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Extended Release Clonidine - Kapvay

I am a newly diagnosed adult with ADHD.  I have read with interest Dr. Dodson’s recent posts and webinars on rejection sensitive dysphoria and its treatment with Alpha Agonists like clonidine or guanfacine.  I cannot access Intuitiv, the long acting guanfacine.

So, I just got a prescription for clonidine and wondered if others out there have tried clonidine.  I know it is authorized for child and adolescent ADHD and am curious why it is not for adults.

Has anyone who has used it for some time gotten long term relief from the reactivity that Dr. Dobson so accurately describes?

I may be looking for a silver bulllet, but I also feel like I have done a lot of work in dealing and trying to reduce emotional symptoms with the wrong meds, like SSRIs, and benzodiazapines, and thought this med. might be helpful.  I am currenly unable to take any stimulants and so this seems my only choice (took Atomoxetine and only got insomnia)




Sorry, I don’t. I’m also going to be looking into getting Intuitiv @ the first of the year (new insurance) because I really felt that described me well also.

Posted by organizationschmorganization on Dec 24, 2013 at 8:28am

Eric,  Good luck! Please post up how it goes, as I am very interested in this entire forum and the RSD that was shared /explained by Dr. Dobson.  SO ACCURATELY! Hang in there, and I hope to hear things are improved for you with this medication!  I am thinking of trying or convincing my doctor to allow me to try something different as well!

I haven’t investigated these other meds very closely, but also am an adult who has been diagnosed for over 10 years…have to think back on that one! Hah!

Why can’t you access the Intuitiv and is the Chlondine the same type of thing, or different?  You don’t have to answer all of this, as I can do some research as well…but, just wondered…

Posted by Unconventional on Mar 17, 2014 at 8:59pm

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