I have been diagnosed with ADHD 8 months ago i am taking 30mg of adderall i have also started paxil for depression OCD and Anxiety the problem that io have starting is that i am starting to feel unsettled would Xanax be safe to take to settle me down or should I be asking for something else??? Please someone help me
I take 30 mg. of paxil and 30 mg. of adderall is it safe to take Xanax with this to settle me out?
- 26 Jun 2012 by jbesash
- adderall, paxil, xanax, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress
26 Jun 2012
Much to their dismay, a few on this site know I do not feel comfortable saying yes to such a question, as I believe the prescribing physician knows best how to answer this question. You wouldn't want to suffer any ill affects from bad interactions. That's just my take on it. I would also advise you NOT to "ask" for anything specific, rather just report your concerns to your Dr and let him/her make the decision.
Hope this helps.
26 Jun 2012
Hello jbesah. The two you are currently taking Adderall and Paxil run the highest when it comes to what I call a red flag warning(s) Your doctor knows this. Asking about the addition of Xanax, certainly it will help to ease your anxiety levels. The side effect to taking it along with the Paxil is it will bimpair your ability cognitive and motor skills, you'll be lathargic. The level of a high risk interaction is moderate to minor if the Xanax were to be added to your combination. I would ask your doctor to increase your Paxil. I believe another 20mg would help ease your anxiety levels. You certainly have room for the Paxil to be increased. Regards, pledge
7 Jan 2015
Hi there, ocd and adderall do not go together! Im a physician and I know that being diagnosed with adhd 8-months ago a dr. Doesn't start their patient off with the highest dose that is offered (30mg). I'm surprised you even get sleep at night! Your dose is too high. Adderall is speed! Just a salt form! Tell your perscribing dr to lower your dose to 10mg once or maximum twice daily! Before you literally have a possible heart-attack! Take care... Dr. C. K. C.
6 Aug 2012
i take 25 mg adderall in the morning and 20mg in the afternoon i take my xanax when i start to have a pain attack,my doctor told me to take my adderall in the morning then wait 1 hour before i take my xanax to pase them out dont take them together just wait a couiple hours before u take it.
29 Jun 2012
If you have never heard of uppers and downers being a good combination, that would be the first. That is how marlyn monroe died. What this means is thatb your adderall dosage is far too high or your not taking it as the doctor directed. The paxil would help you settle down in the first place so I would cut the ADHD meds down significantly or even cease to take them. taking uppers and downers to "Settle Down" is considered just as dangerous as sharing needles. That a direct quote from when i was in my 4th year at medical school. i wish you the best. Take Care!
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