Difference between adderall xr and regular adderall

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I also was wondering if anyone knows what the difference between Adderall and Provigil are. My medical insurance won't cover the Adderall but will cover Provigil and I'm wondering if one or the other is better.
Avatar m tn I am a junior in college and was diagnosed with ADD last November and as a result my doctor prescribed me two adderall prescriptions. One of them is a 20mg XR and the other is just a regular 5mg. The first 2 months i was taking adderall everything was great, i was doing better in school and I actually started to enjoy studying and learning new material for a change. But for the last month or so, i've noticed a change in my behavior. I feel almost disconnected from reality if that makes since.
Avatar m tn Hi Ed. Thanks for your response. I can tell that your feedback to my post came from your knowledge of heart issues and possibly experience (i did post in a heart forum after all) and not from experience with stimulant medication. I haven't been able to find anything stating that a personal should discontinue use if heart-rate increases. Could you please share your link/source? Increased heart-rate is listed as a side-effect.
Avatar n tn haha, I used to be like this, I took it for 3 years and off and onn through high school and college, stuffs no good, you'll think its great while your on it but soon you'll come to need it for every challenge life throws at you, my advice stay away but you can do what you want, one more thing, the only difference between adderall and crystal meth is that one is base form and one is chemical form,
Avatar n tn What is the difference between Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin SR? I realize that the SR is a sustained release, but I would like more information. The reason for this is that I am looking into buying drugs in Mexico, where they can be a lot cheaper, and still be the exact same med. They have Wellbutrin, but I don't know if it is the SR yet or not, and want to know if the difference would make a difference with my spouse.
Avatar m tn I was also on a very low dose of Prozac and only 20mg Adderall a day back then. I suspect my psychiatrist must have known how Prozac and Adderall interact. After I stopped the Prozac, he didn't seem surprised at all when I asked him to increase my daily dose of Adderall to 30mg a day. "make the patient psychotic on the resulting toxic reaction. This toxicity, with symptoms ranging from feeling jittery to paranoia, is common.
5757880 tn?1395581622 If his problems are more school than home related you might find that he doesn't need the third dose at all. I only took 2. I've never taken Concerta but I have taken Adderall and Adderall XR (extended release) as an adult. I really don't think there is any difference between an ADD drug and the extended release version as long as you take the medicine exactly when you are supposed to.
329994 tn?1301666848 I've never taken Lyrica but i have a friend who takes Lyrica as pain management for Deep Vein Thrombosis and he tells me it works very well for him. For the CFS i have taken Adderall XR for almost 6 years and it is the only thing that has worked for me. i take a rediculous amout but my doc says its safe and its the only thing that has allowed me to be normal-ish. I don't know how amphetamine would affect your heart condition though, so it may not be a good choice for you.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD, is in counseling 2x per month, is being tutored 2x per week and is taking 15 mg of Adderall XR daily. He is getting all the help and support we can possibly provide to him, but it doesn't seem to be enough. His most serious issue is his night fears/inability to sleep through the night. He sleeps with the hall light on, a nightlight and a radio on low all night long.
Avatar n tn the nausia and headaches & vomiting haven't bothered me so far. I do need to keep close to the bathroom which is a very typical side effect of the med. I know I need to watch my diet to really get the best results along with exercise. This gets easier with weight loss so the met is helping me to get more active. I am concerned about firming my body up after the weight is gone, especially the stomach area. I do ab work and workout with light weights to help with this.
Avatar f tn So then I started on Adderall XR and was fine for awhile. Although I do like Vyvanse better and next month will be switching back to it. But the thing of it is, we all know med's that treat ADHD are stimulants. They differ slightly depending on the brand, but all in all they are usually stimulants. These stimulants, which ever they may be, are used to treat ADHD for the purpose that someone who has ADHD has imbalanced dopamine levels.
Avatar n tn Dear Belinda5, I currently take 30mg Adderall XR. I am however 39 years old and 6 feet tall (170 lbs). The 10 and 20 milligram doses never worked for me at all, not since day #1. I usually work 14-16 hour days and sometimes I need an extra dose in the early afternnoon as the affects only last me about 7 or 8 hours.
