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Re: elephant stimulants?

Posted by Kacy on October 24, 2003, at 8:28:58

In reply to elephant stimulants? Kacy, posted by zeugma on October 23, 2003, at 18:29:42

What do you mean by "wake me up"? The only sedation problem I get is as a side effect of Strattera. I don't have sleeping problems very often or have waking up problems, and I never had a daytime sleepiness issue until this drug. It's Catch-22: a stimulant that puts you to sleep.

Ritalin was a good thinking drug, but didn't help a lot with direction or motivation. It reminds me of my old ten pm to two am thinking hours. They were a hallmark of my earlier years. (Sure liked those hours.) Ritalin worked for an hour and a half if I took 20 mg. on an empty stomach with some strong coffee and made sure I didn't eat for 40 minutes. So often, I couldn't get that just right. I need smaller meals, more often. Up, down, down, up some (if I timed it right) down, down, maybe up on the third dose. That doesn't work out well. I'd be lucky to get a response the third time. I can't imagine how doctors could think that would work for anyone even if they think you get the four and a half hours split up over the day. A short trial (on my own) with four doses a day, shorter times between pills and regular coffee seemed to be promising, but doctor's (apparently) can't prescribe 80 mg. a day and I really can't imagine drinking that much coffee all the time.

I tried Adderal but realized this summer (after reading posts here) that I screwed that trial up when I had old-fashioned oats cooked in apple juice every single morning that whole month. I got a half-hour or an hour at the end that was interesting and didn't know why it was kicking in so late. I never felt anything at all until then. I thought it just had a big kick at the end, theorizing the company was discouraging double-dosing that way. (Anecdotal evidence, ya know.)

I have to decide on the desipramine by Monday. If I do it, I sure hope it doesn't sedate in the afternoons like Strattera.

Does anyone out there know how long desipramine takes to work? A couple of weeks? A couple of months?




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