Posted by Raisinb on September 19, 2012, at 15:50:25
In reply to Re: Concerta » Raisinb, posted by SLS on September 18, 2012, at 0:22:35
I had real trouble tolerating Adderall. I was supposed to start at 10 mg and titrate up to 60, but even 10 mg gave me intense anxiety, freaking out, just feeling like I couldn't stand being in my own skin. I couldn't sit still or listen to people. I was just freaking out.
After Adderall, I've been prescribed Concerta 18 mg. I still feel very "sped up" but it's a much more tolerable speedy feeling. Both Adderall and Concerta have, despite their challenges, had a dramatic effect on me paying bills, getting work done, and cleaning the house. Looking back over my life, an ADHD diagnosis would account for many problems I have had, problems I (and my therapists at the time) attributed to depression, trauma, or inner emotional pain. My current therapist doesn't think my poor credit history, procrastination, and inability to get detail-oriented things done is a psychodynamic issue. He thinks it's neurobiological, and after having the response to these meds and actually cleaning out my sink and mailbox every day, I tend to agree. So now it's a matter of finding the right ADHD med that I can tolerate.