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Re: Ritalin VS Adderall anyone???

Posted by Janice on January 10, 2000, at 18:26:23

In reply to Re: Ritalin VS Adderall anyone???, posted by JohnL on January 10, 2000, at 15:49:16


I'm so happy you're on the right track. You may have the nonhyper type of ADD that manifests itself so similarly to depression.

Dexedrine also has a long acting version of a stimulant. I take one long acting one and then 2 short acting ones throughout the day.

Initially, this medication gave me experiences similar to what you describe. But quickly (within a month or so), my body stopped getting these euyphoric (excuse spelling) feelings. I started at 5mg and am now at 25mg a day. It works great, and has dramatically affected almost every single aspect of my life.

How badly were you abusing the short acting ones? I remember from your previous postings that you are extremely sensitive to medications and suffer from many side effects. The best thing about stimulants is, generally speaking, that they have no side effects.

Intially, I wanted to abuse mine but I managed not to. Now, it wouldn't even be an option, I have no cravings for it. After a week or so I noticed the stimulants really helped me with impulse control. I no longer binge eat, interupt people, or say things outload that would later wish I hadn't. I've been on Dexedrine for 10 months now.

Coming down from them is not a problem now, although at one point it did bother me. I've customized my usage of the stimulants to my body's natural rhythms.

It takes time to adjust to stimulants. I know you know this. I'm just so pleased to see something finally give you decent relief John.

If the stimulants don't work out, you could try Desipramine (dopamine). This was the best anti-depressant I've tried. Janice.




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