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Posted by Beager on June 16, 1999, at 23:23:07

In reply to anorexia/manic depression and ADD, posted by Cynthia on June 16, 1999, at 0:45:31

I was given Dexedrine about three months ago for possible ADD. I had spent several years on Prozac with moderate results; my doctor thought that I was depressed because I couldn't concentrate and was nervous. Dexedrine (5 mg) was *the* answer, I had never felt more relaxed, confident, energetic, and my concentration was excellent. But this only lasted for about five days. Then it stopped working and I "crashed" by becoming so angry and irritable that I was scared for my safety. I went off for a month, then tried again. Same thing happened.

Is there a way to get Dexedrine to work consistantly? I'm on Celexa now, it's not doing too much, should I combine the two? Or try another ADD med?

(My doctor is willing to perscribe meds, but it's really up to me to decide what I need, she's pretty clueless as to the different kinds and how they work.)

> Hi racer,
> I have all three of the above. Up until a few months ago, I was on 4 different types of anti-depressants and lithium all at once. Everytime I felt any incling of a symptom of depression, I'd request my psychiatrist to give me more pills, QUICK (how's that, lots of anxiety about depression). I love my pills! Three months ago, we also figured out I have attention deficit disorder, and I began taking Dexedrine. Well now I am on no anti-depressants, 300 mg of lithium, 10 mg of Dexedrine, and I haven't felt better in years. The dexedrine was what I needed. It's a stimulant, and helps people with ADD concentrate long enough to do things they simply can't do because it simply bores the hell out of them. It has not only relieved me of these symptoms, but it has relieved me of, what I thought was, depression. Even the depressive days of my cyclothymic cycles are bearable. Dexedrine starts and keeps me on a cycle where even though I may be having a chemically bad day (on my cyclothymic cycle), at least I get things accomplished, and the next day is better because of this. and so on and so on.




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