Hi, I hope I can get some advice. I'm on 45 mgs of Adder all (30 XR when I wake, 15 IR six hours later ). The Adderall helps somewhat, in terms of focus as well as helping with my anxiety. Keeping busy helps me not stew in anxious thoughts. I've always been one on the go, hands busy. The Adderall does not stimulate me, it drops me down a peg, and helps me think of what I'm about to do. Unfortunately, it has lost most of it's ability to help me focus, and anxious thoughts come flooding in. Is there an alternative to Adderall that will help someone like me, or something along side of it I can take for focus? Also, is there an anti anxiety med that won't make me sleepy, or useless which makes my anxiety even worse? I understand my question requires several answers. Another note, Wellbutrin made me panic in what could be considered a state of delusion so that's off the table. Thank you in advance. I am looking to be normal. Where thoughts are in line, one track at a time. Where I don't second guess every step, then fold in anxiety.
Outoffocus; Really I think you need to start back with the doctor and talk about the Adderall problem there are several that may bring back that focus, And as far as the anxiety if you have not tried Benadryl or Hydroxyzine that one is prescription many people do well on these as a calming effect. Just know that the first few dose's may cause tiredness but as you continue it should go away. All you can really do is try other things to try and find something that brings you back to at least where you were. By the way I don't know how long you took the Wellbutrin but it is normal for the first few weeks for it to make your symptoms even worse until you start to get a blood level witch can be as much as 6 weeks with continued use. But there are a lot of others different then it that the doctor could try. And remember be easy on yourself we only make it worse. So Just try not to focus on all the symptoms and think Positive and keep a since of humor. I think you should talk this over with your doctor again. See if it might be a dose change or adding something to your meds. As you know and you well get there is that there are many just like you and it may take a few tries but they should find something that well give you more relief. Keep on plugging and feel free to check back and see what we might be able to help you with.
I will get to the point. I take wellbutrin sr 150mg twice a day. It keeps me focused. If you are having initial problems with anxiety during the start up, let me tell you what helped me thru that phase: I took 1 to 2 hydroxyzine 10mg tablets at bedtime and slept like a baby. My prescription was written so that I could take 1 or 2 tablets four times a day for anxiety. I never took it during the day. But it didn't give me that "morning hangover" feeling when I took it to sleep at nite either. For during the day, my doctor gave me a prescription for Buspar, 5mg 3x a day. The buspar took about a week to kick in (I think I felt better right away). You have to take it at the same time every day to keep even levels in your bloodstream. It's not an "as needed" med. But with the above combination of meds, I was anxiety free very early on, and allowed time for my wellbutrin to do its job. Good Luck! Let me know if you decide to give it a try. "G"
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