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Posted by med_empowered on January 30, 2005, at 2:59:08

In reply to STIMULANT OPTIONS, please!, posted by CareBear04 on January 29, 2005, at 22:43:33

hey! I take 60mgs/adderall daily, along with cymbalta and buspar. I know what you mean about the adderall burnout-I'm looking for a way to augment my regimine (30mgs xr, 30mgs standard release) without having to go up on the dosage of adderall, since it is schedule II and all. Anyway, one of my friends swears by just straight up adderall-he takes 80mgs daily, divided up just like doses of regular ritalin would be (40mgs am, then 20 and 20 afternoon and evening, respectively). When you realize that straight up adderall has a half-life of 10hours, this kind of dosing seems like it would work nicely. When you think about it, the xr was really invented to prevent abuse of adderall, not so much to help patients. Anyway, I found before that Tofranil boosts adderall (or any other amphetamine, supposedly; this is why tricyclics are only rarely co-prescribed) and vice versa, so there was a nice anti-depressant/stimulant synergy going on. On the downside, tricylics do tend to cause weight gain, raise blood pressure, and can cause heart weirdness, so I opted for just cymbalta and adderall, no more tofranil. BUT I hear Pamelor is a good add-on TCA. How was the provigil? I want to try something as an add-on, and it sounded good, but I'm not so sure now. Do you ever take breaks from adderall? The breaks themselves suck, but when I start taking the adderall again, I can have a few solid weeks of improvement before tolerance re-enters the picture. Then there's the question of what you're eating, especially if you take XR...I avoid fruit juice, fatty foods, and most meats for most of the day, and I don't eat for 1-2 hours right after taking my top o' the morning capsule. I've found that this helps.




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