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)
Top 5 of the Month
ADDitude's most popular articles
Important! User-Generated Content
The opinions expressed on ADDConnect are solely those of the user, who may or may not have medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of ADDConnect or ADDitude magazine. For more information, see our terms and conditions.