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Old 02-20-2009, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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too bad Noca isnt here. Korey would know about some psychopharmacology.
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well, first of all taking adderall for your social anxiety and depression might be a bad idea. it does feel great but it's pretty addictive and the crash you get from it will make you feel even worse afterwards. it's not the kind of drug you should be taking long-term.
if you think you have ADD then tell them that honestly and go into detail as to why you think that and they will figure out what is best for you.
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Check out "Inattentive ADHD". I've never tried getting adderall but from what I hear you have a better chance seeing "Jesus" walk the earth again before you get adderall. I presume it would be REALLY hard for young adults (18-24) to get it because the medical community usually thinks young folks are up to no good.

But if you are dead set on the idea, you need to hop on the medication merry go 'round. It definitily won't be a doctors first line of treatment
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But if you are dead set on the idea, you need to hop on the medication merry go 'round. It definitily won't be a doctors first line of treatment
yeah, for a long time i was telling my doctor about all my concentration problems and he said he didn't want to try any meds but only recently i finally convinced him that they were that bad (which is 100% true). i have taken adderall on the side but i didn't tell him (since of course he would have been even more against giving me meds). he prescribed me ritalin finally. i haven't noticed a change so far but its at a pretty low dose currently.
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yeah, for a long time i was telling my doctor about all my concentration problems and he said he didn't want to try any meds but only recently i finally convinced him that they were that bad (which is 100% true). i have taken adderall on the side but i didn't tell him (since of course he would have been even more against giving me meds). he prescribed me ritalin finally. i haven't noticed a change so far but its at a pretty low dose currently.
Congrats! at least your now in the system....... Idk how the ritalin family was helping you but if you want adderall I would stick with....."Hey doc I've noticed the XXXXXX is SLIGHTLY helping my concentration can we either up the dose or try another medication." Always make the doctor think you want his opinion on the subject and the choice of medication. If you get to pushy you'll likely shut them down
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too bad Noca isnt here.

Whats a Noca?
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Whats a Noca?
Noca was a member of this site who knew a lot about adderall xr.
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To get prescribed Adderall most need to have two things, a diagnosis of either ADD, narcolepsy, or depression and have already tried the drug Wellbutrin. Good luck in getting them prescribed.
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To get prescribed Adderall most need to have two things, a diagnosis of either ADD, narcolepsy, or depression and have already tried the drug Wellbutrin. Good luck in getting them prescribed.
Unless its seriously severe depression I doubt that will get it that easy..... Ask Ultrashy he's riding the merry go round of medicine to get it
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I quess I got lucky with the doctor I have now.I've been going to him for @ 5 months.He's very open minded and will actually listen and take my views/ideas into consideration.He's open to trying an MAOI or a combination of meds including Aderrall.Maybe he's just sick of my indecisive and impulsive nature lol.Anyway he's very forward thinking as psychiatrists go.He returns messages the same day including the weekends.I've had numerous phone conversations with him,some lasting 10-15 minutes.For a doctor not to charge for that is incredible.Usually they will cut you off or start the meter running.He genuinley cares and is a kind,compassionate man.So,if you live in the Denver metro area and your looking for a recommendation pm me.
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I quess I got lucky with the doctor I have now.I've been going to him for @ 5 months.He's very open minded and will actually listen and take my views/ideas into consideration.He's open to trying an MAOI or a combination of meds including Aderrall.Maybe he's just sick of my indecisive and impulsive nature lol.Anyway he's very forward thinking as psychiatrists go.He returns messages the same day including the weekends.I've had numerous phone conversations with him,some lasting 10-15 minutes.For a doctor not to charge for that is incredible.Usually they will cut you off or start the meter running.He genuinley cares and is a kind,compassionate man.So,if you live in the Denver metro area and your looking for a recommendation pm me.
Your lucky that you have a doc who cares and works with his patients. Thats hard to find. Though I do think being a little older helps you. I know it sucks to say, but lets face it....PEOPLE generally view older folks as a little more responsible and less likely to be "up to no good".
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Does MDD count as severe depression? Ive tried some ssris ,snris, and wellbutrin and none of them helped except zoloft gave out on me after a couple of years.
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I actually first sought out an appointment with a psychiatrist because I believed I had adult ADHD. He and my 'ordinary' doctor agreed that it was more likely to be anxiety and depression that were causing my problems, but still prescribed Ritalin to me pretty much straight off the bat, as soon as I told him the Lexapro he originally gave me did sweet f.a. But maybe docs in Australia are a little more laid-back about that kind of thing?

