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Re: General Advise on concertra

Re: General Advise on concertra2012-03-03T01:16:33+00:00

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@toofat, I always look forward to reading your posts.


I started out on ritalin. OMG it made me feel horrible, and gave me what I call the “Yo-yo” affect. I was up, I was down, I was moving too quick, to slow. I never felt right on it. Welbutrin, made me feel like putting on purple sunglasses and listening to “Jefferson Airplane”. It took me weeks to get that out of my system! . Then Adderal. that was better and is a good fall-back for when I am too poor to get Stratera.

I guess for me, it is all about talking to the doctor and let him be the expert on how the drugs work in the body, and remind him I am the expert on what it is like living in my own skin. I consult with the people I trust around me. They can tell me how these drugs affect THEIR lives. After all, I am not a hermit and I have to be with people.

I picked 5 ADD symptoms that I wanted most to be gone. I judge the drugs on how well they make the symptoms go away, or how well they allow me to work around them.

I pick side effects. I rank them by how much they affect my life. if the side affects are too great, its on to the next drug.

I pick my support team. I have a doctor that can prescribe the meds. I have a psychologist that can help me deal with the lifetime of being me. I have a life coach that helps me with work and career stuff and some personal relationship help. I have a few friends who have been with me at my worst, and are still my friends. They help me with everything else and will not hesitate to say “Dude, you need to take your meds”.

This is how I am working the doctors and ADD and the drugs. It isn’t perfect, but it works for me.

I hope this helps.