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Anyone who know anything about ADD please help! I am sorry this long...but PLEASE READ?

Okay I'm going to the doctor tomorrow and for the past 2 months or so I have seen my general practitioner at least once every 2 weeks. I have been dealing with depression and self harming for over 2 years now but have only discussed it with my doctor at the beginning of 2009 because frankly I'm just ready to change my life and I wish I could stabilize my mood which to be honest is something that has not been done in probably over 10 years. I am 21 years female and I am a Sophomore in college. Now here is where we get to the ADD part...

When I was in kindergarten I was diagnosed with ADD...not ADHD because I was never a hyper child. I took Ritalin from the time I was diagnosed until I was in 5th grade. My 5th grade teacher talked my mother into having my doctor take me off of the medication because he did not believe in ADD. I did O.K. in the 5th grade as far as my grades went. I did not go back on any medication for ADD until I was in 7th grade which is when my parents divorced and I moved to a different city with my mother. I went through counseling to deal with the changes and was put back on ADD medication by my pediatrician so that I could focus on my studies. He did not put me on Ritalin that time, he put me on Concerta and Stratera. Then when I was in 11th grade I found that I could let out some emotions by harming myself physically (cutting). I did that without telling anyone until I was a Freshman in college, which I had to stop automatically because I had a roommate. (When I was 18 I stopped seeing the pediatrician that prescribed me my ADD medication. I stopped the medication cold turkey.) So, I went to the university counseling for support. The counselor that I spoke to I saw a few times a week. She told me that ADD is often misunderstood and that a child could really have a social anxiety problem. So, I went to a new doctor and for the past 3 years I have been on different medications for anxiety/depression; zoloft,lexapro,welbutrin,and now I have been taking cymbalta for a year and a half. The Cymbalta seemed to work great at first...for the first 6 months I was on 30mg and now for the last year I have been on 60mg. The self harming that I once thought was gone has now returned and now the urges for me to cut are worse then they have ever been. (I've been dealing with a lot lately personal things).

At the beginning of the year I started seeing a new GP who is known to be one of the best ones around and he referred my to a psychiatrist which I do not have an appointment with until Feb. 10th. I have never mentioned me once being diagnosed with ADD. I know that I probably should and I have made up my mind that I am going to question is...

Does ADD have anything to do with being depressed and anxiety disorders? I am also on Ambien CR too because I have racing thoughts when I try to rest and do not get to sleep easily on my own if at all. And another question...could anyone recommend an ADD med that might work if I need it. I'm pretty sure the only one I have not been on was Adderall and I have heard that it is easy to get addicted to and I don't want that. I just need some help!!!

BTW: I am a sophomore in college, but I graduated in 2005 from high school and I have messed up so much in college that the university is only giving me one more chance to make better grades or I'm out. It's not that I do poorly on my work...I just procrastinate a lot and I am not a good test taker. I do fine on homework but tests are a big part of our grades. I just need some info!!!

This is longest question I have ever written and I apologize for that but I will do anything at this point to not screw up my future depends on this semester and the ones after it and I do not want to take a chance so I will take opinions from anyone. But, if you read this all the way threw and can give a good honest answer I appreciate so much and I will give 10 points to the best answerer =)

Believe it or not, depression and anxiety disorders absolutely go hand in hand with ADD and ADHD. My son has the disorder and I've read many, many books on the subject. When it is hard to focus, my gosh, it's hard not to get horribly depressed and anxious. I haven't gotten tested yet but I imagine I've got the disorder too, although I've always been labeled as a bipolar case. It's taken me 12 years thus far to even get close to a bachelor's degree. You may want to find a natural food store and spend a couple bucks on books about an ADD/ADHD diet and find some natural suppliments that can help because drugs only work for so long before your body builds a tolerance. Natural stuff doesn't work the same way. I know my son does better on a diet (not really that restrictive but you do have to think about what you eat and read a few more labels) but I still have him on Concerta. Hope this helps some.

