Posted by yesac on June 22, 2005, at 13:13:48
In reply to Re: Lithium: How many times do you dose per day? » yesac, posted by barbaracat on June 20, 2005, at 15:25:10
> So, I'd say that I have an ADD-type disorder.
> It all probably falls within the same glitch area in my brain that causes the rest of it. I am considering talking to my pdoc about some treatment for it.
I think there's a lot of overlap between ADD and BP. But the DSM is so picky that it's like, either you meet the criteria, or your fine. Black and white. No room for "ADD-type disorders" that aren't exactly ADD.
>However, even though I have the will and the energy, I still need help with the organization and focus part and found the Ritalin helps now where it didn't before. I'm even able to sleep on it, which tells me something.
I wonder why it would work now but not before. I'm curious because neither Ritalin or Adderall worked for me before, but maybe they would now. Still Adderall had really bad side effects for me, increased mood lability, despondency, dysphoric feelings... so maybe I should stay away from it and other stimulants. Are you looking to try something other than Ritalin? Or could you just take Ritalin if it helps?
> **When you say wacked out?? Cymbalta has a strong norepinephrine kick that hits right off the bat. The NE is stronger at lower doses and serotonin kicks in at higher.
I just felt kind of crazy. Hyper and agitated and like my mind was out of control. I wanted to bash my head into a wall, and I felt like I was basically losing my mind. I needed to pace around my apartment. My head was spinning. A few times, I called my shrink late at night (and woke both him and his wife). I could barely talk to him-- I was like mumbling. It was really the definition of "meltdown" I think. Sometimes it was not quite that bad, but just kind of feeling weird and revved up and constantly upset and my mind was spinning and I felt very easily set-off. This was worse at 60mgs but still occurred at 30.
> **Isn't it? Have you delved into the mixed states area? You'll probably go 'huh, that's me!'. I think it's a link in one of the main articles, but like the whole website, you can immerse yourself deeper and follow links forever.
I probably have but can't remember. It's been a while since I've checked it out. Sometimes it's too overwhelming for me, even though I'm interested, I'm put off by the sheer volume of info and it just seems like a lot to handle. This might be an ADD thing!