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  1. So I have ADHD and HPPD. ADHD was diagnosed this year, HPPD has been there for about 7 years. I currently take Strattera, which helps regulate my emotions, and Chlonidine, which helps me sleep. Strattera does make my visual snow a little worse, but it makes me care about it a whole lot less, so it's a net positive. The thing is, Strattera doesn't help with my concentration problems. I'm really struggling to complete my degree. I'm desperate to finish it so I can actually start earning money or go into a masters that can get me into a more specilaised profession. But I'm frightened of starting something like Ritalin. I don't know what it'll do to my visuals. I can deal with it if it makes it worse for a day or two. But I'm frightened of a permanent change. Other stimulants have negative effects on me. I don't like drinking coffee because it makes it worse temporarily. I accidentally took cough syrup with pseudoephidrine in it (thought it didn't have any) and that made for an anxious time. Who here knows what happens in the brain with Ritalin and ADHD? Anecdotal evidence is appreciated, but there are so many factors that could skew the results that I'm cautious about solely relying on it. Peer reviewed info is greatly appreciated. If you did try Ritalin post diagnosis and you have ADHD , please post your experience. I also take Androforte for Androgen Deficiency. May not be relevant but thought it was worth including
  2. Hi all, I've been prescribed Strattera (Atomoxetine) for my freshly minted diagnosis of ADHD. Has anyone taken it before? What effect did it have on your HPPD?
  3. Hi everyone, So i’ve had HPPD since 2012, with very little change in my symptoms during that time. More recently though, my doctor suggested that I be tested for ADHD. An appointment with a psychiatrist who specialised in ADHD confirmed it. The psychiatrist i’m working with has been very open to input about medications. He’s suggesting Strattera (Atomoxetine) as a first line intervention for me but i’ve not been able to find anything in the peer review about Strattera’s effect on HPPD. User reports vary widely, so i’m Inclined to just give it a go and see if it makes any difference for me. If you have peer reviewed information about this, please send it my way. I can access just about any paper through my university library for free so if you can give me a title, I can find it. The only medication I found that has been tested on both ADHD and HPPD is Chlonidine. However, to my knowledge, this will not have a positive impact on my attentional symptoms, which is where I really need to see an impact. So my questions as follows are 1. Is there any research on what effect Strattera (Atomoxtetine) has on HPPD? Is it a positive or negative effect? 2. Are there any medications other than Chlonidine that have been tested on both ADHD and HPPD? 3. What ADHD medications are most likely to exacerbate symptoms (I.e, visual snow, altered colour perceptions)? Thanks for taking the time everyone!
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