Hi guys I’ve been on a couple of psychiatric medications including those that are just meant to treat ADHD or are prescribed off-label to treat ADHD. The common theme with all these medications is that I feel that they are working perfectly for the first 1-2 weeks, and then they just stop working and this terrible brain fog sets in. I don’t even know if that is the right word for it. I just wanted to know if any of you have had a similar situation and how you were able to solve it. I feel like I am losing hope in psychiatric medications.
Symptoms After 1-2 Weeks on Medication:
- I lose all ability to problem solve. There are problems that were assigned in my classes weeks ago and I was able to do them when I first started the medication, but after the brain fog sets in its completely gone.
- With Vyvanse- I can’t feel time anymore. I can work on an assignment for upwards of 10 to 11 hours straight but I don’t feel the time go by. Every hour feels like its less than 10 minutes
- Memory Problems I just have trouble retrieving any information and if someone gives me a brief instruction ,usually 2-3 sentences, I won’t be able to remember it at all within less than a few minutes. In general I just feel like I can not learn anymore.
If you dealt with something similar to this please let me know more about your experience and any advice you have.