I’m hoping I can find some hope and encouragement on here as it has been a hard past few months. I have on adhd meds for 4 years now. They worked great for the first 3 years (I took Adderall 20 IR 2x a day) it wasn’t until after I got Covid in Nov of 2020 that I started to struggle and was feeling more down on Adderall so I switched to Vyvanse. Vyvanse worked great but I was having some anxiety so my doctor put me on Zoloft for about 6 months and then I switched to prozac for 6 months. I started struggling at the end of 2021 and decided to go off the ssri and just took the Vyvanse and this worked great but I still got anxious.. so at the start of 2022 I tried lexpro. I didn’t enjoy this one too much either because of the lack of motivation/ tiredness and no focus. I did feel like the Vyvanse worked okay for like a month on this but once again the ssri cancelled out the Vyvanse once it it got more into my system. In May, I tried Wellbutrin and it helped a bit but I felt super anxious and it def made the Vyvanse less effective. I decided to go off it for a while and just took the Vyvanse but started having bad brain fog so I started the Wellbutrin and then went off it because I couldn’t sleep.
Moral of the story: since I went off the Wellbutrin about a month and a half ago, I have cycled through ritalin, Adderall, and Vyvanse and none of them are working at all. I feel no focus, motivation, and have brain fog as well. I started a new job in June and it has been so incredibly hard feeling like this like life has been miserable. Iv tried not taking the meds for a week (it’s horrible I just want to sleep) and take weekends off and nothing helps. I’m hoping that with time my meds will start working again but has anyone else experienced this? Did the anti depressants completely mess up my brain? Im just so worried this will never end. My doctor isn’t much help other than saying he thinks my dopamine is too low. I’m a super healthy girl, I workout eat well, and go out to get drinks maybe twice a month.
I hope someone can help, thank you!