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ADHD Meds and HPPD


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My HPPD started in March 2020. Things have progressively gotten better, as I've accepted this is my life now and made practical adjustments to move forward.

I used to take Ritalin for my ADHD since my teens, but when my HPPD came about my visuals were so bad and DP I had to stop taking it - I think it was making my visuals worse, definitely my anxiety and panic attacks (which i never had before) but i was such a mess at the time, I really cant make an informed comment if it was causing flare ups.

Also I got HPPD after a night out snorting a pills from my prescription of ritalin, racked a cap of mdma and smoked some bud. Blacked out drinking and woke up the next more with HPPD. So I really dont know what caused it - may have been related to the ritalin.

Moving forward to now, I am finally heading back to my studies and have my life somewhat in order. Feeling myself more than i have in a long time. But I would like to go back on ADD medication - but not a stimulant.

My psychiatrist has suggested STRATTERA (atomoxetine) because its a non-stimulant.

Does anyone living with HPPD have experience taking this medication? Did it exacerbate your symptoms at all or did it help your condition (ADHD/ADD)?

Thanks for any input or comments.

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