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ow do you find your search and the trial and error for the right meds?


How do you find your search and the trial and error for the right meds?

Figuring the right type of medications and then the right brand

1) Methylphenidate (MPH) - Focalin, Focalin XR; Concerta; Daytrana; Metadate CD

2) Amphetamines (AMP) - Adderall XR; Vyvanse

3) Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor like Strattera

4) Antidepressant - Bupropion sold under the brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban among others

For me, for my own use, I am very confused and nervous, and even more so for my kids who also have ADD.

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Hi. Vyvanse was like a miracle cure for me for about a month then started having "Vyvanse crashes" and ultimately ended up in hospital terribly depressed and suicidal. Scary drug...beware if you have any history of depression.

I took my child's meds... Really helped to understand what she was feeling, and made me realize that I am AdHd. We went thru most of what u listed, some made her/me not able to sleep, sometoo mellow, some too strong, I actually love Vvyanse, but current insurance won't cover, so back to concerta. The 4 hr is too up and down. All feel kind of the same ... So for me it's delivery method. Chadd has a great med comparison sheet on their website

Renoya in reply to Crunchby

ADHD is genetic :(

The problem it is so different from one person to another... And how long should one try out a specic med before deciding

My daughter had a genetic test. It told her what meds specifically would work. I've posted it here, on my profile

I didn't see the genetic testing info on your profile. Could you post it here? Thanks!

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