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"Hi, I'm new to this site and don't quite know how it works.  I am on Celexa (antidepressant) and Vyvance (for ADD).  I find that the Vyvanse dulls my thinking.  I used to be able to put bits of information together from God…"
May 5, 2011
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Teaching with ADHD: is it really possible?

Hi! I'm kind of freaking out this week. I've been diagnosed recently and started meds that I think may not be working very well (who knows! I don't quite know what to trust in my own mind recently). I don't know if it's possible to be a teacher with this condition (or at least with the way it affects my life). I can only see what I am NOT doing well right now. *massive sigh* Is there anyone else who feel like this? NickiSee More
Jan 7, 2011
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I'm not sure I like my new medicated brain.

Hi-I'm just a week in on my meds (Wellbutrin XL 150 mg) and I am having a hard time adjusting to this slower paced brain. It feels a little like part of my brain has 'gone away'.I was trying to describe it to my husband and the best I could do was to say the cork board full of brightly coloured post-its in my brain has disappeared. I've spent 41 years organizing, re-organizing, and cleaning up that cork board. It's been the way I function, and I've functioned quite well! Now I feel slower, the…See More
Nov 13, 2010

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At 12:09am on May 5, 2011, NJT said…
Hi, I'm new to this site and don't quite know how it works.  I am on Celexa (antidepressant) and Vyvance (for ADD).  I find that the Vyvanse dulls my thinking.  I used to be able to put bits of information together from God alone knows where and see the patterns among them.  They'd just pop into my head pretty much fully formed.  No longer.  I miss it.  On the other hand, I don't just wander about the house wondering what to do next and not being able to start or finish anything.  On balance, I think I choose to take the medication.  More than zapping inspirations, I need to focus on an impending divorce, my three kids (although one is out of the house at college so independent) and getting the things done I need to get done.  I'm also glad to have more control on my emotions.  When my husband and I disagreed strongly, I could get just out of control upset.  Scared me and scared him too.  I'm so glad that emotional exaggeration is gone.  Life has trade-offs and, at this point, I have to trade off that zapping brain for managing the family life well.  I can go a-zapping again when the kids are fledged.
 
 
 

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