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Re: Combining 2 stimulants?

Posted by B2chica on November 14, 2017, at 10:10:34

In reply to Re: Combining 2 stimulants? B2chica, posted by SLS on November 11, 2017, at 7:52:46

Hey SLS,
was on Ritalin and Rit LA in 2005, neither worked well for either ADD or depression.
interesting, i will put Focalin (XR) down on my list of possibilities.

have not take pro or nuvigil. though i did bring up provigil to pdoc before...but never went anywhere.
thank you for kind words

i was on low dose remeron before with no response at all.
seroquel dumb as box of hammers.
no supplements, but i do as mostly natural foods as possible.(finally got juicer and Love it.

> Hi, B2C.
> Have you ever tried Ritalin (methylphenidate)? How did it affect you?
> I did not react well to Ritalin. It made me a bit agitated, but did not make my depression worse. Focalin (dexmethylphenidate), on the other hand, helps me. Although the improvement lasted only 5 hours, there wasn't a severe crash afterward. However, there is now a long-acting preparation called Focalin XR. I found Focalin to be much "smoother" than Ritalin.
> I agree with others along this thread that you will most likely need an antidepressant. I should think that Effexor or Parnate would help. Personally, I like the idea of combining Effexor with either Wellbutrin or nortriptyline. If you don't want to try Effexor for some reason, Lexapro or Zoloft would make reasonable alternatives.
> Good luck.
> - Scott

"What is madness, but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
The day is on Fire, and i know the purity of pure despair."
Theodore Roethke




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