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Re: how is adderall coming along CareBear04

Posted by LeadingZero on September 3, 2004, at 11:09:03

In reply to Re: how is adderall coming along, posted by CareBear04 on September 2, 2004, at 22:53:54

I'm 6' 160lbs, and 20mg 2x/day was about where it started to be too much. My experience is that the raw form is better than the sustained release versions. I hear that the generic isn't very good, but I never tried it. If you want quick, clean action, take it on an empty stomach. If you want smoother, drawn out action, take it with food. Don't ever take it with citrus juices, because studies have shown that it reduces the effects. I'm alergic to wheat and corn, so I tend toward a high protien diet. I'm told that is good for ADD anyway.

Avoid having a really fatty breakfast with it-- I read a study report on efficacy of concerta vs. adderall while fasting vs w/ a fatty breakfast on a concerta tissue box at my pdoc office. I haven't found this study anywhere else. It didn't convice me to switch back to concerta, but rather informed me that fatty breakfasts are a problem for ADD meds.

I do hope that the efficacy doesn't decrease with time on you. I agree that adderall was the best med that I've been on, it's just that it pooped out after a while.

I have another thread about poop-out, and people say that a good way to avoid/delay it is to use the minimum dose that works for you and take frequent vacations, where you will want to sleep more than ususal. For me 7.5mg 1x/day is enough to feel some benefit and not feel much rebound or accumulated effect build up. This did bring back some of the adderall magic for me.

The best way to get sleep for me was to walk/run for an hour some time durring the day. I'm very busy, but an hour lost to running is better than two lost to insomnia.

Of course, you could also look at my last posting on this thread wherein I sprayed you all down with verbal diareeah (sp). After 2.5 years on meds, mostly Adderall, I'm giving the native state another shot. Hopefully my next post won't show up six months from now, starting "I just got out of prison..."

Best of luck.




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