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Adderall Not Working. Also; Taking Stimulants With Strattera
I’ve spoke to my doctor about this and read up on it, but I’m curious if any users have any experience or resources on the subject. Admittedly she’s just a GP PA, but at this point I had to do something fast before things got any worse; I would like to see a specialist and am researching my options. There are none within 3 hours of where I live.
I’m taking 80 mg Strattera because it really helped with my anxiety and intermittent depression. My doctor is about to start me on Adderall XR.
Any comments, info on using these two together—or, on the chance Adderall XR doesn’t work for me—any other stimulant with Strattera?
Also, three weeks ago I started regular Adderall at 5mg, slowly worked up to 20. Felt virtually nothing. This is why my doctor wants to start me on Aderall XR. I’m confused why this would make a difference if the regular version didn’t work?
I definitely have ADHD, fulfill the criteria to the extreme.
Is it normal for a certain type of stimulant not to work? I have read that they don’t work for everyone it just worries me. I extreme anxiety, though Strattera helps as my life continues to fall to shambles around me it is rearing it’s ugly head..medicine can only do so much.
Both sides of my family have cardiovascular concerns, including death before 60 with several individuals—stroke, heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure. My doctor knows this; however, I’m still concerned because I know that both meds increase your heart rate a bit, among other things.
I didn’t want to take stimulants—but I’m facing losing my job, my partner, the roof over my head, and any semblance of a life. Right now it takes me the entirety of the day to get 75% of my work done for my job. There is no room for anything else.