So, I have ADHD. I was diagnosed last year around this time. I took Focalin for a while, but that hurt my stomach (not severely). I also tried Concerta to no avail, again hurting my stomach. Then again, my Dr. started me at 54mg... but anyways I then started on Strattera. Now comes my journey of ups and downs. I have also been struggling with depression. I felt pretty sick the first two weeks but then it kicked in and i felt renewed. It was a good feeling let me tell you that. But after a month, I started to feel depressed again... then I would be fine for a month or two then it would come back. Now next week I finally go back to my Dr. and Strattera just hasn't been working and it makes my head POUND and I feel weak. So I really want to try either Ritalin or Adderall but mainly I want to try Adderall XR. Mainly because I am a little overweight and I'd like to lose a little plus stay focused in class and not want to bounce of the walls. Has anyone had any good experiences switching from the junk Strattera to Adderall XR?
I know you said you want to try Adderall XR, but be aware that some doctors hold to the stigma that people want Adderall to abuse it... not that that is what you had in mind, but some doctors are predispositioned that way. I wanted to see if you had thought about Vyvanse or Concerta for your ADHD. They are both really good meds and some patients say they curb your appetite (although that is really just a side effect). Just an idea so that you could have more choices in mind when ya visit the doctor. Be knowledgeable and stay healthy!
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