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Posted by zeke on December 9, 1999, at 0:57:47

In reply to Re: CarolAnn, posted by Noa on December 8, 1999, at 20:51:26

CarolAnn --

I feel very concerned because you said your mother committed suicide -- and I assume she was severely depressed. And now you mention writing a suicide note. And the final red flag is the holidays coming up.

I think I hear you saying that your baby is the main thing keeping you battling on. I admire you for battling. But I hear you being overwhelmed. Please keep talking to us but please find someone there you can talk to and confide in.

I want you to know, that if things get really bad you aren't going to lose your child by getting special help.

Did you look at my post "CA, What about this?" I was really curious about your mood during your pregnancy and afterwards. This represents high and low estrogen levels. Now this may all sound off the wall, but as estrogen drop, the brain releases more and more monoamine oxidase and you're left with low neurotransmitter levels: serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and several others. I sounds like your mom suffered her final depression when you were young and that parallel makes this something to look into. (I also think of this as a friend of a past girlfriend said she 'only felt best when she was pregnant'. Or if you don't believe me, look at those medline links.) Estrogen could be something that really helps you.

Re ADD and Adderall -- Hyperactivity isn't a necessary part of ADHD, it typically is absent in girls, and it tends to resolve into adulthood anyway. But the attentional and temperament issues often persist.

Nonetheless, Noa is absolutely right: You need to focus on the Depression. Janice is right that you should feel the Adderall immediately, but over a week or two it may cause you to feel the Wellbutrin start to work. But for technical reasons the Wellbutrin may block some of the Adderall effects.

So do you feel any effect from the Adderall? Are you feeling any better or worse today?




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