Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 961562

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Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?)

Posted by Maxime on September 7, 2010, at 11:12:42

SInce I couldn't get the Adderall XR I start Dexedrine last week. I like it. The only problem is I don't know when to take my second dose. I don't want to wait for the first dose to wear off (because then I crash). I take the first one at 7:30 am and I take the second dose at 2 pm.

Anyone familisr with the dosing?

Thanks.

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) Maxime

Posted by Phillipa on September 7, 2010, at 12:12:49

In reply to Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?), posted by Maxime on September 7, 2010, at 11:12:42

Hoping she's reading will notify. Phillipa

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 8, 2010, at 13:51:57

In reply to Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?), posted by Maxime on September 7, 2010, at 11:12:42

Hi Maxime, Phillipa babbled me :)

Glad you're liking the spansules. Dose timing seems a personal matter. Does your current timing work? You're right to take the second dose before you descend too much. And, then, not late in the day as to interfere with sleep.

If it's later, I will use the tablets.

I dose sometimes 3 per day. But my situation warrants it :(

Good Luck! Babblemail is best way to reach me.

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?)

Posted by floatingbridge on September 8, 2010, at 13:57:58

In reply to Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?), posted by Maxime on September 7, 2010, at 11:12:42

Oh. You can fill in with a tab if you have gone to far into a crash. Trial and error to stay between buzzed and brown-out. Luckily my doc allows flexibility. Don't know if you have addiction issues, but being BP and from talking with you, I know you know the negative results of feeling too good....

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 9, 2010, at 21:00:08

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?), posted by floatingbridge on September 8, 2010, at 13:57:58

Today I took my second dose of 15 mg at around 2 pm and I fell asleep. Maybe I need to try a different dose, or maybe Dexedrine is not the med the med for me.

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 10, 2010, at 5:29:54

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 9, 2010, at 21:00:08

Unfortunately, I can sleep on the spansules, too. I currently take 20 in the am--a spansule and a tab. Or you could pour have your spansule to approximate 5-7 mg and safe the half cap fort later. I told you I an legally allowed to taken sixty mgs per. Day, though doc know I custom fit me dose. The two times I TOook 70 it didn't help plus felt kinda ill.maybe, Just a thhought you' d do better with two stronger. Or three doses.
Once I pushed the fatigue, I can feel good for hours.

Then there are those other days where I spend almost the day in bed. Not feeling suicidal; rather tired to sleep.

One heck of a sleepy, lazy speed addict I am :(

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 21:43:54

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 10, 2010, at 5:29:54

60 mg of Dexedrine is a lot, but hey, I am on 30 mg and I don't feel any positive effect from it. I am scared that if I asked my pdoc to raise the dose he will think that I am drug seeking ... which I am not. I just want to feel better.

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 11:52:45

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 21:43:54

Maxime, I forget which doctor this is, your older old doctor or someone new.

You don't come across as a drug seeker. Tell him the truth, that 30mg isn't helping, and see what he says. Does he think Adderall would be better? Would he be willing to increase your dex incrementally? (Is cycling an issue with stimulant therapy?)

Therapeutic ranges can go as high as 100 (!) if I understood my doc. My max is about 60, which means if 60 ain't working, nothing will work that day. My dose range is based on the beginning of negative side effects. After 60 (I've gone
as high as 70 total one day), I don't feel good--stomach, all-over body yuck.

On good days, 45 can work. I average about 50.

Good luck finding what works.

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 19:30:42

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 11:52:45

The doctor is my elderly psychiatrist. I think something happened to him because he has not been answering my emails which he always does. I hope he is okay.

I think the Adderall works better for me. But my pdoc will have to fill out a bunch of forms to get it for me. He will do it though.

I feel like crap tonight and I really hope I wake up in a better mood tomorrow morning for my first day on the job.

 

good luck Maxie Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 23:22:26

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 19:30:42

I hope your day goes well.

