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his doctor said anger problems are very common with adderall use and should be reported to doctor. if anger is an issue adderall should not be used.
I have debilitating fatigue due to MS and have tried everything - Provigil, Amantadine, Adderall, Ritalin - the works. While Provigil helped for some time while I was still working, that was many years ago and its effectiveness eventually petered out. At the time, I was taking a very large dose in accordance to doctor's orders, and my side effects (heart palpitations, increased rate of speech, crashing, etc.) were quite bothersome.
1.Ambien 2.Provigil 3.Nertontin 4.Aspirin 5.Baklofen (?) I am self medicating with : 1.Prozac 2. Zoloft 3.Ativan I take one 40mg of prozac daily and when out of ambien have taken ativan 1mg up to twice daily. Are the 3 medications I am self medicating all supposed to be doing the same thing? I feel like a new man when I get more then 4 or 5 hours of sleep.
Anyway, I was just wondering if I could ask you about prescription stimulants...provigil, ritalin, adderall and so on. Do many of you take any of these for the debilitating MS fatigue? I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and/or experiences with these, or other types of similar meds. Thanks so much!
(10 milligrams 2-4x/dy) I then tried Adderall. It also caused some minor and fleeting chest discomfort--but much less than Ritalin. However it caused my heart to really race and beat hard (at around 5 mg) in addition to insomnia. Like Ritalin, it also worked very well for my symptoms. Next I tried Strattera which did not worked and only caused side effects (80 mg/dy).
I get that way too, somedays I have energy but can't bring myself to get anything done nor do i want to do anything for myself. I'm sick of feeling this way but my doc gave me Provigil for those days and it gives me that extra push I need to get things done. I still can't clean house or work. I hardly even bother to get dressed somedays. The doc said it;s not unusual.
Some doctors might suggest a medication like Provigil----- even Adderall. Mine suggested Provigil but just the tiniest amount agitated me SO much I couldn't think of taking it. For me, even the slightest bit of drug that messes with my CNS is the worst thing I can think of. But some people take it with their doctor's o.k. and say it gives them enough energy to get through the day.
You can ask your doctor for an anti-fatigue medication. Provigil, nuvigil, and adderall are the most commonly prescribed and they usually help. I've been on low dose provigil for well over a year, and it still helps me. It boosts my heart rate, though, so I had to use it sparingly when my tachycardia was too much. Adderall is cheaper and many insurance companies won't cover provigil/nuvigil unless you have narcolepsy. Adderall is addictive, though.
Procrastination has always been a problem, and antideprecents only made me crazier. Adderall seems to at least let me get my work done, but while my appetite was under control during the day - the nights were uncontrolable. My doctor perscibed Topomax, mentioned that it weight loss was a side effect. I took one a day for a few days, it didn't work -so I stopped. A few month's later I wa amazed to find info online saying it was effective for exactly what I was experience - nite eating.
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