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I was recently diagnosed with adult A.D.D. I didn't have insurance at first, so I saw a Dr who prescribed me Adderall XR 10 mg and Wellbutrin 150 mg for the mood swings and emotional issues that are associated with A.D.D. I had to stop taking the Adderall because it was too expensive, but continued with the Wellbutrin because I liked how it evened out my moods and kept me from being so pissy all the time. About a month ago I started noticing that it wasn't working as well, and so when I just recently got insurance through my work, I changed Dr's and told her that I wasn't thrilled with the Wellbutrin, she switched me to Citalopram 20mg. She also prescribed Adderall XR 20 mg. The first three days I took the two pills at 10 am and no matter how tired I was I couldn't fall asleep until 3 am. I work at 6 so this is kind of a problem...So I called my Dr to let her know and she prescribed me Ambien. Any thoughts on all of this? I was more interested in an OTC sleep solution since I would prefer not to have to take something prescription just to sleep....
Hi! Oh Boy,... I could write a book on the medicine cocktail you are on. I was on Ambien, Adderall and celexa for 15 years and know exactly what you are and will experience. I started adjusting my dosage times with adderall to 7am and I still had trouble sleeping. Everybody's metabolism is different. The dangerous part of the cocktail is the ambien. It just about destroyed me, and it affected every part of my personal and professional life. I felt like I must have the ADD medicine BUT sleep was crucial and precious. It became a vicious cycle. Celexa was the least of my worries although I cried easily and I was very sensitive at 20mgs and then was prescribed 40 mgs. I suggest taking adderall "vacations" often and to try to find alternatives to Ambien. Xanax, clonazapam, ativan may be options. I will look thru my old journals to see if I find more insights as to what helped me thru. Good luck - and becareful of restless legs starting. avidsport
[QUOTE=katsiebug;5011948]I was recently diagnosed with adult A.D.D. I didn't have insurance at first, so I saw a Dr who prescribed me Adderall XR 10 mg and Wellbutrin 150 mg for the mood swings and emotional issues that are associated with A.D.D. I had to stop taking the Adderall because it was too expensive, but continued with the Wellbutrin because I liked how it evened out my moods and kept me from being so pissy all the time. About a month ago I started noticing that it wasn't working as well, and so when I just recently got insurance through my work, I changed Dr's and told her that I wasn't thrilled with the Wellbutrin, she switched me to Citalopram 20mg. She also prescribed Adderall XR 20 mg. The first three days I took the two pills at 10 am and no matter how tired I was I couldn't fall asleep until 3 am. I work at 6 so this is kind of a problem...So I called my Dr to let her know and she prescribed me Ambien. Any thoughts on all of this? I was more interested in an OTC sleep solution since I would prefer not to have to take something prescription just to sleep....[/QUOTE]





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