Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Does A.D.D. med helps with your pain?

Dec 27, 2015 3:39 PM

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.

Any thoughts?

Dec 27, 2015 4:25 PM

No thoughts? Not a one?

Dec 27, 2015 4:40 PM

Yep it helps with mine!!! You are not alone with it , it helps keep me clear minded

Dec 27, 2015 6:14 PM

Idk yet, still waiting for a doc to prescribe it...

Dec 28, 2015 2:44 AM

Hi there. I have heard of this. I am a mental health therapist and have read about stimulants that work for ADHD meds working for chronic pain. It is to help with the fatigue and foggy stuff.

Dec 28, 2015 3:36 PM

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

Dec 30, 2015 7:52 PM

^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.

Dec 30, 2015 8:05 PM

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.

Feel good =)

Dec 30, 2015 9:51 PM

Lol, awesome! Loves peas

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community