Adderall & Prozac?
Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:39 AM
I take generic adderall 10mg a.m. and occasionally in the afternoon for AD/HD inattentive type.
I recently added fluoxetine 10mg (still playing with time of day) then upped it to 20mg.
My question is this...has anyone else noticed the fluoxetine decreasing the effect of the Adderall?
I noticed it immediately.
I have a dr's appt in about 45 minutes & I'm not sure what to ask for? An increase in my Adderall?
I'm a mess without it's effects:(
I appreciate greatly any responses (in advance because I'll forget later)
Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:32 PM
I'm so glad I got the courage up to post.
Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:02 PM
I've taken some combination of stimulant and SSRI for over ten years and never really noticed that. SSRIs do reduce some of the more anxious side effects sometimes. Could that be part of what you're noticing? Normally it takes going on two months to notice anything from Prozac.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:15 PM
Good you got up the courage to post but your second one isn't likely to attract many happy returns.
I don't know. I don't know if there is an interaction between the two but I didn't find one like that. The thing that comes to mind is that perhaps you are experiencing side effects from the fluoxetine including tiredness, which can make it seem like a stimulant medication isn't working as well. This makes sense to me, but I don't know if that is what you are experiencing?
The interaction checker that I use actually suggests that you may be more sensitive to the Adderall, not less, so in your case it is really hard to say what might be going on.
Since you just started taking the new med, I would give it a chance for the side effects to pass. If you haven't been on it for very long, give it some time.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:28 PM
Current Cocktail (as of 11/17/2011):
~Morning: 20 mg Adderall XR, 3 mg Intuniv, and 1 mg Xanax XR
~Bedtime: 8 mg Rozerem, 5-10 mg Ambien, 200 mg Danazol (for PMDD and migraine), 100 mg Aldactone
~PRN: 2.5 mg Amerge (for migraines) and .25 mg IR Xanax
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:13 PM
Dx: ADD, recurring major depression (w/ anxiety), initial insomnia
...CSMS (chronic shitty mood syndrome), BHLFBBM (bad habits learned from bipolar borderline mom)
Crap down the trap: Lamictal 200mg, Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Provigil 200mg, Ativan 0.5 mg BID, Seroquel 50-100mg bedtime
Ex-Rx: Adderall XR, Adderall IR, Lexapro, Prozac, Effexor XR, Abilify, Risperdal, Ambien, Klonopin, Lunesta, Propranolol, Kephlex, Bactrim
Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:26 PM
For me, any stimulating effect from Adderall was negated by taking Lexapro. Of course, even with a couple of
double espresso shots in me I had trouble staying awake until lunchtime ... that can't have helped.
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