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Re: Adderall --

Posted by SLS on September 6, 2001, at 21:47:14

In reply to Re: Adderall -- Laszlo, posted by Cindylou on September 6, 2001, at 14:21:37

> >
> > The doctor also told him that he would crash big time every few days.
> >
> Just a note -- I recently tried Adderall, and wasn't warned about this "crashing" effect. But in my case, your friend's doctor was right! I felt great for about 4 or 5 days, then crashed HARD. Felt like @#$%#. I tried it again, felt good for about 3 days, then crashed again. It sucked. I guess this doesn't happen to most people, but according to some smart people on this board, it is pretty common.
> -cindy

This may be far fetched.

AndrewB has reported that memantine, an experimental drug, has enabled him to continue to respond to Adderall when he had previously experienced poop-out after 3 days.

Memantine is currently in phase III trials (just one step short of approval) for treating Alzheimer's Dementia. Andrew feels that memantine might prevent poop-out by blocking a specific glutamate receptor known as the NMDA receptor. It reduces glutamate stimulation.

Lamictal (lamotrigine) also reduces glutamate stimulation, but in a different way. I'm wondering if Lamictal can help prevent amphetamine poop-out.

It's just a thought.

- Scott




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