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MedicatedM

I apologize in advance because this isn't on point but I have a semi-related question. Let me know if I should put it somewhere else.

 

Every stimulant I've tried (from caffeine to harder stuff that shall not be mentioned) has been very relaxing for me. I feel peaceful, calm, and I feel focused. I could never relate to people who got jittery from coffee, for example. Coffee is the only thing that keeps me from bouncing around and allows me to sit still for a short period of time. Is there any reason for me to speculate (I know this isn't a diagnosis) that I might have some ADHD based on my reaction to the stimulants? I read the definition on ADHD and it doesn't fit me exactly. I'm organized (via lots of to-do lists and a calendar that I check constantly) although my mind wanders a lot and I feel I'm physically hyperactive. (If I don't work out intensely and wear myself out then I'm way too bouncy to fall asleep without pharm assistance.) Do I just have a natural abundance of energy?

 

The only reason I find the idea really puzzling is that I have anxiety (GAD) and it seems like the two would be at odds. The anxiety is the bigger problem so that's what I always talk about at the psych's office. And the meds I'm on now sedate me just enough (b*nz-os) so I'm a little less bouncy. I worry that if I brought up the other issues I have that I'd get flagged or something like that. 

 

Does anyone know if these conditions exist together? 

it is possible to have plain ole ADD without the hyper part, thats me :D

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GinButterfly79

Gin,

I do believe that if ADHD meds. calm you and allow you to focus, you are indeed someone who benefits from their intended purpose. The anxiety often is bolstered by untreated ADHD.

If you were to feel 'zippy' from stims. that would likely indicate that they were not treating your condition.

Plenty of people dislike caffeine, but have completely opposite reactions to amp heta mines.

The anxiety may be controlled quite well once the other distraction is under control.

Whether your doctor will work with you or not after hearing your reported symptoms...well, that is not as clear an answer, although I do wish for you and many others it could be.

Beranda

 

Beranda, 

 

Yes, all stims I've tried have calmed me down to varying degree. And that's a good point that the anxiety may be caused by untreated ADHD. I really don't know what causes my anxiety other than that I get overwhelmed and feel I have too many things going on and being unable to focus on any particular task to finish it which just makes me feel like more of a failure and feel more pressure. Then I get anxious and get panic attacks.  

 

I'll talk to the doctor to see what he thinks and I'll read up on this some more before that appointment. I just want the right meds. I feel like the stuff I have now is just draining me; we've tinkered with varying types and some are better than others but in the end they just make me tired and a bit despondent. 

 

Thank you for the kind response! 

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GinButterfly79

it is possible to have plain ole ADD without the hyper part, thats me :D

 

Perhaps that's me too! I'll have to work with the doc to figure it out.  :)

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Beranda,

Yes, all stims I've tried have calmed me down to varying degree. And that's a good point that the anxiety may be caused by untreated ADHD. I really don't know what causes my anxiety other than that I get overwhelmed and feel I have too many things going on and being unable to focus on any particular task to finish it which just makes me feel like more of a failure and feel more pressure. Then I get anxious and get panic attacks.

I'll talk to the doctor to see what he thinks and I'll read up on this some more before that appointment. I just want the right meds. I feel like the stuff I have now is just draining me; we've tinkered with varying types and some are better than others but in the end they just make me tired and a bit despondent.

Thank you for the kind response!

Gin,

I am far from a doctor (this is just one person's experience) but the anxiety you describe is very familiar.

For nearly a decade I had considered myself a very (overly) conscientious and organized individual. However, I always felt behind, would constantly become distracted, procrastinated and was nervous, to the point of nausea (which often debilitated me)...further increasing my anxiety.

A truly vicious circle.

I had NEVER even considered these were treatable symptoms, in fact hid them for fear that others would discover my weakness and think less of me.

I actually have a very amazing friend (one I met right here on DBG) who shared 'their' experience and symptoms.

I was lucky, I realize this even more now, that my existing health care provider, knew me and my history, and trusted me enough to support my interest in investigating things further.

Neither he nor I felt certain the treatment would be effective, but began a conservative, investigatory trial.

I was more skeptic than he was, but was and still am amazed at the new normal I can now enjoy. I never knew how much unproductive energy I was expending. Nothing is perfect, but I have found that my nervousness has also been greatly reduced.

