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does adderall balance ssris?

does anyone find that adderall helps with the lack of emotion that ssris can cause? more specifically positive emotion?
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For me taking adderall and lexapro together... it was too activating cause too much insomina my body just felt like crap, after awhile the depression from amp's just overwhelm the ssri i felt, plus i had high blood pressure i shouldn't of been on adderall anyway's, everyone different tho im sure there people that have used ssri and adderall successfully on this forum, amp's just made me feel empty in side,

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Wouldn't Adderall defeat the purpose of the SSRI? Most on this forum have anxiety and need to calm down.

In my case, I had too much emotion. I was too wired and anxious all the time. I needed to calm down and the SSRI did just that for me.

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Adderall peps up my mood a little bit on prozac, but you have to be careful that you don't take it in order to feel euphoric. thats how addiction starts.
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How is prozac n adderall... i wonder if it work better then lexapro and adderall hmmm

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It is a fact SSRI in many people cause a lack of emotion and motivation etc after extended use. I know this happened to me. After years using SSRIs I didnt feel anxious or depressed but couldnt feel emotion , didnt have any motivation to do anything and was just so apathetic that i did litle to nothing apart from browse internet, watch tv , drink beer etc. I was never like that before. Prozac is actually one of the better SSRIs in that regard as it hits dopamine and norepherine in a few parts of brain.
I have heard low dose ritalin works well with ssri rather than amphetamine.
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I've never noticed Adderall to cause much of an improvement in mood when taking an SSRI. Some SSRIs can help a little (not that significant) with the Adderall crash though.
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I had to start taking a small amount of adderall or else I could not stay awake. I would literally sleep all day long without it.
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yeah i have to reinforce this...adderall combines awesome with ssris! i notice no subjective reduction in happiness, in fact the adderall relieves all the ssri side effects. sorry if your experience is different then mine

chemically the only way an ssri would reduce adderall is serotonin inhibits dopamine firing but enough addy takes care of that
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I don't really see the point in using it other than for ADHD-purposes. I tried Ritalin ER for a few weeks and even within the first week it started causing more depression/apathy/social withdrawl than it initially reversed. Together with benzo's worst long term option you can choose of.
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yeah i have to reinforce this...adderall combines awesome with ssris! i notice no subjective reduction in happiness, in fact the adderall relieves all the ssri side effects. sorry if your experience is different then mine

chemically the only way an ssri would reduce adderall is serotonin inhibits dopamine firing but enough addy takes care of that
what ssri you on? InterestinglyInteresting.
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Depends, for very amotivational atypical depression, adderall and lexapro may be a power punch combo, but for bipolar spectrum disorders and such it could be like adding fuel to the fire.
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SSRI's are 5HT antagonists. Amphetamine are agressive DA and NT indirect agonists. If that's what you want to call a complementary balance for those three major NT's.

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SSRI's are 5HT antagonists. Amphetamine are agressive DA and NT indirect agonists. If that's what you want to call a complementary balance for those three major NT's.
Sexy sero retro interventions arent 5HT antagonists; they icrease serotonine and so activate all the serotonine receptors; wich causes side effects as some receptors do bad ****; a good stim can counteract those sides tough togheter with some time;then it shall work out.

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Yes., SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. What this means is during a transfer of serotonin from one nerve to another, this medicine blocks the serotonin to travel back to the first nerve, and therefore creates a better chance of most serotonin neurotransmitters to travel to the second nerve. So, it "inhibits reuptake," making this type of psychiatric medication a "serotonin antagonist." An antagonist in this case, is referring to the blocking of the serotonin from going back into the first nerve cell. It can be a debatable term using antagonist as a term for SSRI's. As they don't bind a receptor but rather a transport protein.

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Bottom line though is SSRIs enhance serotonin, Stimulants enhance dopamine and noradrenaline, to keep it in a simplistic manner.
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I don't really see the point in using it other than for ADHD-purposes. I tried Ritalin ER for a few weeks and even within the first week it started causing more depression/apathy/social withdrawl than it initially reversed. Together with benzo's worst long term option you can choose of.
In the case of AVPD amphetamine is the most effective treatment; in the case of SA its anxiolytics; also ritalin is too anxiogenic for many making amphetamine a better option.

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