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Avatar m tn Even though living with ADHD can be a complete hell because it can cause, and even be misdiagnosed as, anxiety and depression (I've gone to docs for depression and anxiety, but they sent me for an evaluation which I didn't even have the motivation to show up for), I've never fell into drug abuse. I've used some, though. More details on that later. I'm going to include all the details I can think of right now.
Avatar f tn My shrink put me on ritalin 20 mg 3 times a day. Right off the bat I started snorting it. My friends told me I would really get off doing it that way. Then my shrink quites and I get a new one and he said no way ritalin for me. But I conviced him that I needed it for my job(which I do) so he lets me have 1 per day. Well as soon as I left his office I came home and called my family doctor and asked him if he would perscribe me my ritalin and he said yes!
Avatar n tn His social problems are typical of persons with his disorder and the best intervention is a social skills/social problem-solving group. His working memory and EF problems are typical of ADHD, so it is not surprising that he achieved some benefit from the psychostimulant. While there are many stimulant products available, when you boil it all down there are really only two choices: methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine.
Avatar n tn severe self-hatred and social anxiety, inability to emotionally connect with others, bulimia, depression, etc., etc. I'm 28, and frankly my life basically has been hell. I struggled against the social anxiety; I've dated, tolerating the high levels of anxiety, made friends, attempted to work through problems, and son on. I've also gotten therapy, and I've tried prozac and paxil. In in the end, none of these things worked.
Avatar n tn loss in intrest in what you use to enjoy,mood swings and social phyobic. Try going back on ritalin since its been a long time you where on ritalin. You can either try ritalin,ritalin uno. It dont hurt to try as the damage is already done :D.
Avatar n tn This 9yo girl is legally blind from birth, had brain trauma with premature birth, diagnosed ADD (on ritalin), and LD in math and reading comprehension. Her first 5 years were spent with her mom, who is bipolar(diagnosed but untreated). Now she lives with dad and step-mom. Stepmom cared for her as a mom for first 3 years, but now that the marriage is rocky, she has pushed the girl away and has nothing to do with her. Biological mom lives in the area, but visits sporadically at best.
Avatar n tn I am 30 years old diagnosed with ADD, mild bipolar and social anxiety. I had taken Ritalin IR twice a day about a year ago but had to stop it because of the side effects. I felt like I was on a roller coaster when I took it. I stopped taking it and went unmedicated for the past year. I went to the doctor last week for a UTI and brought up the ADD problem and he prescribed me Vyvanse 40 mg.
Avatar m tn That was the first drug I took for my Anxiety, then came the Zoloft, and nightmare Paxil hah. And soon came the Ritalin and Adderall for the ADD. The SSRIs were horrific and I stopped those cause of the side effects but the Adderall was great. I even started taking the XR again in college to help me with concentration and memory. I obtained my B.A. degree and now no longer take the Adderall. Though I still struggle with concentration and memory at times I am living without the Adderall.
Avatar f tn When given for attention deficit disorder, Ritalin should be an integral part of a total treatment program that includes psychological, educational, and social measures. Ritalin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. I hope this information proves helpful in discussing the issue with your doctor and I sincerely wish you the best of luck!
Avatar n tn I first tried Paxil (high school) and that worked pretty good for the social anxiety. I was taken off of Paxil after 1-2yrs. 2-3 years later I started voicing my problems again with anxiety and I was put on Zoloft (college). After several months, Zoloft was still not working and was stopped. My doctor suggested going back on Paxil (post-college). So I started Paxil again, however, the Paxil had no effect this time around (I guess I used my one and only "get out of jail free" card!!).
334998 tn?1197948353 Ritalin has been amazing for my ADHD and it calms me down so much. I have social anxiety and depression and yesterday my doctor added wellbutrin 100 SR once daily. I take it in the afternoon and it totally kills any crash, all of the ritalin "rebounds" and even though it's a dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor like ritalin it makes me alot more sociable and less anxious in social situations.
Avatar f tn There are two types of anxiety. Cognitive or thinking (social anxiety) and Feeling anxiety. Your doc is probably correct on you having social anxiety. Where he is way off the mark and the reason to find another doc is that if you treat social anxiety with anti-depressants you make ADHD worse. Specifically, "Remember: dopamine related prefrontal cortical problems cannot successfully be treated by serotonergic, antidepressant meds. Antidepressants make ADHD worse.
598237 tn?1225647072 i am concerned that people want to medicate their children with ritalin etc. can anyone tell me why they need to do this - as i have never felt the need to.....
Avatar n tn I have severe anxiety. im only 18 and have been living with it for about a year now. i tried several diffrent medications but decided that i could get over this on my own.so i tried and i did somewhat.i still have panic attacks and anxiety every once in awhile, but not nearly as much.the thing that i worry about constantly, 24-7 is that im going to dye. not in a car wreck or something but by a health problem. i have had a check up and the doc said everything is fine.
Avatar f tn I'm now thinking that I may have some sort of anxiety problem. I've always had a bit of social anxiety (nervousness, sweaty palms, butterflies in my stomach)although not diagnosed with that. Lately, I feel that I'm wanting to do less and less things were there is socialization and when I do go somewhere it's not long before I want to go back home. I almost always feel like people are staring at me and talking (or at least thinking) badly about me. I tend to get lightheaded at times.
