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Old 12-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Its really funny, but my 4th psychiatrist that i went to, i went to because of my dperession, OCD, and anxiety. But due to my social anxiety...i didnt speak up about my problems. I just kinda sat there. I mentioned having problems concentrating, like i usually do....i don't even know what i said. But he dicided to give me this questionarre test thingy, and he decided i had ADD. so he gave me Vyvanse on my first visit, without me even trying at all, i didnt even plan on getting it. But it was really cool........

maybe, anyone who wants to get Adderral from their docs...would be more in luck of getting something such as Focalin? cuz Adderral has a HuGe stigma associated with it. Focalin, not so much. Docs will jump/go insane/freak out alot of the time if u ask for Addy, but if you mention something that sounds safer...you could get it more easily.

It also works better if you say it helps you in combination with an SSRI, as that will lend more credibilty to your request. Simply asking for plain Adderral sounds....shady. But if you say it helps you when used "low dose" in combo with Lexapro or something,.....its all about making the claim credible and stuff. like say the SSRI helps with anxiety , and the Stimulant with focus,... not that you would use the SSRI if you got it, but i dunno..
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I actually beleive that many ppl with SA have ADHD-I, in fact i'm pretty sure that everyone that doesnt respond to benzo's and great to amphetamines has ADHD-I. Get tested for that and get adderall prescribed without a problem.
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I tried to get adderall from my doc, and he said he won't prescribe it to anyone for any reason. He told me to see a Psychiatrist. I got a referral from my old therapist (who thought I had ADD, not SA, but I don't agree, SA is certainly my main problem) for a nurse practitioner who talked to me for 90 minutes or so, and saw the list of drugs I have taken without success. I told her I thought I might have ADD (which I might, but it doesn't bother me), but that I was more interested in adderall for SA, and I brought in a printout of the reviews from Revolution Health for use of Adderall for SA. She gave me a prescription. This was last week. I have taken it four times since I got the script. It is helpful in many ways, but the physical stimulation can be a bit intense. I sent her an email today to ask her about maybe switching to dexedrine on my next visit, as I hear it as less peripheral effects. I haven't heard back yet. Adderall is a good medication for what it does, but I can definitely see the abuse potential. I have never taken anything that had such a profound, immediate effect. The biggest downfall is that it makes me sweat like a mofo. My hands, feet, and armpits. I seem to have myself a bit of hyperhidrosis, and the adderall sends it through the roof. Makes me not want to shake people's hands, which in itself makes me feel anxious. It definitely makes me more engaged with people at work and makes me much more productive and focused. Sometimes I even start conversations and find myself enjoying it and smiling, instead of just tolerating it. I haven't taken more than 10 mg in a day.
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A waste - how so? Just curious.

Have you found a safer drug that diminishes your SA down to a tolerable level? How severe is your SA to begin with?

I've tried the typical SSRI's and benzos at many different doses and didn't experience one second of relief from my severe social anxiety. I am currently on Paxil and Adderall XR. The Paxil is used strictly for depression as I have found it (and every other typical drug) useless as a treatment for SA. The Adderall XR is used strictly for SA and I have found it to work quite well for me. I get no euphoria from it, no racing or increased anxiety either. Instead, the Adderall makes me calm, pretty much what the other drugs I tried were supposed to do. I'd certainly be open to trying something other than Adderall, but how many more years can I be expected to suffer through in an effort to find something "safer?"
i suppose i should have expanded on that more, i'll try to remember to do so tonight or just PM you.
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You're not going to get amphetamines for being fat in 2009. If it was that easy, most of the population would have a script. Treating obesity isn't a generally accepted use any longer. Way back in the day when she was young, your grandmother could have gotten amphetamines if she was overweight.

