Harvestor Of Sorrow
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dust In The Wind
My first go around with dexedrine was not to positive because of it worsening my insomnia. But that was several years ago. Today I currently take dexerine instant release @ 15 mg twice a day. I found the spansules made my insomnia worse so I told my doctor to put me on the instant release tablets. It has literally saved my life. I have very little anxiety while taking it and it has really helped me focus, it prevents procrastination, and most it has drastically reduced my OCD obsessions.
Conventional medical literature and practice dictates refraining from prescribing dexedrine to agitated or anxious patients because they think it will amplify anxiety. However, nothing could be farther from the truth with me. I wasted a lot of ****ing years taking ****ty drugs until I discovered dexedrine. I should mention that dexedrine can intensify insomnia if one suffers from that. But I have had insomnia all my life and I take other bedtime drugs for sleep.
I think if a patient is depressed and they have tried a couple SRRI's and a couple tricyclics and maybe something like mirtazapine or trazodone and they find no relief from those meds, then doctors should definitely prescribe amphetamines. But you need a smart doctor. For example, amphetamines can cause insomnia so it is critical that your doctor is on the ball and willing to prescribe something for sleep.
And wet she rose from the lake, and fast and fleet went she
One half the form of a maiden fair with a jet black mare's body
And loud, long and shrill he blew til his steed was by his side
High overhead the grey hawk flew and swiftly did he ride
Saying "Course well, my brindled hound, and fetch me the jet black mare
Stoop and strike, my good grey hawk, and bring me the maiden fair"