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Re: Comorbid adult ADD, depression, and anxiety

Posted by br on October 28, 1998, at 19:05:14

In reply to Comorbid adult ADD, depression, and anxiety, posted by Paul on October 26, 1998, at 22:14:08

> I pretty much experience all of the above to some extent. After consulting a counselor and a psychiatrist, who apparently see the ADD symptoms as my most salient ones, I have been prescribed Ritalin in addition to the Wellbutrin SR, which I have been taking for six months. This combination has caused severe headaches and irritable bowel syndrome and though the Ritalin helps, it tends to contribute to anxiety. Is it common to simultaneously take Ritalin and a benzodiazepine, to sort of "take the edge off?"
> As regards the antidepressant, I am not too impressed with Wellbutrin. My unprofessional sort of theoretical hypothesis is that it doesn't deal enough with serotonin, which could account for the fact that it doesn't affect my emotions very much.
> Does anyone have experience they'd like to share about any combinations of the above pharmaceuticals?
> You can email me or just respond. Thanks in advance.

I too have Adult ADD with a comorbidity of dysthymis. Originally I tried Ritalin and had little to no success just anxiety. I was also presciribed Prozac initially 24 them 40 and that was a disaster.

I am now on Wellbutrin 300 mgs., Dexedrine 40 mgs, and Cytomel .050 mcgs. I am starting Adderall tomorrow.. Most adults that I know switch from Ritalin to Dexedrine or Adderall because the Ritalin does not do the job.
The Wellbutrin is fine and for me now that the dr added Cytomel as an augmenter. Cytomel is a synithetic thyroid and in addition to being an antidepressant potentiator is sometimes useful in the treatment of ADD even in the absence of hypothyroidism.

Surf the web -- there is an endless wealth of info right here -- or write to me privately -- I h ave compiled a lengthy list of useful lists.

Good luck to you -- and remember the adjustment and fine tuning of your meds may take a while but hang in there!!!





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