... Medications work best when they are taken as this I'm referring not only to your Adderall, but also to the Clonazapam...the ups and downs from the meds can be really hard on the system.
Avatar n tn Each SSRI is a little different and each one works differently for different people. For me, Zoloft put me in the hospital because it increased my anxiety to the point I was in a full on panick attack. Paxil worked great for me though - no issues and no anxiety! Paxil was horrible for a friend of mine though. The reality is, you may need to work with your doctor and try a few different medications before you find the one that works best for you.
Avatar n tn Also, are there any known interactions between Adderall, Luvox (an SSRI), or Suboxone?
Avatar f tn Well My doctor currently prescribed it to me again to help treat the depression and irritability after the adderall wears off. Ive been really depressed lately so I seen my doctor today and asked him about and SSRI antidepressant so he put me on low dose prozac. I havent started it yet. Im going to start tomorrow. My question is for those of you who have taken prozac what time of day did you find best to take it. Morning, night, or afternoon?
Avatar m tn My life is miserable without the adderall. My brain goes a million miles a minuet and I cant sit still and or focus on or comprehend what anyone is saying for more than a minuet. Does anyone have any solution to my sexual dysfunction or procrastination problems? Are they related? Would a different ADD medicine be more effective? Thanks so much for your help. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. I am really struggling!
Avatar m tn I realize now I never look people in the eyes I never looked at their lips while they were moving and miss so many social cues because my head was always racing. Adderall has allowed me to discover this. However I am concerned because I am taking a benzodiazepine an opiate and an SSRI. Should I be? In your opinion.
712802 tn?1274649085 However, if you're taking a more sedating SSRI (which CYMBALTA might actually be) then your lethargy and fatigue symptoms do not surprise me. I take CELEXA , another SSRI, and I get fatigue from it. I don't know much about ABILIFY, just what I've read. If I were you, I'd call my Doc and let him/her know of your reaction to the combo you're on. It could be that your meds need to be re-adjusted OR maybe you need something else?
Avatar n tn To whom it may concern, My recent ex-girlfriend has ADD and GAD. She takes a prescription Methamphetamine for her ADD and prescription Tranquilizers for her GAD. I am worried about her abusing her medication.
Avatar f tn However, for at least a year now, I've been sleeping 12 to 14 hours on days when I don't have to be somewhere and can take a nap if I sleep 10 hours or less (sometimes more). I'm at my wit's end and have had lab tests for my thyroid, iron, B12 and Vitamin D and all came out normal (except the B12 was elevated). I also take thyroid medication and vitamin/mineral supplements daily.
518732 tn?1211823557 After that, I took the Celexa and my Adderall and now I'm feeling really strange. My mouth and eyes feel really really twitchy and my neck sort of does too. Oh, and my legs are twitchy as well. My hands feel sort of shaky and I'm feeling a bit queasy. My legs are shaky too. Mentally, I feel awake and alert (I slept for 8 hours last night) but I feel like my body either hasn't slept for days or is trapped in an igloo. It's that sort of cold, shaky, weak feeling.
Avatar f tn I was taking a benzodiazepine an SSRI and adderall and i noticed the SSRI changed my mood as well and made me on edge. I am currently taking Valium for my anxiety and depression and adderall for my ADD. Its been about 2 years now since i stopped taking lexapro and i have been much better since. I would talk to your doctor about other forms of treatment and explain what your actual side effects are.
Avatar m tn However I am concerned because I am taking a benzodiazepine an opiate and an SSRI. Should I be? In your opinion. I went for an ECG blood tests , blood sugar tests,liver and kidney tests and a long x-ray and everything is fine I have no history of heart conditions but something about amphetamine scare me. Or is this just because of the bad press I'm just interested in your opinions. Also do any of you know a give who takes dosages this high?
Avatar f tn It is an SSRI and SSRIs are usually prescribed for OCD. It sounds as if you are getting some relief from your intrusive thoughts but not enough. Who is prescribing your medication? Is it is GP or a psychiatrist? It does usually take 4 to 6 weeks to see the full benefits of the medication however in your case maybe the dose is too low and this is something you should talk to your doctor about. It sounds as if you are right on the edge of getting rid of the thoughts.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Hi all I have had anxiety for 20 years and been on the benzos xanx for 17 years,then the last couple yearts between ativan and klonoopin..back on xanax and prozac and adderall now....i get pain on just the right side of my head face shoulder arm behind right breast,i look back and i have had this before like in the 90s...have no clue what it full of fear.and since being on the prozac my head im allergic..
Avatar f tn He is having a rough time at school and at home. At school he throws things, hits others and says he will kill people and today he said he wanted to kill himself. He has a psychiatrist and psychologist, but neither of them seem to be helping a make a bit of difference. The Lithium, treating the mood disorder, actually makes him worse and the Risperdal makes him have violent nightmares (he tells us someone is hurting him in his dreams). When he is sweet, he is right on.
Avatar n tn 4)crying all day since then i have noticed a reduction in side effects but i would like to know 1)He already presented with fingers in mouth and chewing nails and skin, and also eyebrow raising, this has become worse on concerta, why would a child do this in any case and why would it become worse on CONCERTA?
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
3098104 tn?1401916185 I got off that horrible SSRI and Clonidine that nearly ended me and got back on buproprion SR and Adderall This has been a stable combo for years and years and no more horrible continual panic/terror stricken moments. I couldn't have lived on that BAD combinaton unless I was in a psych ward under 24 Hr observation! As mentioned to motye51, I nearly collapsed after just 20 steps a couple days ago and could only concentrate on getting back home to my bed.
Avatar m tn So I went to see the Dr. and I told him about my use of Adderall in the past and mentioned what I had read about in the newpaper. He told my that if the medication really worked that great for me in the past, then it is likely that I do have some level of ADD...and that the lack of treatment could have manifested into all my anxieties and depression. ..... So its been 5 days. And I have never felt better in my life. I take my Adderall in the morning.
Avatar n tn When my friend suffered from Serotonin Syndrome it was because the dose was increased too quickly. She had to endure withdrawal and then another SSRI was used. This time the dose was kept low and increased very slowly.