Help on dosages of Ambien!?

the other day i purchased some Ambien. I know my dose the doctor game me but some times even on Ambien i can't sleep, I currently take one pill by night, my Girlfriend suggested i go up to 2 pills a night, that didn't work so then we went to 3, then after that 4, and four was a bit better but it would still take forever to fall asleep and staying asleep! I also dint want to take to much that it will get me high,(people say it will) what is that estimate of how many pills you would have to take to get high so then i can stay away from it?

What should i do?

Thanks in Advance!

Ambien is in a classification of drugs known as sedatives/hypnotics. The doc who prescribed these for you,gave explicit dosage instructions which you are to follow. If they are not helping you sleep don't take more than the prescribed dosage, your plasma level will contain a certain half life of this medication, so the next time you take 4 it will be like you are taking 6 as you still have an active metabolite of that drug that has not broken down. The consequences Respiratory depression,which is part of Central Nervous System depression, which will lead to coma and death. Do you understand now why you should take the med. as prescribed. If it has no efficacy, then let your doctor know. There could be some underlying pathology that is contributing to your insomnia, but if you keep taking these meds. like you have been you won't have to worry about getting enough sleep.

Why did my Doc say weed is bad for me while giving me a prescription for Ambien?

This is so sad. I occasionally smoke weed 1-3 times every two months and told him and he said, why would you do that? And later pushes a prescription for Ambien on me after i told him i have problems sleeping at night and staying up during the day.

I took the ambien and guess what? It was as if i was turning into a freaking drunk! Started acting like a drunken fool, did things and felt higher on it than weed and did things i normally wouldn't even do on weed, and always had amnesia and forgot everything i had done the night before the next day. WTF! How can these doctors write out these prescriptions so easily let criticize use of safer drugs? I even heard some people sleep walk and drive on ambien and even have sleep sex. WTF? And Weed isn't better for me?

My sis was put on abilify, a medication for bipolar people and schizophrenics which turned her into a zombie and she only suffers from anxiety. This blatant corruption in the psychiatric field is so bad that I am considering joining protest against them if they exist. These doctors over prescribe and diagnose to feed the pharmaceutical companies that feed their wallets. I distrust my doctor more than i would a drug dealer at this point. At least the drug dealer openly admits what he does is wrong.

They hand out more prescriptions and dignosis so that they drug compaines can get paid and in return they get paid. It is so bad really, most people dont' realize it. My sis anti psychotic cost $700 a month and makes her feel like a zombie and a mood stabilizer that she doesn't need. My friend had geodon pushed on him even after he said he didn't want any anti psychotics because it makes him feel like a zombie but his doc told him to take Geodon because she just got back from a drug company seminar on it and needed guinea pigs. Not only that but the meds have side effects which in turn the doctor gives you more pills to treat the side effects. It's such bull and i lost all trust in the field.

giant Pharma gives away 20 billion in freebies to doctors per year . besides free samples of a drug , there is theater tickets for the doc , free vacations for the doc , lunch for the entire office , free nightclub meal and floor show for entire office and spouses . etc .
cannabis dealers don't do this yet . i hope you can see were i'm going with thi$ .

Need help from expert on chronic headaches?

I know this is LONG, but if you know anything about headaches (professionally), espcially MD/experts/specialists PLEASE read.

For the past 10 years, I have been battling progressively worsening migraines/tension headaches. (I can pretty much take care of the tensions with TENS unit, heat and regular massages) but the migraines occur 3-5+ times per week and are debilitating. I have been on 78 different medications- preventatives, abortives, narcotics, psychiatric meds as well pure oxygen), pretty much everything that is traditionally used to treat migraines and then some. I've stopped smoking, drinking alcohol, stabilized caffeine at 200mg/day consistently and worked on nutrition/exercise. I am still in pain every day.

