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Re: Adult ADD, Prozac and Apathy

Posted by Moebius on June 23, 1999, at 19:48:53

In reply to Re: Adult ADD, Prozac and Apathy, posted by John on June 1, 1999, at 18:15:59

> > For adult ADD with mild chronic depression and impulsivity, I was originally prescribed Prozac 20 and Dexedrine 40.

I don't know about you people, but to me ADD just seems a very general and loosely used term, and prescribing amphetamines could exacerbate a psychotic state.

> > Did great.

Of course you would have (initially). You were high on amp.

> > But increased the prozac to 40, and about 6 weeks later, I was lethargic and apathetic and the ADD was wildly out of control.

I've noted that SSRI's only work well in moderation, and it's all too easy to up your dose when you're feeling good. Unfortunately there seems to be a peak where you'll only increase side effects and you start to slide down the depression scale again. Moral? Stick to the state dosage and if it's the right drug for you then it will work as it's been developed to.

>Iignored important daily and life tasks, gave up, with no thought of ever returning to, my daily 5 mile walks in addition to feeling numb and unemotional.

What happened to the dexedrine? Sounds like you increased the dosage and your tolerance increased accordingly. Feeling numb and unemotional is sometimes a side effect of Prozac. Been there. :)




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