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Re: Adderall pros and cons geno

Posted by vivi on April 27, 2005, at 19:08:20

In reply to Adderall pros and cons, posted by geno on April 26, 2005, at 12:56:45

> Hello, Id like some advise, yet in my own mind I always think I know or think i know what is going on and how to combat such.
> My problem im having is sorta a catch 22. Im perscribed 30mg of adderall 3x daily. Thats a Total of 90mg a day. Also, For breakthrough anxiety .5mg of klonopin 2x daily, which i feel is just enough, some days maybe .5mg more.
> Lexapro 10mg in the am, but just to keep the seratonin replenished, or whatever I mean .
>
> Ok, I find that im not abusing the adderall, but im staying up 24 hrs, easy, say I do take my dose 6 hrs apart, usally 30mg about noon, 6pm, and midnight. Now Im a night owl, so I do sleep in the day, but I find myself, not tired and just taking another dose like 6am, and having no problem staying up for at least another 7hrs.
>
> Now, I know im dependant on adderall, because, it did change my life so much , positive way, Im more outgoing , I work harder, think more, Not speedy, but just feel right, non depressed, though sometimes if i dont sleep right, ill get some ups and downs. I find if i stay up like 24 hrs or more, then when i go to bed, i sleep long, and wake up groggy. ONe time i stayed up 2 days and boy , the next 2 days were a rollicoster ride , up and down, depressed, lethargic, even when taking my doses. That I learned not to do, and I know that 16 hrs is enought, but i seem to take that 4th dose just to stay up and get more done.
>
> Now when I take say 2 days off usually right before my refill, Im bed ridden. I cant or dont even feel like getting up for nothing. I sleep, wake up , lay there sleep, wont answer my phone, da da da. LIke I have to have it, which is scary, but I know its powerfull, and its good points are outweighing any bad.
>
> I guess my question is has anyone had such problem, and really became dependant, not abusive, like taking 80mg, but just finding you have to take your dose every 6 hrs every day, and thinking of stopping is scary and depressing, because you end up in bed. I sometimes lower the dose and take caffiene 200mg with it, just to ease up on the higher dose, but I sure can tell if i go from 30 to 20mg. 15mg is nothing.
>
> well thanks for any future imput.

I take 15 mg of Dexedrine twice a day, but I find that I only need to take 15 mg once a day. I also get really tired when it wears off and I just want to crash. If I do take the other does, I can't sleep and then I have to take Ambien. My M.D. wanted to try Adderall XL but I decided to stay with Dex because I was so worried about weight loss. (High metabolism) My Doc even weighed me before he put me on and after the first month to make sure I wasn't losing too much weight. Do you have appetite suppression? I ususally do not take the Dex on the weekends and that helps for when I start back on Monday.



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