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Putting all of my hope into Adderall or Vyvanse

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I've read some anecdotal reports on dopaminergic stimulants and the effects it has on dpdr. It seems to work well for a lot of people. Yesterday I got some great news that could help finally end my dpdr. I've been unemployed 1.5 years now due to this crippling condition, but I just got a job offer to work a shipping/receiving job for $20/h! Coming back to the emotional world is not so painful anymore. I still have a my past to deal with though. Unfortunately there's no way I could work while DPed, so I told him I could only start after the 18th which is when I have my psychiatrist appointment. He said it was fine.

There is a problem though. I agreed to the job thinking/hoping that Adderall would end my dp, and that my personality would come back. But, if it doesn't work I'm kind of screwed. I'm planning on trying hypnotherapy on the 19th if a spot is available. If adderall can get me into my window of tolerance, I may be able to process negative emotions/trauma which could create a lasting change in me. I could also call the crisis line as well, just to talk to someone and vent.

What do you guys think?
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For me Vyvanse felt like the total opposite to what I needed, instead of a calm smart me which I thought was the point, I got a repudiative, chain-smoking person who spent ages trying to write one page because i'd re read it 100 times, had no chill and would send me from happy to depressed over 12 hours, it's a roller coaster that i soon stopped paying for. If i had taken it at a work place i'd have been fired on the spot.

Might work for you, you never know but honestly I think you should strongly consider a backup plan of something like

Effexor (SNRI)

Escitalopram (SSRI)

Clear head and emotions only comes for me with an AD thats working. YMMV.

Good thing about Vyvanse i suppose is you'll know pretty much that day, minus the euphoria that will go away (thank god it's not as fun as it sounds).. good luck
Clomipramine is an AD that takes 6-8 weeks to work.. no point taking it one day. If you are going on an AD get it from a doctor, doesn't overly sound like you did.

clonopine - Good for a panic attack, not a long term solution or cure, eventually you have to give it up as your tolerance builds and then often people are worse than they started.. so avoid this route
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