... had some kind of depression my whole life and probably adhd that was only learned of as an adult but if i look back at life i can say for sure things i did that was very impulsive from speaking to doing. So i take 30 mg Addrell XR My doc started me off on Zoloft and only hurt my sexual side and i didn't feel like it did anything else so i tried Wellburtin XL which i realized was making me sleep during the day so stopped that. I just recently tried Effexor and had a horrible first day and will not try again. So I wanted to see what others have done that have both these situations going on in their life. Thanks
Hi, sam! That's a very difficult combination you've got (like I need to tell you!). There are two schools of thought, one says treat the most serious disorder until controlled and then the other, the second is to treat both simultaneously.
Combining ADHD meds with an antidepressant may exaggerate the amphetamine's effects ~ nervousness, jitters, and sometimes worse ~ but it's a common practice. The SSRIs (Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, Zolft, etc.) are used most frequently; the tricyclics (Elavil, Surmontil, Vivactil, etc.) occasionally because they help control impulsiveness and hyperactivity, but not attention deficits.
This link is a professional paper that's mostly medico-speak but it may give you some insights:
Good luck, sam. I hope all goes well for you! WCV
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