Posted by Chris A. on April 26, 2002, at 14:08:41
In reply to Chris, selegeline doens't induce dysphoria? » Chris A., posted by Ritch on April 26, 2002, at 8:16:01
> How much selegiline are you taking-if you don't mind my asking? My pdoc is very scared of MAOI's (even selegeline). It is the only AD class I have never touched. I am going to try Focalin soon, but I have my doubts it will work. As you know I have a lot of prominent ADHD symptoms along with bipolar and my last go round with dexedrine actually didn't help with focus (rats!) that much, but I charted during the time and my mood became more stable on the dexedrine (cycling was flattened+no grouchiness). I want something that will *work* for SAD episodes (which stims do), without the ScheduleII hassles, or the cost of Provigil.
10 mgs, which is a very low dose is all I took this winter. When I felt my mood starting to lift and anergic state disappating, I immediately discontinued it. Do you have a light box? I use it for the SAD component. My pDoc and my consultant consider it an antidepressant. Even though I have ADD charactristics (and have had problems focusing and paying attention from a very young age), they don't want me on any stimulants because of the potential for serious cycling. I guess everyone is different. BTW, what is Focalin?