ADD meds for brain fog.

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veromia333
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Am i the only one who takes an ADD med for brain for.

To me it is like taking a pain pill for my pain it doesnt cure me but it helps.

My brain was bad. And I cannot say enough for how much it helps. Its so exciting I remembered names, everything I was doing all my thoughts seemed to seemlesly flow together. You know when your thinking and you just loose a thought? Even when you may be talking and loose what you were originally getting at. Or I would read the same thing over and not retain it, or even read words before they came in the sentence or put words there that werent. Or tues this week I forgot my daughters checkup, because I have been off it for 10 days .
When I take it I cant seem to even loose a thought, even when I move on im still knowing where my previous thought was. It becomes seemless and that is so relaxing . I tell you its beautiful. I cant believe my promotion of ADD meds but it has been a miracle for me. And I can focus on one thing for a long time and then my people relations are so much more fruitful I can process correctly and resposively and analitically respond to them.
And finally another major kicker right to the ass of my major chronic fatigue. It gives me so much energy. I consider it as esential to the pain management from the pain pills I need brain management. and apparently it is all ok to take together. hmmmmmp I say try it give my a reason why not.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Please don't take me wrong for saying this but I'm saying this from experience. Please be careful while on this drug. It is not for everyone. My daughter has ADHD and has been on these types of drugs since she was in first grade. It's a stimulant, and in my opinion, I wouldn't take it because it would probably make me feel really bad....just like diet pills. When someone has a weakend immune system, I don't think stimulants are good to take unless, in your case, they absolutely have too. My daughter has been having side affects her whole life from these drugs. Her heart beats fast, she gets moody sometimes, on a certain one( I can't remember the name of it), she felt really depressed. She HAS to take it or she cannot focus or be organized in any way. We have tried natural remedies but none of them worked. We even thought at one point while she was in school that she may be able to get off....all her grades dropped dramatically. She cannot even hold a job without it because she is all over the place so, she truly needs it but has to suffer with the side affects. Just be very careful with this drug.

I hope you don't think this is negative in anyway. I'm telling you this because I care.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

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JELAINEP
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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I was tried on an ADD drug about 2 years ago. I too had a good "brain function" reaction, but my body was in such bad shape I couldn't do anything with it. So my brain was wide awake but my body wasn't.

Please be careful on these type of drugs. I think in adults that can become addictive (but who cares when its working - haha). I too am going to ask for the ADD medication again and see if I can take it now to help get my body moving with my brain. I just want to use it for a few months and then see if my brain and body can just continue working without the drug. At least that the latest plan I've concocted in my brain.....

BUT as usual I may be back on a PICC line again and then I wouldn't want the ADD meds. It's all timing. I should know more by the end of June.
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veromia333
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   Posted 5/28/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the concern i dont take it as anything bad. I know every case is different. And so far it has just been completly positive for me as I take it. I even take it early enough that by the end of the night Ive expended so much energy and it weres off and the fatigue kicks back in for me to sleep. So for me its all entirely positive. At this point it is ok with the current other meds. I had such bad brain function that it is appropriate, it helps tremendously. I dont want to go without it.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, we are all so different and it's a shame these meds don't work well for all of us. I've tried most of the ADD meds and stimulants and Adderall works the best for me. It give me the energy I need to get out of bed when I need to make an appointment and does increase my response time but unfortunately does not improve my brain function much beyond that. I also experience a worsening of symptoms, especially fatigue, afterwards so I limit taking it to only when I absolutley need to which is about once every week or two. I think this happens because I'm pushing my body and brain beyond what it's truly capable of.

One of the first stimulants I tried when I first became ill was Provigil. The doctor at the time described to me as a clean stimulant with no bad side effects. I even think the air force uses it on a regular basis. Anyway, I read so many fantastic things about it and had such high hopes and the only thing it did was make me feel wired but still too exhausted to move, if that makes any sense. Then again, very little makes sense when it comes to what we experience. lol

It's trial and error for all of us and whatever works with the least amount of side effects for each of us is the answer - for the time being anyway.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what it is about stimulants, but once I became sick, they would make me feel terrible when I toook them. I felt overly exhausted and just terrible inside. I used to take diet pills pretty much when I needed to lose weight and they always made me feel really good. I had lots of energy and I was even happy, LOL. The minute I got sick though, I couldn't take them anymore. I was told by a chiroprator that I worked for that it had something to do with my immune system being non existent.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell everyone what my daughter goes through. It really helped her concentrate and be organized but the side affects are hell for her. We've done tons of bloodwork and everything was fine, so she was able to stay on them but boy what a decision that was. It's hard to make that kind of decision when it's your family.

Veronica, I'm glad it is working for you. I wish I had something to help with my fatigue.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Jelaine,

I'm so glad you are on this board. You make me laugh everytime I really need it. I wish I had your humor. Don't ever lose that.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


veromia333
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   Posted 5/28/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Caj im glad your daughter is being helped. I have a daughter and I have such a passion for children now i just want to burst when i think of a child who would have to suffer of feel not good enough. it must be hard for a childs brain so much diff than the way i can handle it. you sound like such a good mom. keep it going i know you will. its such a struggle not to let the fatigue interfere with my relationship w her. she keeps me grounded and gives me higher standards to fight for god i love her. thank you god for her.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/28/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Veronica,

Thank you so much for the compliment. I'm the same way. I cannot stand to see a child suffer. They are innocent and it is up to us to help them. I hated seeing her on medication and that's why I tried the natural route first. When that failed, I realized there was nothing else I could do. The medication really helped with her grades and she is the type of person that doesn't even have to study for a test and passes with flying colors....but only when she's on her meds. Her daddy has ADHD also and I prayed that she wouldn't have it, but that's the way the cards were dealt. I did the best I could with what I had. These diseases don't have answers. Even ADHD is hard to deal with.

I hope you are having a good day today:)
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


veromia333
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   Posted 5/28/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh. There is no cure for ADD I never thought of that. What a world! Ugg do these doctors know anything aaaat all?

I hope you and your family are good today also! Love!
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.

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