I have had MRIs, CT scans, bloodwork inc. TSH, seen 3 different neurologists, a headache specialist, 4 different psychiatrists (the first neuro referred me after nothing he tried worked), an ENT and an eye doctor. Perfect sinuses. 20/20 vision. Nothing is pathologically wrong. I've had 2 facet blocks and an occipital nerve block, physical therapy. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I am 23 years old and no doctor wants to treat chronic intractable migraines in someone that young. I suppose I appear like a drug seeker, but I'm truly not. I'm in nursing school and just want to finish, get my MPH and work in public health. I also have severe social anxiety, severe insomnia and depression (in the past) and have finally found a psychiatrist who has me on the right combination of meds for that (Lexapro, Ativan, Ambien and Seroquel). I cringe at the thought of going to another neurologist since they like to dabble in psych meds (which I understand is necessary), but they usually end up adding something that throws off the combination I've finally achieved to control my anxiety and depression. For instance, Keppra made me suicidal and Zonegran made me have multiple panic attacks which my psychiatrist had to intervene and add ridiculously high dosages of even more benzos so I could just go to school and work.

I'm honestly just tired inside and ready to give up. I understand narcotics are not routinely used to treat migraines, but are there special exceptions, because the ONLY medications that work (other than Midrin) are Nubain, Stadol, and hydrocodone. Demerol doesn't work. Ultram, pentazocine, codeine, Darvocet, oxycodone, none of these work, so as you can see, I'm not looking to get high or I'd be fine with Demerol and Percocets. Truly, the most effective is Nubain. ALL it does is stop the headache. No "high"- I can still function. Sedation isn't a problem as my body chemistry seems to react opposite to what will usually "knock someone else out" (for example, I am on 6mg Ativan + up to 30mg Tranxene PRN to control anxiety and it doesn't make me the least bit sleepy). I am fully capable of giving myself IM injections as it only comes parenterally. I know it is not exactly desirible, but my quality life is at ZERO and I would rather give myself frequent injections than live like this. Nubain has a ceiling effect, antagonistic properties, is less habit-forming than the pure mu agonists, will antagonize other narcotics, and is not scheduled by the DEA (no scrutiny). What are the chances of having this prescribed for home use. I am already forced to go sit in waiting rooms IN AGONIZING pain 2-4 times a week for something I can easily do myself.

Meds I've been on for headaches or as an off-shoot psychiatrist-prescribed related TO the primary problem of headaches (and it's a long list): virtually every OTC, Zoloft, Elavil, Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, Amerge, Frova, Relpax, Axert, Pamelor, Neurontin, Migranal, Melatonin, Lithium, Keppra, Inderal, Indocin, Cataflam with Reglan, Namenda, Esgic, Lithium, Pristiq, Mobic, Zonegran, Toradol, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Trazodone, Buspar, Geodon, Zyprexa, Topamax, Depakote, Verapamil, PURE O2 @12 L, Esgic, Toradol, Ultram, Magnesium, Celebrex, Vioxx, dicflocenac, Lidocaine (intranasally), Vistaril, Haldol, Solu-medrol, Lexapro, Midrin, Naprosyn, Seroquel, Ativan, Restoril, Ambien, Rozerem, Lunesta, Sonata, Valium, Klonopin, Tranxene + NARCOTICS (as "rescue meds") - Nubain, Stadol NS, Pentazocine (Talacen), Lortab, Intravenous Demerol, Darvocet, Percocet, and Tylenol #3.

I realize I've been medicated to the point that I don't really know what is doing what. I know I need the Lexapro/Ativan. I'm trying to get back to natural sleep, cutting back the dosage of sleep Ambien/Seroquel for sleep (ironically neither works alone, but they work great together).

