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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

 

Could/should I find the man whose psychosis was directed at me?

About a decade ago I started University in the UK. Towards the end of my first year a friend I made began to become paranoid. His behaviour towards me was particularly troubling, and eventually rumours circulated that he had been institutionalised. I have always wondered what happened to him, and if he is OK. My concerns linger these many years later, but tracking him down online has achieved nothing. Is there any way I can find out if everything turned out alright for him, preferably without causing too many ripples? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Could I be resistant to all opioid drugs?

Biochemistry Filter: I believe I have some kind of resistance/insensitivity to opioid painkillers, although I have not been able to verify that this is a medically known phenomenon. I am due to give birth soon, and I am concerned with the possible efficacy of drugs that may be administered for labor pain. Do you have any experience with this in yourself or others, or can you comment on the chemical plausibility of it? [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts on Dec 20, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I impress upon my doctors that a prescribed medicine is contraindicated?

How do I talk to doctors when they prescribe something that I believe is contraindicated for me if they don't believe or care? This keeps happening and I'm kind of sick of being a guinea pig to only have exactly what I said would happen, happen. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 20, 2012 - 29 answers

Why am I immune to all medication?

I have been almost immune to most medications for as long as I've been taking them, particularly pain medications, anesthesia, anxiety medications, benzodiapines, and psychotropic drugs (this one is iffy because sometimes they don't work on people anyway). I feel literally nothing even on high doses. Wtf? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jun 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Drug redistribution?

How can I recycle expensive drugs that I no longer need or are in excess of my needs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2012 - 11 answers

How long must a drug company prove a drug safe and effective to win FDA approval?

When a drug company is trying to get the FDA to approve a new drug, my understanding is that they have to demonstrate that it's clinically effective and not acutely toxic for a finite period of time (weeks or months). But how long? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Ethics of treating the many for the benefit of the few?

Where can I find interesting papers, discussions, blog posts, etc. about the disparity between benefits to personal health and population health when it comes to medical interventions and the ethical implications therein? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Nov 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines?

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 3, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan?

How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Asthma medicine in Asia: are there restrictions on import, and is it easily purchased?

I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Would you like sprinkles with that?

What was this mysterious medication I took as a child? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Dec 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Should I be on meds?

Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 14, 2010 - 46 answers

The logistics of placebos

Are there U.S. laws or professional guidelines regarding physicians prescribing placebos to patients, or is there really nothing stopping a doctor from misleading a patient about the efficacy of a drug? Furthermore, is it technically possible that popular medications many of us know by name could themselves be nothing more than placebo pills? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 10, 2010 - 15 answers

just please don't tell me to calm down

Do I have to choose between thin+unhappy and fat+unhappy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 41 answers

Should I drop Zyrtec?

Allergy Filter: are all antihistamines basically the same? I used to take Zyrtec / cetirizine, but it's more expensive and less commonly available than other allergy medicines. Is there any reason (e.g. side effects) why I shouldn't just switch to which ever one is the cheapest? [more inside]
posted by k. on Jun 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Over the Counter in Canada

Which over the counter medicine is available in Canada that isn't in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Apr 23, 2010 - 24 answers

Unintended Discontinuation Syndrome...thanks doc!

Moved Northeast from Southeast back in January. Realized last week, I still hadn't found a pdoc to refill my prescriptions. Ends up that my Venlafaxine had no more refills. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Mar 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Anxyliotics for draconian drug laws in S E Asia?

Can I take my benzos in transit through KL international airport? I will be catching a connecting flight through Malaysia and want to know whether I will be able to bring prescription drugs safely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 - 2 answers

The dude who said too much.

Told my doctor I smoked pot, now I just got a disconcerting letter from my insurance company. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 36 answers

Anti-depressants: do they eventually stop working?

Anti-depressants: do they eventually stop working? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Automtaed Drug Discovery?

A question about automated drug discovery [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Sep 23, 2009 - 13 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

Drugs are bad, mmmkay?

Recommend an excellent, comprehensive book on the history of antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

My grandfather's paying an arm and a leg to cure his GERD.

What is a good, reliable online Canadian pharmacy for Americans to purchase from? (Particularly interested in finding one with AcipHex.) [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Dec 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Is there a generic form of the sleep aid medicine Restoril (temazepam)?

My prescription is ourageous for brand name temazepam and my pharmacy doesn't offer any generics of it. Why would one pharmacy carry it and others not? Where can I find it.
posted by isopropyl on May 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Claritin + Benadryl

Is it safe to mix 24 hour Loratadine (Claritin) with 25-50 Diphenhydramin HCl (Benadryl)? My allergies are killing me and the loratadine does not seem to be doing the job.
posted by Raichle on May 6, 2008 - 29 answers

How to find a Chicago-area psychiatrist?

I'm looking for a respected, progressive psychiatrist in Chicagoland and am having a hard time finding a database of rankings or respected professionals. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by I, Lamy on Jan 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Drugs for dogs

What are some good online sources for pet medicine? Medicine from my vet is expensive, and I want to get the best price without sacrificing quality, service, or my dog's health. [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Jun 25, 2007 - 3 answers

This ain't yo' mama's crack!

What sort of paperwork/license/whatever do you need to transport prescription drugs internationally? [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Coversyl in Australia without a prescription?

How can I get Coversyl 4mg tablets in Australia without a prescription? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 10, 2005 - 5 answers

What's the best/safest diet pill?

I'm considering taking a weight loss supplement (something like TrimSpa or Ripped Fuel), and was wondering if anyone had personal recommendations or knew of an independent site that reviewed supplements for effectiveness and safety/side-effects. Now that Ephedra has been banned, I'm operating under the assumption that these supplements are more or less safe, is that correct? What are the differences between the different brands? Any ingredients that I should look for or avoid? [my google-fu has failed miserably, what with all of the sites trying to sell this stuff]
posted by rorycberger on Feb 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Sleep RX

How have Mefites' experiences of modafinil been? I don't suffer from narcolepsy, although I do tend to get my circadian clock askew. Mostly, I'm interested in the nootropic aspects. Can I get a prescription? Or without one? I'm in the US, and without insurance. If not, how does adrafinil compare?
posted by daksya on Jan 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Does anything help to get 'un-high' off of legal medicinal marijuana and be more alertly functioning soon?

Does anything help to get 'un-high' off of legal medicinal marijuana and be more alertly functioning soon?
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2004 - 19 answers

Assessing neurotoxicity authoritatively

BioMeFites, what's the authoritative process on assessing neurotoxicity of any substance, in general? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Apr 9, 2004 - 7 answers

Wellbutrin Experiences

Wellbutrin. Anybody tried it? Experiences you want to share? Good, bad, indifferent? Weight gain? Sex drive? I've read the pharmacology, and chemically understand it...but clinical studies often leave a lot to the imagination when it comes to side effects, or lack thereof.
posted by dejah420 on Apr 8, 2004 - 25 answers

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