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So I've had fairly persistent fatigue and brain fog for about a year now...had bunches of tests run, from an MRI to blood work, to a sleep study....and nothing odd.  Everybody is convinced it's a stress/anxiety/depression type thing.  So, I've tried some SSRI's and Wellbutrin...while they help my lows, I don't necessarily feel better from a fatigue/fog standpoint.

It's especially bad if I'm in a place or situation that's boring....like if I'm at work, at my desk, and not a lot to do.  Or a long, boring drive.  It's awful.  I just space and my head feels heavy.

So apparently Adderall has been shown to help in this department.  Have you had any experiences??  I'm starting at 10mg of the immediate release generic.
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Re: Trying Adderall for brain fog and fatigue....any experience with that??
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 10:22:07 PM »
So apparently Adderall has been shown to help in this department.  Have you had any experiences??  I'm starting at 10mg of the immediate release generic.

Adderall is a stimulant so should help with fatigue, but I'm not so sure how much it will do for the brain 'fog' as this depends on what is causing it. Even though antidepressants didn't ease it, it may still be depression linked in which case there probably won't be a significant change. The potential downside is that it will send your anxiety through the roof. Did Wellbutrin increase your anxiety levels? If not, then perhaps Adderall won't either.

Please let us know how this pans out.

Ian
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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Trying Adderall for brain fog and fatigue....any experience with that??
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 11:46:32 PM »
It ultimately depends on how you react to the drug. In my own personal experience, I have found that it helps tremendously with focus, motivation, and mood...however it does have its downsides. It can make you irritable, and it can definitely exacerbate anxiety, especially during the 'come down' that you get as the drug wears off. The best course of action is to start at a small dosage and see how you feel from there.

Let us know how it goes for you.
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Re: Trying Adderall for brain fog and fatigue....any experience with that??
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 06:03:24 PM »
I took lexapro and a drug called starterra which was similar to aderol. together for many years. It definitely helped with my focus at work and energy.

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