So, just to be frank, I really don't want medications suggested (I'd be open to it, of course, but very wary). I know what works and what doesn't. And if it's something I haven't tried and is related, that is if it is anticonvulsant, antidepressant, etc. I'm just not interested. I think I've been a good sport in giving those a chance, and I'm done playing the guinea pig. I know it's trial-and-error but it

Well there is this site I found that talks on migraine relief without medication and that may help if you tried all those medications and it did not work. I hope you get over your migraines!


my dr. just prescribed me it and im used to ambien
i dont want to take this if i am going to get high
can you become intoxicated from abuse??
i have a term paper and i cant write high

klonopin is given to relax your nerves. i found that if i took it and didnt get enough sleep, it lingered the next day. of course everyone is different. the ambien lets you sleep all night long. with klonopin, i found tit to relax me and make me sleepy, but i would wake up in the middle of the night.
wish i had ambien right now.
also i'm not sure you will want to write a term paper on klonopin,

Who knows if Celexa (Citalopram) can cause a buzz?

I am currently (legally) taking one 40MG (raised from 20 MG) of Celexa by mouth everyday. Is there any method or higher dose to create a buzz from Citalopram? Also, I am prescribed1 MG Xanax (Alprazolam) to take by mouth every 6 hours as needed (I tried snorting one once but not sure if it Intensified the effect, any comments?). Also, I have been prescribed 5MG of Valium (Diazepam) 10MG of Ambien (Zolpidem Tartrate). Psychiatrists I have seen all suck monkey nuts, overpaid and always have the same to say, so please leave comments about them out. . . .On top of the meds I have listed, I also throw 800MG of Ibuprofen and four extra strength Tylenol into the mix at most settings. When I gear up I always chew and swallow my mints washing them down with an occasional few shots or couple ice cold brews. . . Does anyone have any methods to intensify my buzz results ( is smoking them effective?) - - - - But back to my original question, can Celexa get you lifted or is there a combination that will? - Thanks

i agree with meggy. o and valium suck

Does anyone understand the corruption of Doctors and the Drug companies?

The worst is psychiatrist which throw out diagnosis that aren't accurate so that they can prescribe more medications. My sister who only suffers from anxiety was put on Abilify, a drug for schizophrenia and bipolar, and lamictal a drug for bipolar and epilepsy. I blew up when i heard this. Then i notice many psychiatrist pushing Geodon on people now too because many went to a seminar on it from the drug companies. I bet told them to hand out as many prescriptions as possible. My ex had it pushed on him, my sis, and other people i know. My brother in law works in the medical field and said his psy friend was raving about it. This medication has such been given to many people with bipolar that don't even have extreme mania and turned them needlessly into zombies. Not to mention Abilify and Geodon cost $700 a month.

All they do is write out prescriptions for expensive medications that you dont' need and that make you worse.

My doctor gave me ambien because I was having trouble staying awake in the morning and sleeping during the night. Yet after ambien made me do things like have sex, hallucinate, get high, and act like a super drunken fool and forget everything the next day he told me weed was bad. WTF? Ambien is so strong and addictive i think it is such a horrible drug.

I hope one day that marijuana is made legal so these corrupt drug companies with their drugs that don't even work will no longer be prescribed for a hang nail and instead people will smoke weed with is healither and doesn't cause more 'side effects' that require 'more medication to treat them'. It's such bull.

I totally agree with everything you wrote! I work in medicine and have seen that certain physicians don't take care of bodies to their core problems, they just are trained to prescribe expensive medication that mask the original symptoms of core problem. The real problem is still there and might be getting worse. Like you said prescriptions can just fuel the fire of adding more problems known as side effects. I really want to be a physician assistant and practice like my grandpa who was a chiropractor and accupuncturist and only used natural remedies to solve the real problem. The more corrupt people in medicine that I see scare me. I wish I could just have an independent practice. My grandpa had an independent practice, and I think that was how he didn't have to be a fake.

I am Addicted To Sleeping Pills?

