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Re: maybe an amphetamine?

Posted by ChicagoKat on July 30, 2012, at 16:53:42

In reply to maybe an amphetamine?, posted by Christ_empowered on July 30, 2012, at 16:10:25

> I think Vyvanse is the big *it* drug for anything requiring an upper these days, but you have other options (dexedrine, adderall, possibly methamphetamine).
> I just say that because Adderall worked on my melancholy better than Ritalin. Also, I got away with lower doses and fewer side effects. Some docs, for whatever reason, prefer Ritalin for mood elevating effects. I don't know what's up with that...amphetamines are an old school classic for the blues. Ritalin came out later, as a sort of milder amphetamine.
> Then again...with hypertension, I don't know if that's the greatest idea (see...this is where you talk to your doc, lol). Maybe Provigil/Nuvigil?
> I certainly understand taking a low-to-moderate dose stim over any sort of AD. The ADs aren't that great and I doubt the side effect profile is that much better than a stimulant. Plus, you can go off and on stimulants pretty much as needed/desired...not so much with AD drugs.

Thanks so much for your recommendations. I just saw my doc today and he put me on Nuvigil, but I was wondering how long that takes to kick in b/c I'm having NO effects from it yet.

I tried Vyvanse, but the highest dose, 70mg, was actually too low for me. I seem to do best with IR stims, cos Concerta was a disaster too.

I would actually like to try dexedrine if the Nuvigil is ineffective.

I'm on stims now b/c every single other AD has pooped out on me or had bad side effects. The saddest case was with Nardil....I was on it for a few weeks and I was starting to feel great, absolutely no anxiety, sleeping better, feeling more positive about life. Then I developed ataxia and suffered 4 falls, so the Nardil had to be stopped. But I'm almost starting to think that I'd rather have a risk of falling than feeling the depression/anxiety I have been feeling since Ritalin stopped working.
Thanks again,




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