Should stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderal should be used to treat sleeping disorders?

For some. They can be used to treat narcolepsy and residual symptoms of sleep apnea (after CPAP or other treatments have been optimized). Only a sleep study can accurately diagnose these conditions and use of stimulants prior to the test can interfer with making a diagnosis.

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What is stimulant psychosis? Can occur on meds like Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate)? 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 more...

Can you overcome MPH tachyphylaxis by switching from Ritalin (methylphenidate) to Adderall? Or to another stimulant medication?

Yes. Based on the pharmacodynamics leading to tachyphylaxis, research into delivery options has found that fine tuning the method of delivery decreases the risk for tachyphylaxis. One formulation that has been consistently superior is Concerta. Some of the generic preparations do not accurately replicate the release dynamics of he brand name so I suggest starting with it. There are also many more optionsask your doctor. Read more...

Adderall has been helping me with my illness but I can't sleep. Would vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or ritalin be a better option and still give euphoria and clear thoughts?

Oh,my. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Methylphenidate products are not intended to produce euphoria. Please call your psychiatrist ASAP if you are experiencing a sense that you can hang the moon & set the stars, because it may have triggered an episode of hypomania when added to your Prozac (fluoxetine).I don't know your family history or whether your depression. started before puberty, but some mood disorders reveal themselves at your age. . Read more...

If I have an attention disorder, what can I do to reduce the hyperactivity and stay away from meds like Ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderal.

Magic Word you said- "IF"! There are many in the medical and psychological communities who have as of late been calling into question this apparent EPIDEMIC of ADD we are witnessing. I've got 60 and 70 year olds telling me that they're being diagnosed for the 1st time. I think you need a REALLY SOLID exam by someone who is not medication trigger happy to get the diagnosis. I find medication frequently worsens people. Read more...

What's the difference between Ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderal?

Inside, outside. Ritalin (methylphenidate) goes into brain cells and stops them from taking up dopamine and norepi, which are associated with focus, motivation and pleasure. That increases the amount of them in the space between cells. Adderall does the same thing. It also, however, goes inside cells and makes them pump out dopamine. It not only blocks the reuptake of the substance but also acts to increase its levels directly. Read more...
Active ingredients. Both are central nervous system stimulants but they have different active ingredients: Ritalin (methylphenidate) - Methylphenidate. It blocks the reuptake of norephinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) into presynaptic neurons (TMI?). Adderall - Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Promote release of catecholamines (NE and DA primarily) from their storage sites. Read more...

What is the difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderal?

Similar medicines. Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are both stimulant-class medications commonly used to treat adhd. They both have similar potential side effects but if used as directed are considered to be safe and effective. Encourage you to talk with your doctor further about these medications. Read more...

Can I tell me how I can get script for Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

If you have ADHD. Speak to your physician about medications that may help you. Adhd coaching and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy are also helpful in managing adhd behaviors. Read more...
Speak to your doctor. Start by speaking your doctor about why you want to take a stimulant. have an appropriate evaluation and if appropriate, you may be given a prescription. Read more...