... 7 am and 20 mg at noon. The doctor put me on this medication because he said that my concentration and memory problems were because of ADD. Subsequently in the months to follow, I was also diagnosed by the doctor with depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I am a 39 year old woman who always had issues with anxiety and worrying over just about anything. I am wondering if the diagnosis of ADD was possibly wrong and the Adderall has intensified the anxiety and depression? I am a completely different person than I was a year and a half ago. The combination of the adderall and this and that for depression and anxiety has turned me into a ticking time bomb. My job is in jeopardy because I challenged my boss on something I disagreed with. My family says that they don't know how to approach me because I have a tendency to blow up over nothing. I have become paranoid about things, believing that people are lying to me about everything. Everytime I go to the doctor and tell him about the way I feel, I am switched to something else. It's an emotional roller coaster for me. I have got to the point where I don't want to even get up and face life, but I do anyway and the adderall makes me more awake and alert, but I still can't concentrate or remember things. Maybe I need to find another doctor that is not so quick to medicate. I feel like I am addicted to the adderall even though I only take it as prescribed - I can't imagine not taking it. I decided yesterday to stop taking the adderall - today has been a very long day that all I have wanted to do is lay down and go to sleep. Has anyone ever experienced anything similar or am I just plain crazy?
If I may ask ? Do you talk to a therapist weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or even at all or do you just go to a doctor ? I went through the exact same stuff. Im a 34 yr old male. Been diagnosed with the whole depression anxiety and adhd. Its been a rough few years, surprisingly my girlfriend has stuck by my side. Credit ! Anyways I take 125mg of zoloft daily with 30mg of the adderall xr. It wakes me up, it motivates me to a point but the concentration, it isnt there. Its like my brain wonders around even more. If I take my meds before I go shopping per say ; it could get bad. I love to fish. Im buying everything under the sun. Compulsive spending its called. Its worse on my meds. My therapist said she never heard of it. My cousins the same way. When I talk to her, its a "no holds bar". I tell her everything. The way I see it, the more thorough and up front, the faster I can get treated and outa there. Sorry if this didnt help. Glad if it did. Names Rawboots. Take care
- Adderall Information for Consumers
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