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I have been on adderall xr 20 mg and wellbutrin SR 50mg for a few months now. I have an eating disorder, OCD, ADD, depression and a general anxiety disorder. My psychiatrist and I recently decided that I would stop the wellbutrin and go up to 25 mg of Adderall. It has been 3 days now and I am finding that I am extremely "stuck" in my own thoughts/fantasies, I feel like I am living in a dream world and have no motivation.
Hi JoJo, I am a 30 yr old female and I take a combo of Adderall XR and regular Adderall Here is my schedule: 6am: 20mg xr 10am: 10mg regular 1pm: 20mg xr AND 10mg regular 4pm: 10mg regular So, it's by bodyweight 1mg per 1kg of weight: I weigh 70kg, so 70mg is just right for me, I find that it lasts through 8-9pm, then I take 1mg klonopin to help with the "drop off" and to help me fall asleep.
My doctor weened me off the Effexor over the course of 2 weeks while introducing Wellbutrin and Adderall (for attention deficit, which by the way I don't believe I have). I will admit that the depressive episode I experienced approximately a year and a half ago(my first) was a rather intense one, and I believe the Effexor helped, and ultimately, kept me from doing myself harm.
Would it be better to just increase the Effexor XR for my body weight? Or is too early to do that? Does the generic Adderall have the same effect as dexedrine? I felt nothing the day I took the Adderall, so did not take it again. The rest of the week I was really snapping at my students. Is there a rebound effect from the generic Adderall? My other choice is Wellbutrin for the Limbic ADD.
The reason why I am on a 25 mg dose instead of 20 mgs is because I was drinking to much caffeine and my psychatrist did not want me drinking so much caffeine. I stopped drinking caffeine for a couple of months while taking the wellbutrin and I felt lousey I would hardly smile or cared to do anything, My psychologist said that it seems that I need stimulation so it should help to be on a higher dose of adderall XR, I am wondering if the celexa is to high of a doseage?
I am currently taking 225 mg of wellbutrin and 90 mg of Adderall xr. I have built tolerance I believe to the Adderall and it stopped working at that dose. I have tried several psychiatrists to help me address this issue to no avail. I have tried other medications for add but this one is the one that my body adjusts to better. Unfortunately, as you know this dose is high , and I haven't had any luck getting a doctor who could increase a bit or give me another solution.
I have experience with Adderall. I am prescribed 40mg a day, and for the most part I stick to that. I used adderall to help me get off coke. Then at times I used the two together. I have crushed and snorted A-bombs many times. I know (to a much lesser degree) how fatigued I feel when I don't take it in the morning and I am just on the prescribed dose. I feel for you and I hope you find some relief from this hell.
Also are you taking regular Adderall or Adderall XR? The XR has been a lifesaver for me, I take two at 7am and I only notice it start to wear off at about 1 am. Good luck with your studies!
I was on 20 mg and that was enough to finally feel normal again and it sustained for about four years, until it began to plateau like they say most do (not sure if this was due to the addition of Adderall XR). So I stopped taking it hoping that I could conquer my depression by myself, but clearly haven't been able to. Now I'm back to battling between meds to see if I can feel anything. I tried Zoloft and I felt nothing - literally nothing.
I used to be on a high dose of methadone many years ago, I now am on only 60 mgs a day and many days I only take 50mgs. I am also on Wellbutrin XR, and yesterday I just started Adderall, 5mg 3XDaily I had really hoped it would help pull me out of the very deep depression I've been in for years now. My depression is so bad I'm on SS Disability for it.
You're still smoking the cig's, wellbutrin and pot? If so, I'd guess those would wipe out any emotional side effects from the adderall. But You'd probably have periods of lethargy and mental "slowness", as well as some sporadic memory loss/lapses.
Hi there - Yes, my doc spent over 1hr going over my medical history, doing blood work, EKG, and giving a physical. I only take 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL and don't plan on taking more. I also take Klonopin 1mg for anxiety and sleep, it helps to take the edge off the jitters that Adderall causes. I'm gonna ask him for something more "gentle" maybe Dexedrine XR Yesterday, I skipped the Adderall and had a totally worthless day (was Sunday anyway) but also felt more depressed then usual.
About four years ago, I started meds for depression, anxiety, and ADD. (I should have started long before this.) I take Adderall XR for my ADD, and tried a few antidepressants before settling on Zoloft. After about six months, my doctor added Wellbutrin XL because I felt really apathetic. (She wanted to keep me on the Zoloft because it helps more with anxiety, though I'm not 100% sure this was necessary.) I have to say that I really like Wellbutrin.
Hello I just started taking effexor xr with my adderall and trileptal! After reading the comments here on this site i feel like I want to stop taking the effexor before i get any more of it into my system. I called to see if I could take these meds together and i was told that you shouldn't take any thing like effexor ect.. with adderall cause it will cause problems. also i don't want to gain any weight.
How on earth does that happen? On a different note, I have ADD, and was on adderall XR - 60mg per day, and I didn't lose weight, however, when I stopped taking it, I gained 10lbs within 4 weeks, and 3 months later, I'd gained 30lbs total. I'm going to go get a new prescription for it.
Heres a few drugs that I found could possibly help... Focalin XR, Wellbutrin SR, Depakote, Quillivant XR? SRY for the rambling lol see the Adderall isn't working that well!
