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07 Apr 2005, 6:52 pm

I personally don't take any kind
of med's. I find ways of balancing
like stretching, keeping myself
conscious of my envirement to
the best of my ability.

The best tactic is being focused
on tasks that I enjoy. I still
get stressed, and it does affect my
sleep at times, but altimately
I let events ride their course
to the best of my ability.

Since I am HFA, is this "non-med's"
thing common in other HFA's, or
AS's?



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07 Apr 2005, 7:15 pm

i take meds, heres my list:
Wellbutrin
Ritalin
Depikote
Ambien(probably will be dropped soon)
There is also something new within the past few weeks which dialates my pupils and is supposed to be an anti-depressant which helps with anxiety but i cant remember the name. I guess it will replace Wellbutrin next month
and one horsepill of a vitamin
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P.S. I think there is about an equal amount of aspies on dope as there is not on any from what i can tell.


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07 Apr 2005, 7:20 pm

If you don't mind me asking,
are AS/HFA and why so many
meds?



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07 Apr 2005, 7:33 pm

There is not really one pill for all the symptoms. Depikote helps with my anger problems. Ritalin helps with concentration. The new one helps with insomnia, anxiety and depression. Ambien was supposed to help with insomnia but just didnt work. The vitamin is just basically an over the counter health pill. Wellbutrin gets dropped next month but that helped me with depression(you may have seen the commercials).
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07 Apr 2005, 7:50 pm

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Wellbutrin gets dropped next month but
that helped me with depression
(you may have seen the commercials). ]

I have seen enought posts to know AS doesn't
always react in depressions. There are are
other expressions utilitized. What causes these
depressions? AS? Unknown?



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07 Apr 2005, 8:03 pm

Ive been on meds since first grade but never diagnosed until 15 with AS. They thought i was just depressed for the longest time so i got put on prozac and it seemed to help some. If you also notice in the posts, lack of social skills can sometimes lead to droughts of depression although depression is not primarily a symptom of AS. I get depressed because of my social situation and need stuff to keep it from getting so bad that i might become suicidal. The meds tend to keep some of my emotions within boundries from what i can tell.
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07 Apr 2005, 8:22 pm

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unfortunately[

The meds tend to keep some of
my emotions within boundries from
what i can tell. ]


That is a along time on med's. I thought
they ween you off them at some point
when your a child to adolecent?



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07 Apr 2005, 9:03 pm

some people they do. they suspected bipolar as a possibility but when AS was diagnosed, they probably just didnt wanna mess with it since it was helping me.
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07 Apr 2005, 9:32 pm

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some people they do. they suspected
bipolar as a possibility but when AS was
diagnosed, they probably just didnt wanna
mess with it since it was helping me. ]

Do you still feel this way, or do you think
you are better off getting off it?

Do you think the long term use has caused
permeant side effects that require the
bi-polar med's?



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07 Apr 2005, 10:13 pm

I, personally, don't take any med's. I've taken Prozac, Adderal, and Ritalin before. Prozac changed my personality and made me into a boring person when I was on it. Adderal had "side effects" I can't mention. I went through some of elementary school without med's (2nd through 5th). Then I moved to a different place and got put on med's.

But, when I entered high school, I had weened myself off of everything. I find that there are better ways to deal with problems and consider med's to be a last resort for any problem, mental OR physical. Well, that's my opinion, I hope it helped. :D


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07 Apr 2005, 10:24 pm

I am appreciative or your comment,
and this is because we think alike.
I have been a firm believer of
inner focus(later years), and you
at a younger age have come to
realize it.

You are welcome, Sarcastic Name...
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08 Apr 2005, 6:06 pm

Ghosthunter wrote:
[axelkat
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some people they do. they suspected
bipolar as a possibility but when AS was
diagnosed, they probably just didnt wanna
mess with it since it was helping me. ]

Do you still feel this way, or do you think
you are better off getting off it?

Do you think the long term use has caused
permeant side effects that require the
bi-polar med's?


Medications wear off after a while. I would like to get off them just because of cost. i was thinking this morning about cutting back on depakote because it makes me tired in the morning. Maybe i can cut back to ritalin and an anti-depressant because iam a bit nervous to go completely off the drugs. ill talk to my psychiatrist when i see him in May.
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09 Apr 2005, 6:07 am

I am on Concerta, originally for attentional problems, but it also helps a great deal cope better with visual overload and processing, and with some movement issues I have.

I am on 72mg at the moment but sometimes need a small extra dose in the evening if I have had a lot on during the day.

I'd love to add a small dose of Wellbutrin and cut down on the Concerta though because it is such a pain to get it prescribed by my GP every month (since it is a controlled substance)



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09 Apr 2005, 10:14 am

Ritalin is also a controlled substance. Iam actually getting off Welbutrin and moving on to another anti-depressant which helps with anxiety. It also beats insomnia better than ambien and dialates my pupils. I have never slept better in my whole life than I have in the past few weeks. Ill find out the name and see if anybody else is on it.
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