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Old 06-25-07, 10:52 AM
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Post Depression or med change??

Hi everyone!
It's been a while since I have posted but thought I would pop in with a question. Lately I feel that my brain is quite stimulated but my body isn't....I don't seem to be sleeping well. Sometimes I take tylenol pm and 4 hours later when it wears off I am wide awake with my brain on overdrive (not thinking about anything in paticular) and I have to take another dose to finish up the night. But during the day I have all of these things I want to do but feel SOOOO unmotivated...Do you all think that maybe I am just tired, needing a med change (I take Ritalin 3 TID) or maybe I am depressed? Ideas thoughts??
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Old 06-25-07, 03:24 PM
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No one here can't say, you havn't given enought info on your situation.

See your Doc.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:02 PM
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I was going to come to the ritalin forum to ask if ritalin is better about making you depressed than dex. I am on 10 mg 2x/day and after 5 weeks I started to have really bad depression that from what I can figure out and guess at is related to having depleted serotonin levels. I am not saying we have the same thing going on but what helped me beyond measure was taking some 5-HTP, which is a serotonin precurser that you can buy anywhere including Walgreens or Walmart. I don't know if I want to keep taking it but within an hour the depression that I never had that showed up in the 5 weeks after starting dex disappeared. But be careful! If you take too much serotonin you can get sick, and this is made worse by taking a drug like ritalin that effects the serotonin levels in your brain. If you do decide to try this make sure to take it after your ritalin dose has worn off. but I am not a doctor and i do not give medical advice just sayin what worked for me!!
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It's hard to say. Coffee might be a good option
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