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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

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

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

Adderall questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADHD Specialists in New York

Can you recommend ADHD specialist psychiatrists in New York that are not at the Hallowell Center? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Q about ADHD meds during a long stay in Guatemala.

Here in the US, I'm prescribed Adderall for ADHD. This summer, I'll be spending 2+ months doing a mentally taxing project in rural Guatemala. Help me figure out how to make this work. Bonus points for any first-hand knowledge about ADHD treatment in Guatemala — legal aspects, practical aspects, whatever — or for any good sources to consult on the subject. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Apr 23, 2010 - 11 answers

Adderall endgame?

What's the long term goal with Adderall? Can Adderall help you stop needing Adderall? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Feb 10, 2010 - 14 answers

I can't get my stupid pills. How do I work without them?

After twenty-something years without an ADHD diagnosis, I started taking Adderall XR about a year ago and it completely turned everything around with zero side effects. Now I live in a country where I can't get it (drug laws). The only medication available is Ritalin, but Ritalin makes me feel like crap and I doubt I could take it long-term. So then, how does one deal with adult ADHD without drugs, especially if they've already had such spectacular success with them? I know YANMD, but even if I could find a decent English-speaking psychiatrist here I get the feeling ADHD isn't something that's taken very seriously outside the West. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Messy question from a person who is a mess

Please help me make a decision. I am exhausted and stressed and maybe I am not thinking clearly. A friend gave me Adderall. Should I take some? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2009 - 52 answers

Should I keep taking Adderall?

I was recently diagnosed with adult ADHD (inattentive type) and put on Adderall. I have very, very mixed feelings about this -- hopeful, because it seems to really be helping me in multiple areas of my life, but also anxious that it is a crutch that I can't use forever. Does anyone have any insight or anecdotes to help me either (1) feel better about being on Adderall, or (2) come up with an alternative plan to manage my issues? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Oct 19, 2009 - 23 answers

St. John's wort + ADHD medications?

What are your experiences with St. John's wort? In particular, have you ever taken it at the same time as ADHD medications like Ritalin/Focalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (amphetamine) etc? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Adderall and YOU

How did Adderall change things for you? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 24, 2009 - 25 answers

Should a firefighter candidate disclose ADHD?

I'm a candidate for my local fire department. It's a paid position. Should I disclose my ADHD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Mixing migraine and ADHD meds?

Possible problems mixing migraine and ADHD meds? [more inside]
posted by brevator on Jul 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Longterm affects of amphetamines?

What are the potential longterm effects of regular amphetamine (i.e., adderall, ritalin) use? Does anyone really know? [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Jul 22, 2008 - 18 answers

I'm off Adderall and now I'm tired all the time. Help!

I've stopped taking Adderall and have been tired, tired, tired. How long will this last? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm convinced I have ADHD. Where do I go from here?

I'm convinced I have ADHD. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2007 - 38 answers

Strattera vs. Adderall

I have adult ADD. I've been on Strattera for 5 years. My new doc wants me to switch to Adderall. Anyone else done this switch? What are the differences/effects between the two?
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Will Adderall kill me, and can I take it on occasion?

Two questions about ADD medication, especially Adderall: 1) How dangerous is it (for me)? 2) Can it be taken "as needed"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2007 - 18 answers

So dudes I've got this pro--whoa shiny!

Has anyone had experience coming off of ADD/ADHD medications? How did you cope with the return of all the negative ADD/ADHD symptoms, and the nagging feeling that you were a better person on the meds? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 24, 2005 - 14 answers

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