sabour avatar
11 months ago

ADHD MEDS? Do they really help?

I don’t think the meds are doing anything for me anymore. What else can I do to help with my ADHD symptoms? The CBT and DBT programs I know about aren't available where I live. There's so much stuff online, but I don't know which ones are legit. I've wasted so much money on things that didn't help. I just keep taking meds and see no improvement. Got any advice?

TriptychWitch avatar

Definitely. I'm on Vyvance and it for sure helps... but that being said, it's not a magic bullet. It doesn't fix it all. I still have to use all sorts of other tricks, tools and "hacks" to get myself through the day.

quirkydelight avatar

For me, it was also quite a search to find meds that work. Now I have them, and they help a lot, but it's no miracle cure. The issues are still there, but it's easier to fight them. Also: is it an option to check if you suffer from extra complications? Some PTSD-symptoms are very similar to adhd.

Sam ZT avatar
Sam ZT

You really have to be your own advocate in our healthcare system unfortunately. I’d try discussing this at length with your doctor. I was misdiagnosed most of my life, so the meds never seemed to help until I kept being diligent, didn’t give up, and have my psychiatrist and therapist coordinate my treatment plan. I think mostly things are working now, but I do feel like it could be better and like it may be lifelong med adjustments. Good luck!

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