You didn't mention their off-label use for depression, which I'm hoping to get amphetamines for. I'm seeing my pdoc in 37 hours -- I count down as it's not something I enjoy. Many people forget that stimulants treat depression -- that was the original use for Ritalin before they found that it made kids sit down, shut up, and study.
Did you manage to get a prescription for an amphetamine during your visit? Very curious.
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Apparently some people who are answering do Not have ADHD. ADDERRAL for people who Actually Have ADHD/ADD does Not work like speed! It Actually calms us down WHILE helping us focus at the same time. Our ADHD/ ADD brains are all over the place & that's why we have trouble focusing.. True ADD/ ADHD peoples need something to bring the brains into focus. We're kind of genius yet really freaking stupid at the same time. Hey I'm just being honest & yes I do have ADHD. I'm an artist & my work is very unique yet my 'life' is all over the charts at times. Anyway. So NO adderral is not like speed for those who actually have ADHD. Case closed.
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Apparently some people who are answering do Not have ADHD. ADDERRAL for people who Actually Have ADHD/ADD does Not work like speed! It Actually calms us down WHILE helping us focus at the same time. Our ADHD/ ADD brains are all over the place & that's why we have trouble focusing.. True ADD/ ADHD peoples need something to bring the brains into focus. We're kind of genius yet really freaking stupid at the same time. Hey I'm just being honest & yes I do have ADHD. I'm an artist & my work is very unique yet my 'life' is all over the charts at times. Anyway. So NO adderral is not like speed for those who actually have ADHD. Case closed.
Adderall is like speed in a sense to those who only suffer from ADHD-PI, its the hyper active type in my experience that are calmed by amphetamines.
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Where's the difference between MPH and adderall for people who have ADD vs. non-ADDers? Are ADDers calmed down while non-ADDers freak out? But then why should non-ADDers use stimulants to study? This would be counterproductive if it made them feel hyperactive.
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Anyone calms down from the ADHD-meds, the "only ADHD'ers do so" has been debunked entirely. Look it up
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Even if you get it prescribed first you will build up tolerance very very quick. Second all euphoria wears off after 3 days of being straight on it, which means your talkativity will probably decrease while on it. Third you wont be yourself at all, you will literally be like a robot, you wont know yourself anymore. Your friends willl think your acting so weird after a while because you will literally not be able to sit and shutup for more than 5 seconds. Its also very expensive and the day you forget to take it, you will literally have a panic attack and flip **** on anyone who tries to argue with you . You will be violent and cranky. Adderall is meth in a pill. Have you seen what methheads look like? You will look like a crackhead. You will lose alot of weight, become thin and get lots of pimples because while on it you will literally sit in the mirror and pop all pimples on your face for hours if yo can. You will get depressed when it wears off.
Dont think im being a party pooper, adderall is an amazing drug taken only every other week once!

Also if your all soooooooooooo interested just buy bathsalts!!!!!!
Bathsalts are actualy not as dangerous as they show them! the people you see are idiots who snort up the whole bag! your supposed to do very very little at once and you will get the same effect on adderall just dont do too much! I been addicted to this stuff! i really dont recommend it i will never pick it up again and same with adderall but noone will learn until they get addicted so have fun. I also have a friend on adderall for adhd and he forgot his pill just one day and we were having class and the teacher corrected something small on his homework. He literally stood up, flipped out on the teacher for saying he was wrong. He got off because of his adhd and his dad drove all the way from his work which is 1 hour away to get him his aderall. This was just from one day he stopped taking it. He is very thin and looks and sounds like a crackhead, he has been without food for up to 3 days on adderal. Its really not that great if your going to take it, take it every other week. And yes i have taken adderall many times so you dont think i have no idea what i am talking about.
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I keep hearing from several sources that adderall is very difficult to obtain; it is very difficult to get doctors to prescribe adderall. How do you people convince your doctor to prescribe adderall?
My hospital has records since my birth. I have a councilor that I can contact with all my IED information. I know the name and phone number where the person that dx me is at. Usually only a councilor or principle, has access to IED or diagnosis information. Those records are at my hospital forever that I took those medications, but the information I have disclosed to my private doctor is all confidential. I have a list of seven contacts they can call and speak with, but some of those contacts don't keep records this long, as I have found that most every school that my councilor contacted said that they had no record of special education. That's because I refused them, but did attend short sessions at my own discretion. The one I have for high school is official however since they had to take me out of class and it was a written agreement e.t.c. Then there was the IED.

You need to have a history of ADHD before anyone is going to take you seriously. For your first dx you may need as many as two referrals. I had two. Now I need another referral to be dx with adult ADHD, and hopefully improve with proper treatment and another IED for school.

