Welbutrin XL is often used for ADD and Depression, so it might be a good compramize for you. It took me the 300mg dose when i was at my worst to be effective. I felt full effect in about a month.
thanks so much for your response. im still waiting on significant results, but the days seem to be going by a bit easier:)
First of all you should be very proud of how well your doing in school. I think that's increduble. As for Welbutrin XL....I was told by the Dr. and Pharmacist that it can take up to a month for full effects. I felt a difference right away but after a month or so I had major anxiety. I had to give it up. On a positive note I have heard really good things with it as far as dealing with depression and ADD together. Good Luck!!
I like Welbutrin; you may need to up your dosage. I'm at 300mg. But the anti-ADD effects are kind of side effects of that medication while your body adjusts... mine only lasted a week. It may be because your body is so used to ADD meds and you've been on anti-depressants for awhile that you need a stronger kick. Oh, and I hear you on the education thing. I'm in my junior year as well, and I can't have this **** getting in the way again.
Thanks everyone for your responses. After my first post I had a couple days where i felt progressively happy. But now it's been four days, and today I feel like I'm back at square one. I can't socialize; I try to but I come off unfriendly because it's so hard to smile. Is this normal? To go back and forth like this in the beginning? I was so sure it was working...now it hurts to breathe again.
Yes. It is very normal. I am experiencing literally the same thing you are. I am 23 years old and have been asking myself the same question: education or happiness? The adderall is a miracle drug for ADD, but makes me depressed as ever. I chose to go off of it because feeling that depressed sucks. A lot of the times I don't feel like talking or dealing with anyone because I'm irritable and down, so people tend to stay away from me while I isoloate myself. I have been battling depression since highschool. I feel no one can understand it unless they experience it long term. You have top force yourself sometimes to overcome it; really push yourself. Going to the gym on a steady basis helps a lot even if its 3-4 times a week. Listening to upbeat music helps. Stay away from the alcohol and substances; for that can only make it worse. Keep trying.... I know it's tough. Sometimes praying helps, depending on if you're religious or not.