I am a sleeping pill junkie. I admit it. I am 25, somewhat healthy girl. I suffer from migraines, major depression, anxiety, endometrosis, besides chronic insomnia. I need sleeping pills in high dosages to fall asleep and stay asleep. On my latest 'insomniac binge' as I like to call them that happen at least once a month, I have been sleep deprived for 5 days now. I just want to take a whole bunch of sleeping pills and sleep for a few days to get caught up. I have this overwhelming desire to enter an in patient drug abuse program but I know they are self pay because I've seen those places that celebrities go to and they pay out of pocket. I live in western NY. Where can I go to in my area to get inpatient help? I need to detox badly. I am sick and tired of taking these damn pills and its not fair that other normal people can fall asleep normally and stay asleep while I have to depend on a drug to grant me a basic human necessity. My 26th birthday is on Sunday and I want to change my life for this birthday. I am very depressed over this and are constantly in tears about this whole situation. I don't want to leave the house, eat, get dressed, talk or txt people on the phone. I am constantly nauseaus and have migraines since on this binge. Please, please, I beg you, give me some guidance in this situation. I am also a born again Christian and I have been praying but to no avail. I am currently taking Ambien (10mg) and a Walmart brand sleeping pill (15mg) that I had been using to get to sleep before this 'insomniac binge'. The earliest time I can get into my family physican is March 25, so that's out. I am just sooo sick and tired of the s**t and the scrambling for pills and the begging for money to buy the OTC sleeping pills. I have even lost a job over taking sleeping pills and my parents are begging me to get off the pills and I am withdrawn from family and friends. My birthday weeks sucks a** because of this. Thank you in advance. Many blessings.

Im sorry you are having this problem. I've been there myself, taking up to 50mg of Ambien a day.

The Ambien acts like one of the family of drugs called benzodiazapines, and withdrawal from high doses of Ambien is best done following a benzodiazapine withdrawal schedule.

See: for information (read carefully to find the mentions of Ambien or Zolpidem). (Zolpidem is the generic name for Ambien.)

Also see for a support group of people like yourself struggling with this class of drugs

Empire State of Mind Jay-Z song meaning?

i wanted to know what everything hes referring to in his song...
i know a little bit :(

Yeah I'm out that Brooklyn.
Now I'm down in Tribeca.
Right next to DeNiro
But I'll be hood forever
I'm the new Sinatra
And since I made it here
I can make it anywhere
(Yeah they love me everywhere)
I used to cop in Harlem
All of my Dominicanos (Hey yo)
Right there off of Broadway
Brought me back to that McDonalds
Took it to my stash spot
560 State Street
Catch me in the kitchen like Simmons whipping Pastry (vanessa simmons from runs house new shoe line?)
Cruising down 8th street (?)
Off-white Lexus
Driving so slow
(but BK, it's from Texas!!) (??)
Me I'm out that BedStuy (?)
Home of that boy Biggie (Biggie Smalls?)
now I live on Billboard
and I brought my boys with me
Say what up to Ta-ta (?)
Still sipping Mai Tais (?)
Sitting courtside
Knicks and Nets give me high-5
N**ga, I be Spiked out (?)
I could trip a referee (?)
...tell by my attitude that I'm MOST DEFINITELY FROM...

[Alicia Keys]
New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can’t do,
Now you're in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York

I made you hot n-gga,
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game, (is the x a nightclub?)
sh-t I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can,
you should know I bleed Blue, but I ain't a crip tho,
but I got a gang of n-ggas walking with my clique though,
welcome to the melting pot,
corners where we selling rocks,
Afrika bambaataa sh-t, (?)
home of the hip hop,
yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back, (?)
for foreigners it ain't fitted act like they forgot how to act,
8 million stories out there and they're naked, (?)
city it's a pity half of y’all won’t make it,
me I gotta plug a special and I got it made,
If Jeezy's payin LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade,
3 dice cee-lo (?)
3 card marley, (?)
Labor Day parade, rest in peace Bob Marley,
Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade,
long live the king yo,
I’m from the Empire State thats…

[Alicia Keys]
In New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can’t do,
Now you're in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York

Welcome to the bright light..

