I have taken addy for yrs all brands have worked with variations of how well. This month I have activist amphetamine salts imprint 26 20mg, these are not working what so ever frankly I've been extremely tired. No motivation any one else have problems with this one or know how to maybe kick start the medicine someway
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I do know from experience that different formulations of the amphetamine salts can produce different outcomes, particularly in the medication's efficacy. My last fill I swear was sugar pills. I was hyper-somnolent for close to two weeks; sleeping 16 to 20 hours a day. What this tells me is that the old medication had a distinct pharmacodynamic and your brain is "trained" for it. There is a trick and it is extremely risky... I'll say that again: THIS IS EXTREMELY RISKY. DO NOT TRY THIS WITHOUT CONSULTING A PHYSICIAN. Gastrointestinal alkalinizing agents (sodium bicarbonate, etc.) increase absorption of amphetamines. Coadministration of Adderall® and gastrointestinal alkalizing agents, such as antacids, should be avoided. Urinary alkalinizing agents (acetazolamide, some thiazides) increase the concentration of the non-ionized species of the amphetamine molecule, thereby decreasing urinary excretion. Both groups of agents increase blood levels and therefore potentiate the actions of amphetamines. In other words, take a tums with your amp salt combo and it could kick start your brain to receive it and respond better. I only did it because my psychiatrist told me I could if I ever found that I was having efficacy issues. The other strategy is to take a med vacation. Give it a rest for a few days, let your brain chemistry return to normal and then try your normal dose.
I will mention a concern I have with you. You mentioned "motivation" in your question. It seemed that you were concerned that you weren't getting that extra kick in your step. Adderall is not supposed to work like that. For those who truly need it, it is a calming drug that allows you to remain focused if you choose to and if you need to for school/work. When people talk about medication not working anymore and their complaint is lack of motivation, not feeling the good mood anymore, not being able to stay up all night and study, that tells me that those individuals do not need this medication and they are lamenting the fact that they are no longer getting high. That "motivation" is not natural. The false sense of well-being is not natural. You are not focused and attentive, you are in an altered state of consciousness which in the common vernacular means you're getting high and the potency wears off because your body is not able to produce the same amount of dopamine and nor-epinephrine to sustain the euphoria. Please, take a really good long honest look at yourself and your questions and your concerns about the medication. It could be that you don't need a stimulant. Wellbutrin is quite effective in individuals whose brains are not chemically structured to process the amphetamine correctly. I'd definitely talk to your doctor.
I also got the activist amphetamine salts imprinted 28 30mg and they do not effect me at all compared to the 30mg ir made by teve. I don't know why they are like that but there from the same pharm iv been going to for years and they just got these in last month for the first time. What is the difference between these and the old big orange 30s that say 30 on them?
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