((hugs))

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 14, 2010, at 11:29:35

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules (Floating Bridge?) floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 21:43:54

Maxime, I experimented with my dosing yesterday. In the morning I took two spansules for a total of 30mg extended release. (After I swallowed them I had to talk myself out of panicking.)

Well, anomaly or not, the day was fine. I took 10mg in tablets around 5:00. That brings me in at 40mg for me--on the low side, which is good.

I'm trying it again today. I see my shrink today and will tell him (hope it's alright). I also required much less pain med....

Could just be the fluke good day. Morning is the very worst, usually, but I don't want to over-medicate. I am also fearful of using up my meds for the day and having an awful, non-functional afternoon/evening.

Ultram er helps tons with the a.m. Maybe extra stimulant? Wish me luck!

(I remember younger days when a cup of strong coffee worked all day....)

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 14, 2010, at 17:42:47

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 14, 2010, at 11:29:35

Wow, that's positive. I wanted to take thirty in the morning but I chickened out. I guess I have to be careful because I am on an MAOI. But I am going to try it!

 

Re: good luck Maxie floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 14, 2010, at 17:44:01

In reply to good luck Maxie Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 23:22:26

Thanks FB. The first day went okay, and today was okay as well. I like the environment. There are a lot of children around. It will be weird once my seniors come in!

 

Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 14, 2010, at 22:27:15

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 14, 2010, at 17:42:47

I don't advocate self-medicating, but maybe if you want to experiment, the spansules easily open. You could try adding half a spansule or so one day.

(Opening doesn't change the timed release.)

P.S. my doc was o.k. with it. we're gonna monitor....

 

Re: good luck Maxie Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 14, 2010, at 22:29:09

In reply to Re: good luck Maxie floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 14, 2010, at 17:44:01

Children? I thought only seniors. How is it being around the kids? What ages?

Day two :)

 

hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge

Posted by floatingbridge on September 15, 2010, at 10:55:22

In reply to Re: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 14, 2010, at 22:27:15

Maxie, I am uncomfortable with what I wrote and encouraging experimentation with the spansules.

Ingesting the contents of the spansules w/o the capsule could affect the delivery rate (speed it up). I meant to open two, place some from one into an entire cap, and reseal both.

With a controlled substance, one should take care to preserve one's record as responsible. AND when you said maoi's, I had forgotten (sorry--duh). I woke up worried about you.

I know you make good decisions; my advice was a bit blithe :(

Be well! Hope day 3 is very good.

 

Re: good luck Maxie floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 15, 2010, at 17:53:14

In reply to Re: good luck Maxie Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 14, 2010, at 22:29:09

I am surrounded by kids, but the seniors come in for their computer course. This week I have been calling people about attending etc. and next week the course start. Yay!

 

Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 15, 2010, at 17:55:17

In reply to hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge, posted by floatingbridge on September 15, 2010, at 10:55:22

Don't worry, nothing happened except I did feel better. I took another capsule at around 1 pm to keep me going. It's now 7 pm and I feel like I am crashing.

 

Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime

Posted by Maxime on September 16, 2010, at 20:04:27

In reply to Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 15, 2010, at 17:55:17

Again I took 30 mg in the morning and pushed my next dose to 3pm and that worked better than yesterday. I will try it again tomorrow.

 

Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 16, 2010, at 21:37:24

In reply to Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime, posted by Maxime on September 16, 2010, at 20:04:27

Glad you're having success :)

I took the usual 15 today in the am. The past two days of a double dose didn't help. Nice to know that my head won't explode if I take 30 if I need to. Fortunately I'm able to adjust my daily dosage.

So you work tomorrow and have Sat. off?
Hope you find some pleasure this weekend.

 

Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 17, 2010, at 4:44:53

In reply to Re: hey, wait: Dosing of Dexedrine Spansules Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 16, 2010, at 21:37:24

Glad you found something that works.

I have to work today and tomorrow because the courses start on Monday. But yes, normally I would have Fridays off.

I woke up with a cold this morning. Woe is me.


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