Posted by bulldog2 on May 19, 2008, at 13:11:16
In reply to 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!
I tried adderall years ago and developed tolerance in three days also. Tried ritalin and developed tolerance quickly. A former babbler andrewb found that taking a drug called memantine prevented the tolerance to adderall. He to would poop out in three days. Once he was stablized on memantine the tolerance disappeared. Google this site for memantine and you will find lots of info. Google andrewb+memantine for his posts.