I had ignorantly expected the opposite.

Just goes to show that when you are free and supported to treat a real condition, your quality of life can be significantly improved...and in my case, I didn't even realize I was missing anything.

Hope I don't sound like a broken record or too insistent.

As I've said, I wish you all the best.

Beranda

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GinButterfly79

Gin,

I am far from a doctor (this is just one person's experience) but the anxiety you describe is very familiar.

For nearly a decade I had considered myself a very (overly) conscientious and organized individual. However, I always felt behind, would constantly become distracted, procrastinated and was nervous, to the point of nausea (which often debilitated me)...further increasing my anxiety.

A truly vicious circle.

I had NEVER even considered these were treatable symptoms, in fact hid them for fear that others would discover my weakness and think less of me.

I actually have a very amazing friend (one I met right here on DBG) who shared 'their' experience and symptoms.

I was lucky, I realize this even more now, that my existing health care provider, knew me and my history, and trusted me enough to support my interest in investigating things further.

Neither he nor I felt certain the treatment would be effective, but began a conservative, investigatory trial.

I was more skeptic than he was, but was and still am amazed at the new normal I can now enjoy. I never knew how much unproductive energy I was expending. Nothing is perfect, but I have found that my nervousness has also been greatly reduced.

I had ignorantly expected the opposite.

Just goes to show that when you are free and supported to treat a real condition, your quality of life can be significantly improved...and in my case, I didn't even realize I was missing anything.

Hope I don't sound like a broken record or too insistent.

As I've said, I wish you all the best.

Beranda

 

Beranda,

 

Yes, the overly conscientious behavior and being organized describes me to a T. I have everything tracked carefully in my calendar and my to-do apps so I can stay on task and not forget to do things and if I do get distracted then return to the list and do what it tells me to do. It's not my memory precisely; if I remember that something needs to be done then I can remember everything about if but I don't remember it needs to happen because I'm busy doing other things (multitasking) then I will forget it. 

 

I really appreciate you sharing your story. You don't sound at all like a broken record. It makes a lot of sense to me. Thank you very much!

 

Gin

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Maybesomeday

it is possible to have plain ole ADD without the hyper part, thats me :D

Absolutely. It's not unusual in adults at all.

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hexx29

I used to be addicted to Adderall. I thought it was a miracle drug. For many years while I was working my desk job I felt sluggish, unfocused and tired all day. As soon as I got on Adderall that changed. I was excited about going to work. It made the challenge of my job more enjoyable.

 

Also, I had tons of energy. Factoring in the appetite supression I was loosing weight too. Looking better, feeling better, getting more things done, etc. It was great that first year.

 

As my tolerance went up I started asking my doc for more pills.. I some how managed him to prescribe me 30MG 3X per day. I basically told him I don't take the full 90mg. I break the pills in half and save the remainder for the next month. Basically allowing me to save more money.

 

Well, long story short. I lied to the doctor. I took 90MG everyday and after 3-4 months psycosis started setting in. I thought my girlfriend was cheating, I thought people were following me, constantly looking over my shoulder thinking the whole world was against me. It was complete paranoia. I ended up losing my job and my girlfriend. Haha.

 

That was a long time ago. I stopped taking them and everything is back to normal now. But I guarantee you I wouldn't hesitate to take again if I knew the paranoia wouldnt resurface.

 

Be careful with this med. It can ruin your life if you over do it.

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Requiem
On 24/06/2013 at 6:13 AM, Denise said:

 

When a person who truly has ADHD takes medication  such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall, it should make them feel a little tired or even downright sleep when they first take it.  Because it is slowing you down.

In the hospital some kids slept all day after get first dose or two.  Then it began to help them.

 

They misdiagnosed my grandson with ADHD - he was NEVER sleepy when he started the medicine, he lost his appetite and couldn't sleep at night (we're talking grade school).  He became violent in school and finally confided in me that the medicine made him feel angry, irritable, and want to hurt someone.  I immediately pulled him off the medicine in defiance of school (being RN with psych degree/experience).

 

I took him to a psychologist I knew and worked with - in 5 minutes he had diagnosed my grandson as "Development Disorder" (a form of autism).  I knew that child was NOT ADHD and his reaction to the meds for ADHS proved it.  We got him in a school for autistic children and he has done great without ANY meds to help him - he has even been able to mainstream into regular classes with help, after 3 years of special classes designed to help him.

