Hi, I’m 47, diagnosis adhd 4 months ago . Private company funded by NHS for diagnosis and treatment only .
I had my first anti depressants at 18, and have been on off ever since . Had many many life events health and deaths, including my dad 4 years ago and mum 2 months ago . It’s all hit me very hard .
I was started on elvanse 30mg few weeks back , made me feel like a zombie . So after 5 days it’s was upped to 50mg . Not like a zombie but it was very druggy like , big high and massive crash only around 4 hours .
Didn’t like it , because in my teens and early 20s I was involved in speed taking and cocaine as both made me feel able to be here and now , and with people without feeling worn out , but I quit it all, and elvanse felt similar .
So prescriber changed it to Amfexa . Started at 5mg twice a day . Very very slight effect , lifted my mood in Morning, so it was upped to 10mg twice a day , only gave it a day as it made me feel so thick headed and told the prescriber , so he said changed to 7.5mg twice a day .
At this point , I mentioned to him ) it’s all on line with Psychiatry uk) that it’s my depression that is my biggest thing at the moment, and im not sure what im supposed to be liking for ? Yes, it lifts my mood for an hour , but anyone with depression would probably feel the same ? And asked if they could also look at the rubbish anti depressants I am on ( 37.5mg Venlafaxine and 20mg mirtazpine) both do nothing for me but too scared to come off as withdrawals . He said that they are not funded to cover my depression and to speak to my dr . Then, later that night sent me another online message saying I could try bupropin ?!? I questioned how I would do this as I’m on two small anti depressants already ? No answer as yet .
I don’t knew how I am supposed to know what I am looking for here ? I don’t imagine any adhd drug is going to take away my total loss of my mum dying , no Job, no motivation , no self esteem is it ??
I was placed under secondary mental health care 18months ago when I had what was called a burnout . They have done very little if nothing .
So , I’m at a loss: I’m also suffering very tight muscle pain in lower back and hips, unsure if it’s the Amfexa .
Are there other medications the adhd people could be looking at for me ?? I’m at a loss