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      adderrall worked really well for improving concentration and motivation, but caused some increase in obsessive thoughts and feeling jittery.

      Does anyone have experience with this constellation of symptoms and stratterra?

      Does a stimulant necessarily make these symptoms worse? I have read that people feel that their anxiety was lessened because they had more control over their thoughts on a stimulant.

      I know everyone is different in their medication responses, but I am just wondering about some general experiences with these conditions and medication options to consider and speak to the doctor about. We cannot get regular follow-up from a psychiatrist.

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      Penny Williams

      Stimulants can increase anxiety and exacerbate those behaviors. I’m of the understanding that the amphetamine type stimulants may more readily cause that side effect than the methylphenidate type stimulants (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant, etc).

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

      Here’s some information on Strattera to consider as well:

      Strattera: ADHD Medication FAQ

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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