Anyway, if you're really having concentration issues, regardless of whether it's because you can't concentrate or because you feel like you have an unconscious 'mental block', ADHD meds still might help a lot and they'd be worth seeking out. I've found them to work great in combination with a little light exercise, to burn off the excess energy and tension.
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Your lucky that you have a doc who cares and works with his patients. Thats hard to find. Though I do think being a little older helps you. I know it sucks to say, but lets face it....PEOPLE generally view older folks as a little more responsible and less likely to be "up to no good".
Hey now!!I still look pretty young.People think about early thirties.Age is just a number anyways,right? Yeah right!My girlfriend says she's starting to notice some grey hairs.She's obviously delusional!
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hey, i would NOT take adderall, even as prescribed.....i am a psychologist (college educated) with much experience in psychopharmacology and was on adderall for maybe 2-3 years from like 1999-2001 or so...because of the amphetamine psychosis that it caused from me taking it as directed and abusing from time to time...adderall is actually basically the same drug as a popular amphetamine that was used recreationally in the 70's the way that (i wanna say dextroamphetamine was the name of it but i don't think that it and i'm very tired and haven't slept and am too lazy, but look on google and you'll find out what i'm talking about)..anyway, i developed some amphetamine psychosis from using this adderall that had me thinking people were plotting at me and that cars that followed me for a couple miles or turns were the police and knew i was abuse the adderall, etc...just crazy stuff...and the comedown from the stuff is just awful, even if you take it like you're supposed to...just awful....i've now been on anxiety meds (the benzodiazapine ativan) since i came off the adderall just to deal with my anxiety and now are dependent physically on those because and literally cannot go one day without my relatively low dose of ativan (1-2mg daily) without completely freaking out...anyway, i'm trying to keep a very long story short but i would completely advice you as someone in the field of psychology and psychopharmacology to completely stay away from any amphetamine based drugs (ritalin, adderall, etc) to help you with any of your ADHD, etc related issues because belief me i was much happier and content with being very scatterbrained than the slave to prescription drugs that i feel like i am now ...(i actually came on here to find a way to get off my ativan by very very slowly reducing my dose over maybe six months or something since i've been on it for so long now...if anyone can help me w/ that it would be wonderful..i want to put together a chart or something to help me specifically follow it...not only that i run and that creates more problems because it increases my tolerance to the drug and i need approx. 50% more of it to feel the same effect on the day which i run)
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Unless its seriously severe depression I doubt that will get it that easy..... Ask Ultrashy he's riding the merry go round of medicine to get it
Forgot to mention Severe Depression. I know about Ultrashy, Noca is helping him get on Amphetamines(Dexedrine)
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It's a young Canadian who got permanently banned for being a bad boy. Noca is a name he came up with while looking at something that contained NO CAffeine. He knows drugs since he's personally consumed most of a pharmacy.
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It's a young Canadian who got permanently banned for being a bad boy. Noca is a name he came up with while looking at something that contained NO CAffeine. He knows drugs since he's personally consumed most of a pharmacy.
I've chatted with Noca a few times. He seems cool. I was just being a smartass before At any rate hows your adderall quest going for you?
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All you can really do is communicate that you are experiencing a lot of the symptoms associated with ADD or ADHD and you are interested in trying a stimulant to help with these things. You then will be given a few questions to answer and you are off with your script. Or maybe you will get unlucky and have to go through some more drawn out testing. Or maybe you will be forced to try a few meds before a stimulant which is a good idea to begin with though admittedly a pain in the ***. I had the med suggested to me by my GP and I walked out with the script.

Most docs are not idiots and can tell when you are BS'ing them so I wouldn't advise it.
Its pretty hard NOT to fit the diagnosis for ADD to begin with so having to be dishonest about suffering from the symptoms is not a likely scenario. Especially if you have depression or anxiety which cause most of the same symptoms of ADD. Out of my 5 or so docs I have only had one that had the slightest misgivings about me taking adderall mainly for my social anxiety (although it does help a ton with focus as well). He had some pretty major misgivings however. He was also a stuck up prick. :thumbs up:
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