 

Teachers tend to diagnose every kid these days as ADHD if they are energetic or disrupt class in any way.  We have far too many children in this country on wrong meds that have bad long-term side effects on some - for the convenience of teachers, not for what's best for child or what child needs.

 

Don't let teachers/principals pressure you into medicating your child without an excellent, qualified psychologist (outside of school system) diagnosing them.  Don't give meds to your kids that you can see are having a negative effect on them.

 

I've seen truly ADHD kids placed on Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta etc - you can tell almost immediate improvement in their behavior, ability to focus & perform.  If you don't see that - keep searching for the right answers to your child's problem, don't let these schools misdiagnose, mismedicate your child because it won't help them.  And may harm them or cause them to harm others.

 

Find support groups of other parents - they will help you, too, in many ways.

It's ed-psych's that label students with learning difficulties not teachers. Teachers only make referrals based on observations. A good and professional teacher would never advise parents to consider medication; that's what children's mental health services are for.

No need to blame educationalists, the parents are the ones with the final say.

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Def_Starr

if i can get more of it i would, i literally hate work, when i do come across it , i can actually get through the day at work without taking a benzo and deal with the b.s ARGH WHAT IL DO FOR IT! 

 

yes its awesome! 

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Def_Starr
On 2/10/2014 at 7:54 AM, hexx29 said:

I used to be addicted to Adderall. I thought it was a miracle drug. For many years while I was working my desk job I felt sluggish, unfocused and tired all day. As soon as I got on Adderall that changed. I was excited about going to work. It made the challenge of my job more enjoyable.

 

 

Yes ! I need it for work but cant get it prescribed, i am 33 , and my primary care gives me xanax for the bs anxiety from work, but when i do get adderall from a friend, OMFG WORK IS GREAT, i need to see a PYSCH who will give me this , I swear i almost quit work 3weeks ago, but a friend hooked me up with some, and i push through and did some overtime. I am not sure what the difficultyness would be in obtaining a script through a Pysch and at my age, 

 

I feel il waste my time going to a Pysch and they give me some b.s crap and il prob be like WHY NOT ADDERALL i dont want this b.s wellbutrin or whatever... 

gawd i wish there was a IOP that had these! 

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On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 7:36 PM, Def_Starr said:

 

 

Yes ! I need it for work but cant get it prescribed, i am 33 , and my primary care gives me xanax for the bs anxiety from work, but when i do get adderall from a friend, OMFG WORK IS GREAT, i need to see a PYSCH who will give me this , I swear i almost quit work 3weeks ago, but a friend hooked me up with some, and i push through and did some overtime. I am not sure what the difficultyness would be in obtaining a script through a Pysch and at my age, 

 

I feel il waste my time going to a Pysch and they give me some b.s crap and il prob be like WHY NOT ADDERALL i dont want this b.s wellbutrin or whatever... 

gawd i wish there was a IOP that had these! 

Hey Def,

Depending on what you tell the psych and their policy on prescribing stimulants, I believe you can procure a prescription for @dd. I just got one 2 months ago and I'm only slightly younger than you. Below is my story and some guidance that I hope can help you. PM me if you have any questions.

When I was 19 a psych diagnosed me with ADHD and we tried a variety of different meds (more on this below) before arriving at 20mg XR @dd. My life kind of fell apart (for unrelated reasons) when was ~23 and I stopped seeing that doctor and stopped taking any of meds.

During this past summer I decided I wanted to get back on @dd. I set up an appointment with a psych who I knew prescribed @dd to a friend of mine. I presented my contemporaneous and historical symptoms (most of which happened to be true) in a way that I believed would maximize the chances of procuring a prescription, which I did. The details follow.

When I filled out the forms they give you at your first appointment, I wrote that I was on no other meds and that the reason for my visit was because my symptoms of ADHD had returned after I stopped taking @dd ~6 months prior (it had actually been years since I'd had a prescription). During the appointment, I explained my history with ADHD/@dd to the psych. I explained that I was first diagnosed with ADDD when I was 19, but that I had started experiencing the symptoms when I was much younger (around 10). I talked about childhood memories that highlighted my restlessness and inability to stay focused. I explained the course of therapy I took with the previous psych: he started me on Strattera (a BS non-stimulant), which was ineffective. We moved to instant release dexamphetamine, but I hated the crash. We tried Concerta, but I also hated that crash. Then we tried @dd XR 20mg, which had only very mild side effects. I stuck with the XR.

