Re: Adderall vs Ritalin
Originally Posted by Strange Religion
Originally Posted by korey
Ritalin usually only lasts a few "good" hours in my system before its effects begin to noticeably decrease. I did get headaches from Ritalin, but I haven't from Adderall. Depression, not so much from either. In fact, I took Ritalin and I take Adderall partially as antidepressants themselves. I've been on Adderall less than a month.
That's how I felt about Adderall XR, it's like the first few hours are great, then I start feeling @#%$, some nights more so than others....and some nights, I'm just fine. It's a gamble, but mostly these days I've been feeling alright on it. When the shrink said it's supposed to last 12 hours, I couldn't believe it.
I'm glad you haven't had headaches and depression from Adderall so far...
The psychiatrist mentioned something about when I come back he's going to see if we're going with Ritalin AND Adderall or one or the other. Maybe I misheard him, but have you ever heard of someone taking both?
I've never heard of someone taking both by prescription, but I have taken both being as I have a bit of Ritalin left even though I stopped being prescribed it last month. Taking both is honestly just more stimulation. It doesn't produce a euphoria or any particularly negative side effects, either. I think I took both once back during the first week of school. It's nothing that a dose modulation of one or the other couldn't suffice.
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate