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Re: Adderall pros and cons geno

Posted by Maxime on April 28, 2005, at 16:32:02

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

I don't understand. Why would you take your first dose at noon? Do you do shift work? You can't take 30 mg at midnight and expect to sleep. But you also said sometimes you take it at 6am. So are you taking more than 90 mg a day?

You should try the XR version and maybe have some tabs for the late afternoon. You shouldn't be taking it past 6pm if you are working 9-5 pm.

90 mg is a lot of Adderall.

Maxime

> 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.

 

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