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Old 11-12-20, 08:05 AM
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Is there hope, medication-wise? Please tell me there's hope. Run out of options.

Is there hope medication wise? I've run out of options. I really need hope.

I've tried Wellbutrin, Strattera, Dex, Ritalin, Vyvanse.

There are two main problems with stimulants:

They last for a REALLY short period of time. Like, ten minutes. The crash is longer than the benefit. It's as if I take them just to have a crash.

If they work, many of my ADHD problems are helped. However, I also experience a kind of overstimulated, anxious 'high' even at really low doses.

The only medication I haven't tried is guanfacine/clonidine. I can't help but think I'm screwed. I'm seeing a new ADHD specialist next year, by May. Up till now I've been seeing ADHD psychiatrists with a 'special interest' in ADHD, on the NHS in the UK. No 'true specialists,' whatever that means.

I just need some hope. Iím trying many things holistically (meditation, etc.) but ADHD is severely impacting my life. Has guanfacine/clonidine significantly changed things up for anyone? Are there other options I havenít explored? Is this a metabolism issue, and is this something that can be rectified?
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Re: Is there hope, medication-wise? Please tell me there's hope. Run out of options.

do you have any co-morbid disorder?
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Re: Is there hope, medication-wise? Please tell me there's hope. Run out of options.

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do you have any co-morbid disorder?
This point is very important (anxiety or other problem). Fixing it before taking stimulants is basic, in my opinion

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