Fed up! Need feedback! Stimulants help anyone? Best results?

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   Posted 6/5/2012 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all!

Been going through some experimental trials with my psychiatrist using psycho-stimulants to try to augment my antidepressants and dampen sedating effects of pain meds. So far we've tried:
Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall XR, and just started Dexedrine. I know there are few more variations yet to try. I've been researching constantly on the different types, their individual chemical make-up, as well as trying to find out if any of them really work well, long-term. Of course I'm coming up with a huge variety of responses (mostly from ADHD people, tho), which wasn't really unexpected -- different bodies/chemistries = different responses. ...I've had a couple of "good" days (out of more than a month), but then nothing (just side effects). Maybe I have too high a tolerance, I don't know...

It's just that another summer's here, and I'm too fatigued/depressed to function, never mind participate in life, especially during the short warm season, here. Starting to get more depressed, now: "Nothing will ever work for ME! Boo-hoo!" -- Hate feeling sorry for myself!... Just so much to do, so many others to help!

So, anyone out there have any experience with this sort of stuff? (Karen, I know Adderall XR works well for you!)
Any feedback or advice appreciated!


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   Posted 6/5/2012 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that the dexadrine works for you Cailin... It must be really frustrating not to be able to find anything for energy. I am glad that there are more options for you. I hope that your day gets better...

Talk to you again soon...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/6/2012 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Karen, for always taking the time to reply. ...Once again, it appears I'm in the minority regarding my doctor's choice of depression treatment... So far no results from the Dexedrine, but I'll keep you up to date.

Hope you have a great day, yourself!

Take care,
Fibromyalgia, CFS, possible MCS, Chronic Depression/Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, PTSD ... But they're all connected & I'm working on them all - I will prevail!
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