Lexapro and adderall

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Avatar f tn I have been on meds off and on for it for years now. The last two months I have made a real effort to get back on the Geodon (bipolar med) and Lexapro (for depression) and I really can tell a big difference. I went through several combos of meds before finding one that 'clicked' with me. So I guess I would have to say I am in fact bi-polar. There are two different types from what I understand.
Avatar n tn Did you find out anything re; Adderall and surgery? I have to have feet surgery soon and am on Adderall and I am on this forum because i am so sick as i am weening off Lexapro right now and reading your post thinking oh great i am soon to go through this sick feeling again when i have to lower the dose of Adderall for my surgery. So i am curious to know what you found out and why to you need to lower the does before surgeries?
Avatar n tn I don't think recovery is all about constant improvements. You have peaks and troughs and plateaus. The doctor is likely to be able to identify what is going on and offer advice.
Avatar n tn I found out yesterday (for the first time) that adderall is addictive. I've been buying and taking it for about 2.5mths now, and based on what I've read,I believe I'm addicted. When I got my first one in late October, I was assured (numerous times) by my friend that they were not addictive, and I could take as many as I wanted. Well, I did just that,and I liked that feeling so much that I've been buying them ever since. Sometimes I take one a day, and on other days, I take 2.
Avatar f tn I have tried klonopin, ativan, ambien cr, tonight for instance i took 1 ambien 4 1/2 mg of ativan and 1 1/2 mg of klonopin and i am wide awake. Not quit sure the difference between adderall and benzo's. I used to be on ridilin and now am on dexedrin which are both uppers but have sleep side affects that are supposed to make you sleepy . I am at my whits end. sorry not really much of an advice more than a comment and trying to learn what other people are trying.
Avatar m tn I am on Adderall XR, Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Neurontin 600-1200mg, Vicodin 5-10mg, Lexapro 10mg, and Prozac 10mg.I initially started on the prozac a month or so after being on the Lexapro 10mg, because I had increased the dosage by 10mg which was counteracting my Adderall which I take for ADD. With that being said, my question is whether anyone has increased Lexapro dosage while they are getting off of Prozac or permanently seeing as the Prozac does help.
Avatar n tn At the advice of friends I called my Gyno who said it sounded as though I needed something for anxiety and prescribed Lexapro, 10mg. Took one that evening, and the next morning was seriously wanting to harm myself. Back to the emergency room, admitted to "Behavioral Medicine" wing. Seen very briefly by a psychiatrist, who said "You've had a panic attack, take Lexapro" After discharge, went to see his associate who takes my ins.
584628 tn?1218601971 Obviously im on too much medication, but theres a long story behind that. anyways, I have been on 30mg adderalXR 3 times a day and 50 mg seroquel at night and 2mg xanax(as needed) for the past 9 months. I have never ever been the type of person whos weight fluctuates. About 3 months ago I started taking 20mg lexapro at night with the 50mg seroquel. All I know is i used to be a size 4...ive been a size 4 for the past 8 years probably...NOW, i am a size 10 or 12...
Avatar n tn I currently take 15 mg of Adderall XR, 2 5mg tablets of Adderall immediate release and 10 mg of Lexapro a day. This combination is to treat ADD and depression. Recently, the stress of the adderall has gotten pretty bad, and I have tried alcohol, stress formula with iron and st. john's wort for the stress (not all on the same day. However,alcohol and St. John's Wort are very bad to mix with SSRIs and have increased my anxiety and depression and the stress formula makes me very tired.
Avatar n tn Lately, in order to get any sleep and function at all during the day I have been drinking alcohol and smoking weed late into the night...I already take Lexapro for social anxiety and I think by this point, Im mainly using Adderall to feel comfortable in social situations I cant deal with, and to keep from gaining weight. I know this is NOT the way to deal with these problems, just a quick fix that Im going to have to deal with at some point.
Avatar f tn Such as risperdal, lexapro, neurotin. and amitriptyline. I have fallen asleep and ran off the road before and could fall asleep basically doing anything. So I understand there are people who need this medication and as of any medication I also know there are pros and cons and researched the med as well as spoken to my Dr about it. i tried XR and didn't like it. I'm starting to think maybe I should change the medicine.
