Has anyone ever been prescribed both adderall and an antidepressant?

I have been taking adderall for about 4 years now and have also been battling with depression as well. My doctor has recently put me on Lexapro, and I feel like crap. All the other antidepressants react with adderall, so i do not have many choices. Anyone else experience bad side effects from a combination of a stimulant and antidepressant? Does it get any better? Any clue on what this is all doing to my poor brain???

5 Responses to “Has anyone ever been prescribed both adderall and an antidepressant?”

  1. lil sammy Says:

    It is possible to take Adderall with Wellbutrin (an atypical antidepressant), my doctor had talked to me about this. After being solely on Wellbutrin, I find I don't even need any Adderall. It controls both my ADHD and depression. A lot of doctors are starting to catch on to this, so maybe you could ask yours.
    I do well with no side effects or general crappy feelings at all.
    Good luck whatever you do!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellbutrin

  2. Disco_Lem0naid Says:

    not sure about its effect on your brain, but your liver will probably be shot in a few more years.

  3. sky64 Says:

    All I can offer you is I too was prescribed Lexipro too and it did NOTHING to help my depression. I think that drug is crap, but that's just my personal opinion and I want to stress that I am fully aware that medication can and does react differently in everyone. I do however, wish you the best of luck with your problem. Depression is hell on earth and I send only my very best wishes and prayers to you. Good luck!

  4. KathieJo Says:

    You'd be surprised how many people are on both! Trust your Doctor…his/her job is to take care of your brain. You'll be fine! I promise. KJL

  5. Druggles Says:

    I have been on adderall for over a year it was for ADHD but i also say yes its the best anti-depressant i have ever had, iv been prescribed so many over the years and nothing has ever worked as well as adderall has, antidepressants have never anything for me except make it worse.