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July 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm in reply to: Stimulant meds just don’t work for some people, right? #208065
Thanks for excellent information about how and what Strattera affects for you, @eyeonthesky.
Penny is right, anxiety and fear based on past bad experiences can make us so worried that it overwhelms us and paralyzes us in the moment. Your psychologist ought to give you some tips or recommend techniques to manage those feelings. Right now, you don’t have any tools!
With your Mum, I wonder if you could talk to her about how she can help you. If she’s good at keeping house, for example, maybe she could show you how to create your own housecleaning schedule.June 3, 2021 at 8:14 pm in reply to: Stimulant meds just don’t work for some people, right? #204395
I meant to say: it sounds as if you could use a different therapist. Why not try someone who has a different set of tools? It’s worth the experiment to try someone different.
And it’s hard to tell if we have anxiety because of the ADHD, or if anxiety is the primary cause of the problems! IDK.
The reason I’m getting an executive function coach is that most psychotherapists help with our self-esteem and relationship and communication and self-regulation etc., but they don’t seem to help with the practical tools and organization techniques.
I’m right there with you. Let’s hope the “triple-threat” approach of dr, therapist, and coach actually works!June 3, 2021 at 8:01 pm in reply to: Stimulant meds just don’t work for some people, right? #204394
Several articles on this site refer to people – often women – who don’t respond to stimulants. I don’t respond to stimulant medications either; at least, if it’s working, it’s not doing much for me besides maybe a slight increase in focus. The doctor says I’m at a high dose. It’s not doing anything much for me.
Can you keep taking the Strattera? What does Strattera seem to help with?
You might want to get a true MD/Psychiatrist doctor who specializes in ADHD – at least until you know what works.
Unfortunately, it takes more than medication to resolve the issues related to ADHD. I’m trying to line up an executive function coach so I know how to actually break up tasks and get work done. I want a coach who will let me meet with her on-call at least a few times in the beginning.