I have the normal problems with ADD...the disorganization, the procrastination, the lack of focus, not keeping jobs, etc...but lately, the lack of motivation has been terrible. Even for doing things that I used to love to do. I have seen this be an issue with others who post here too. I actually get anxious when I think about all that needs to be done (housework, work, etc.) and it overwhelms me into doing nothing. I talked with my doctor, hoping he would up my ADD meds...and he said it was a symptom of deepening depression. In addition to the ADD meds and zoloft, he put me on wellbutrin. This is also used for those with ADHD who also have co-morbidities like depression (SAD), stopping smoking (off label), and is said to help with anxiety...as well as having the benefits of weight loss (huge bonus if it works for that too). I am hopeful that it will help!!! I am on my third day of it...and will let everyone know how it goes. Cindra
I have been feeling the same way lately. I have ADD and depression as well. I procrastinate for everything and lately feel so disgusted with myself. I'm planning on getting a new doctor to try new meds. I take Ritalin and Celexa but I think I need a new regimen of meds. I can't decide if I want to go to a neurologist or a psychiatrist. I used to work for neurologists and I know that they use some new and different medications than the norm that psychiatrists prescribe.
Hi Cindra. Just curious how the Wellbutrin is working? I have the same issues right now. I've been on Vyvanse and Zoloft for about a year and a half and feel like I'm stuck and simply cannot get the motivation to consistently do anything. I don't know if it is because I have young children (more on my plate) or my age (just turned 40 wondering about hormonal changes). I look forward to hearing your progress. Thanks.
Wow, you just described me to a T. I am not on any anti-depressants but have been in the past and do not care to take them again. I am 32 yrs old, no kids and do not have any decent real reason (excuse) why I am so effing tired. No motivation, drive, gumption for anything. Nothing really excites me anymore. Hope that you are doing better and hope you find your motivation station. ;)
I know the feeling! I take ADD meds and was put on Welbutrin too as my lack of energy and ability to get up and do stuff (what I try to describe to my mother and others as a complete disconnect between THINK and DO) has gotten SO much worse lately. Unfortunately, the Welbutrin had to be twice a day, and I was lucky if I remembered to take it even once a day. If I can get into the habit of taking pills regularly I'd like to give it a try again. Let me know if it helps.
I had the same problem after the birth of my 3rd child. Turns out I had very low vitamin D and I am hypothyroid. Might be something you could look into. Iknow this is an old post but maybe it could help someone.