I am currently having an issue with major depression and anxiety. I have had issues throughout my life. The only thing recently that helps is adderall. It is the only thing that enables me to get out of bed and function. I want to explain this to my PCP but I'm afraid she will not understand. I've been on anti deppressants with no luck. I don't get "high" when I take a pill. I'm just able to get through the day without crashing. Any advice on how to speak with my physician?
Please be very careful with self diagnosing yourself and using adderall for your depression. Some doctors do prescribe this but I self diagnosed myself without consulting my doctor and nothing good came of it. I've suffered with and continue to suffer with depression and anxiety.
I was prescribed adderall and after three years of taking it, I spent a summer away from home and found myself so so depressed that I started taking adderall every time I felt down rather then when I needed it for school. I ended up abusing it because my depression was so bad and needed alcohol to get my next high and also so I could fall asleep. It ended up wrecking my natural serotonin outputs and ultimately made my depression worse after less then a year. I found myself almost taking my life twice while on adderall continuing to lie to my doctors as to why I needed it for close to two years.
I finally came free with my doctor and she wanted to do nothing but help. She slowly took me off my dose of adderall I was prescribed and put me on celexia and it saved my life. I finally felt like myself. It took close to a year for my brain to operate on its own but it felt incredible to be myself not under the influence of adderall.
I'm sorry I just went on a rant, but the moral is please be careful, and don't let yourself get lost in the medication!
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