Hi! I am brand new here. Diagnosed at 48 with ADHD after my 9 yo daughter was diagnosed. I recognized her issues right away but not my own until she was formally diagnosed. My dr prescribed adderall 20mg and it has been amazing! I have been taking since May 2019 and it has been life-changing. My self-esteem has improved, my productivity has improved, my depression is much less, and even my diagnosed anxiety has improved but not completely. I have two concerns that I need to address with my dr - this week as I have an appt for med management. She is my GP and not a psychiatrist but has always been a good dr.
1. She indicates that Adderall is meant for short-term therapy only and that I will have to come off of it soon! I am freaking out as this has been a life changer of a med for me.
2. I still experience panic attacks but just so much less frequently than before Adderall. She said that adhd and anxiety cannot be treated at the same time! Huh??
I did seem out a 2nd opinion through a dr my counselor recommended. But I think he might be a quack! He also is not a psychiatrist and quickly told me anxiety medications are evil and that I need to do a vitamin cleanse, start his transcendental meditation class and consider going off of my antidepressant.
Has anyone else been guided in these directions? Heard of not treating anxiety and adhd at same time? Heard of Adderall as a short-term drug?
Feedback and advice are welcomed!