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  1. Hello everyone, I am female age 49, have been on Adderall for ADD 3+ years. Starting at 5mg tabs twice daily and now at 10mg tabs twice daily. Adderall has changed my world, the focus is incredible and it really helped with work as a magazine publisher. I can no longer do my job because of severe arthritic symptoms. *I had a conversation with a college professor in the pediatric medical field, he stated that new evidence shows that Adderall can cause debilitating joint/muscle pain and damage, weakness, and maybe permanent damage in some patients. Apparently, new study information was
  2. Since upping my lamictal dose (only to 75) I gradually noticed increading strange muscular pains and cramps, akin to what I imagine arthritis to be like. I obviously have noticed that lamictal side effects tend to dissipate after a while after a dosage change, and of course had much more intense pains, headaches and other such things around the increase time howhever these particular ones appeared after the initial S/E subsided and have progressively worsened. These are focused on my legs, primarily my calf and knee joints, and have affected my gait. Alongside this I've notices strange muscula
  3. Since starting Wellbutrin last august i have felt fairly stable as far as my depression goes. I have felt normal and sometimes almost upbeat in a way that did not slip into euphoria. I started taking Ritalin last year or this year due to insurance issues with my nuvigil for narcolepsy. I also had a......traumatic?? life experience where I learned that my husband had cheated on me and may have gotten this girl knocked up. We are trying to work things out, and I've been dealing, but it is hard. It constantly plays through my mind. She is always between us. That had a big triggering effect on me.
  4. The story is here. It was also on our local news. I can't seem to find the exact study citation. When I do, I will post it. I don't know what to think of this. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd say they were laying the groundwork to severely restrict or outright ban opiates given the current climate towards them.
  5. I'm currently on 60mgs of morphine a day, 10mgs flexaril, and 20 mgs of hydrocodone. My pain doctor and I are trying to reduce pain without going up on the hard stuff. I'm currently trying gabapentin (300mgs 3×a day) but I dont notice any difference. We're trying lyrica next. I'd love to hear experiences with Lyrica.
  6. I hadn’t been cutting for long before I was found out. My parents sent me to therapy hoping for a full recovery. I haven’t cut since the end of May -a little over for months ago- but I still fantasize about it everyday. I feel that since I’m not an active cutter I’m seen as being better but I’m not better. The urge is still there and life is harder now that I’m not doing essentially the only thing that remedied the pain. I wish I coined express this frustration to someone but I hate to disappoint. I burdened my parents and enough already and don’t want to hurt them anymore. How can I make the
  7. Hi, The subject has probably been brought up before, but I'm new here so please indulge me. I have a couple nasty pain issues that crop up. Unfortunately, I have a pain pill addiction that crops up as well. I have a good friend of mine hold my pills for me, because if they're in the house I have a tendency to take them for the addiction portion of the show instead of the pain portion . I'm tired of juggling, but I have no idea what else to do. I'm also trying to get depression and other mental health issues balanced as well. I just started taking Abilify on Friday and not feeling
  8. What are your experiences with doctors who dismiss your chronic pain as being just "psychosomatic?"Especially when they know what meds you are on for depression/anxiety? Just had a follow-up with a doctor I have been seeing for chronic pain. I have NEVER had any kind of chronic pain in my life - yet after an injury 1 year ago, this pain has not gone away despite many treatments, diagnostics. He said there is nothing he can do, the pain probably just "psychosomatic" and get this: he had the gall to ask if my pain (in my arm) was worse during "that time of month" !? Mysogyny at it's finest
  9. I'm starting to not give a fuck. So what ever I got 3 150 Wellbutrin XL I can take a day. First I was eating all 3 in the morning still not managing to wake the fuck up! All damn day long people looking at me like I got a muthafuckin problem. I go to fast I go too fuckin slow. Who gives a fuck. Downing ibuprofen like candy the past few days. Stomach feeling like a empty pit. I cant persuade myself to be conficit with eating healthy. Well also people always in my muthafuckin ear like right the fuck now. Bosses naggin wanted to fucking cuss some people out a few days in a row. So with my inner h
  10. All of this has been going on for almost 2 years: Symptoms: Severe Generalized / Social Anxiety Disorder Major Depressive Disorder OCD – Usually Appears in “Health Worries” Sleep Apnea, verified by at home test and hospital c-pap study. A lot of Hypopneas and some Central Apneas, O2 Sat. drops in 80% level without c-pap. I have been using a C-Pap machine for over 150 days, 100% compliance. Sleep Phase Disorder – 4.5 hours of sleep at night, HAVE to nap during day, everyday for approx.. 3-4 hours Excessive Daytime Sleepiness General Fatigue Apathy
  11. I just need to complain. And see if others have this same problem. I have plantar fasciitis in BOTH feet. Originally it happened in my left foot in May, on our first spring walk outdoors. We walked 10 miles that day, I am flat footed, and overweight. Thus, plantar fasciitis. Icing it and stretches haven't helped. And now, yay, I realized over a period of time a few days ago, that I in fact have it in my other foot now, too. And they say to try and walk "normal" so that you don't get hip, back, and knee issues by limping or walking funny. But I can't help it because it hurts! Wahhh
  12. Hi all, I haven't posted here in nearly a year I guess. Not because I've had some miracle recovery from depression but mainly because I have been managing to survive day to day with a bit of help. I'm on no meds apart from 1 or 2mg per week of lorazepam for panic attacks or sleep. I cut right back from 3mg per day over the last year. Now it is more PRN. But the last month my mood has gone super low again. I have been looking for a part time job but I realise due to my mental state and physical health I have so many limitations it is almost impossible. My care worker has tried
  13. Just a question. I don't know for sure this is what happened but I had telephone court (Its real) to try to deal with some insanity causing insurance rip off. While I was on the phone one thing after the other kept happening (Cat Meowing loud enough to interrupt things followed by the stupid Air Raid sirens (First Wed of the month test) which caused the Dog to start Howling and more. So... After an hour+ of this I got up out of the chair and my back is like... sprained? Serious level pain getting up out of our into a chair. I know anxiety can (and has) done a lot of stuff to me but thi
  14. Understanding someone with chronic pain (Link to a wiki page) I thought it was pretty spot on. Just passing it along.
