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Doctor insights on: Does Adderall Work For Idiopathic Hypersomnia

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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work for idiopathic hypersomnia?

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work for idiopathic hypersomnia?

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 best treatment practices. ...Read more

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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?

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 an 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

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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?

Great question!: You may consider using vitamin B12, sublingually (under the tongue) Nuvigil is a stinulant used for excessive sleepiness. What is the cause of your sleepiness? Adressing the underlying problem is usually the best option. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is needed for hypersomnia?

How much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is needed for hypersomnia?

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

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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?

Sleep study?: If you are taking this for day-time somnulance then you may need a change in dose, a change to the release form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or a different medication. However if you have not had a sleep study yet - that would be important. ...Read more

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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 so as 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

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause insomnia in someone who has hypersomnia?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause insomnia in someone who has hypersomnia?

Insomnia: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Both these medicines are central nervous system stimulants and might cause insomnia. Talk to your doctor, and also you might if you take it earliest time when you wake up you might minimize this side effect. ...Read more

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

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Hypersomnia Disorder (Definition)

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