Patsy’s Story

I am 57 and am experiencing a lot of the things that I have read about on this website. This week I was prescribed Ritalin. It has given me come concern mainly from the little bits of information you get on the street, and from friends whose children have been on this drug.

My Dr. wants to see if he can pick up my concentration and energy level. I’ve been taking Celexa for a number of years and did not find it was doing the job for me. I was getting into highly emotional situations in work and scaring myself as well as my colleagues and son. So after another emotional time I ended up back at the Dr. since there has been some psychosis involved in my experience, and another mild psychotic episode occurred.

Resultantly, we dropped the Celexa and I am now using Wellbutrin in the morning and Prozac at night, and added to the a small amount of Ritalin just recently. I’ve taken this now for three days and can’t say that I have noticed anything drastic in terms of changes.

I should say that all this treatment is the outcome of years of dealing with depression. I have to say that in the past I have wondered about ADD.
So after reading all this, if I still have your attention, I became extremely unsatisfied with the Celexa because I had been experiencing long periods of wanting to escape the house. Not being home the house has become cluttered and disorganized. I just could not get it together in that way and spent a lot of time avoiding trying to work through what might be going on with me.

I’ve chosen to give up most things that would be stressful to me, and I have included exercise in my weekly regimen. I’ve been trying to work out on the treadmill at least three times a week. This has helped a lot and I remain determined to improve my life.

At 57 I think it’s time I was my priority, don’t you?

So I am going to stay in touch with this website and continue to look for contacts who have similar experiences with clutter and disorder which has been exasperated by this kind of drug.

I am also experiencing menopause. So I’m looking for folks my age to exchange experiences with and perhaps we can support one another in this place we find ourselves in.

Thanks to all who took the time to read this and I hope I can be of some help to you