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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?

Kara


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