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Re: Adderall - dosage advice, experience wanted

Posted by sjb on December 19, 2001, at 14:03:08

In reply to Re: Adderall - dosage advice, experience wanted, posted by manowar on December 8, 2001, at 13:55:18

> What are you taking the Adderal for?
For atypical depression that includes binge eating. I don't think I have ADD.

What do you mean that when you started taking the Adderal you really felt well and then after a few days you started feeling down again?

Well, I had lots of energy, life felt exciting and I wanted to DO so much. I was also a bit manic, I believe, but it was fun. After 5 days, I crashed, ate a lot and slept a lot and had no evergy. I think it wasn't helping that I was drinking during both periods.

> Unfortunately, pstims are not ADs and even if they do give you an AD effect it's fleeting unless you take more of the drug.

Yes, I'm going to try to go up tomorrow. As you are probably aware, can only get a month's prescription and no refill or modification by Dr. over the phone to pharmacy.

> Sometimes what I do is skip a dose here and there (when I can) so that I create a small stash. Then when I need it, I'll add the extra dose with my regular dose and if I'm lucky, sometimes I'll achieve the desired AD effect.

I tried that and it does help.

> When I started Adderal, I felt pretty good. But after about a week I noticed that it made me depressed as ****. The Ritalin works better for me.

I, too, became very depressed after week and went off all drugs. However, went back on the Adderall and Celexa combo, stopped drinking (Gee, why did I think that would help the mix?????) and, overall, doing better but not as good as the first week.
> >PDoc didn't want to up dosage as he says my emotions/feelings/neediness overwhelm my medicine.
> What does that mean?
Beats the heck out of me. Something about not getting enough attention growing up and looking for it now and not finding it or not getting 'nuff 'luv. Trying to stuff neediness with food or numbing myself with food or booze 'cause I want more attention, 'luv, etc. He says meds can't overcome that deep down desire/need. He recommended I get a dog as my cats aren't as affectionate. He says it's a guarantee that people will always let me down, I will let others down, but of course, not as much, as I let myself down. Something like that.
> Good luck,
> Tim

Thanks. You, too.




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