Isabelle, I have just recently been diagnosed with having ADD (I'm 33). I began Adderall (10 mg's) 2 weeks or so ago, and saw some minor improvement. At my most recent visit (last week), my psychiatrist increased my Adderall to 20 mg's daily, and added Zoloft because I have major mood swings (frequent crying, irritation / anger) as well. I am curious to know how the two medications have affected you in regards to your ADD, and the side effects. So far I have really noticed little adverse reactions, although I have not been on either medication for a long time yet. I did experience a loss of appetite with the initial Adderall only medication, but have been disciplined in making sure I eat anyway, so it's not a major problem. My concern now is that the Zoloft will cause me to gain weight! I recently (before any of these meds at all) lost 25 pounds and am very happy with my current weight. I certainly do not want to gain. Did you?
Originally posted by Isabelle: |
I take Zoloft and Adderall for ADD.
I wasn't diagnosed until I was a junior in college, and then took adderall for a year, then started on Zoloft for depression. My doctor told me that it is helpful for ADD as well and I def. concur. Though, I still need to take Adderall daily.