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Devon Frye
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This reply was originally posted by user FL Spartan in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

I’m 68 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD a year ago. It’s made a significant change in my life and marriage. I can’t take stimulants because of heart issues. I tried Strattera for 3 months and hated it (sweating, fainting, shallow breathing). Changed to bupropion and have no side effects (I thought my doctor gave me a placebo). 80% improvement of symptoms; planning to take it to my grave.

We all have different physical reactions to different drugs; experiment until you find the one that controls the negative aspects of ADHD with minimal side effects.