The one that I've found to do "best" for me is adderall (generic) over ritalin n vyvanse. I'm also on Provigil because I'm so extremely exhausted all of the time. I also suffer from obesity, insomnia and bipolar among many other things (figures on the insomnia-dead tired but still can't fall asleep).I would like to be able to take less meds and feel better.
How difficult is it to be prescribed to Desoxyn?I've been through the whole list of meds for add?
- 2 May 2012 by becca316
- 21 Dec 2017
- adderall, desoxyn, provigil, ritalin, vyvanse, obesity, insomnia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, generic
Hello becca316. I really think your doctor will perscribe Desoxyn if you ask. The other drugs are a controlled substance as is Desoxyn. Mylan Pharmaeuticals manufactuers a generic Desoxyn. Either come only in one strength that of a 5mg tablet. Desoxyn is perscribed off label for ADHD and as well for the treatment of obesity (short term only) Regards, pledge
Yes, everyone likes "to feel better". That is the essence of drugseeking. "Seeking" out specific drugs for a specific desired result; "to feel better". On top of that you want it for uses other than it's intended usage such as "being exhausted all the time". Most people would exercize, lose weight, or simply drink a cup of coffee. But you feel you need an ADD drug to... What? Wake you up, concentrate, and/or possibly curb your appetite? Personally, as an ex-drug addict of many years I have no problem with that... But let's call a spade a spade here, huh? When a person feels the need to defend themselves from nonexistent "drug seeking" accustions when there were none there is generally a reason for that. And yes, it is drug seeking.
But again, as a person who sought out drugs and medications for all that ailed him and his mental state, I have no problem with that. But do know that when a doctor is prescribing a drug for the symtoms you yourself have researched and described to them that in the end it is not he/she who is fooled, but much more often than not, it is you who is the one deceived. It took me many years to realize that. I wish I could say a great and valuable lesson was learned from all this, but no. Just many years of lost and wasted time of potentially the best years of my life. There are no "do-overs" in life. Just regret.
Then again, perhaps I am dead wrong about you...
becca316, Just talk to the Dr. that prescribed you the adderall, ritalin, provigil, etc. Tell the Dr. you've been through the whole line of the like meds, you've researched Desoxyn, and you would like to give it a try, as it sounds like it may be the 'one'. I asked my Dr. He was so very hesitant, but he did finally write out the script.
I must say, I was very underwelmed with the Desoxyn. Did not do a thing for me other than make me want to sleep and eat. It was also hard to find once I got the script. None of the big pharmacies would touch it, I had to go to a local 'mom & pop' pharmacy, and they were happy to order it for me. It is expensive. My Dr. prescribed 5 mg. 2x a day - 60 pills for $389.00. Fortunately, my insurance covered it all but $100.00 co-pay. I believe the 5mg 2x a day was too low, so imagine how expensive it would get at higher dosing.
Good luck, don't give up.
I've been taking Desoxyn for years, for narcolepsy, without any "Nero-toxic" effects as one commenter has written. All schedule-2 stimulants do the same thing- act on dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the brain. I've tried them all and have found Desoxtn to have the greatest effect on fatigue as it has the best penetration of all the stimulants.
Now for your question- the answer is "good luck". Desoxyn is even hard to get when you a person like me who has medical proof of need (took me 3 years). I really wish you luck... tell me how it goes. It's one of the least prescribed drugs and has to be special ordered.
Your post is almost 5 years old but I still feel the need to respond... if your doctor already prescribes you Provigil then I don't see why he or she wouldn't prescribe you the Desoxyn! Provigil itself from what I've experienced and heard of is very rarely prescribed and only for well documented cases of narcolepsy and for people that work night shifts 11-7 (there is an actual diagnosis for the severe exhaustion that people experience during the day when they are up all night working and unfortunately I can't remember the name of it). Anyway, my point is that if your doctor already prescribes you Provigil for exhaustion resulting from your sleep apnea then I doubt he would be upset if you asked for something stronger. Im actually shocked that he prescribes you Provigil AND adderall!!! Or did I get that wrong? If you have sleep apnea you need a C-Pap machine to use overnight.
You wouldn't be exhausted during the day if the sleep apnea was treated like it's supposed to be treated! I can't fathom why your doctor hasn't had you do a sleep study for a proper diagnosis! Does'nt make sense!
If you have been diagnosed with bipolar depression, I would think a stimulant- amphetamine like Adderall could possibly make your Bipolar depression worse. I am not a doctor, but I’m 62 yrs old and have seen many doctors over the years. One thing I learned, is because someone has a license to be a physician doesn’t mean he’s good at what he does. I would try to seek out a psychiatrist that has a good reputation at helping people.
There are support groups out there, and going to one where there are others struggling with the same issue can be very helpful! You won’t feel as alone with your struggle, and that’s better than any medicine. I’m not saying don’t take medications, I mean supplement your med with a support group. You’ll be glad you did! Godspeed
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