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Re: Reverse effects to Adderall/others?

Posted by Irene on July 19, 1999, at 3:28:07

In reply to Re: Reverse effects to Adderall/others?, posted by alan on July 19, 1999, at 2:26:45

> It has recently been determined that stimulants usually affect normal and ADD kids and adults (including usually normal grad and med students) the same way: they stay away, they sit still, and they study more efficiently. ADDers just need it more. But if you look at the product inser, which you can ask your pharmacist for, you'll see that drowsiness is a not very unusual side effect of stimulants. Sometimes itgoes away with dosage changes and/or time. I'm afraid I can't speak for speed freaks.

Even increasing the addrerall dose doesn't help, I still feel like I've been shot with a tranquilizer dart. Which is pretty much how I feel without it too, well, not so much *drugged*, but mentally detached, physically fatigued, and unable to function so that sleep is the only escape from the daily frustration and resultant depression. So needless to say, the Adderall has not been an improvement. (heavy sigh)

I have tried Prozac - had a BAD reaction to it, my whole body swelled up. Wellbutrin (which after the prozac incident, I didn't give a fair chance and it has been suggested again and I may give a shot), *thanks for your input Dave, I think I will do just that* Effexor - did nothing. Only recently began to approach my condition as ADD rather than just depression, and I pushed my doctor for a stimulant, as I feel the lethargy and mental fog play a HUGE role in my depressed state. ie: I am depressed *because* I don't feel good, rather than not feeling good as a side effect of my depression.

I suspect the "freaks" mentioned here are people just like us... searching for something to make them feel better. Taking what works best until something better comes along, I'm not sure they are freaks, or that I'm not one.




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