ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression. Help?
I will try to make this short and detailed in hopes that someone can help me with what I am going through.
I am a 22 year old female and a little over a month ago I got diagnosed with adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For almost a year, I've been battling some stomach issues as well. I am constantly constipated, I've tried going gluten free which seems to help if I really stick with it. However, no matter what I do I am constantly bloated and feel over-all gross with my appearance, does that have anything to do with anxiety or depression?
Also, I know stress can do a number on the body too. I have been through a lot this past year (Very close family friend passed away in a car accident, a 5 year relationship with my ex ended in me forced to get a restraining order on him and court cases, my parents lost the house and they moved away, I got in a car accident myself and totaled my car by driving under a Ford F-350). I can't seem to get my feet on the ground and am scared something else will happen, which I know might have to do with my anxiety. I get attacks because of it, my heart beats out of control, I get hot and have a pins and needles feeling in my arms. I can't focus at all, I'm scattered everywhere it seems, and I have the attention span of a 3 year old and also short term memory loss.
Anyways, I got diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety first before finding out about the depression and PSTD. My psychiatrist prescribed me with ADHD medication thinking that maybe my anxiety stemmed from that. She gave me Adderall IR 10mg twice a day for a week and then to start taking Adderall XR 20mg once a day and one 10mg IR in the afternoon if I needed it. It was working great and i noticed such a big difference in myself, I felt motivated and awake (normally I feel like I want to sleep all day), and I was able to focus and actually concentrate. My anxiety seemed to be fine. Then after 3 weeks of that, all of a sudden I started getting chest pains and dizzy spells with heart palpitations. I went to the doctors yesterday, where they gave me an EKG, which showed some abnormalities, however my blood work and chest x-rays were fine. I stopped taking the 20mg XR Adderalls and today took half of a 10mg IR Adderall, I have a little dull headache and still feel lightheaded but I do not feel at all as bad as I did yesterday.
I go back to my psychiatrist after Thanksgiving, so hopefully she will change up my meds. Anyone else experience anything like this on Adderall? Would it be better if I took 10mg IR Adderall with an antidepressant? I just don't want any bad side effects. I just want to feel normal. It's so tiring and frustrating not feeling normal anymore. Thank you so much in advance.