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Is it ideal to perscribe someone Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg x3 for anxiety and then add Adderall for attention issues?

Is it ideal to perscribe someone Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg x3 for anxiety and then add Adderall for attention issues?

Ideal = add therapy: Nearly all research agrees that the ideal way to address psychological problems includes good psychotherapy. Whatever your medication needs, without CBT type therapy, you will not learn important skills for managing your life and symptoms. The combo you mention has no dangerous interactions. Adding Tx will optimize gains. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety & Adderall for add. Cymbalta (duloxetine) makes it harder to concentrate. Adderall increases anxiety. I'm overwhelmed. What to do.

Prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety & Adderall for add. Cymbalta (duloxetine) makes it harder to concentrate. Adderall increases anxiety. I'm overwhelmed. What to do.

Alternatives: The two medications are interfering with each others function. talk to your doctor about a single medication that can do both jobs such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) or Imipramine. Avoid Other stimulants such as methylphenidate - Ritalin or Concerta and Vyvanse ...Read more

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Klonopin is working wonders for me but in addition to severe anxiety, I have add & am so scatterbrained. Is it okay to take both klonopin and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes, but...: There's no medical reason these can't be taken together. However, they may "fight" each other: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant that can add to anxiety, whereas Klonopin is a sedating tranquilizer that can worsen your attention and concentration. Your doctor would need to monitor your situation closely with this combination to make sure it's helping and not hurting. There are alternatives for each, too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 150mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression with 25mg zoloft for anxiety and 10mg Adderall for ADD?

Is it safe to take 150mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression with 25mg zoloft for anxiety and 10mg Adderall for ADD?

Quite a Mix: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a good medication for depression AND ADD, but 10mg of Adderall and 25 mgs of Sertraline are starters and probably not helping with much but keeping you awake. See a Psychiatric specialist if you are not, and be alert to needed dosage increases. Both Depression and Anxiety can cause attention problems, but respond to SSRI's alone. ...Read more

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Dx: gad &add. Paxil(3 wks) + adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Have anxiety related tremor, so take ativan prn (usu 2x/day). Tremor persists when Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not taken. Options?

Dx: gad &add. Paxil(3 wks) + adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Have anxiety related tremor, so take ativan prn (usu 2x/day). Tremor persists when Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not taken. Options?

Anxiety Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an activating compound and can make anxiety worse and taking Ativan controls that but tremors can be a presentation of other issues too should need med changes as there are other combinations that can be considered for adhd and anxiety. Pl contact your doctor to make changes all the best. ...Read more

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27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.

27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.

Tough question: Switch to another psychostimulant or reduce the dose to start. Sometimes selective beta blockers can be added (naldolol, metoprolol). Low dose trazadone can be added (low antichiolinergic profile) it has some anxiolyt. I suggest making only one change at a time if possible. Buspar (buspirone) can be tried but BP has to be watched. I'm assuming the diagnosis of narcolepsy and add have been carefully worked up. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for anxiety? What should I do?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for anxiety? What should I do?

Talk to doctor: It is well-known that people with attention deficit disorder often do not listen when spoken to directly. If your doctor has diagnosed you with adhd and suspects that your anxiety is due to that, he or she may have prescribed the medication to decrease adhd induced internal restlessness and anxiety. It would be best however if you would call and clarify that with the prescribing physician so that you understand exactly why it has been prescribed in the first place. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Adderall(specifically dopamine) makes my ocd worse, but also makes me happy and takes away my social anxiety.Why does it help and hurt me at same time?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ,OCD: I understand your concern. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause both euphoria and depression. It can also cause Emotional lability-anxiety and agitation to feeling happy. In OCD you like control which is taken away by emotional lability. Medications for OCD with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can add side effects., thereby affecting the mood See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose , and Therapy. ...Read more

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I don't know how much more anxiety and depresion I can take. Im on anxiety Adderall and prozac (fluoxetine). Im 20. Such a waste of life and potential. What do I do?

I don't know how much more anxiety and depresion I can take. Im on anxiety Adderall and prozac (fluoxetine). Im 20. Such a waste of life and potential. What do I do?

It can be difficult: Anxiety can be quite difficult to treat. You have to be careful with addderall because it can worsen anxiety and the dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety is usually higher...Talk to your doctor. Also, a good diet, plenty of sleep and psychotherapy can help. Don't give up...Be patient...Anxiety can be controlled but it will take patience. ...Read more

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