Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: 2nd Q on paradoxical stim. response - z, anybody? zeugma

Posted by KaraS on August 29, 2004, at 13:52:20

In reply to Re: 2nd Q on paradoxical stim. response - z, anybody? KaraS, posted by zeugma on August 29, 2004, at 12:26:16

> hi z,
> >
> > I wonder about the longer period of time for Ritalin theory. I wonder if anyone else has had that experience. I guess I could do that experiment to find out. Re Buspar: Don't you hate it when theoretically something should work out and it doesn't? (Buspar did nothing for me but make me nauseous.) I think I need serotonin, NE and DA boosting which makes me wonder if all of my autoreceptor systems are hypersensitive or whether I just have too much MAO.
> >
> > Thanks for your input.
> >
> > Kara
> I have never heard of a 2-week lag to Ritalin response either. I do know that some ADHD kids get sedated from it, so what's usually done is try Adderall instead, and failing that, a second-line agent like Wellbutrin or Strattera. I *would* actually recommend Strattera, as nortriptyline stimulated you and Strattera would not cause the tachycardia, except that I developed a severe depression on it after a year. It's too bad reboxetine isn't available in the US. Cymbalta would also be a possibility....
> Just out of curiousity what kind of reaction do you have to caffeine? I know a few people who have a cup of coffee at bedtime, because it sedates them.
> -z

Fortunately caffeine is very stimulating for me! Yay! I'd never have made it through school, grad school or work without it. Ironically, selegiline also has somewhat of a paradoxical response on me. I feel a bit tired at first (I had to drink a cup of coffee to stay awake on my temp job the other day after taking 5 mg. of it). That evening I finally felt the stimulation when I wanted to go to sleep. Adrenal fatigue might also explain some of my responses though I don't know why caffeine continues to work so well. I'm heading towards trying Cymbalta next for a variety of reasons.

How are you doing? I seem to recall you've been having some trouble with sleep?





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:KaraS thread:382683