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Re: Help getting off Dexedrine/Adderall!! Bryn B.

Posted by psychobot5000 on May 4, 2012, at 18:04:14

In reply to Re: Help getting off Dexedrine/Adderall!!, posted by Bryn B. on May 3, 2012, at 19:06:59

> > > Thanks for the reply, Jay. Unfortunately, I started at 10 once daily (extended release), and made my way up to 20mg once daily pretty quickly. I do have a problem w/ addiction, so I really never should have started w/ these in the first place. The thing is, how do I taper if I have the ER capsules? I think I'll open some up and dump half out, thus creating 5 mg capsules. I'll go to 10 tomorrow, then five, then...ugh! Honestly, I'm best sticking to Lexapro and exercise. I messed up.
> > >
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> > problem. I just worry about people being called 'addicts' in such a hostile way, that it just makes them feel worse.
> >
> > If you happen to be able to get ahold of empty clear gelatin capsules (you can usually find them at a health food store in quantities of 50-100 and they are cheap) you can measure and compare in two of the clear gelatin capsules, and make a decent equal 5mg dose from the 10mg spansules. Then you can even taper further from there, adding less each day to one clear gelatin capsule. If you do find a small dose does help, you can stick with it, or taper off as you wish.
> > There are other alternatives to add to your Lexapro and get a bit of a 'boost', but if you find exercise really helpful, than stick with it for sure.
> >
> > Hope that helps...
> > Best,
> > Jay
> >
> >
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> > > >
> > > >
> Thanks again, Jay, good advice. Think I'm going to try to taper off this way...
> Curious...what would be a good add on to the Lex? Wellbutrin (for its "pep")? I've honestly tried so many different meds, and I've found that the more streamlined I keep it, the better off I am...
> Thanks again!

If you ever want to go back to meds again, wellbutrin is a good choice. Other catecholeminergic meds to consider are two of the old tricyclic antidepressants: desipramine and protriptyline. The latter, especially, is supposed to be activating, and there should be no addiction risk, there.




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