Posted by fachad on March 27, 2002, at 6:49:40
In reply to time to taper adderall and add lithium-DARN!, posted by Peter on March 27, 2002, at 2:41:56
If Adderall is helping, but causing side effects, why not try a differet pstim?
For me, Adderall was completely intolerable. It gave me dry mouth, racing heart, high blood pressure, and a constatnt stressed out feeling.
Dex is much less jittery, and Ritalin is by far the most gentle in terms of side effects, and the most potent in terms of anti-depressant effects of the three (for me anyway).
The only caveat with Ritalin is that is wears off quickly, so Concerta is the best way to take it. For me Concerta is just so smooth, I can hardly tell I am taking anything, until I notice the benefits.