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Posted by Bill on January 31, 2000 at 19:40:44:

In Reply to: Re: Adult with ADD -- online support group / chat posted by Suz on January 14, 2000 at 21:43:31:

Suz -- I'm in my 40's and have just been diagnosed ADD after having one doctor tell me "Absolutely Not!" when I asked if ADD might be contributing to my bouts with depression. I found your note interesting, re: dexedrine. How do you feel it's helping you? All I know about dexedrine is that I took at 10 or 11 years old for weight control (probably made me hyperactive for all I know), and I took it once or twice in college to stay awake while cramming for exams (and fell deeply asleep both times!).

What changes do you see the dex making in your own feelings and behavior? Part of my problem is that I am a very low-energy person, severely anemic and depressive combined -- which probably masked the ADD from anyone who was looking for hyperactivity as a symptom. I only got the ADD diagnosis when I told a psychiatrist that I was afraid I might be manic-depressive. He mentioned dexedrine and/or other stimulants -- but right now he has me starting on Wellbutrin and Neurontin until my body is clean of anti-depressants.
-- Bill
: Hi Kym! I am 28 years old and have been taking Dexedrine for ADD about 2 years. I had really good doctors that were qualified and experienced in treating adults with ADD before I moved to a small town 6 months ago. I've been looking for something online too, since there isn't any support for me in my area. If you find something online would you mind letting me know too? Thanks. -And good luck.
: Suz
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