what ADD drug is like pseudoephedrine?

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      jeep36
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      im trying to work on getting the correct meds/dosages for my ADD and am struggling. the best I have every felt focus wise and mentally was when I would self medicate with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine). Im trying to find drugs that are similar that I should ask my Dr to try. im assuming Sudafed is metabolized into ephedrine by my body so this would make it a prodrug so something like Vyvanse would be my best bet?

      any help is appreciated with the struggle

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      Penny Williams
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      There’s no way to know which ADHD medication would work best for you because it depends on individual neurochemicals, genetics, and metabolism. Have a conversation with your doctor and take their advice on which medication to try first.

      Here’s more facts about ADHD medications so you can have a good understanding before speaking with your doctor and starting a medication trial:

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

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

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