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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Hi I am I'm new to this site i'm wondering if any of you have had this problem and if/how did you correct it? I have seemed to always have some troubled focusing (I start one thing and bounce to another and another, trouble with school etc) but suboxone seems to really increase this problem making me a little bit more easily overwhelmed which I really don't need since I suffer from anxiety already. Anyone else have trouble with this?


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Hello

yes, I did/do have trouble with this, but also I was diagnosed ADHD as a child,,,,, but stopped meds late in my
teens..... so I never even THOUGHT about it again, until about six months/a year on suboxone.

then the anxiety and the inability to focus on ANYTHING, the constant feeling of being OVERWHELMED,
it just got to me, badly!! did I mention the horrible ANXIETY????
LOL!!!

anyways, I'm not saying that's your problem,,, I mean it could be, but if it's affecting you that much,
maybe bring it up to your doctor!!!

Since I went back on adhd meds, my anxiety is pretty much NIL and that terrible overwhelmed feeling,
is gone, too.

I wish you the BEST of LUCK from here on out........

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I also was diagnosed ADHD as a teen and stopped takin my meds at about 16 I'm 22 now, I feel the exact way you described!


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Yes!!! I have trouble concentrating and have for quite some time so I don’t think suboxone is the reason I am affected by it completely but then again the suboxone could've taken it to a bigger problem than it was initially. I am 100% sure I’d be classified with ADD with a doctor but I don't want to get tested because I don't really want to be prescribed a powerful stimulant and be an unsociable zombie. I have talked to my suboxone doctor about it but he doesn't think I have it because my grades aren't shitty, and I guess that's how doctor quickly diagnose it, even though it seems completely flawed.

What you two are describing is exactly the way I feel and does make me want to give some of the meds a shot. What do you take, Amber that takes away your anxiety and the overwhelming feelings?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:20 pm 
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I know it's surprising,,,, I didn't feel comfortable with taking a stimulant again, either.

My doctor actually "tricked" me sorta, in giving me some different samples, in two week frames of time,
and I didn't know it until I reported back to him, what helped me the MOST, was adderall.
of course the "sample" was the name brand, and I take the generic now.

It's funny, becuase I read on this add/adhd forum how adderall makes some "alert" and "gives them energy"

Not for me, I just feel calm and NOT anxious all the time, AND the biggest thing for me, was I was able to go from
taking 24mg of suboxone to 8mg !!!!!!!!!!!!
easily!!!

I think I was trying to medicate the ANXIETY with suboxone!

so I take 20mg, once about an hour after breakfast, and about an hour after lunch.

I don't feel like a "zombie" or anything, I DID when he had me taking 30mg twice a day though!!

Fireman, I think if you could find the RIGHT dose, you'd feel alot better.

I don't take it usually on the weekends.... I guess I like being my "scattered" self, a few days a week, LOL
And,
also I was PARANOID about "having to take something else to be normal"

and about three months ON adderall, I just "quit"
I flushed my months' perscription, and was like super frustrated, didn't want to be 'hooked'

HONESTLY,,,, i felt a little groggy for a day or two, and went right back to being anxious, 24/7
its been since then I decided I'd take the weekends "off"
I guess it just makes ME feel better, that way... It also keeps me "ahead" on them, which my doctor likes.

OH, and he's trying to get me on a patient assistance thing, for Strattera,
he says most people do much much better on a non-stimulant WITH a stimulant, or something like that.

I'm definitely willing to try whatever.
I can't afford the strattera AND suboxone, even on only ONE a day!!!

60 generic adderall is about $100
(no insurance)
when I was only taking one 20mg a day, I'd feel fine in the morning, but then the anxiety would kinda
come on with a VENGENCE in the afternoon, worse than not taking anything at all.

I hope I'm making sense!!!!!

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So One thing I wanted to add here........

I feel like the adderall helps me with IMPULSIVITY, too

besides the day when I flushed my meds, LOL, that was definitely one of my classic "impulse decisions"
but it was because I was WANTING to take a week or so off, but would just end up taking my pill in the
morning...... ANYWAYS....

One good example is Food..... so my diet isn't perfect, and never has been, but now that Im on the meds,
I'd have an "impulse" for junkfood, but will THINK for a moment now, and instead grab a salad or some
fruit.

honestly, it's the SAME way with cravings, too...... It's MUCH easier now, to think of the NEGATIVES that
come with getting high, instead of just daydreaming about IV'ing something..... :roll:


So, in short, it definitely doesn't give me energy, but doesn't make me tired either, as long as I'm on
the right dose.

STILL hope Im making sense!!! :wink:

and I did do a couple of tests on a computer, and "simon says" type thing, oh and a test where my dr. clapped once or twice, I was soposed to snap my fingers when he clapped twice, and do nothing when he clapped once, or maybe I have it backwards......
anyways, it didn't go so great, with NO meds,
after I was on them,,, it went BETTER, but still not perfect........ LOL

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Thanks a ton Amber!! That was really helpful and I appreciate you explaining (typing) in such detail. By the way, I thought your post was hilarious about the impulsiveness and flushing the pills down the toilet! I'll talk to my doctor about it the next time I see him. Thanks again!


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:D glad I could help..... seriously......

and yes, my impulsiveness, it was actually GOOD for me to "live" with my decision
to do that,,,, because
ONE,,,
I was off my meds over two weeks, and KNEW I could go without, if I wanted to.

and TWO
taught me that IM STUCK with my IMPULSE decisions, no matter how I feel,
the morning after........


Im learning, slowly but surely, IM LEARNING :wink:

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