Non-Stimulant Med without all the side effects

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    • #166672
      Maxcat
      Participant

      Hi all,

      I’ve been trying various ADD meds and looking for a non-stimulant med that works well but doesn’t have a lot of side effects. In general I’m sensitive to meds so I see this as an ongoing battle. I started with Ritalin which was fantastic but I felt I was on speed. Then I tried Strattera but I can’t handle the side effects. Has anyone had any success with Clonidine (Kapvay)or Guanfacine (Intuniv)?

      Thanks.

    • #166728
      quietlylost
      Participant

      I did well with Wellbutrin (bupropion) but switched off it due to a side effect. It was good overall though.

    • #167130
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      The side effects are different for each individual. The only way to know how you’ll respond to a specific ADHD medication is to try it. Here’s some information on different non-stimulant options.

      Non-Stimulant ADHD Medication Overview

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

    • #168635
      unverified
      Participant

      You’re gonna have to try them yourself. People have had great results with wellbutrin and strattera, while those have put me on suicide watch. So, we’re all different

    • #177858
      MountainMama41
      Participant

      I tried guanfscine and it didn’t work for me.
      Wellbutrin made my heart race like crazy.
      Adderall made me feel so jittery.
      I’m sensitive to meds as well. I wish they made “baby doses” for those of us who are super sensitive!

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