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ADHD in Women

Dry Mouth

Help.  At 49 I was finally diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medication.  I was already taking Lexapro for depression.  Has anyone had any luck with one of the ADHD medications that did not cause dry mouth?  The depression medication already causes some dry mouth.  With both it is unbearable.  I have tried Concerta and Adderall XR.  I feel so frustrated and jilted.  I finally had something that made me feel normal for focus and to have the mental energy to get stuff done and now I can’t use it. Help!


Not an easy situation - I also have diabtes which dries everything as well as the mouth. I take Aderall and celexa for depression which seem to work well enough given that I am not seeking perfection and settling for some discomfort. It seems you are committed to Lexapro, then maybe try the different ADHD meds and see what may work better. Or, maybe it’s just a matter of getting used to it and guzzling Biotene.  Good luck!!!

Posted by sara212 on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:32pm

I can only suggest going without meds.  I have an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s which causes dry mouth and dry everything else.  Though the stimulant seemed like a miracle drug for my brain, my mouth got so irritated with sores that it was painful to swallow water.  Biotene is pretty useless for my condition.  Exercise is the only thing that helps though for a limited time.  Good luck to finding an answer as all anti-depressants and stimulants cause dry mouth as I understand.

Posted by CleverGirl on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:48pm

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