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I also have trouble with depression/anxiety and ADD. I’ve finally decided that assigning each symptom to a particular disorder is a futile task. In the end, if a medication helps, it helps. If you are currently taking something for depression, can you ask the doctor if they might prescribe a stimulant as an adjunct? Some doctors recognize that as an acceptable use. (No ADHD diagnosis necessary.) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375494/
If the stimulants helped, that likely means your system could do with a bit more dopamine. Did the doc ever try you on Wellbutrin? (not to replace a stimulant, but as a depression treatment) You might get more response from that then SSRIs alone. Good luck.
PS- The testing you are describing isn’t as definitive for identifying ADHD as the psychologist claimed. https://psychcentral.com/pro/computerized-testing-for-adhd-is-it-useful#9
If you do end up having to go back for a AAC ADHD diagnosis, going through all that testing isn’t necessary. Medical doctors often diagnose off a checklist, and they are covered by health insurance.
Not sure if this it’s helpful, but I was out on Vyvanse (Elvanse) for a while. Even up to the maximum dose, I felt nothing. But Adderall (amphetamine salts) work for me. My doctor explained that Vyvanse is dextroamphetamine with an amino acid attached (lysine). Enzymes break the amino acid off to make the drug available. My psychiatrist had noticed certain patients seemed to have no response. He suspected that maybe the enzyme wasn’t breaking the lysine off properly.
All that is to say, if Vyvanse works for you, you should notice a difference that day. If it doesn’t, there are other versions of amphetamine based drugs that might work better for you.
For everyone out there looking for TEVA Adderall, it’s currently on the FDA’s Drug Shortage list. Looks like there is a pause in production because one of the fillers was out of specs. Teva reports the ingredient is on back order, and supply is expected to rebound in March ‘21.
(This does make me wonder if the supplier voluntarily reported the issue to TEVA or if some of the recent complaints actually brought attention to a possible problem.)
You can Google ‘FDA Drug Shortages’ to see if particular amphetamine salt brands are having problems and when a fix is expected.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by WaveOffTheCoast.
For anyone having allergies to ingredients or who wants info on a specific generic, the NIH keeps a catalog of Meds which includes lots of info. (For generic adderall search for dextroamphetamine) https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/index.cfm
Here’s aurobindo specifically: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a582d57f-d191-4ca5-b105-585b2d8a0e3e
Expand section on Ingredients and Appearance at the bottom.
The inactive ingredients for blue IR (10 mg) are
SILICON DIOXIDE (UNII: ETJ7Z6XBU4)
MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)
POVIDONE (UNII: FZ989GH94E)
STARCH, CORN (UNII: O8232NY3SJ)
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)