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Re: aadhd/medications

Posted by trent on April 30, 2007, at 22:18:03

In reply to Re: aadhd/medications crenshaw387, posted by jealibeanz on April 28, 2007, at 6:16:45

> > i never took any meds for ADD till this year.
> > im now 27.
> >
> > my mom went ballistic with the schools whenever they suggested i see a psychiatric professional for ADD screenings and refused to take me....
> >
> > she told me that ADD was a form of "retardation" and the meds are just "tranquilizers" to control kids with brain damage.....
> >
> > if only i had been able to have the clarity in my mind that dexedrine gives me now, back when i was in school....
> >
> > i also take wellbutrin and started that beofre the dexedrine but i never noticed much help from it as far as the ADD goes. it did help with depression however quite well, which is what i take it for.
>
>
> Is dexedrine the only medication you've tried for ADHD? Or did you have to go through a bunch of trials to find one that works?
>
> I think I try to convince myself that Ritalin LA helps my ADHD. In reality, no, it doesn't. I know not everyone responds well to medications. Maybe I'm one of them. I don't know.
>
> Haha, I'm just suprised when it's suggested that Wellbutrin is good for adult ADHD. I actually learned that in psychiatry class and then was later suggested it by a professor. I guess it helps some people, probably as much as Straterra.
>
> All the lastest studies I've read admit that stimulants are the most effective treatment for children and adults, no matter then subtype.
>
> My PA put me on Straterra because he said that they've found that adult ADHD doesn't respond well to stimulants because the hyperactivity usuallly subsides. I don't know if he just did that because he counldn't prescribe a CII drug, he really believed it, or he thought that my concentration problems were mainly related to anxiety... most likely a combo of them all.
>
> Hmmm... so I don't know what I'd like to do with my meds right now. Maybe tell my doc they don't work well. Or maybe say nothing so he doesn't take them all away.

In response to Quest. about my current med..
I'm taking Wellbutrin XL. No,I don't suffer from depression, I never have,wether from a sideffect or as a general condition. And yes I took a few doses of Adderall that was a leftover of an old prescription(for a teen that I know with severe Adhd, who is now on another med. altogether). I have been on Strattera,Ritalin,Wellbutrin(currently) and none of them worked near as well as the Adderall.


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