My doctor gave me Wellbutrin for depression and ADD. He will not give me the meds that are supposed to be used for ADHD. (I am not hyperactive but do have attention deficit disorder) My doctor does not believe in ADHD... so I am trying the wellbutrin ... I have not taken it yet. I start tomorrow. Thank you
If it doesn't help, find a new dr. I truly hate when a dr says they don't believe in something. I was at work one day when I heard a discussion between 3 drs about fibro, and one said he didn't believe in it, and another said we needed strenuous exercise. They got 2 nurses and a social worker, all with fibro, down their throats on that one.
Hi, I'm also diagnosed with add and it took me a lot of convincing to finally get this diagnosis. I don't know if it's because doctors think people just want stimulants or what but it's been a struggle for me too . My Dr started me on Strattera and at the beginning it was great now not so much.. it also is an antidepressant that is approved for treatment of ADD. I had tried Wellbutrin and it made me anxious. Sometimes the symptoms of add can be really depression like inattention, irritability, frustration, loss of concentration. Give wellbutrin a shot, it doesn't cause sexual side effects or weight gain. good luck!
I am in the same place. I have resistant anxiety/depression as well as minor bipolar disorder and problems with my attention. My nurse practitioner refused to prescribe any form of Adderall- even though I have taken small doses before (knowing of its addictive qualities) and it helped more than just my attention. I was prescribed 300mg of Wellbutrin (as well as two other drugs to help my anxiety). I am now off of those two other medications, and am solely on Wellbutrin for about three months now. I feel as if Wellbutrin does little to nothing for me. My anxiety is as bad as it was before I began medication, I am still incredibly irritable, and I have little to no ability to pay attention for lengthy periods of time. I am off to college soon- and in my opinion, don't waste your time on Wellbutrin for ADD.
It's sometimes hard to sort out the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and ADD. It is difficult to concentrate or care when chronically depressed. I was prescribed Wellbutrin for this and had no idea how I had been suffering from the effects of ADD. It was a blessing. I hope you find it helpful. Please let us know how you're doing.
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