Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 342786

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dexedrine spansules vs short acting

Posted by FrankieX on May 3, 2004, at 10:25:59

hello, i was on ritalin SR for 4 years up to 80mgs a day then the side effects were worse than the help they gave, my doctor tapered me off them and put me on 50mgs of short acting dexedrine 5mgs 6 months ago, 4 in the morning 3 at 2pm and 3 at 6pm. they worked great but i found myself wanting more sometimes, and some days when they didnt work so great and i was still tired. (im on them for severe ADD and narcolepsy). it is 11:30am today and i just took my first dose of dexadrine spansules ever, i was prescribed them and dosed them at 10am. i took as prescribed,3 15mg capsules in the morning, then i have 2-3 5mgs short acting for the late evening if required...... so far, all i can say is WOW the spansiules feel so much cleaner and smoother than the regulars, less gritty, and my shoulders arent tense, and no headache.... nice and mild (i dont even think i need my whole morning dose of 40mgs valium). ill post again in the evening to tell you what the comedown is like.

 

Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting

Posted by Hattree on May 3, 2004, at 11:17:46

In reply to dexedrine spansules vs short acting, posted by FrankieX on May 3, 2004, at 10:25:59

Dexedrine feels a whole lot better to me too. I always found the Ritalin family more jagged and less motivating. I also found on the all-day dex I developed tolerance in jig time, so you might want to watch out for that. And I get real depressed when I stop it, though I have that problem to some degree with any pstim.

 

Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting Hattree

Posted by FrankieX on May 3, 2004, at 20:13:22

In reply to Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting, posted by Hattree on May 3, 2004, at 11:17:46

> Dexedrine feels a whole lot better to me too. I always found the Ritalin family more jagged and less motivating. I also found on the all-day dex I developed tolerance in jig time, so you might want to watch out for that. And I get real depressed when I stop it, though I have that problem to some degree with any pstim.

yes i found ritalin to be very "fuzzy and gritty feeling.....made me get interested in stupid routine things rather than spontanious outgoing activitys, ritalin is like the kids version of dexadrine.... well after my first day with the dexedrine spansules, i took 3 15mgs at 10 thismorning and went right to work, i honestly didnt even think about medications the whole day.. didnt need my asprin for my headaches, or one of my 20mg valium doses for my muscle spasms..... these things really do last 10 hrs
and seem to have less side effects. i just took an evening dose of 3 5mg short acting ones as prescribed, cause i feel myself gradually getting foggy now that its 11 hrs after my dose of the spansules.... i love these things they are a god send! but for you speed addicts who just like the dexedrine *rush* i dont think you will like the spansules, save ur money for the 5mg's :)

 

Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting

Posted by adam canada on May 5, 2004, at 1:23:12

In reply to Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting Hattree, posted by FrankieX on May 3, 2004, at 20:13:22

i wish i could easily get dexedrine. it has been the only thing out of literally dozens of meds to help my severe depression.
i got some now but i dont expect it to last long.

it's nice to feel normal and motivated to do the normal pleasant things everyone takes for granted. it is nice to feel alive.

 

Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting adam canada

Posted by frankieX on May 5, 2004, at 2:05:43

In reply to Re: dexedrine spansules vs short acting, posted by adam canada on May 5, 2004, at 1:23:12

> i wish i could easily get dexedrine. it has been the only thing out of literally dozens of meds to help my severe depression.
> i got some now but i dont expect it to last long.
>
> it's nice to feel normal and motivated to do the normal pleasant things everyone takes for granted. it is nice to feel alive.

> I took my first dose of the dexedrine spansules on monday morning at 10am (3 15mg spansules)That night i couldnt sleep, even with my dose of Nozinan. so i stayed awake then took another 3 15mg dexadrine spansules at 9:30 thismorning to get me through a day without sleep, its 3am now wednesday morning and im still waiting for sleep...... these things last too long, i feel like a strung out meth case. im gonna take my dose of Nozinan and a few Valiums and go lay down, Nyt-ol. (and as for not sleeping or eating for 2 days on dexadrine, cheers to being normal buddy)
>


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