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Re: Buspar and meds for ADD

Posted by Lasagne on June 9, 2003, at 18:42:37

In reply to Buspar and meds for ADD, posted by Barbie57 on March 11, 2003, at 8:24:24

> My doc and I are trying to figure out how to best medicate anxiety and ADD. I have taken Buspar for four years and it has improved my quality of life tremendously, but it doesn't help with ADD distraction and lack of follow through. I'm currently taking Metadate ER and like the mental results but seem to have tightness in chest and some physical agitation with it. One tack we're trying is to divide up my Buspar throughout the day so that it seems to coincide with the timerelease of the Metadate. I wonder about Straterra since I read that it has some anti-anxiety effects as well. Anyone have experience with Buspar and Straterra? Or related experiences treating anxiety and ADD?

response: I have taken BuSpar for a while now for anxiety. I also take Prozac. I was recently diagnosed with ADD at age 33. My doctor started me on Strattera. I take 80 mgs at bedtime. I have found this medication to be very relaxing. At first I didn't know what to think. It was the first time that I had felt that calm in my whole life. It made my brain function at the right speed instead of always going and going. I have now been on the medication for a month and I am getting past the side-effects of dry-mouth, nausea, itching of the scalp, and daytime tiredness. The medication has also helped me to lose some weight, especially in the beginning it had good appetite control for me. Although I had thought the Buspar had improved my life greatly, I now am finding that the combination of Strattera and Buspar very refreshing. I don't get nearly as uptight as I used to. I can focus through my daily routine and do what I need to do without feeling like my chest is tightening up with stress. I also like how the Strattera helps me sleep. I wake up feeling so much better now.




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