Reply To: Evening Horrible ADHD problems

Penny Williams

This wasn’t the right combination of medications for you. There are lots of others to try.

There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. It could very well be that you need to try a stimulant from the other category.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

And if SSRI’s make you sort of lethargic, there are other medications to try for anxiety. Buspar is purely an anxiety medication and not an SSRI. It has a lower side effect profile than the anti-drepressants.

Don’t give up just because a couple medications weren’t helpful to you. There’s a lot of trial and error involved in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, etc… successfully.

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