Im 47 and need help with this also.
Citalopram - Will this help with adult A.D.H.D.?
- 30 Jan 2011 by TIGERLGREEN
- 10 June 2019
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), citalopram
The Dr. said this would help me with all of it instead of putting me on multiple meds. Citalopram for my anger, depression, anxiety and A.D.H.D. which is a big concern for me with my job. Will this help? Im tired of being a sad angry dummy, Thank you.Added 31 Jan 2011:
Thanks for your comments. Its nice to know there's still people who care.
Can you please name the medication, so we can try to help you?
They tried using that med. on me for Depression at the same time they put me on methylphenidate for ADHD, so I am confused as to their use of it in your case- have you looked in the "drugs A to Z" dept. of this site? They have a great set up and many options to explore the info for these drugs-one of the best I have come across on a website! I hope this helps alittle w/ your question. Take care.
My husband has huge anger and OCD issues. He takes celexa (same as what you're taking) and has improved a lot. I mean one day i'm ready to leave him, now he's so much better. As far as depression, I used to take Celexa for depression and it worked pretty good for 10 years. I switched to Lexapro. As for the ADHD, is this a big problem in your life? Or are the depression, anxiety, etc worse for you? I wonder why your doctor didn't precribe something for ADHD a long with Celexa. My son has ADHD in a big way!! He takes Ritalin and it helps him soooo much. The poor little guy also has anxiety, OCD(from hubby) and temper tantrums and takes Prozac, which is basically like Celexa. So can you take Celexa and Ritalin? you might want to ask your doctor so you can cover all your issues. I heard adults with ADHD take Strattera. just a thought, cathleen
Maso tell me if I am wrong (I just happen my eyes caught the word citalopram from what I found that is celexa I would think from what I have read about this medication it would be worth trying, just remember this takes some time in order for it to have it's full effect I do hope this helps you a lot, Tigergreen you take care and keep us posted best wishes,
I have been a diagnosed adult ADD (a subcategory of adult ADHD) and bipolar 2 sufferer for over 25 years. My bipolar is VERY slow-cycling and usually expresses itself as serious depression (at various levels). 25 years ago I also had a 5cm astrocytoma removed from my right frontal lobe followed by 5,000 RADS of directed radiation. [I listed all this stuff because IMHO often it is the combinations of problems meeting combinations of meds that lead me to be even more confused than I already am. <grin>]
For most of my diagnosed life, I’ve been prescribed Adderall (at various dosages) for my ADD. The bipolar (originally diagnosed as clinical depression) has been treated with Lamotrigine (Lamictal) at maximum dosage (200mg x 2 per day), plus a second med - an anti-depressant. After some searching we settled on Venlafaxine (Effexor XR).
Several years ago it felt like the Ven wasn’t working as well so I was taken off it (a major PIA!) and we went back to search and test mode. Among meds we tested was Citalopram. It worked better than most, but was insufficient FOR ME - causing more side effects than Ven with fewer benefits.
After going through almost every anti-depressive they have [I refused Lithium and Thorozine]. I went back on Ven but they added Abilify 2mg (which we had tried as a stand-alone at 20mg) at the same time as Ven (300mg in morning) as an enhancer for it. So far, so good. We’ll see…
As far as I understand [and I’m sure many of you understand it better than me] adult ADHD (or its subcategory adult ADD) is a serious problem to solve and maintain. None of us ‘go back to _normal_’ but most are able to work through the majority of their problems. Obviously, none of us are as sharp as we used to be [H-ll! I’m 73 and still sharp as a pillow!], but the ADD adds some really original complications.
Around 15 years ago I had to close down my small PR agency because I had so many problems with _completion_ of projects. Still had/have good ideas, but I had to drop out of the leadership role.]
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
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