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Old 03-29-13, 09:22 AM
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Medication advice needed

I am 15 years old, and two months ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar disorder.
My psychiatrist suggested Atomoxetine 25 MG once a day for me, and I looked up online, my weight is 62kgs, and according to that, the dosage should be 74.4 mg per day, but as I am an adolescent, it would be 80 mg daily.
Also, he suggested me to have piracetam 5 ML twice daily.
I stopped taking the medication a few weeks back, I dont remember why.
Can anyone suggest any medication for me? What should I take?
Also, today, I took a atomoxetine capsule, after a few weeks, and within 10 minutes of taking it, I noticed behavioral changes, like, I turned irritable, depressed and kind of angry.
So any suggestions?
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Old 03-29-13, 04:29 PM
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Re: Medication advice needed

I would go with a stimulant medication, ie. Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) first and see how that works; if you don't get optimal response from that then you can go to the Amphetamine family of meds (Adderall, Vyvanse, Dex).
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Old 03-29-13, 04:58 PM
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Re: Medication advice needed

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I am 15 years old, and two months ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar disorder.
My psychiatrist suggested Atomoxetine 25 MG once a day for me, and I looked up online, my weight is 62kgs, and according to that, the dosage should be 74.4 mg per day, but as I am an adolescent, it would be 80 mg daily.
Also, he suggested me to have piracetam 5 ML twice daily.
I stopped taking the medication a few weeks back, I dont remember why.
Can anyone suggest any medication for me? What should I take?
Also, today, I took a atomoxetine capsule, after a few weeks, and within 10 minutes of taking it, I noticed behavioral changes, like, I turned irritable, depressed and kind of angry.
So any suggestions?
I don't think it's right for me or anyone on here to suggest medications for you. Go back to your doctor, and ask the questions there instead of here.
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I am 15 years old, and two months ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar disorder.
My psychiatrist suggested Atomoxetine 25 MG once a day for me, and I looked up online, my weight is 62kgs, and according to that, the dosage should be 74.4 mg per day, but as I am an adolescent, it would be 80 mg daily.
Also, he suggested me to have piracetam 5 ML twice daily.
I stopped taking the medication a few weeks back, I dont remember why.
Can anyone suggest any medication for me? What should I take?
Also, today, I took a atomoxetine capsule, after a few weeks, and within 10 minutes of taking it, I noticed behavioral changes, like, I turned irritable, depressed and kind of angry.
So any suggestions?
Here in the States, doctors start with a low dose and slowly titrate
upwards as long as there aren't too many unwanted side effects. Meds for
ADHD are not really weight-based. Chemical imbalances are different from
person to person, some need a very low dose, some need a very high dose,
it's a process of trying doses until you find what works best for YOU.

Did you return to the doctor at least monthly, and did he suggest raising
the dose?

A stimulant med (as suggested by another poster) is usually NOT a good
idea for someone with Bipolar disorder.
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Re: Medication advice needed

I did not go back to the doctor, didn't have the time to.
I will go back to him in a few days, he had asked me to come.
What problem does stimulant medicine cause to people with bipolar?
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I did not go back to the doctor, didn't have the time to.
I will go back to him in a few days, he had asked me to come.
What problem does stimulant medicine cause to people with bipolar?
Can push bipolar people into a bad mania.
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