Then bring a list of medications to the office, or memorize them, and tell them what you want, and why. A doctor should understand the need for the medication after looking up a history such as that.
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I think I have made a mistake. I just signed a letter of consent for my mother to obtain my Special Services records.
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my son does amazing on atterol. he takes only when needed and his DR. has told him to go to a specialist- without telling him what type of specialist to go to. cananyone help?thx
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my son does amazing on atterol. he takes only when needed and his DR. has told him to go to a specialist- without telling him what type of specialist to go to. cananyone help?thx
Can't you just ask the doctor?

My doctor may be prescribing me Adderall soon. But I didn't convince him I had ADHD, I went the eccentric route and convinced him I have a dissociative disorder that might get better with a psychostimulant. I'm lucky I found someone so open-minded.
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Even if you get it prescribed first you will build up tolerance very very quick. Second all euphoria wears off after 3 days of being straight on it, which means your talkativity will probably decrease while on it. Third you wont be yourself at all, you will literally be like a robot, you wont know yourself anymore. Your friends willl think your acting so weird after a while because you will literally not be able to sit and shutup for more than 5 seconds. Its also very expensive and the day you forget to take it, you will literally have a panic attack and flip **** on anyone who tries to argue with you . You will be violent and cranky. Adderall is meth in a pill. Have you seen what methheads look like? You will look like a crackhead. You will lose alot of weight, become thin and get lots of pimples because while on it you will literally sit in the mirror and pop all pimples on your face for hours if yo can. You will get depressed when it wears off.
Dont think im being a party pooper, adderall is an amazing drug taken only every other week once!

Also if your all soooooooooooo interested just buy bathsalts!!!!!!
Bathsalts are actualy not as dangerous as they show them! the people you see are idiots who snort up the whole bag! your supposed to do very very little at once and you will get the same effect on adderall just dont do too much! I been addicted to this stuff! i really dont recommend it i will never pick it up again and same with adderall but noone will learn until they get addicted so have fun. I also have a friend on adderall for adhd and he forgot his pill just one day and we were having class and the teacher corrected something small on his homework. He literally stood up, flipped out on the teacher for saying he was wrong. He got off because of his adhd and his dad drove all the way from his work which is 1 hour away to get him his aderall. This was just from one day he stopped taking it. He is very thin and looks and sounds like a crackhead, he has been without food for up to 3 days on adderal. Its really not that great if your going to take it, take it every other week. And yes i have taken adderall many times so you dont think i have no idea what i am talking about.
LMFAO. First of all ur recommending someone who needs adderall other than to get high take it once a week? People who REALLY need adderall need to take whatever amount they need to to function . IMO it just sounds like you abused it just to get high by "needing to take it every other week one time" and are you ****in nuts? Ur recommending people take bath salts? no wonder your mind is so ****ed. Youre a drug addict and need to stop recommending people to take dangerous drugs you stupid *** cracka
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It wasnt that hard at all for me. You have to have the mind set I'm going to get Adderall.

Just went to a family doctor complaining that I can't concentrate and I'm very fatigued. They gave me a questionnaire that anyone could take and fail or pass with basic info with the sysmtoms of ADD or ADHD.

The doctor said I had innatentive ADD and wrote me Adderall that day. I'm at 20mg IR, going to ask for XR next visit.

It's really easy. Study the sysmtoms of ADD and go to every family doctor in town until some gives you Addy.

You might have to try some other bs drugs before Addy, lucky I jumped right to Addy on first shot.

Changed my life, more focused, happy and social.
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By finally doing research and finding the most respected and established psychiatrist in town (probably the oldest as well). It took 3 months to even get an appointment with him. The visit was very expensive.

Sat down told him my entire reason for being here is severe and lifelong social anxiety, nothing else. Gave him my lifelong history including medications I had tried and failed with.

He didn't talk much. Just sat and listened to me and asked me questions here and there.

I'm not ADD and discussion of ADD never came up in the session.

At the end of the session he handed me a script for 10mg/twice a day Adderall IR and 10mg Lexapro. I actually walked out of there confused and frustrated.

It was everything I ever needed.
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I was perscribed Adderall after visiting a psychiatrist, she just assumed I had ADD after asking me maybe two questions. Most seem to not give two sh*ts and will throw any sort of medication at you. At least that's my experience. Just say you think you have ADD, and there you go.
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