Pristiq and adderall

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Avatar f tn 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.
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 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 m tn I have also dealt with anxiety and depression my whole life and am on 50mg Pristiq as well. Basically Efexxor but has a different pharmacology. When I got sober and was about 45 days clean I went into a deep clinical depression. I've always had "depression" but this was the first time I had it like this. It was the stimulant and ADHD diagnosis that saved me from this. Best of luck to you!!! Stay strong.
Avatar f tn Did he have these night time problems before the addition of Prozac? I am guessing he did not for the reason given below. Get him off the Prozac (but do so slowly). The Prozac blocks the liver pathways for the stim meds and will make things worse. This is a quote from Dr. Charles Parker. I will private message you the site as I can't post it here.
Avatar m tn 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.
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.
990354 tn?1307136486 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 !!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn -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.
329994 tn?1301666848 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.
903604 tn?1274721174 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 offense.
Avatar m tn For almost ten years I did extremely well. In college, I was diagnosed with ADD and put on Adderall. My junior year of college, both my grandmother and cousin passed away within two weeks of each other. I became extremely depressed again and had to readjust my medicines. I left school and after a year of working with a psychiatrist I found myself in a position to return to school. Meds were Effexor XR, Adderall XR, Wellbutrin, Lamictal, and Lorazepam.
Avatar m tn What was appealing about this guy was that he did genetic testing, serum testing, toxicology testing, transcranial magnetic stimulation and biofeedback. He wanted me to take Deplin and Pristiq. I opted not to take the Pristiq, but to take the Deplin. My decisions were based on discovering that people had a hard time coming off Pristiq. I also had high norepinephrine and wasn’t sure that was the best med. I opted to just take the Deplin.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Symptoms improve after one day of no Adderall (and a break helps prevent tolerance). Taking Adderall also increases my heart rate, and I feel physically more nervous, despite anxious thoughts not being present. I would like to remain on Adderall, as the treatment for my ADHD has given me a substantial boost in confidence and learning, which has been invaluable and overshadows its negatives.
Avatar f tn I had a schizoid episode when I was a teenager. Mental illness runs in my family. I take pristiq, lamactil, adderall, and clonazepam for panic attacks. I'm usually pretty stable on my meds. But I still don't understand why the hours of 1-5 p.m. are the worst for me I'm great in the morning and evening and night, but mid afternoon I go down hill and very depressed or sad. Also the weekend is very hard for me. It's the weekend that I usually will cry and week day afternoons that I'm depressed.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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).
Avatar n tn 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.
480448 tn?1426952138 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 while irritating, maybe even 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....
Avatar f tn 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.
407790 tn?1397764626 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!
990354 tn?1307136486 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.
Avatar n tn 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??
Avatar f tn 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?
12043143 tn?1423155065 Effexor is okay - not all that though. Taken off of Adderall 2 months ago and told I am not ADD, but Bi Polar Lite/soft and that Seroquel was what I needed to take with Effexor. Started having really swollen neck glands, thirsty, hungry, wound up and dumped the *h*t down the toilet. Was given Abilify since that is a "Man of all Seasons" RX and have swollen neck glands, really thirsty, still hungry, so keyed up that I feel like I can jump out of my skin and cannot sleep.
926067 tn?1245168545 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.