Lights is blinding, (?)
girls need blinders (?)
so they can step out of bounds quick, (?)
the side lines is blind with casualties, (?)
who sip the lite casually, then gradually become worse, (?)
don’t bite the apple Eve,
caught up in the in crowd ,
now you're in-style,
and in the winter gets cold en vogue with your skin out,
the city of sin is a pity on a whim.
good girls gone bad, the city's filled with them,
Mommy took a bus trip and now she got her bust out,
everybody ride her, just like a bus route,
Hail Mary to the city your a Virgin,
and Jesus can’t save you life starts when the church ends, (?)
came here for school, graduated to the high life,
ball players, rap stars, addicted to the limelight,
MDMA got you feeling like a champion, (?)
the city never sleeps better slip you a Ambien (?)

[Alicia Keys]
New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can’t do,
Now you're in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York

[Alicia Keys]
One hand in the air for the big city,
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty,
no place in the World that can compare,
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeaaahh
come on, come,

[Alicia Keys]
New York!!!!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can’t do,
Now you're in New York!!!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York

So the lines with the question marks are the ones you want clarified?

"8th Street": It's known to be where St. Mark's Place is (which of course is in NY), which is where urban teenagers hang out, according to Wikipedia.

"BK from Texas": Beyonce Knowles is from Texas. It might be one of the few songs where he acknowledges her, I think.

"Bed-Stuy": Short for Bedford-Stuyvesant, it's a predominantly black neighborhood found in the center of NY.

"Home of that boy Biggie": Yep, Biggie Smalls. Also from Brooklyn.

"Say what up to Ta-ta": It's Ty Ty, who is Jay-Z's nickname to Tyron Smith, who is his "BFF".

"Mai Tais": Drinks. I don't know the relevance to NY, but he's probably mentioning in reference to his past where he probably drank it a lot and still do today.

"N*gga, I be Spiked out/I could trip a referee": He could get front row seats to a game and be so close to the players that he could literally trip a referee. Possibly.

"Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game": OG referes to Juan Perez, President of Roc-La-Familia, and co-owner of the 40/40 club.

"Corners where we selling rocks/Afrika Bambaataa sh*t": I think he's referring to the fact that they're from the Bronx and they were popular to listen to during the breakout of the hip hop scene when he was growing up (I could be wrong about that, because I've no idea how old he is) or the fact they have an album called "Planet Rock", meaning that it can go both ways.

"Yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back": He names all types of the most common transportation in NY (yellow cab - taxi, gypsy cab - illegal taxi, dollar cab - one dollar taxi).

"8 million stories out there and they're naked": Refers to the 1948 film "The Naked City" with the quote: "There are eight million stories in the Naked City; this has been one of them."

"3 Dice Ceelo/3 Dice Marley" - It's 3 Card Molly. Both refers to the stereotypical "alley" games.

"Lights is blinding/ Girls need blinders" - Just referring to the chorus about the "big lights" being everywhere in NY. Lights go on during the night time, where girls would be on the streets for A. prostitution or B. nighttime clubbing.

"Or they can step out of bounds / Quick, the side lines is blind with casualities" - They could get caught up with the lights (which also refers to fame, the in-crowd as he points out a little later). I'm not sure about the casualty part.

"Who sip the light casually, then gradually become worse" - The fame can become an addiction.

"Hail Mary to the city, you're a virgin / And Jesus can’t save you / Life starts when the church ends" - Still referring to girls chasing fame in the city, where "virgin" means the innocence they have before they get into the real world.

"MDMA got you feeling like a champion" - MDMA is better known as ecstasy. But it means that the girls, who have lost their innocence when chasing fame, are officially in the "in-crowd" by doing drugs and such (I think I worded that wrong).

"The city never sleeps, better slip you a Ambien" - Ambien is a drug for people who can't sleep. Since they're doing drugs already, why not slip another one?

And that concludes it. I sorta paraphased and did quick research, so there are some parts where it could be wrong.

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