Posted by Christ_empowered on July 30, 2012, at 16:10:25
In reply to Re: Ritalin not working? Depression » ChicagoKat, posted by SLS on July 29, 2012, at 0:49:22
I think Vyvanse is the big *it* drug for anything requiring an upper these days, but you have other options (dexedrine, adderall, possibly methamphetamine).
I just say that because Adderall worked on my melancholy better than Ritalin. Also, I got away with lower doses and fewer side effects. Some docs, for whatever reason, prefer Ritalin for mood elevating effects. I don't know what's up with that...amphetamines are an old school classic for the blues. Ritalin came out later, as a sort of milder amphetamine.
Then again...with hypertension, I don't know if that's the greatest idea (see...this is where you talk to your doc, lol). Maybe Provigil/Nuvigil?
I certainly understand taking a low-to-moderate dose stim over any sort of AD. The ADs aren't that great and I doubt the side effect profile is that much better than a stimulant. Plus, you can go off and on stimulants pretty much as needed/desired...not so much with AD drugs.