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This CAN NOT be possible!

Posted by mari stella on May 19, 2008, at 12:04:22

It has been 6 years since my ADD diagnoses. It wasnt until I was sure I tries as hard as I could and realized my limitation that I realized I did need meds. I need help.

I first tried strattera. Bag of yuk. Next Adderall.

My first dose of 20mg XR was great but a bit speedy. Next day it had mellowed a bit and third day there was no noticable benifits. I called my Dr and she told me that was a small dose and I could go up to 60mg of XR taken at once. I didnt want to go that high so I experimented with different doses. I would get a small headache and and the appetite suppresing effects but nothing else. When I tried 40mg XR I felt nothing.No side effects no nothing. I took this as a sign and jumped up to 60mg XR and it worked. I felt relaxed but motivated, energetic but easygoing. It was perfect. However that was the last of it since my Dr had prescibed the lowest amount. I waited one week and recived my new script for 60mgXR. (2 30s a day)

The first TWO days were great and then it was like a knob was lowered. I could feel the drug in my body, but had no real effects. I continued taking it hoping something would change and within 3 more days I was sure...I was feeling NOTHING. NOTHING AT ALL! Even the dry mouth and appatite suppresion was gone. I have developed tolerance in 2-3 days!!!

I can not call my old DR as we had an argument because she would not prescibe generic and I am a cash patient. I have had an intake appoint with my states mental health provider and will see a Dr in 2 weeks.

I am afraid because I have not been able to find many accounts of this on line. I wrote to "ask an expert" and the Dr. who replied to question said he "found it hard to believe what I am saying" on another add Drs blog a person had commented that their vyvanse stopped working and he said if you are developing a tolerance that fast there is something wrong and get checked immediatly. I am afraid there is something wrong with me.

I am also afraid because I got a glimpse, TWICE, of how my life could be, what I could do with the right med. I was afraid of many when I decided to try stimulants, but this was not one of them. I did read on this board about the guy like me, 3 day tolerance, who added menmine (sp) and was able to stop his tolerance. But how do I convince my DR to try that with me? I am not sure my new Dr will even believe me. And what will I do....I cannot go on like this and I need help.

Thank you for reading this far and if anyone could tell me what is wrong with me I would sure appriciate it!




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