Anyone know why Ritalin was prescribed to me?!?

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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
confused   Okay...I finally went to see the psychiatrist for the first time yesterday about my depression.  He has added the medication Ritalin for me to take.  Does this make any sense to anyone??

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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
It depends on what your dx is..........are you ADHD?  This medication is used to treat ADHD and sometimes
narcolepsy .
What is your dx if you would like to share with us?
The medication is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant.
I am very glad you took control and went to see a physician. Please do keep talking with us.

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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt...thanks for answering. No, I do NOT have ADD. My only diagnoses (per the psychiatrist and my other physician) have been major depression, fibromyalgia, Lupus.

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   

I took provigil for my depression and it is similar-like drug for sleeping disorders. It can be used as an AD adjunct but while it worked for my mood, it made me jittery and now I stopped it and am sleepy and have anxiety.

Hope it works for you.

This too shall pass

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   Posted 5/29/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah, more for mood and thought processes. obviously it is an adjunct to support the med's you are on, agree with the cns, a helper to stimulate cns. hoping you are feeling beeter soon, luv, jamie
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