Posted by winter on June 21, 2002, at 18:04:34
I started taking Dexedrine Last Sunday(16th) for idiopathic hypersomnia and possible ADD. Possible because I have suspicions that I may have ADD or ADHD, however its isn't as if I show it when I see my doctor because I am half-asleep and in a daze. However I know how I am when I finally get energy and I remember before I began sleeping and I feel some things may be indicative. So, since I need to take the Dexedrine for the hypersomnia, it is almost a bonus sort of test. If it makes me feel more focused etc... then more of a possibility.
Anyway, So I started on 10 mg spansules for three days and they didn't do anything execpt make me feel sick. That I believe is also partly because I drug myself out of bed expecting them to work.
WendsdayI added a 5 mg regular in addition to the 10mg spansule. Not quite what I was hoping for but better. I took it at 9 in the morning instantly fell asleep and woke at 12:30. (I rarely wake that early on my own. Some improvement. Usually after I wake up without stimulants (I wake between 2-5 getting 12-16 hours of sleep) It takes me between 2-4 hours to get any energy move around. So I usually just sit on the couch and watch tv still slighty asleep. My own natural energy kicks in around 6:30 and tapers off starting at 10. So Wed. took at 9 slept till 12:30, ended up sitting around till about 2. Then I got energy till 5. Nine pm I was sleepy. 11 pm passing out.
Thursday 10 mg spansule added addition 5mg on top of other 5 mg reg one . Total 10 mg spansule 10 mg regular. 20mg total. Took at 9:30 , woke up and got out of bed right away! Loads of energy focused and determined. Felt better than I had in a very long time. 3 pm felt hazy little tired. 5 perked up a litte. 7 pm eyes wouldn't focus like when your tired. Felt a little tired. Nine, didn't feel like moving. Sleep at 12.
Friday. 10 mg spansule 10 mg reg. 9:00. fell back asleep till 10:30! Struggled to get out of bed. Using all energy to move. Feel like sitting in front of tv and not moving, no energy.
I understood the first three days, dose wasn't high enough. I understand that thursday(10span10reg) my energy levels dropped around 3 probably because thats when the 10 mg of reg wore off and I was just sustaining on the spansule. However why did on Wed. (10span.5reg) did I fall back asleep for a few hours, then have no energy whilst the reg one was active then get energy later on whilst I only had the span. in my system?
Finally, why did what I took thursday(10span10reg) which seemed to be perfect, not seem to work at all today?
Has anyone else experienced anything like this. I am being paranoid and thinking that perhaps my body is becoming accostomed to the dexedrine at a rapid pace, far too fast that would makeme need to increase constantly inorder for it to work. That seems impossible. This s just my hypochondria/paranoia tha I always get when ever I start a new drug.
I know most people take Dexedrine for ADD/ADHD. Any input would help. After such a positive result yesterday(thur) I was expecting it to bethe same today. When I ended up falling back asleep and lacking energy like usual it made me feel quite depressed. There were things I wanted to do today and now its 4 pm and I have wasted so much time just sitting in one spot feeling tired. I always knew that being tired was awful but it wasn't till wed afternoon and yesterday that it bothered me like this. It reminded me, let me feel normal again, like I could function and I had hope. I was sad and depressed about sleeping so much, now I am pissed off.