View Single Post
Old 11-07-18, 06:52 PM
mildadhd mildadhd is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North America
Posts: 12,077
Thanks: 1,931
Thanked 1,322 Times in 1,003 Posts
mildadhd has disabled reputation
Re: Why do i seek/crave more meds when i'm upset or stressed!

Our positive and negative feeling systems are interconnected and work together.

When negative feeling systems are chronically stimulated, may also result in a strain/imbalance in our positive feeling systems.

Another possibility is that major depression may also partly be the result of under active positive feeling systems?

I wonder if the medication may be temporally helping imbalance?

I have never tried the medication you have, and I do not know the pros and cons of taking the medication you are taking?

I wonder if your major depression is resulting in extra cravings, and I wonder if it would be better to discuss with your doctor about better treating your major depression first (or along with AD(H)D)?

I also wonder if there is the possibility that the AD(H)D medication is making your major depression worse, and even more noticeable when the the medication begins to ware off?

Finding ways of reducing abnormal distresses, may also help.

"When people are suffering mentally, they want to feel better—they want to stop having bad emotions and start having good emotions." (-Temple Grandin)

Last edited by mildadhd; 11-07-18 at 07:09 PM..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mildadhd For This Useful Post:
littlesmg88 (11-17-18)