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I wanted to "Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle!" not take a nap!

So this isn't a panicked "what am I going to do. I'm POISONED" kind of thing. I know it's not that serious! I was just an idiot. I didn't have my contacts in yet, thought I took my 20mg of adderall so I could get started on my homework for today. Instead, of course I took my 1mg of Xanax. Not too worried about it but I take Xanax to put me to sleep. I have a ton of homework I'm supposed to get done today. I took some activated charcoal thinking that would help. Definitely feel the Xanax kicking in now, though. Can I take an adderall in an hour? I've got work to do! I can't be chilled out right now.
posted by twoforty5am on Nov 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Trying to figure out new Mass prescrip drug law. Urine test?

While out with a friend today she told me about an experience at her regular doctor's office. While picking up her monthly adderall prescription he said there was a new law and she needed to have a urine test. Am I going to have to take a urine test for mine? [more inside]
posted by ReluctantViking on May 9, 2016 - 15 answers

Jaw Clenching (not grinding) and Stimulants-- how to balance?

Without stopping stimulant-use, what works for you? Has anyone tried botox to relax jaw muscles? Nightly muscle relaxers? [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy on Mar 14, 2016 - 26 answers

It's like Magic-Eye pictures, but EVERYWHERE!

Why am I starting to see faces, among other things, in nearly any pattern I glance at? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2016 - 18 answers

Celexa and Adderall XR in am... a beer in the pm?

Posting for someone else (really!). He takes doctor-prescribed Celexa 20mg and Adderall XR 20mg around 8am. He has been on the Celexa several months and is fine having a beer or two in the evening, maybe once or twice a week at the absolute most, with no side effects. Even the doctor thought that was OK. Now he's on Adderall XR as well and unsure if he can still have the occasional beer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2016 - 5 answers

Could this anger be due to ADHD?

How can I help my family deal with my adult brother's potentially violent behavior? I live several states away, and he recently started ADHD meds as an adult. [more inside]
posted by hyperion on Jan 9, 2016 - 16 answers

Vyvanse - adderal equivilent dosages?

What is the Adderall XR equivalent of 20 mg Vyvanse? More below. [more inside]
posted by rudd135 on Jul 24, 2015 - 1 answer

Adderall first days

I was just prescribed Adderall 5mg, generic, initial release kind. I started by splitting the pill and taking 1/2 dose and then 4 hours later another 1/2 dose. Day 1 was fine, but Day 2 I had extreme muscle tension and some heartburn. I took a half dose only. On Day 3 I took a half dose and fell asleep! I also developed muscle tension and mild heartburn. [more inside]
posted by charlielxxv on Jun 22, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I ADHD

So it seems I have ADHD. 1. Yay, this explains so much! 2. Oh geez, what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2015 - 16 answers

How do I appear not to be drug-seeking when I am, in fact, drug-seeking?

I have ADHD. I would like to give Adderall a try. I've tried several other ADHD drugs and they haven't worked, but it almost seems like doctors are avoiding prescribing me Adderall. Do I just walk in and say, "I would like to try Adderall?" [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jan 23, 2015 - 20 answers

Is my Adderall treating my ADHD?

My Adderall prescription works great for me. But increasingly, it feels like its functional effect on me is less about attention and focus, and more about depressive/anxious tendencies I have. Is this a problem? Does anyone have experience around this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2015 - 13 answers

ADHD meds making me sleepy--but only sometimes.

Vyvanse makes me debilitatingly sleepy, but only occasionally. Has this happened to you? Is there another medication option I should try? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Advice for quitting stimulants.

I quit my job a few months ago to go to school and I no longer have health insurance. I've been taking Vyvanse/Adderall for exactly 2 years (to the day, actually) and I am going to run out in about 2 weeks. Please help me through it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2014 - 11 answers

What is "sufficient documentation" for an ADD medication?

I've been taking Adderall XR for about a half a year, and it has made a tremendous difference in my life. The med, however, was recently put on the Prior Authorization list - which means that I now need to receive approval from my insurance before they cover it. My doc submitted an application, which I just found out was denied on the grounds that I don't have sufficient documentation of ADD. I took a test with my doc, and was denied again. What exactly do they want from me? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Aug 17, 2014 - 19 answers

Provigil vs. Adderall for ADD

I take Adderall for ADD, but am growing dissatisfied with it due to what feels like increasing tolerance and dependence, as well as a couple of secondary reasons. I want to talk to my doctor about switching to Provigil, and would like to hear from anybody who has any advice or experience to relate regarding the pros and cons of the two medications. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Cashmere Sock Handjob on Aug 7, 2014 - 10 answers

Is Adderall legal in Israel?

