Adult ADD/ADHD meds: which work for you?

I have adult ADHD (mostly ADD, per my psychologist) and after trying various things that don't involve prescription pills, I think I'm ready to cave in and try one, because I can't seem to get my life and brain in order! 🙁

I already have problems with anxiety and insomnia, and I'm easily hyped up by stimulants like caffeine, albuterol or even chai tea, so I feel strongly that stimulant-based meds like Adderall or Concerta would NOT be right for me and my body chemistry.

I'd like to start with non-stimulant Strattera and see if that helps, and only take a stim as a last resort. I've heard mostly good things about Strattera in adults, but also some bad things. As for Adderall and Concerta, I've heard a pretty even mix of good and bad.

And then there's Attend, a non-prescription, natural remedy (w/ long ingredient list) I've read some very promising things about!

As you can tell, I'm still researching. I'd love to know YOUR experiences with any/all of these remedies, or others! 🙂
To person #1: thanks for the most off-topic and useless answer I've gotten all week! Clearly you only replied so you could earn 2 points. 😉 But hey, that's ok – we all have our motives!

3 Responses to “Adult ADD/ADHD meds: which work for you?”

  1. DODA Says:

    ASK YOUR DR ABOUT A RELATIVELY NEW DRUG FOR AADD CALLED STRATTERA IT IS STIMULANT FREE IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL TRIES TO GET THE DOSAGE RIGHT. I HAVE GOTTEN EXTREMELY GOOD RESULTS WITH LITTLE SIDE EFFECTS. ONE WEIRD ONE THOUGH FOR THE 1ST COUPLE OF WEEKS MY FRONT TOP MIDDLE TEETH WENT NUMB. THE DOSAGE THAT IS WORKING FOR ME IS 40MG AT 7:00AM AND 40MG AT 1:00PM AS FOR" ATTEND" I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT I'D BE VERY WEARY ABOUT TAKING IT IF YOU ARE ON ANY OTHER PRESCRIBED MEDS. CLICK ON MY ICON IF YOU NEED TO REACH ME. BEST OF LUCK.

  2. Guido06 Says:

    You need to join the US Armed Forces. This will get your mind off your problems. You will feel good about yourself, AND you will get to kill people.

  3. Kristi C Says:

    As you stated you're an adult, I can't speak about Straterra, as I only know about from my son's perspective and that was that it has a risk of suicide for children using it.
    ADD/ ADHD is inherited & we know that my son got it from me, however I've never used medication. Have you talked to your doctor about natural alternatives to medication? I don't know how severe of an issue it is for you.
    I personally have used such methods, for myself and my son, as changing diet, working with supplements, self designed exercise program, etc.

    here's my website if you'd like to look into it more, but please talk all decisions over with your medical professional first.
    http://kristicasey.ahealthcafe.com