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Re: Adult ADD, what meds?

Posted by Laree on January 15, 2004, at 10:14:17

In reply to Re: Adult ADD, what meds? ╗ isabellem, posted by Dinah on January 14, 2004, at 19:50:25

I take 50 mg./regular Adderall a day in divided doses for my ADHD.
I am also on Lexapro (15 mg.) and Wellbutrin SR (100 mg.)...was on Zoloft last summer & at 100 mgs. I started to feel socially withdrawn (a rarity for me!) and depressed. As soon as I stopped taking it I felt a lot better...but it has helped alleviate my depression in the past.

> > For adults with ADD: What medication(s) are you taking and in what doses?
> >
> > Quick background: I have a 30-year history of depression; been in some form of therapy for most of the timeŚlots of different pdocs and Ts (I move a lot); been on just about every antidepressant as well as an array of other psych meds (but have also gone long periods w/nothing); was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (then 'manic depression') in the late 70s [at McLean's Hosp in Belmont, MAŚlong story, but I never thought I had this]; settled on Zoloft about 5 or 6 years ago [gets rid of impending doom w/o side effects]; four yrs ago started augmenting that w/ Ritalin (then Dexedrine (40 mg), then Adderall (30 mg), now Ritalin again).
> >
> > A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with ADD, and for the first time in my life I feel like I finally know what's been going on all these years. Right now I am taking 200 mg Zoloft at night, 10 mg Ritalin 2x each day and 40 mg Propranolol (for familial tremor I've had since I was a kidŚmy mom and dad both have it). (Interestingly, none of the stimulant meds make the tremor worse, although caffeine sometimes doesů)
> >
> > I'd like some info (to discuss with my pdoc) about increasing Ritalin and decreasing the Zoloft (or even switching to another antidepressant). Any input/feedback would be appreciated.
> >
> > (btw, I am a 43 y/o female)
> >
> > izzy




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