I am traveling from US to Israel this week, and I am having trouble finding out if Adderall is legal there. Can I bring my meds to Israel? Can I fill a prescription there? Thanks! My google search was fruitless.
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2014 - 8 answers

How to deal with the Adderall/Vyvanse crash?

I am currently on 40 mg of Vyvanse. I usually take it around 7 AM, and by 2 PM I am already starting to crash. By 5 PM I am basically braindead. I had a similar problem with Adderall XR. For people who have had similar problems: Has increasing the dose helped you at all? Did you supplement with a booster? Or was another medication (or quitting) the answer? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jan 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Why is Adderall affecting me inconsistently on a day to day basis?

I was diagnosed with inattentive-type ADD and prescribed Adderall a little over two months ago. It has been a mostly positive experience, and is definitely working well with my symptoms. However, in the past couple weeks I've been having trouble with the same dosage of Adderall working in different ways and to different degrees. I'm wondering if there is anything in my daily routine that I'm overlooking that could be causing this. [more inside]
posted by supernaturelle on Jan 22, 2014 - 16 answers

A! D! H! D! and screwing around with medication

I am trying to experiment (with my pdoc of course) with ADHD medication. Adderall works well for me, but not well enough. I am trying Concerta right now and I don't really like it. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Jan 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Some questions about adderall.

I recently started on adderall for ADD-type issues, and I've got some questions about the effects it's having. I intend to bring them up with my psychiatrist when I see him next, but that won't be for a few weeks and I think it would still be valuable to get some outside perspective, especially from people with first-hand experience. A lot of this has to do with sexuality. Questions and details within. A bit long-winded. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Asleep on Adderall

I work full time, 8-5, and I also go to school online, which means I start my academic work every day when I get off work. Thus, I need to take my prescribed ADD meds much later than what I would consider ideal. Of course, this makes it tougher to fall asleep. Help me! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Please share with me your experiences with Adderall XR for ADD!

I am in my late 20's and have had Inattentive ADD/comorbid anxiety for as long as I can remember. I am considering an ADD medication (Adderall XR) for the first time. I am scared of the long-term effects of the drug, as well as afraid of getting addicted and becoming unable to function without the med. I would like to hear from people who have been taking Adderall long-term: How has it helped/change your life? Both positive and negative stories welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Adderall questions

I have some questions about Adderall and tolerance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Acid/Vitamin C and ADD Meds

For someone who takes Adderall for ADD, will drinking acidic drinks (including say juice, soda, or homemade drink with apple cider vinegar) and/or taking vitamin C supplements mute or dull or interfere with the medication? Talking to pharmacist and googling has yielded some very mixed and confusing answers, and I'd love it if somebody knew enough to give a definitive answer.
posted by skjønn on May 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Is Ritalin working on me?

I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD, at 22, and prescribed Ritalin. I am unsure to which extent it's supposed to be helping me, but I do notice subtle differences in my day to day life, like my place suddenly not getting messy anymore. While I notice I managed to get more done (school work) since starting it, I still have a hard time sitting down and just going ahead with projects. I study graphic design, so things are usually quite mental, and need time to develop, but I am wondering if it's really helping? Occasionally it feels like it's slowing me down too much. Should I suggest my psychiatrist to try another drug? (Adderall is not an option, I am curious about dexedrine)
posted by ahtlast93 on Nov 8, 2012 - 24 answers

Is it normal for psychiatrists to require urine tests while taking Adderall?

Is it standard operating procedure for psychiatrists to give urine tests while using Adderall to treat ADHD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2012 - 27 answers

I'm addicted to spacing out.

I'm shocked and embarrassed to admit how quickly my life has begun to fall apart after discontinuing ADHD treatment. Is anyone aware of a physician in the greater Columbus or Cleveland metropolitan areas that A) is not opposed to specifically prescribing Adderall for ADHD - please, no "you don't need medication!" pep talks or alternate treatment recommendations, B) is sufficiently reasonably priced that an uninsured person could afford treatment, and C) is accepting new patients without long waiting periods? Your help is sincerely appreciated.
posted by biggity on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Stimulants and building up a tolerance

Why don't people with ADHD build up tolerance to their stimulant medications, unlike people without ADHD who take them? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Will the nausea go away?

I was prescribed 5mg Adderall twice daily, and the nausea is killing me. Will this go away? [more inside]
posted by hotelechozulu on Sep 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Adderall Addiction

I am abusing Adderall and need help. I have found a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in my area and am going to attend the next one, but I think I need more help. [more inside]
posted by Francophone on Sep 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me get to the root of the problem

I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jul 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me gauge my anxiety levels.

