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I have severe ADHD & hypersomnia. I recently became pregnant. I was on adderall, nuvigil, & vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is anything safe to continue? I am struggling...
Prregnancy ADHD meds: I see that you have a diagnosis hypersomnia. Has this is been evaluated by an overnight polysomnogram? If it has not, that should be to make sure that the cause is not apnea which would be safely treated with CPAP in pregnancy and which is not uncommonly a cause for adhd symptoms. Unfortunately, in spite of the many years of use of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) we do not have an adequate Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safety registry so as to advise clearly regarding the use of adderallduring pregnancy. This will need to be discussed between you, your psychiatrist or sleep medicine physician, and your gynecologist. I wish i could provide youwith more detailed information, but unfortunately it is not available. Best wishes for a happy new year and a happy healthy baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the treatments available for pre menses symptoms which are causing many symptoms including breathlessness and hypersomnia, and severe fatigue?
Sleep study: I would recommend that you see a sleep disorder specialist. An overnight polysomnogram could be very helpful in determining what the underlying issue is. These are not typical pms symptoms. However, there are over 80 different sleep disorders and your sleep position should have no difficulty sorting through the issues. Hormonal changes may indeed account for the difficulties. A consultation between the sleep disorders dr. And an endocrinologist should help sort through those issues. Best wishes and enjoy your holidays. ...Read more
Sleeping too much: Hypersomnia... Too much sleep. An average night sleep can vary but will be between 6-8 hours/night. The best way to know if you have hypersomnia is to keep a sleep log. There can can be variations of normal. If you find that you are above the normal range, see a sleep specialist ( usually a pulmonary doctor) in your area to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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