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Re: some stimulants more/less likely to cause mania? cybercafe

Posted by Ritch on January 13, 2003, at 23:54:07

In reply to some stimulants more/less likely to cause mania?, posted by cybercafe on January 13, 2003, at 13:57:47

> i am bp 2 + ADD and looking for a good stimulant
> i'm wondering why my doc chose ritalin sr, is it the least likely to precipitate a hypomanic episode?
> from limited reading, everyone seems to prefer adderall xr for effectiveness and duration or dexederine if they cannot tolerate adderall (tics? pain? blood pressure?)
> is this right?

Cyber, the next time you see your pdoc you need to bring this issue up directly and get some answers. Do I truly have a comorbid dx of BPII and ADHD in your opinion or are you trying meds just to test that hypothesis? There are times when it is helpful to pick your doctor's brains instead of the other way around. It could simply be that Ritalin is the "first-line" medication that is prescribed for ADHD, and your doc is doing an experiment. It is kind of nice to be let in on the experiment, however.




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