Patient :When i was a small child i was diagnosed with adhd. My mom quickly took me off addorall because i was having nightmares and talking to people that didnt exist. I was taken off and now im 26 last year i was prescribed citalopram for my social phobia. I took it for a few weeks but only noticed that my teeth were killing me and no positive side effects wer happening. So ive been depressed and i dropped out of school. Lack of motivation and i procrastinate on everything i do. I seen no hope in getting a job or trying anymore. I quit going to the dr and sat at home wondering why i cant focus and everyone can. Its caused problems in my education, carreer and my family and girlfriend. Ive had anxiety since i was about 16 i had my first horrific attack. Its been a year drug free and i wondered if i could possibly just be stressed out bc i couldnt focus. And my depression and and everything im starting to feel like everything is linking back to not focusing and giving up on everything. My dad is perscribed 70mg vyvanse that he usually doesnt take. So i took 1 a day for a week. By the second day i started noticing that i could simply pay attention. Everything was so clear that i felt like things were even more colorful and i could see better. For the whole week ive been trying and trying for everything. A new job a lifestyle change for the positive. Even down to quitting smoking. When i take this medication it gives me so much hope. Maybe i wont get prescribed this. But something that would even work better for me. Im not gonna take anymore and made an appointment to talk about it. I just dont wanna be looked at as a drug addict because i know that this is a dangerous powerful substance. Could it be that my lack of focus for so long has just made me stop caring? I havent been mad at any little things. No attacks and no depression. Im worried about the cardiovascular problems. But other than that i feel like a new man. Who who can now read and understand my own words. I can have a full conversation with people without getting lost in my thoughts and ignoring them when they are talking. It may or may not be good and i just wanna know what i should do. Can this be a real cure all or is it all on my head? Whatever it is it seems to work. The only problem ive had at all are that my teeth get very sore from chewing on them. But i had that problem since the citalopram and it never went away. Can this be a real cure or am i just gonna look stupid asking?
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