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Old 07-12-14, 08:39 AM
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Re: Adderall XR, Birth Control, Hormone Fluctuations... Journal Thread!

Lower estrogen levels impact the efficacy of Adderall. I become more "ADHD" the closer I get to starting my period. I have to increase the Adderall during this time so I can remain productive at work. Taking a low dose of Zoloft during this time can help with the angst of feeling sad and out of control. I rarely take the Zoloft, but it's nice to have the option. Unfortunately, the impact of hormone levels on ADHD only intensify until we complete menopause. As you know first-hand, women with ADHD are chemically complicated. Hang in there. I hate you are having to experience all of this. Please continue to share your story. It can really help other ADHD women.
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