How will I know if my anti-anxiety medication is working? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 6, 2012 - 11 answers

All of the productivity, none of the hyperhydrosis or raised heart rate?

How do I replicate the motivational mindset I have while on Adderall when I'm sober? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Apr 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Non-prescription ADD drugs with non-anectodal evidence

37 y.o. with ADHD here, diagnosed a few years ago. Ritalin works a bit, but gives me headaches. Dexadrine doesn't seem to do a whole lot except make sleep impossible (hence the 6am post). My psychiatrist says that if I don't tolerate those, I won't tolerate the others, either. Are there any non-prescription supplements or medications that might help and have some kind of hard evidence to support their efficacy? [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on Apr 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Please help me find cheap prescription meds.

Please help me lower the cost of my prescription meds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 11 answers

No health insurance, can't afford my adderall, ADD is running amuck!

Lost my health insurance, & the last 6 months of fighting my ADD w/out Adderall has started to effect my job performance. Monthly doctor appts to get the rx are $150, & Adderall w/out insurance is $90. I can't afford $240/month! Plus there's the Adderall shortage everyone's experiencing. I've seen a lot of OTC pills claiming to mimic Adderall, but are there any that work? [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Mar 5, 2012 - 19 answers

Who Handles Complaints About Drug Shortages?

We're all suffering from the Adderall Shortage of 2011 - even those of us who actually have legit prescriptions (raises hand!) whose work is starting to suffer as a result. I've read a lot of articles and still have no idea why the shortage exists - and at this point, I don't really care. I just want to know who to complain to. What agency/person/organization would be most "helpful" after receiving my thoughts on this shortage? This is in NJ, but it's a nationwide shortage, so, I'm sure other people need to complain too.
posted by bfu on Dec 7, 2011 - 7 answers

What happened to adderall? What is the next best thing?

Shire pharmaceuticals has stopped manufacturing adderall & the generic version (amphetamine salts) as I cannot find it at any pharmacy anymore. What is the best alternative? Usually I can only afford generic. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Nov 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Do Adderall Make Us Write Bad?

Do people write differently when they're on Adderall? Do you write differently when you're taking Adderall? I am interested primarily in those taking it as directed rather than using it for studying, but I'm interested in any perspective. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Nov 4, 2011 - 24 answers

No Adderall in NYC

I have a prescription for Adderall (brand) 10mg tablets and I can not find a pharmacy in NYC or its suburbs that has it in stock. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by You Get A Favorite For Being A Snowflake on Oct 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Bupropion vs Adderall

Should I go back on Bupropion (Wellbutrin), or give Adderall a try? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Oct 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Took a little too much Adderall. Advice on staying calm and comfortable?

This morning, I accidentally took too much of my (legally prescribed) Adderall — 40mg rather than 20. This is still a fairly low dose and I'm not worried about health consequences, but I sure do feel like flaming dogshit. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 17, 2011 - 29 answers

Which ADHD med won't cause anxiety?

What's a focus-enhancing ADHD medication that won't cause anxiety or make me feel "out of it" the way caffeine does? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Apr 19, 2011 - 21 answers

What US prescription drugs are allowed in Southeast Asia?

I'm traveling to Southeast Asia in two days, and need to determine if I can bring my prescription drugs with me into the region legally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Meth addicts have terrible skin

I'm not a pharmacist or organic chemist or pharmacologist, so I'm confused by the difference between methamphetamine and Adderall, and the side effects it may wreak on the body long-term. I've tried to figure it out using Google, but it's all sort of over my head, and I don't know if the people on those chatboards are reliable sources of information. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Bartelby Ain't Got Nothing On Me

I've been diagnosed as ADD/ADHD by 3 separate professionals through my life and on medication to treat it for nearly a year. The meds don't work, and I've been on a lot of them (i.e. Ritalin, Vyvanse, Strattera and now Adderall.) How can I give myself a swift kick in the butt to become a productive, organized individual? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 - 9 answers

New ADHD diagnosis--meds and weight loss?

ADHD meds and weight loss: How to make this transition as healthy as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 9 answers

If its not ADHD, then what is it?

What effect would you expect to see if a child (a pre-teen boy) who does NOT have ADHD is treated with ADHD meds (Ritalin, Adderall, or similar)? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Oct 20, 2010 - 36 answers

My ADD meds and my heart

Heart arrhythmia and adderall. You are not my doctor, but I was hoping for some anecdotal experiences or help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I take my Adderall today?

I have a prescription for Adderall XR. I'm very hungover. Should I take my Adderall as prescribed or skip a day?
posted by chris p on Oct 8, 2010 - 8 answers

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