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I have ADHD. I currently take a high dose of Adderall in combination with other meds. I need a med that will help me focus and concentrate. I have tried all the popular ones like Vyvanese and Straterra. I know one of you brilliant people have a suggestion for me. Provigil?
 

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Have you tried Concerta? I'm on the 36mg dose. It helps, like I can notice a difference when I forget to take it, but Adderall seemed better for studying even though I couldn't take it every day. It's good enough for concentrating when doing daily activities.

I could use a recommendation myself. Haha.
 

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Ritalin maybe? Or Ativan (sp?)
 

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Ritalin maybe? Or Ativan (sp?)
You got the spelling right, but Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzo (a tranquilizer), not a stimulant that would be used for ADD.
 

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Provigil is VERY mild compared to an amphetamine. It's $11 a pill and manages to rival caffeine at 3 cents a pill.

I know your BF think Adderall was sent by the gods and hates pure dextroamphetamine, but have you tried pure dex instead of the mix you get in Adderall? Since everyone is different it's impossible to predict what will work for you even if Noca personally finds it useless.
 

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Actually Noca has encouraged me to try Dex. He is concerned about the dosages of my meds. You know how he thinks he knows everything about meds. <sighs>
 

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Ritiliin is like skittles to me- does nothing.
 

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Concerta did nothing for me. I am thinking I need something added to my dose of Adderall.
 

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I know I always seem to be recommending it, but amisulpride (low dose) might help stop all the stimulants you're taking from down-regulating dopamine levels. Best titrated up very slowly though due to massive increase in dopamine.
 

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Actually Noca has encouraged me to try Dex. He is concerned about the dosages of my meds. You know how he thinks he knows everything about meds. <sighs>
He should know; he's trained to be a pharmacy tech and has personally tried most of a pharmacy himself.
 

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Have you tried Concerta? I'm on the 36mg dose. It helps, like I can notice a difference when I forget to take it, but Adderall seemed better for studying even though I couldn't take it every day. It's good enough for concentrating when doing daily activities.

I could use a recommendation myself. Haha.
Yes, Concerta has really helped me.
 

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I think my ADHD is untreatable. I am out of control.
 

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He should know; he's trained to be a pharmacy tech and has personally tried most of a pharmacy himself.
I agree- he is brilliant when it comes to meds. He knows massive information about all kinds of meds. Very impressive. :yes
 

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By the way, where is Noca? Was the last "permant ban" really permant?
 

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If you think you are out of options and have tried a handful of antidepressants/antianxiety meds, try a MAOI like Nardil or Parnate. You just have to stick to a diet. Its almost guaranteed to help you though. It helped me soooo much before but I thought it stopped working so I stopped it but it was working and I just sorta took its positive effects for granted so I just started it again. Nardil really helps, alooooot.
 

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Please please don't go with Provigil. Atleast from my experience with it, it wasn't even on par with a cup of coffee and the cost is rediculous. And yes, I agree with others that have said Adderall is great for SA/depression. Unless your tweaked out on it of course. Maybe try a benzo with it but you don't wanna get hooked on benzo's. So, idk, a benzo prn I guess.
 
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