Posted by Lethan on January 12, 2001, at 9:53:51
In reply to Re: Adult ADHD Medicatiom, posted by SLS on January 11, 2001, at 18:55:17
> > I am a 28 year old male with ADHD and seemingly no comorbid diseases such as OCD or bipolarity. I have potential for minor seizures, so Wellbutrin is out. I tried it previously and it seemed to have no effect. Recently I had panic attacks, which had never happened before. The neurologist put me on Effexor and Xanax. The panic attacks subsided, and now I'm back to looking for daily management of the ADHD. The latest neurologist and psychiatrist are replacing the Effexor with Celexa and the Xanax with Klonopin. These are all basically anxiety and depression medications. The SSRIs seem like the way to go, but I wonder about the stimulants. I'm kind of leary of them. Anyone in a similar situation that could offer an anectdote or advice? Specifically, Celexa in combination with other drugs for 'typical' ADHD.
> What aspects of AD/HD do you feel most in need of remedying? Attention? Kinetic? Emotional/behavioral?
> Tofranil (imipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant that has been used successfully to treat adult ADD. It is effective for much of the behavioral aspects, but does little for the attentional aspects.
> - Scott
Physical anxiety,always needing to keep moving; motivation/attention/concentration at work, I need to be challenged but not overwhelmed; I always need to be entertained; my emotions are very nondemonstrative, they seem flat, almost anti-bipolar; I get angry/upset easily, but it manifests itself internally, then passes; I'm an INTP personality. So all these things. I want to be a better husband and soon-to-be father and not have my family think I'm nuts or neurotic.