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Re: Adderall increasing forgetfullness

Re: Adderall increasing forgetfullness2010-12-04T06:14:09+00:00

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Unfortunately my body doesn’t respond well to antidepressant/anxiety type medication. I’ve tried prozac, celexa and lorazapem and all have had negative effects (increased anxiety, hostility, anger and depression). I will ask my doctor about xl at my f/u and check if its covered by insurance. I do feel the medication is working. I am managing my house better, I’m not wandering from room to room wondering where to start, my house doesn’t look like a bomb went off whenever I leave the house with kids for errands and I don’t feel as overwhelmed. I also am able to do my daily mundane tasks without obsessing over how much I DON’T want to do them…I just do them and that’s it. I feel more productive and involved. I’ve been having a really hard time holding my baby and feeding her because the second I start feeding her I feel restless and need it to be over. Since taking the medication I feel calm and focused enough where I can enjoy holding and cuddling and feeding her and it’s wonderful.

I don’t like the anxiety I feel nor do I like how I feel like “I’m on something” during these times of anxiety. I also feel like during the times I feel anxious I get a little hostile, impatient and a little sad. I’m going to stick with it for a little while because I need something to get me over this hump. My goal is to change my diet, cleanse and exercise I just haven’t been able to get to this point and I feel like adderall can help me get there.

Dr J: do you think the memory changes are due to anxiety?

I appreciate the feedback and this forum!