I then told the psych that I stopped taking @dd ~6 months ago. I explained that 1.) my old psych was unreliable and cancelled appointments often and that 2.) I thought maybe I would now be okay without the @dd. Of course, I emphasized that I wasn't okay without the @dd. I painted a picture of a desperate struggle that was jeopardizing my career: I couldn't maintain focus, was distracted, restless, etc, despite exerting maximum effort to get things done. The symptoms were hindering my ability to perform at my new job. I explained that the symptoms also had an adverse social effect as well; I often interrupted people in conversation due to an uncontrollable impulse to speak on the subject.

He wrote me a script for 20mg xrs on the spot. He did not ask for my previous psych's name or permission to see my medical records (which would have revealed it had been many years since I was prescribed 20mg xrs).

If you set up an appointment with a psych, you don't need to fully copy my story, but I encourage you to follow these principles:

* Say that you previously tried multiple different meds until you arrived at Adderall, which worked the best for you. The doctor will then be unlikely to start you on something worthless like Strattera. In fact, I'd guess they will start you on whatever you say worked best for you, unless you ask for a ridiculous prescription (e.g., 30xr + 3 or 4 additional IR doses). 

* Express that you have experienced ADHD symptoms since childhood, regardless of whether you state you were ever medicated for ADHD. By the way, the mere fact you're 33 won't stop a psych from prescribing you @dd. Plenty of adults with ADHD were never diagnosed or treated. The psych primarily cares about whether you have had symptoms since childhood and continue to have symptoms.

* Be specific re: your symptoms. Don't just say "it helps me be productive at work." Use google or PM me for more info.

* Go to a pysch that you know is willing to prescribe stims. I doubt there are many that categorically refuse to prescribe stims, but I know they do exist.

* If you tell the psych you're prescribed X@n, you will probably greatly diminish the likelihood that he prescribes you @dd. Relatedly, if you say you have another psych (although I think you just see a PC doc?), they will question why you haven't just asked the psych about @dd.

If you follow my guide and get the right psych, the odds are good you'll be prescribed @dd, so long as the psych doesn't ask for medical records. But I don't think that's likely. @dd isn't an opiate or X@n; compared to those drugs, I don't think doctors fear manipulation and dishonesty from people seeking @dd prescriptions.

Finally, you can always tweak some of the story. For example, instead of saying you fired your old pysch, you could say your old psych retired.

Hope this is of some help. Let me know if you have at questions.

 

 

 

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nexusgirl

Maybe my dose isn't high enough, but  for me there's no euphoria. There's only an anxious feeling for a few hours and a slight increase in concentration. The crash though. I'm always more antsy and difficult during the "crash" time even when I don't notice.

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SleepyMonkey

When.taken as prescribed It doesn’t get me ‘high’ if anything it calms down my mind to a point where I can see things much more clearly. I’m able to to prioritize, multitask and understand what’s worth doing and what’s not. 

Taking more than prescribed is a different story altogether. It gives me a speedy feeling which I’ve become accustomed to dislike. I guess that’s what happens when you get old.

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ABBY890

I did not know I was ADD until my daughter's psychiatrist suggested that perhaps I get tested too.  It explains so much, but I sure as heck felt like I missed out on a lot of opportunities because #1 I thought I was stupid and #2 I couldn't finish anything I started. Addreal really changed my outlook on so many things, especially about how I perceived my own capabilities.

So after a couple of years, my psychiatrist passed away, so I'm back to scatterbrained Abby until I find another psychiatrist or an alternative solution. 

I get no euphoria from Addrall.... I notice that I am much more interested in getting on with my day and being organized. And less forgetful. ADD is embarrassing, and without medication, there are some situations I avoid because I don't want my scatterbrained head to appear. 

It is a helpful drug. I hope they find something as effective before they outlaw it completey. It's so hard to find. 

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It's a MIRACLE DRUG

for ADHD💪if it's used as prescribed👍

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