Posted by chicagokat on August 1, 2012, at 19:38:51
In reply to Re: Ritalin not working? Depression » ChicagoKat, posted by phidippus on July 31, 2012, at 20:43:22
> I'm wondering if you might have ADHD, which is often co-morbid with depression. The Ritalin may be treating the ADHD and some of the depression.
> Note: meds don't 'poop out'. Symptoms get worse. You may want to try an AD for your baseline deprression andd then augment witth other meds like Ritalin or Memantine. You may need more than one medication to treat your depression.
> Do you worry a lot?
Do I worry a lot? lol - there's a reason why my mom calls me a worrywart....nice nickname, huh :(
but i've been screened for ADD and was found to not have it.
BUT I have great news - Ritalin is working for me again!!!!!! Thank goodness, I was reaching the point of abject despair. I saw my pdoc today and told him the news and he has no idea why it did that....sometimes I feel like I must be his most frustrating patient! But he's a wonderful doc, and so nice, you can tell he really cares.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!