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34 female, For MDD/bipolar on 450mg WellbutrinXL, 100mg Lamictal, 150mg Topamax, and 0.5mg of Klonopin. Fioricet and Percocet 10mg PRN for migraines, and Vyvanse & adderall for hypersomnia. Trying to lose weight, dieting, exercise not working.HELP?
Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she DOES NOT eat or drink back more calories than she uses up. Examples: if walking, take longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take several trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; walk the kids to school; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. Must take in fewer calories than used. ...Read more
Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?
Perhaps none.: Choosing a treatment for sleepiness, fatigue, narcolepsy, etc, depends upon several factors- underlying issues, related conditions, prior attempts at treatment, activity potential/level, &more. I doubt I would use Adderall at all. If med is appropriate, consider Nuvigil first; vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is another possibility. But you need expert professional help to get a solid diagnosis & optimal treatment. ...Read more
It might: Stimulants are often used to help treat disorders of excessive sleep. One potential difficulty is the possibility of becoming tolerant to the effects over time. I would recommend you seek out a sleep disorder clinic and let them guide in with respect to the best treatment practices. ...Read more
What is the recommended dosage for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for idiopathic hypersomnia?
None: I'd consider Nuvigil first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause insomnia in someone who has hypersomnia?
I have severe ADHD & hypersomnia. I recently became pregnant. I was on adderall, nuvigil, & vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is anything safe to continue? I am struggling...
Prregnancy ADHD meds: I see that you have a diagnosis hypersomnia. Has this is been evaluated by an overnight polysomnogram? If it has not, that should be to make sure that the cause is not apnea which would be safely treated with CPAP in pregnancy and which is not uncommonly a cause for adhd symptoms. Unfortunately, in spite of the many years of use of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) we do not have an adequate Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safety registry to advise clearly regarding the use of adderallduring pregnancy. This will need to be discussed between you, your psychiatrist or sleep medicine physician, and your gynecologist. I wish I could provide youwith more detailed information, but unfortunately it is not available. Best wishes for a happy new year and a happy healthy baby. ...Read more
I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for hypersomnia and take it as soon as I wake up, but it is causing insomnia. Will it eventually stop causing insomnia?
I have had idiopathic hypersomnia for years. OSA negative. Was prescribed Nuvigil, insurance denied it. Am on 20 mg Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but still fall asleep during the day for HOURS. Wake up feeling awful-HELP?
May be on wrong dose: If the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that you take is a tablet, then it is only designed to last 4-6 hours. So if your mornings, are super and alert but the afternoons are sleep city then you should visit with your doctor about either a xr capsule that lasts 10-12 hours or adding a second tablet about lunchtime. Nuvigil is still the rx of choice, so if your dr submits a PA with a dx of narcolepsy and the sleep study, ...Read more
Is there a stimulant that has fewer GI side effects than adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes my ibs-d to flare. I used it for add and hypersomnia in the past.
29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?
Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. Adderal is not consistently effective. Why? Is there something else more effective?
I was on cymbalta for 4 m onths 4 pain. Now idiopathic hypersomnia. Cymbalta & lyrica (pregabalin) maden addrell ineffective. Why?
May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total
sleep may be over 12-14 hours.
naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need
help waking up.
mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems.
prevalence ~1: 20, 000
onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25%
CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more
Resource hogs: Emotional and mental disorders are the gas guzzlers of the body's systems. OCD can be one of the worst — so you might be generally exhausted. Also, if you (fortunately) don't suffer nightmares, sleep might be a refuge from the bullying that OCD can do. I'd prefer to phrase it that your response to OCD symptoms cause it — not OCD (as if IT was more than a diagnostic term.) A specialist CBT may help ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more