Avatar n tn I took adderall for about 1-2 years and the drug lexapro. I have mitrol valve prolapse as well. She needs to stop taking the adderall immediately. The drug puts a lot of pressure on your heart. I can't stress to you how strongly I feel that she stops taking it now. I feel that my heart problems are a direct result of adderall.
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 prescribed...in 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 f tn 13 and I hope I can finish this and get away from the PC (smile) In about 15 mins I am going to take my Suboxone (4-6 mg) because I may be feeling w/d from not taking that yet this morning. I'll report later. The only remaining med is my second Wellbutrin at around 2'ish and then my seroquel this evening. Perhaps I should force myself to start a task and maybe I can accomplish it once I get into it. (Cleaning this disgusting clutter in my house) A little at a time, one thing at a time.
Avatar m tn I have been depressed the entire time because I knew I was in deep and dont know how to ever get off both without losing a 6 figure job and letting down my family and friends. Although I have pretty much recloused myself to the point where my friends dont bother to ask to do things because they know I wont. I have a work from home job which makes things worse really, I dont have a routine or structure and there are days I cant get out of bed until noon (even if the adderall has kicked in).
Avatar f tn Although, when I was working out a lot for 6 months I don't remember this issue. I started on Lexapro yesterday for my depression and only took one 5mg dose. I woke up nauseated, dizzy, pupils dilated and having panic attacks. I went from feeling happy to full panic attack back and forth. I was wide awake. Trying to sleep gave me weird closed eyed imaginations and racing thoughts, which I have had with anxiety attacks before. At work later everything looked different.
1182411 tn?1265324644 I was a coaches son lol so I had to play as good as possible to not embarrass him.
Avatar n tn When i was you and started Wellbutrin i'd almost want to raise the dose just to keep loosing weight that had eventually cought up well, i was taking 750 mg and my Dr. then adds Lexapro and Adderall. Let ma tell you Lexapro makes you gain too. I have done research and I am off Wellbutrin and trying to get off Lexapro but i am so sick tight now and I even tapered off the Lexapro and I have been sick since Tuesday that is the reason I am on this forum.
Avatar n tn She also started making strange phone calls to various aquaintances and friends. I took Lexapro for a short course a couple of years ago, and after about 3-4 months, I started having incredibly scary nightmares - so bad they would wake me and leave me trembling. I never had had such an experience. My mom (coincidentally) also took it for a little while and she started seeing spots moving on the walls at night.
Avatar m tn I do take xanax for my anxiety related issues, and it seems its the only thing that works, Ive been trying to keep it under 2mgs for over 1yr now, but when I do take 3mgs it seems it alleviate alot of my constant stress and worry. So I guess what Im wondering, is for those who have experience with adderall and do you think I could benefit from it, and I would also need to continue taking xanax while on it aswell. Is there any interaction between the two?
452191 tn?1208758463 I used to get ticks and I don't anymore,it was probably the wellbutrin with the adderall and I also have on and off bulimia/anorexia still and wellbutrin is not suggested for bulimics because of the increased risk of seizures. For the past three weeks though,I've been having a little tickle/spasm in the left part of my brain, it's not too painful though. Any ideas on what that is? I got a CAT scan and they told me I didn't have an aneurysm.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn CAn I be denied medication for being bipolar if I admit to using more adderall than was prescribed? Adderall is ruining my life. Im having terrible mood swings, and im sure the mania isn't helping with my depression/anxiety that I have. Im afraid to admitting to needing help I don't want to lose custody of my son? I want to stop cold turkey but I go through terrible withdrawls and I can not afford to miss any work or school? I don't have family or friends that I can talk to or ask for help.
Avatar f tn When it wasn't helping as much as it used to, I saw a psychiatrist who advised that I continue the Effexor (same dosage) and add Lexapro 1xday 10mg. He also prescribed Ambien for insomnia and Ativan for panic attacks. I feel better as far as anxiety goes but symptoms of depression are very much still there. I have no energy at all. No motivation. If it were up to me, I would stay in bed all day. Would a stimulant be helpful in my situation?
380558 tn?1309045987 I know that I also have issues with anxiety and the Adderall helped but the products from VAXA helped just as well and are natural.