Avatar n tn They say he fogs out, appears to not be listening to them, even when spoken to directly, but then can repeat everything. At birthday parties and play dates, he is social, happy, wonderful. I can pretty much take him anywhere, restaurants, library, etc. He's a good boy! But at school, he is not controllable. Could this be early signs of ADHD? How can it be so uncontrollable at school, and non existant at home?
Avatar n tn He is diagnosed with Developemental dealy with social skills,behavoir,anxiety issues. He has been on Vivanse,Ritalin,Tennex,Focalin and right now Intuniv along with a low dose of Metadate nothing has helped in fact I think it makes the situation worse. It is his way or no way, everyone is looking at me , don't laugh at me and so on.....
Avatar n tn _ Dear Rich You describe two potential problems, one being not able to complete tasks when alone and the other, social anxiety or social phobia. Phobias are the single most common mental disorder in U.S. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of the population is estimated to be afflicted with these disabling disorders. A phobia is defined as an irrational fear that produces a conscious avoidance of the feared subject, activity or situation.
5757880 tn?1395581622 //www.corepsych.com/2012/10/adhd-insights-social-anxiety-revisited/ I do hope this helps. Keep in touch!
Avatar n tn Greetings all, About 9 months ago I started on 20 mg a day of paxil for social anxiety. This was a big mistake. Paxil was only minimally helpful for the 3 months that I took it. I decided that it wasn't for me and I tapered off. That's when the nightmare began. Paxil is EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE, I had a horrible time withdrawing, I had dizziness, and tremors, and felt very anxious. But, I want to let you all know that you CAN get over it. I am completely off paxil and doing great...
Avatar n tn i too have what feels like social anxiety attacks when around others. i am unable to work due the the adrenellan feeling and nausea and gagging feeling i get when i move to fast. puking at work is not cool then you have to clean it up and that makes you puke more. when i get really excited it happens and i cant control it. my wife thinks somethings terribly wrong with me. ha ha ha! well ive had my fun in life i could care less if i go now. i cant take this anymore.
Avatar n tn (too many panic attacks in public, very embarrassing) generalized anxiety disorder-social anxiety disorder...and total loss of all self esteem, and sleep issues...so i am a firm believer that drug use has done this to me, when you cover up "so called mild issues" with severe drug use...numbing your true feelings, then when its time to get clean, your feelings are 10 fold in sensitivity...because you HAVE numbed everything for so long...you have not FELT the real you...
Avatar n tn ADHD with anxiety CCF Neuro[P] MD RPS 7/22/1999 (2) ADHD with anxiety Robyn 7/28/1999 (1) Re: ADHD with anxiety CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 7/29/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn My son is 13 so I'm not sure if this is a question for you or the Maternal and Child Forum. Can A kid year old child who weighs as much as an adult safely take Buspar for anxiety? My son has ADD and a learning disability. He has always been a "different" kid who doesn't seem to enjoy life much because he worries about everything. I'm not much help as I do too and always have. However, my anxiety finally got the best of me this past year and I am now on .
Avatar n tn 14:38 What is the medication most often prescribed for ADHD and anxiety in a ten year old 75lb. girl? I've tried ritalin which has just made her depressed. We then switched to Dexadrine which seemed to work well twice a day but when we switched to a time released capsule, there seemed to be an inconsistent release of the medicine into her system. We upped the dosage to 35mg. per day and she went through a paranoid pschotic state with possible hallucinations at night.
Avatar n tn She is impulsive and does not know how to handle social situations well. In fourth grade, she started showing significant signs of anxiety. When we try to talk to her about the best way to maintain friendships, she says we're being mean to her or misconstrues the main points something awful. We had her tested for ADHD by Conners. Are there any other tests we should consider? Is a stimulant such as Dexedrine the best course of action for ADHD and anxiety or is there something better?
Avatar n tn She is impulsive and does not know how to handle social situations well. In fourth grade, she started showing significant signs of anxiety. When we try to talk to her about the best way to maintain friendships, she says we're being mean to her or misconstrues the main points something awful. We had her tested for ADHD by Conners. Are there any other tests we should consider? Is a stimulant such as Dexedrine the best course of action for ADHD and anxiety or is there something better?
Avatar n tn She is impulsive and does not know how to handle social situations well. In fourth grade, she started showing significant signs of anxiety. When we try to talk to her about the best way to maintain friendships, she says we're being mean to her or misconstrues the main points something awful. We had her tested for ADHD by Conners. Are there any other tests we should consider? Is a stimulant such as Dexedrine the best course of action for ADHD and anxiety or is there something better?
Avatar n tn She is impulsive and does not know how to handle social situations well. In fourth grade, she started showing significant signs of anxiety. When we try to talk to her about the best way to maintain friendships, she says we're being mean to her or misconstrues the main points something awful. We had her tested for ADHD by Conners. Are there any other tests we should consider? Is a stimulant such as Dexedrine the best course of action for ADHD and anxiety or is there something better?
Avatar n tn Kennedy, My teenage son , who has high functioning autism, has much better control over his hyper, inappropriate social behavior when he takes ritalin. Over the past 10 years, we have tried all types of stimulants, including long lasting, but recently made a full circle back to regular ritalin-- two 20mg doses a day. The problem is that after the second dose wears off, more doesn't work--it just causes anxiety. What could we use after 4:00pm to keep him calm without dulling him?