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Re: Adderall queries(excuse any redundancy)&emoting

Posted by Noa on December 8, 1999, at 7:11:49

In reply to Adderall queries(excuse any redundancy)&emoting, posted by CarolAnn(and the trouble I seen...) on December 7, 1999, at 10:43:14

Carol Ann,
You describe the following:
Have spent as much time in bed as my 19 month old daughter's needs can spare.
almost "suicidal" levels of fatigue.

As Zeke suggested, it is likely that the doctor is talking about atypical depression, or major depression with atypical features, based on your level of fatigue.

It seems to me that you have to divide your difficulties into two categories: acute and chronic. The issue of ADD is more of a chronic one, and in my humble opinion, should take a back seat to the more acute problem, which is your depression. You are extremely fatigued, cannot feel pleasure in holiday events, even find them to be a burden or chore, have no motivation, and are feeling so taxed by your father in law's visit that you have wishes that he would die. This SCREAMS DEPRESSION. Sure, you may also have ADD, and it may in part be the cause of feeling overwhelmed, but I believe you are overwhelmed primarily because of the depression. Deal with that first.
I agree with the doc that if you are going to try a med like wellbutrin, you need to give it a chance. How long did you give it before adding the adderall?
With atypical depression, sometimes stimulants are used to augment ADs. It could help with the fatigue. And it could boost the effects of the Wellbutrin.
BTW, how long were you on Serzone? When I first startd it, it made me very emotional, agitated, tearful. That wore off after a few weeks. But as I recently increased the dose, I do find myself more tired.




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