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Is there a reason why i am so tired after my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears off?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): This drug is a stimulant. Even if prescribed for "calming" someone with add, it is a stimulant. Anyone using it for fatigue, like with ms, always finds two things out eventually. Using it daily and the effect is less helpful over time, and typically when it wears off, you feel drained.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

For what reasons doesn't Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work if i don't eat?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Not really true.: I don't know what you mean. Obviously, you must eat something, and it's better to eat healthy and often (even if in small portions) but adderall's positive effects are not eliminated if you eat less or less often.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What should I do to make Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and dekakote wear off?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Wearing off: The effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears off relatively quickly. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) loses its effect after a dose in from 6-8 hours, the extended release form in 10-12 hours. If you do not take another dose, after those times the effect is gone. Depakote is a treatment for seizures, chronic migraine and some behavior problems, it should be weaned slowly, to avoid rebound of symptoms. Consult your prescriber.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Depakote is often used for Bipolar Disorder, where behavior can be a problem but the problem goes beyond behavior alone. Hopefully the patient is working with his doctor on any medication changes.
Jul 21, 2013

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