And my doctor has me on the Gererics for 20 mg @ day Adderall, 1mg 2x @day Klonopin and 1mg @ day of Paxil. I guess I have anxiety and depression. is this semi normal to be on these medications at the same time? and what if any are the long term side effects?
I was dianosed with ADHD 12 yrs ago and I am 44 yrs old female?
- 14 Mar 2013 by iamatwin
- 16 March 2013
- adderall, klonopin, paxil, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress, doctor, medication, female
Yes, this is a reasonable combination of meds if it addresses your symptoms. I suspect you made a mistake when typing the amount of Paxil your on as it doesn't come as 1mg, but this combo is ok. Long-term side effects are dependency. Each of these meds will cause withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly. They each must be tapered off slowly over time.
Given what you typed in is correct except for the Paxil, it is a reasonable dosage to help you. As Laurie mentioned, probably your most common adverse long term side effect is addiction. All of these drugs require tapering off in order to come off of them should your physician see the need, and most likely that will happen in time. These types of medications work differently on individuals, some become very dependent on them and some develop an immunity of sorts and have to change. Again the meds look like the right way to go, stay in touch with your medical provider. Good luck to you.
Our profiles are somewhat similar. I was also diagnosed with depression and adult ADD. I understand that the ADD symptoms have often been overlooked in depressed adults so I feel we are fortunate. My med combination is different from yours but I too have worried about long term effects. I have recently decided that I will just hang in there with my meds, possibly for life, unless there is reason to change. In older patients (geriatric I mean... we are not there yet :) problems can arise necessitating a med change or dosage adjustment. Until then, I just try to count my blessings. Please keep in touch.
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