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What Does It Feel Like When Your Ritalin Or Adderall Wears Off
Varies a lot: Some people state they feel absolutely the same whether on or off a stimulant, even though others observe huge behavioral differences. Others definitely notice effects, good & bad, such as better attention and productivity as well as no appetite that fade as the medicine wears off. Still others have "rebound, " being irritable & even more symptomatic for awhile before returning to baseline. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Doctor: You just don't "get these drugs" so you can concentrate better. These are powerful drugs that are indicated after a very thorough medical and psychological work-up that shows significant impairment in life due to the symptoms. Otherwise, good nights sleep and proper diet will work better to help you concentrate better on a day-to-day basis. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Works for some: Another drug, that works well for some people, & doesn't work for others. In my expereience it doesn't work as often as the stimulant meds, but if people can't tolerate the stimulants, it is nice to have this option. It does need to be taken on an increasing dose over about a month. If it does work, it works most of the day from just one dose. Like an antidepressant, you need it in your system. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Caffeine & xanthines: Caffeine & xanthines are naturally occuring stimulants & widely available in many products. They are weaker than Adderall or Ritalin and shorter acting but have similar effects overall. There is no evidence that any vitamins have stimulant activity. Stimulants are among the best-studied and safest medications we have, when used appropriate. "natural" doesn't mean safe: hemlock is natural. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What is stimulant psychosis? Can occur on meds like Adderall and Ritalin? Also is it rare? temporary?
Like it sounds :): Stimulant psychosis (losing contact with reality) can occur with both prescription stimulants and drugs of abuse (amphetamine, methamphetamine). Usually temporary. Usually occurs when not taking as prescribed and/or in the setting of predisposition or already occurring psychotic disorders. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If I'm tolerant to amphetamines like adderall in adhd treatment would the tolerance cross over to ritalin if I switched?
Tolerance likely: You say you're "tolerant" to amphetamines rather than they're not helping your ADHD. That is a word most ADD/ADHD patients don't use in my experience. If you mean you're not feeling a buzz or more pleasant mood effect from amphetamines, I would recommend avoiding any medication including Ritalin which is potentially addictive. There are other meds for ADHD which are safer for you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why would a doctor prescribe my friend Vyvanse when he has heavily abused Adderall ritalin and illegal amphetamines like cocaine and meth ?
UNINFORMED: I would wonder if your "friend" has been honest about the medications that have been abused. Vyvanse is a prodrug and is not active if snorted ot injected. Still it is an amphetamine. Your friend will eventually be caught as there are more and more externally systems that monitor for doctor shopping and drug abuse. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
ADD med safety: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (dexamphetamine) have comparable safety profiles, however Adderall may have slightly more risk of side effects (appetite, sleep, anxiety). In the absence of underlying heart problems, or family hx of early cardiac deaths there should be no heart issues, but if used your doctor should check your blood pressure and heart rate periodically. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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