I should also mention that I am on 30 mg of Adderall XR for ADD. My Dr. decided to switch me to Wellbutrin XR which would also help me quit smoking. He had me drop down to 75 mg of the Effexor for a few days, then to 37.5 for another 2-3 days. The first day off the Effexor, I experienced increasing nausea, vertigo and a "slushy" head. The next two days, the symptoms increased. There was some confusion as to whether it was the Wellbutrin or the Effexor that was causing the symptoms.
I am a 48 yr old female diagnosed with recurring severe depression. When I am not taking my meds, I am tired, can sleep all day, am completely unmotivated to do anything and do not want to socialize with anyone. I have tried several different meds and am currently taking Celexa and Adderall XR. My psy says that adding the Adderall will "kick in the Celexa" and make it work better. I have a love/hate realationship with the Adderall.
I personnally have no side effects and alot of people say the same. Is she taking Adderall XR or the intstant release? Extended release is better than the IR. Regular Adderall poops out With in 4 hours and makes for a hard crash and mood swings. 18mgs is acually a pretty low dosage for her to act that way. Any amphetamine can cause "bad behavior" its one of the side effects. But usually you see that with much higher dosages and with people abusing the drug for a period of time.
There are other medications that address ADHD without the high abuse potential, for instance Wellbutrin, or Strattera, and Wellbutrin mildly boosts dopamine also. When I was prescribed Adderall, my doctors tried both Wellbutrin and Strattera first and then screened me for addiction vigorously before prescribing this drug. I would say, like JoJo, one must first show a commitment to not abusing drugs before one gets a prescription for Adderall. I personally think it's a bad idea at this juncture.
Im in my second trimester and take adderall xr. 30 mg once a day. When i found out i was pregnant i quit takining it cold turkey after using it 4 years. My ob told me it was fine to take and wouldnt harm the baby but ive seen contradictions. I told my ob that i thought i had the pregnancy blues and he stared me on wellbutrin 150mg twice daily. I stopped taking it because it increased ainxiety from adderall. He also wants me taking asprin daily and wrote a prescription for it.
I used to get ticks and I don't anymore,it was probably the wellbutrin with the adderall and I also have on and off bulimia/anorexia still and wellbutrin is not suggested for bulimics because of the increased risk of seizures. For the past three weeks though,I've been having a little tickle/spasm in the left part of my brain, it's not too painful though. Any ideas on what that is? I got a CAT scan and they told me I didn't have an aneurysm.
My doctor gave me a perscription for severe depression but he wrote it for Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. The past 3 days I have been on the W XL and my mood has worsened to even worse than it was before taking Wellbutrin. I'm going to try and go back on the SR 100mg now and see if there is a difference.. My question is it possible that once version of the drug makes me more depressed while the other once makes me happier?
Hi Erica, I presently take Adderall XR and Wellbutrin at the same time. I have sever ADHD and have my whole life so I do not relate to the fatigue but Wellbutin has done wonders for me with my Adderall XR. I was very sceptical of taking Adderall because I am an addict but have never abused my ADHD meds as, like you, they calm me and do not give me the high they do others.
I am wondering if anyone has had experience with Adderall XR or Wellbutrin XL and Reflux symptoms? I started Wellbutrin about 6 months ago, and Adderall XR about 3-4 months ago. I finally feel like I have the side effects under control for the most part.
The 2nd time I was home and after hospitalization and exhaustive tests there was no doubt it was the Wellbutrin. In their TV ads for Wellbutrin the manufacture now mentions seisures as one of the main side effects. I did lose some weight and at 55 my libido went through the roof. Thoses side effects were great :-) But the seisures caused me untold grief with the Motor Vehicle Department.
I am currently taking 225 mg of wellbutrin and 90 mg of Adderall xr. I have built tolerance I believe to the Adderall and it stopped working at that dose. I have tried several psychiatrists to help me address this issue to no avail. I have tried other medications for add but this one is the one that my body adjusts to better. Unfortunately, as you know this dose is high , and I haven't had any luck getting a doctor who could increase a bit or give me another solution.
I have had BV problems since I started taking Adderall xr, and wellbutrin. I actually went off these drugs - and the BV went away. I believe these drugs cause an imbalance of PH levels in the vagina, thus causing vaginal infections. I recently went back on adderrall after being off about 1 year (with no BV during that year) and guess what....after a month of starting to take the adderral again - HELLO BV.
Hi everyone, I would appreciate a response from anyone who can help. I too take Wellbutrin and Focalin XR (Ritalin). I just started taking Abilify and it worked fantastic and very quickly on my depression symptoms for about a week. Now, I'm back to my usual depressed, irritable, angry self. I am so discouraged and sick of trying all these meds. Why would my doc have me on all these stimulants??? He doesn't want to try me on Adderall because I am a recovering alcoholic.
Hello Ive been prescribed Adderall, Prozac, and Wellbutrin all by the same doctor. I started taking Adderall a month ago. Ive had ADD/ADHD since I was in grade school so this is not my first time taking a stimulant medication. I took Wellbutrin months ago when I fell into a deap depression. It helped alot even though I still felt like I was missing something. Anyways once I felt like I was out of the deap depression and the Wellbutrin was no longer doing much I stopped taking it.
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