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My Vyanse Not Working
I use to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 60mg a day. Then I became pregnant so I quit. I just quit breastfeeding and started back on it but it's not working.?
I am on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and it was working really well, but this past month I've felt really horrible . Can anxiety/depression medications stop working?
See doctor: I'm sorry you're feeling worse. "Horrible" can't be assessed in this format. Does this mean feeling worse emotionally, have some recent upsetting events happened, do you have any physical symptoms as well? Best to review with prescribing doctor to reassess Wellbutrin (bupropion) dose or alternative med and consider seeing a mental health professional for support and guidance during this tough time. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking ADHD stimulants my whole life. I am currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and I am conserned it is stunting my penis growth. Im 5.5 inches not grow?
No, it's not : It's probably the last thing you want to do, but if you get a thorough physical exam from your primary care doctor, (s)he can tell you what tanner stage of puberty you're in & talk with you about seeing a pediatric or adult endocrinologist, depending on your age.There are specific measurements they use (none of which hurt you) & they have growth charts for just about every part of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't think my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is working, is there anything else i can try?
Writing used to be my outlet of depressive/anxious thoughts. I feel it's not working anymore since i started losing motivation. Any suggestions?
Getting worse?: It sounds like what used to work, is no longer as helpful. So your coping mechanism or medication or both should be adjusted/changed. Discuss other alternative ways to cope with depressive/anxious thoughts with your counselor/therapist. If you are taking medication, try to get an opinion from your prescriber on potential adjustment or change. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir not work good when I am on my period?
Body changes: During menstrual periods, the body goes through a change in the way things are metabolized. Also your blood volume changes, so you might notice that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may not work quite the same. It also depends what you're taking it for. If it's for appetite suppression, it may not be as effective because during menses, your appetite and thirst can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it make sense that on days off from work when I don't take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR I am extremely hungry?
I don't want to stop change adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 4 my 8 year old daughter dose working fine but no appetite. How to only work on appetite n solve this issue?
Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride): I have used Periactin, an antihistamine, which an appetite stimulant, to counter the appetite suppression of stimulants. Families report appetite returning without loss of effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and no sedation ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I feel like my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has stopped effecting me? What should I do?
Tell the prescriber: People may develope tolerance to psychostimulants, meaning that the effect which they once received may diminish over time. Sometimes a dosage readjustment is needed; sometimes switching to a different medical regimen is indicated. ...Read more
I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 4yrs. I feel like I can't remember anything I study. Why is this? It helps me focus, be alert andkeep on track...
New or old problem?: You didn't indicate whether your problem with remembering things is new or has been true even since you started the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Stimulants don't have a specific benefit for short-term working memory, which is where we store material we study. If it used to help but isn't any longer, then definitely worth talking to your doctor about the problem. If always a problem, may need a study coach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I feel nervous. I just started taking synthyroid. Does the benefits of this drug out weight side effect?
May be too much: What's your temperature and heart rate? Too much thyroid can elevate heart rate, increase body temperature, increase sweating, and cause you to feel nervous. I'd go off the synthroid (thyroxine) for a few days, and see if your symptoms resolve. If so, you can resume synthroid (thyroxine) at a lower dose. I believe Armour thyroid--a combination of T3 and T4--is more effective. 60 mg Armour = 100 mcg Synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more
I am currently on nexplanon and am very worried about gaining weight . I am wondering if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that I have just been prescribed will counteract it.
Yes , but...: Adderal will decrease your appetite but rather than letting it do so, it is important right now that you make it a point to be well nourished. Try to limit yourself to nutrient dense foods so you do not lose weight. Make sure you eat breakfast before taking your Adderal and try to get at least five servings of fruits and vegs a day. Remember water. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately this is not at all anuncommon event. It is the bread and butter of psychiatry. When one antidepressant fails to work, it is our job to come up with another antidepressant or combination of medications that will bring the persons mood back to normal. Please consult with a psychiatrist on this. I think once this has happened this is beyond what most family practitioners are comfortable dealing with. Best wishes for a blessed holiday season. ...Read more
How do amphetamines work? I know my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) contains them, but Meth also has amphetamine in it. I was curious what the difference was?
In a nut shell: they work by increasing the dopamine in the nerve synapses. Amphetamines like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) contain a set amount of medication. Meth is illegal and as it is not made in a commercial lab the quality and strength is variable. Stick with your Vyvance it the safer alternative ...Read more
Over 5 doctors told me they never heard of dexedrine/dextrostat when i asked to switch off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as it's not effective? Am i doing something wrong?
Need psychiatrist: It sounds like the doctors you've been speaking with are not familiar enough with the medications for adhd to be helpful, and it's time for more specialized care. A board certified psychiatrist should be able to effectively evaluate your condition, work with you, and provide information about alternatives to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more
My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) decreases effectiveness of vicodin been on both for awhile vicodin works when i don't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but i need both. What should I do?
See below: I have no concern about overdose. But is interesting that the opioids work less on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It makes one wonder exactly weekday kind of relief you are trying to get from the opioid. I suspect it is more than simply relief of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and citalopram. I've been on them for about 5 months. I feel as though they are not working effectively anymore. Suggestions?
Adderall/Celexa: Not sure what your current dosages of both are. Only your prescribing doctor can help u adjust the medications if needed. ...Read more
Ok i know it takes time for my body to get use to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR but why does it make where i sit down i feel werid like not messing with my phone?
"feel wierd": Amphetamines have immediate effects, unlike most other phychiatric medications. Your "feeling wierd" likely indicates an unexpected response with possible perceptual change, which can occur with amphetamines. Please, consider contacting or drivibg yourself to your doctor, if you are too uncomfortable using your phone. Unsusual responses can progress. Talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I feel weak on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR when it is in my system?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and weaknes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is known to cause weakness in a small number of people. If this is a chronic problem, contact yur prescriber to discuss this and an alternative medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I feel that the effect of my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg XR is reduced after I eat?
Does that make sense?
Delayed absorption: Food delays absorption of any medication. Consequently, if you take your medication shortly before or after eating, the effects of the medication will be blunted. For maximum effect, medication should be taken 30 minutes before or an hour after eating. ...Read more
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