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Been diagnosed with ADHD, depression, hyperactivity and anxiety. What should I do?

I have been diagnosed with ADHD , depression , and anxiety. For my ADHD I take 30mg of vyvanse and for my depression/anxiety 40mg of lexapro . With a combination of therapy I have found that both of the medications work fine in helping to live with my disorders but over time I ve started developing more side effects from the vyvanse. Some of these side effects include; appetite suppression, frustration/impatience, hyperactivity .. Due to the fact that i m an 18 year old girl my body is constantly going through hormonal changes which affects how vyvanse works through out my system. I have found a way that personally helps me alleviate all of these side effects but alas, it s illegal. For me marijuana is more than just a recreational drug. Although I am fully aware of the long term affects that it causes to both body and mind I find that in my case, the pros outweigh the cons. So my question is this; Do you think that I should be allowed a prescription to medical marijuana to help alleviate the ADHD symptoms that I m still dealing with?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Thank you for your query.

No, you should not be allowed a prescription for medical marijuana. You should discuss with your doctor and see if the dose of Vyvanse can be reduced. By reduction your symptoms should reduce and you will not feel the need for marijuana.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you all the best.


Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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