Thanks for the suggestions. I am using those meds for Epilepsy control and they work wonders other than the side effects. I feel very weak and tired all the time.
Currently I am not on any ADD medication, though I desperately need some. Concerta was suggested due to its non stimulant properties but I have heard bad things about it, along with about an only 50 percent or so success rate.
I believe it is the DSM-IV that has reclassified ADD/ADHD recently into ADHD-PI and ADHD-PH. These refer to Attention Deficit - Primarily Inattentive and Attention Deficit - Primarily Hyperactive.
Inattentive would be more of a daydreamy type of disorder, Hyperactive would be more of a bouncing off the walls type.View Thread
Specifically, I take Depakote ER (1500mg/day) and Trileptal (2400mg/day). I have been diagnosed with ADD-PI several times, a bit of a poster-child for it in fact, though I can't help but wonder if it is the medicine that creates many of the problems I have.
I have been on a large amount of meds all my life so I have no way to compare how I feel now to feeling "normal", or free from medication.
Any knowledge on this is appreciated. As always TIA!View Thread