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Re: stimulants for treatment-resistant depression? Roslynn

Posted by pedr on August 14, 2019, at 15:15:40

In reply to Re: stimulants for treatment-resistant depression? pedr, posted by Roslynn on August 14, 2019, at 14:08:45

> Dear Pete,
>
> I am so glad you found something that helps. That is invaluable. I am still searching.
>
> By the way, I am assuming you take regular Adderall and not XR? Does one work better than the other for you?
>
> Does it work right away or does it take a while to build up?
>
> Thank you,
> Roslynn

Hi Roslynn,

thank you for the well wishes but I can only dream that it "works". It makes me feel more human for about 3 hours a day. The rest of the day I strongly want to not exist.

I am indeed taking 4x15mg Adderall (I break up 3x20mg tabs into 4 doses to spread out my good periods). I've been on Vyvanse with initial success but it began lasting shorter and shorter periods, as did Concerta (Ritalin XR). So I ended up with something dependable and predictable i.e. multiple IR doses.

It doesn't take time to build up, which is one great thing about stimulants. They work immediately - or not at all. On the flip side, they lose efficacy w.r.t. depression as they "build up" in your system, tragically.

HTH,
Pete


I love the smell of Abilify in the morning. The smell, you know that chemical smell. Smells like victory. Some day this war's gonna end...
====
Atypical Depression, OCD, IBS-C, GERD since '96


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