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Old 10-09-17, 06:16 AM
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Medication Advice Needed

After browsing these forums for such a long time I had to finally make an account. It looks like this community mainly wants to help their members and Im all about that!

Diagnosed with: Major depressive disorder severe, ADHD combined type severe, Panic Disorder, Generalized anxiety disorder


Med List: Adderall 20mg 3x daily, Klonopin twice daily, Trazodone 50-150 for sleep, Citalopram, Rexulti


I've had many comprehensive tests done to confirm my diagnosis's, including genetic testing. We'lll start one by one with the issues I'm having.
My ADHD has always been very rude to me. I see psychiatric or pharmacological invention as a good thing because therapy for ADHD didn't work for me. I have rapid metabolic qualities so my adderall tablets last about 2 hours.. How frustrating?! I know iI am at a stable level of adderall, but the fact still remains a switch is necessary because the ADHD has worsened. I hated my old psychiatrist and he never helped me so this week Ill be seeing a new ADHD specialist. What are your thoughts on this though? Is anyone going to be able to help me? Klonopin has been absolutely useless since I got, os anyone familiar with a benzo type medcation that rapidly metabolizes? I need something to bring me back to earh and the klonopin isnt doing it.
As a child on ADHD meds we would often switch between dexedrine and adderall. Thiss algorithm worked perfectly. We would switch from 3x 20mg Adderall to 15mg Dexedrine spansule 15 mg. Each totaling 60mg


It's not that I'm a drug seeker I just want to live normally again and these damn tiny little pills help me do just thatt
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Old 10-09-17, 10:03 AM
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Re: Medication Advice Needed

To clarify, are you looking to switch away from Adderall because its duration of effectiveness is too short, or because it's not effective at all? There's testing that can confirm that you're a fast metabolizer, if your psychiatrist is skeptical of your claims. Could you be a bit more specific as to how your old psychiatrist has been unhelpful?

SSRIs are considered the first line treatment for anxiety, but the benzos work immediately, and can be a helpful short term treatment. Ativan and Xanax are benzos that are faster/shorter acting than Klonopin, if that's what you're aiming for.
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Re: Medication Advice Needed

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My ADHD has always been very rude to me. I see psychiatric or pharmacological invention as a good thing because therapy for ADHD didn't work for me. I have rapid metabolic qualities so my adderall tablets last about 2 hours.. How frustrating?! I know iI am at a stable level of adderall, but the fact still remains a switch is necessary because the ADHD has worsened.
The IR tabs arent meant to last longer than 4 hours and I barely got 2 out of mine. It makes sense that 2 hours can be the window for you. I take both IR and XR adderall because of that.

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What are your thoughts on this though? Is anyone going to be able to help me? Klonopin has been absolutely useless since I got, os anyone familiar with a benzo type medcation that rapidly metabolizes? I need something to bring me back to earh and the klonopin isnt doing it.
As a child on ADHD meds we would often switch between dexedrine and adderall. Thiss algorithm worked perfectly. We would switch from 3x 20mg Adderall to 15mg Dexedrine spansule 15 mg. Each totaling 60mg


It's not that I'm a drug seeker I just want to live normally again and these damn tiny little pills help me do just thatt
What about the klonopin is not working? Are you getting zero results from it or just not good enough results?
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