  15. I get it I really do, im not normal and I really dont care to be. I cant remember a time in my life that pain wasint a form of medication I used to treat myself. Its been a nightmare when it comes to relationships and ive tried hard i really have. It seems that every time i get something good in my life its inevitable for it to be destroyed and i do mean destroyed. Ive been to doctors ive been in and out patient and everything remains the same. I cant lie to myself even though i lie to everyone eles when i say that im fine when im really not. I think about things that i cant share with anyone
  16. Can picking one's lip until it bleeds be a form of self harm? I was picking my lip since I was little. Picked until I formed scabs and sores. Can this be a form of self harm?
  17. I haven't been on these boards in years,but I'm glad they're still here! I have been diagnosed with OCD since 2005, and for the most part it's under control. I'd been living my life, going to work, spending time with my friends and family. I am introverted so I enjoy staying in and reading or cruising the web rather than going out. Most of all I loved to exercise. Kickboxing, kettlebells, weights, you name it. Last year I had started running and loved it. Was entering 5ks, getting PRs. Then in May I developed calf pain, and it's been a constant ever since. Not just when I exercise, but fr
  18. Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a while. I am currently on Nardil 90mg + Seroquel 100mg (for sleep). The seroquel was only added about 3 weeks ago. Now I am getting terrible muscle stiffness when I do anything active. I was just mowing the lawn and my shins immediately began hurting and burning. I know shin splints are normal for runners, I've had them before when I ran too much....but I had barely started mowing when the pain began. I even cramp up when I'm driving with my foot on the grass pedal! Has anyone had a similar experience? I am also overheating. I began sweating bullets
  19. Hello everyone. Just wondering if anyone else out there has to make every appointment for the afternoon or night because they constantly worry about it. Sometimes it used to be, if I had to get up at 11:00 a.m. I thought, "Oh shit, I'll have to get up around 9:30 a.m. and I'll be really tired if I can't fall asleep quickly-- or do fall asleep quickly and am still really tired--because I have to do my hair (somewhat), make-up, and the general "getting ready". For years now I have been nervous about , "what if I'm tired tomorrow?" When I have to go somewhere?? I don't get nervous if I know
  20. Hey guys, Just joined CB, seems like like a community with some respectable feedback. So,hello. Issue at hand: Around the clock jaw tension and headaches Prescribed: 2x15 mg IR Adderall 1x morning // 1x late-afternoon 30 mg XR Adderall 1x with 15 mg IR in morn 2 MG Clonazepam 1 MG Xanax Fioricet The pain in my jaw is located just below my lobes, closer to my temple than my rear neck, but still the jaw. I clench, I crack, rub, warm cloths, but still solution that ends with relief. Went to my GP and was prescribed Fioricet but have not recognized any significant relief. The onl
  21. There's nothing depression, and then there's something depression, something very painful depression. It hurts especially in my chest, especially where my heart is. It is a heavy, achy, hot feeling. It makes me not want to be conscious. I keep waking up after a few hours of sleep so that, regrettably, this painful depression and I get to spend more time together. I get to carry it around with me, fake a smile, and say "yes, I'm feeling better," because it's want people want to hear, not "nope, still hurts, still burns like hell, I'm just here because I need to fund possible escape routes-
  22. Not sure if this is the appropriate forum or not but here goes.. My baseline mood has been 'crap' for a long time and I can just about function to a certain extent. But then I get dips where I have 3/4/5/etc days where everything is absolutely terrible; suicidal, tearful, barely able to function, physically feeling like I've been involved in a boxing match or something, etc. However, following those dips I often get a few good days where I have hopes and plans for the future, feel motivated and have less pain, more energy, I feel I can think clearer and start being more logical rather t
  23. I've suffered from chronic migraine my entire adult life and the little buggers are resistant to most medications for some reason (or I end up have an adverse reaction to the meds). When they are bad, they are really bad with an average of 21 - 25 migraines per month; or in sort I have more migraine days than not. Earlier last year we finally found a routine that at least worked well enough and it brought my migraines down to the 14 - 15 range which while still a lot, was a godsend from before. We did have to tweak the dosages over time, but that was about the best it was going to get. The
  24. I posted about my recent visit to the U of Utah's pain clinic, because it was so different than the one at Stanford. Warning: very long.
  25. i'm in the middle of moving, so i'm packing boxes and stuff (in this heat, gah). my back is freaking killing me. i don't want to take my pain med, because it makes me sleepy, and it's the only one i'm allowed to take. i am so much more depressed when something hurts (more than usual, i have chronic neck/shoulder issues). just because i'm in pain, i am having crying spells and all kinds of depressed thoughts that i haven't had for a little while. i do the same thing when i have the flu, or any other physical ailment. of course feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand doesn't help, but s
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