Avatar n tn I was on YAZ (for cramps and pms) and Adderall (for adult attention defecit disorder) at the same time for about a year, and started feeling faint while at work and in public. A couple of times I felt numbness in my face, and decided to go off of both. Many times I felt as though I couldn't fill my lungs up all the way with air -- so I would do breathing exercises. I did research and found that both were responsible for causing blood clots and strokes.
871193 tn?1239750728 *Constant tiredness (even when I get enough rest, and I can tell the difference between actually being tired or lacking sleep and simply just feeling tired) *Severe inability to concentrate (previously diagnosed as ADD) *I've had one known seizure as a child that was later thought to be related to my learning disabilities (ADD). And over the past year or so I've experienced these issues: *Migrains or clusters, I do not know which of these it is...
Avatar m tn My parents get on the computer to look at my grades every night online and they ask what happened to my grades sometimes they'll fluctuate between c and a's. Since my freshman year I've got my Gpa up from a 1.8 to a 3.38 and it's been a real struggle along the way. I wanna be successful in life and I wanna attend medical school but my god I just feel like if I don't take that pill I'm gonna be useless in life.
Avatar n tn At any exertion, sweat would pour from his head and the rest of his body and he would continue sweating for a long time afterwards. Heartburn and acid reflux, especially at night. Flushing in the face, without apparent reason. His doctor diagnosed him with depression. Against his grain, he agreed to try different anti-depressants but things kept getting worse. Apart from all of the other symptoms, he started having some episodes that his doctor described as panic attacks.
707647 tn?1251492147 People who live the longest sleep 7 hours per night, not eight, so don’t worry about getting 8 hours of sleep. Most people need between 6 and 8 hours of sleep to function effectively during the day. 2.Get out of bed within a half hour of the same time every day, including weekends, no matter how little or poorly you have slept. 3.Reduce your time in bed so that it more closely matches the amount of sleep you average each night. 4.Use the bedroom for sleep and sexual activity only. 5.
Avatar n tn One doctor suggested moving to Arizona as it may be a sinus issue but the ENT's say I have no sinus isue- just regular allergies and the allergists say that they have never seen symptoms like these for allergies. I tried psychologists even though the ony reason I am stressed out is cuz I can never live....before this sickness I was the happiest person around- and even psychologists turned me away as normal. Is there anyone out there that may know something that can help me - please??......
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Avatar f tn I take adderall xr and I am told that Mg is a potentiator(it makes it work better) but it can make it work TOO good and can be dangerous, and all the ppl that actually abuse their add meds do that(thats how I kno it does that) but I dont abuse mine so Mg scares the s**** out of me, lol. The addeall helps my brain fog alot, but not fully of course, but I dont plan on getting off of it, at least until im better and can function normally.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tramadol Warriors! We ... turned .... 40 ... LOL Welcome and I hope you will make yourself at home. Snuggle down, get comfy. There's a lot of information and experience here with getting off Tramadol. It's not impossible, lots of peeps here now living Tram Free Lives! Love & Healing!
Avatar n tn This was by the hospital dr. Yesterday, he went to his primary and got more Adderall, at 30 mg. regular and a Valium (not sure of the dosage). To me, it sounds and looks like he's getting ready to start abusing his meds, again. As it is, he was supposed to take 2 Lithiums in the morning. He's already decided to reduce it to 1. He's done this for a long time. He's also a VERY good manipulator, very pursuasive and tends to lie A LOT. Should I call his primary doctor?
Avatar n tn I was 16 when I was put on Effexor XR. Depression started when I was 11, and I had been on other ANTIdepressents. I must say the worlds view on antidepressents is REALLY messed up. I might jump all over the board when I say this but I STRONGLY advise anyone against taking Effexor as a drug to ease the pain of life. Yes its a great drug when you first start and everything seems to fall into place. However I am now 20 years old, and I have decided on my own to stop taking this horrible drug.
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Morning Tramadol Warriors, Welcome to the room, snuggle down and make yourself comfy. You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
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544292 tn?1268886268 It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant. I've been over and over it again and again. It makes no sense that I would know more as a user of the drug than they would. There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule.
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Avatar n tn There is a link between being constipation and gaining weight. I'm hoping once I get myself 'regular' again that I'll see the weight fall off.