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May dr says I have signs of ADHD but doesn't want to put me on anything because he said it will make my anxiety worse. Has anyone else experienced this?

posted December 10, 2017 (edited)
A MyDepressionTeam Member

Hi, 'm sorry it took so long for me to answer you. I'm on Concerta 72mg because I have ADHD real bad. A psychiatrist prescribed it to me and I have never been sorry for taking it.The 1st few day were dififcult for I was very nauseous and I had a slight headache, my appetite was almost gone and I was frustrated because I could not immediately recognize the difference the meds made. But within 2 weeks or so, I started feeling better. Because of the change in appetite, I used the oppertunity to loose 54kg of weight in 1 year. This alone lessened my axiety, for being overweight is very demoralizing and therefore causes anxiety. Ask your GP to refer you to a psychiatrist and ask about the side-effects so that you can prepare yourself, should you decide to take the meds. I had to choose between living a productive, fairly normal life and take my meds or living a chaotic life in a chaotic house because I couldn't cope with ADHD on my own and i couldn't organize myself, my life or my house. Take care of yourself

posted January 3, 2018
A MyDepressionTeam Member

I had to beg to try it on a low dose and slowly increase to watch carefully for things like difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, increased heart rate, decreased thirst, staring spells and many more possible side effects. But if you just do some research print it and take it to your Dr and just truly beg to try a low dose for a month then you can take it from there. I'm currently on 30mg @adderall ER. I started on 5 mg of ritilan. But for adults adderall works significantly better than ritilan or vivanse. Best of luck to you. Keep me posted I'm praying for you!

posted December 12, 2017 (edited)
A MyDepressionTeam Member

Going onto ADHD medication, was one of the best things I've ever done! Not did my anxiety become far l
ess, but my quality of life in general, increased.

posted December 11, 2017
A MyDepressionTeam Member

Good luck! I will be praying for you!

posted November 12, 2022
A MyDepressionTeam Member

My dr agreed to let kw try adderoll!!! Thank you all for your input cause it gave me the confidence to push the subject further!

posted January 3, 2018

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