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Re: Forget the 'MAOI + stimulant' MightyKondrian

Posted by Melusine on October 29, 2017, at 5:19:46

In reply to Forget the 'MAOI + stimulant', posted by MightyKondrian on October 14, 2017, at 12:51:32

> My doc said no,though possibly atamoxetine in the future. I said pass to that coz I already tried it.
> I will print out a heap of referenced studies about MAOIs + stims for next time! He did say however he would use a stimulant if I switched to an MAO-A inhibitor.
> Anyway for now he gave me Clonidine. He said they found it helps GAD. I'll see what happens...

Clonidine is a quirky drug. It's an alpha2-adrenergic agonist, a complex mechanism which gives it a long and varied list of indications. Besides ADHD some of the most common ones are high blood pressure; Tourette's; alcohol, benzo, opioid, and (of all things) nicotine withdrawal; and anxiety. It's sometimes used as a mild sedative. For people who have both ADHD and GAD (and some other anxiety disorders it doesn't help with panic disorder, though) who find that traditional treatments for each disorder exacerbate symptoms of the other, clonidine can be a godsend; it also helps when used in combination with a stimulant. Good luck with it; I hope it does the trick for you.

-Melusine


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