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Re: paxil, ritalin, add, & addiction

Posted by Cynthia on July 2, 1999, at 22:29:16

In reply to paxil, ritalin, add, & addiction, posted by SB on July 2, 1999, at 13:39:19

>I can definately relate. I'm on Dexedrine for ADD, and do I love that medication. I like it more for getting rid of my depression than for helping with my ADD. Whenever I begin a new medication I am super sensitive to it, and then I develop, very quickly, a tolerance for it. I started at 5 mg, and am now doing 15mg a day and not getting the same effect as the 5 mg had given me initially. I'm worried about what could happen in the future - becoming completely tolerant to it, taking too much of it, not being able to get any from a doctor, having troubles getting off of it. Right now if I don't take it while I'm in bed in the morning, I can't get out of bed. I'm also anorexic and dexedrine kills my appetite. Major bonus for that mental illness. To sum it up SB, I love Dexedrine and it scares the crap out of me. One psychiatrist said he wouldn't give it to me, so then I went to a family doctor to get some. Sometimes I have fantasies of going to like 5 family doctors just to stock up on it.

I have no plans to abuse it, but my 'love' of it and the severe anxiety I feel when I think about not getting any more scares me. I have to find a psychiatrist who I can tell this to and not feel afraid they are going to take it away. Maybe you need someone like this too. Let me know how you're doing.





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