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Re: STIMULANT OPTIONS, please! alohashirt

Posted by CareBear04 on January 30, 2005, at 18:55:59

In reply to Re: STIMULANT OPTIONS, please!, posted by alohashirt on January 30, 2005, at 0:59:31

hi alohashirt,
wow, your post was full of great ideas and advice. thanks so much!
my pdoc is pretty open to ideas, but since she's mostly an analyst, she hasn't tried many drugs outside of the most prescribed in each category.

i'm 21, so not too set in my ways. i'm inattentive and frequently hyper; some doctors have diagnosed ADHD; others just think i'm talented and bored. i don't know which is true.

as for sleep, when i first started adderall, i had a hard time sleeping. when i'm hypomanic (bipolar II) or agitated and depressed, i sleep very little. but at middle of the road times like right now, i'm sleeping at least 8 hours a night, and i'm still kinda sluggish during the day. i need coffee in addition to the stims to function decently.

exercise is a great idea. in the past few months, when i've become tolerant to the adderall, i've been pretty sick and have hardly exercised at all. my body has become deconditioned, and i'm supposed to try to exercise more.

is it normal for the appetite suppressing effect of adderall to wear off over time? at first, adderall xr really killed my appetite all day, but now, i don't notice any such effect at all. that, i'm sure, will please the drs since i have lost too much weight recently, but that was one measure that let me know that the med was working. it's hard to gauge otherwise.

thanks again for your post!


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