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Help Please, Re: Adderall and other Stims.

Posted by Mr.Scott on March 27, 2005, at 14:42:17

I have been taking Adderall XR for a few months now. At first I took 20mg, then 30mg, now 40mg. I will not go any higher.

My initial response was mild euphoria and wonderful relief of my atypical depressive symptoms. Then I had only solid relief of my atypical depressive symptoms. Now I believe I have only irritability, mild agitation, and some dysphoria among other side effects, i.e (excessive cigarette smoking, some sweating, etc.)

I'm very unhappy about this, and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I also take .5mg to .75mg of klonopin and 12.5mg-25mg of Zoloft. My diagnosis has changed many times, and I'm extremely intolerant of most meds. SSRI's cause me parkinsons symptoms, TCA's overstimulate me, MAOI's are either intolerable or poop out. I've run the gamut of stabilizers and even done a course of outpatient ECT with modest success for a deep and dark Major Depression.

What's going on here with the adderall? Tolerance? Or is this a mood cycle? Any help or suggestions from experience with stims are greatly welcomed.



p.s. I just took 500mg of Depakote to see how this effects me and if it resolves any of the depressive/dysphoria stuff.




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