Hi there and thank you for reading this post (Warning: Long Post)
Shortly before I found out I had severe active rheumatoid arthritis, I was diagnosed with A.D.D. The medication was a God send and I now consider it part of my "arsenal" for chronic pain. I wanted to know if anyone else has heard of this or experiences something similar?
My personal experience: it helps with the brain fog and fatigue, feel less pain while on it and start to feel increased pain as it wears off. Now, I'm sure this could all be psychological in nature, but I can't help but wonder if there's something physiological going on as well.
I know I posted about this earlierbit I do need to add something, the meds are good for focus/clarity etc... But beforewarned.. They can at times exacerbate pain. Please choose carefully with your doctor, they can elevate pulse/blood pressure as well. Love and Blessings, Terri
^Thank you for posting. I know what you mean. I'm blessed to have trusting, long term relationships with my medical "team". We have recently discussed the mechanism behind this and there really isn't a scientific explanation. Which is fine with me. Like I tell others, if slapping a glob if peanut butter on my forehead twice a day helps improve the quality of my life, then I'll do it! (I don't do this, but you know what I mean)
Figured I'd ask the masses (everyone here) for their input.
And yes, I've experienced sudden horrible flares from a very specific medication.
Not to geek out too much but..... basically with autoimmune diseases, the constant, often harsh up and down levels of dopamine and norepinephrine produced by these meds can and often do wreak havoc on the body's inflammatory responses.
Finding a good balance takes time and patience and a specialist who understands the body as a whole and not just by a disease.