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Re: stimulants for depression?

Posted by dmlvt on July 7, 2006, at 8:15:50

In reply to stimulants for depression?, posted by nickguy on July 6, 2006, at 19:16:13

My pdoc initially diagnosed me with ADHD and dysthymia, and tried Ritalin alone. At first, it seemed to work just great and I was simply playing with the dosage. Even on the sustained release versions, I felt OK during the day butthe dysphoria as the med wore off was unbearable. I was always irritable in the evenings, and some days it was anger trending towards pure rage. Finally, the doc decided that I needed a depression med with Ritalin rather than just the stimulant. But, for while I was "up", there was a definite AD effect.

I was getting by OK at work on the Ritalin alone, but my family life was suffering as my family watched me come down every evening. They were all very relieved when my meds were changed.

Now, if the doctor would just call me back, maybe we could get me feeling better again, but that's a different topic.





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