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Re: Cocktail? Then why do I forget everything? LONG!!

Posted by Julie on December 21, 1999, at 10:31:31

In reply to Re: Cocktail? Then why do I forget everything? LONG!! , posted by JohnL on December 21, 1999, at 3:28:59

Hey Anna-
Welcome! I really related to your post: I'm an ADHD plus anti-depressant cocktail woman, too. After a year 8 years ago of nasty depression and frustrating tries of Prozac, Wellbutrin (did nothing), nortryptiline, trazodione, depakote, and lithium (very spacifying and klutzifying), I found that plain ole 150 Zoloft made me feel like my old, mostly non-depressed self. Now I take 187.5 Effexor. (I switched from Zoloft to Effexor after a short depressive episode while my regular p-doc was on vacation; his subsititute prescribed Effexor, which seems to work fine.) Haven't tried Adderal; Ritalin, oddly enough, sometimes made me sleepy! But...I find that on higher doses- of either Zoloft or Effexor, but especially the Effexor- my usual forgetfulness and klutziness get worse. And word-finding difficulties, too... annoying, especially since I'm a teacher. I've talked to my p-doc about it-- he didn't seem concerned. My own best guesses: spaciness goes along with higher doses, which means I might have to trade off between feeling a little gloomier at a lower dosage but being less spaced, or feeling more cheerful but more out-of it. I've also noticed that the higher my stress level, the spacier I get- with one paradox being that, being ADD, I sometimes forget that I'm UNDER the stress, but get mad at myself because I'm being ultra-ADD. I try to keep a sense of humor about the spacy stuff and write EVERYTHING down in several places; I also find that while I notice any increased spaciness and word-finding trouble, my boyfriend and other friends don't usually notice (although no one will let me behind the wheel of a car if they're in it...too many incidents of "Hey, look at that cool billboard/old car/house!" combined with swerving into other lanes, furious honks from other drivers, or worse...)




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