Re: Who here takes adderall and does it help you?
I thought switching from Adderall to Dexedrine was a good move. It wasn't. Without the levo isomer in Adderall (that's supposedly responsible for the peripheral stimulation), I wasn't able to gauge my dosing. When I first started taking Dexedrine, I think I only slept every other night until I became more used to it. I much prefer Adderall. Its a combination of amphetamine "salts", but I think three of the four salt bases are chemically related to sugar because Adderall tablets taste sweet. Dexedrine is old and very hard to find (in my area, at least). When I first had it filled, I had to go find the nearest 24-hour Walgreens just to get a partial fill; they had to order the rest of it, and once it did arrive, they kept calling us saying that we needed to come pick it up or they were going to have to send it back. When I went to my local Walgreens (where I get all of my other prescriptions filled) a couple of weeks before I was to fill my next Dexedrine prescription, I asked the pharmacy manager to order the Dexedrine so it would arrive in time to fill my prescription. I gave her my pharmacy receipt from the first time I filled it, and it had the NDC for the pills printed on it plainly, so there should not have been any problems or mix ups. I even watched her type the order into the computer, and she told me when it should arrive. However, when I went to fill my Dexedrine prescription, the pharmacy worker said that no orders had been placed for Dexedrine and that the pharmacy didn't have any in stock. I asked if the pharmacy manager was in, but I was told that she wasn't coming back in to work until the following week. SO, I decided to hell with all the running around. I never got that prescription filled. It's in an envelope in my night stand with two other large, old, and unfilled prescriptions (those two happen to be for Ritalin, though). I realize they're no good anymore, but I keep them just for the hell of it, I guess.
Anyway, Adderall is much more popular than Dexedrine, so I can get a prescription for it filled without having to wait a week or practically be harassed on the phone.
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