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Allison Russo

This reply was originally posted by user bunnymom in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Menopause for me was sudden, as it coincided with a hysterectomy and diagnosis and treatment for estrogen positive breast cancer. So hormone replacement therapy is out. ADD/LD and anxiety were already a battle. Now it’s a nightmare. Vyvanse no longer works. Lots of exercise before really helped, but now I’m always tired, sleep deprived, developed pre-diabetes, high blood pressure,and high cholesterol. My brain is always in chaos. My vyvanse shrink doesn’t believe adults have ADD, probably because she doesn’t have the expertise. I don’t have the option to change my doctor, due to insurance limitations. Can anyone suggest a med that has been helpful when stimulants no longer work? Found any other good strategies that have worked?