if so hows this working for you ? I am newly on the Adderall 10mgs X 2 the generic and really want to know more about what to expect
So you're on the Cymbalta for fibromyalgia and the Adderall for narcolepsy, right? The adderall should keep you awake, alert and attentive. Make sure you eat even if you're not hungry. You dont want your metabolism to slow down when the side effects wear off. I didnt eat and I lost 20lbs but when the anorexic side effects wore off, it all came back and in weird places. Only take the Adderall as instructed by your doctor. The dose and timing may be different for narcoleptic patients than ADHD patients. Be aware that the sort of euphoric motivation and chipper mood are side effects. If you experience these, you are high. What happens is, people really like the side effects (loss of weight, euphoria, motivation, mood enhancement, accentuated body follicle stimulation, etc) and they tell their doctor that it isn't working anymore. The doctor has no way of knowing that they just miss the euphoria and will increase the dose. This is how people get addicted.
This drug is no joke and you have to be aware of signs that you are addicted or physically dependant.
On a lighter side, it will help the cymbalta. Cymbalta is a SSNRI (selectve serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor). While the mechanism of Adderall is not fully known, there are some limited serotonergic functions. As a CNS stimulant, Adderall has a marked effect on norepinephrine as an agonist. This means that the Adderall facilitates the production of norepinephrine, while the Cymbalta prevents its reuptake into the pre-synaptic pathway. More of the neurotransmitter stays active longer. You should really read about Serotonin Syndrome. Wikipedia has a decent definition. If there is too much Serotonin in the system for a long enough period of time, serious health risks, even death may occur.
Hope this was helpful.
Hey Kimi. I am currently on Cymbalta & up until recently I was also on Adderall. My Dr just switched my adderall to Nuvigil though. For me the adderall & cymbalta caused extreme restlessness & sleeplessness. I took cymbalta in the PM & Adderall twice a day starting when I woke up. I took them for fibromyalgia, CFS &narcolepsy as well. After 6 months without relief from that effect my Dr finally put me on the nuvigil & it works so much better for me. However every person is different & their bodies respond differently. Good luck!
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