... anyone has any experience to share, like weather you've had a positive experience from it. I'm 33 and the ADD words just came to light about a year ago, we finally put a name to what was interrupting my life so badly! So I was finally put on a med, we started with Effexor, and OMG!! It threw me right into what felt like being dope sick! I was so mad that day. So anyways I thought it was a reaction from the Suboxone, Dr. isn't sure, but he felt I needed a traditional treatment for the ADD. I will start the 20mg Adderall tomorrow morning.I'm still skeptical after the Effexor mess but am willing to try if it might help me! Been on Sub for almost 2 years now. Thanks a bunch!!
I don't know you or your story, so I'm just going to add some words of caution here. If you really have this add or adhd, Adderall should slow you down enough so you can stop and smell the roses, as they say. If you don't have the chemical imbalance that causes add then Adderall should blast you off like a rocket. Although maybe not 20 mg of XR. But if you feel speeded up from it in anyway I don't think you are adhd. You don't seem to understand what Adderall is. If you can keep it at 20 mg a day and not want more, fine. But if you start to take more than that, or you even want more because it makes you feel like Supergirl, you're having a typical reaction to it, not an adhd reaction. If that happens you should stop it before it takes control over you. Since you're on Sub there must have been a time when opiates took control over you. Adderall can do that too. It isn't opiates, but it's addictive none the less.
And it's one of the few drugs Sub cannot block. It's something totally different. So use it with caution, and never take more than the doc said. And you yourself realize that if you are always asking the doc for more, just stop taking it. Good Luck.
hi subgirl78... im danni926... i have been taking suboxone since October 2010... i started on 2.5 of the 8 mg tabs/day, and i am now in the process of weaning off of them since it has been a little over a year... i am now taking 1 sub per day, some days none, and some days .5 of an 8 mg pill... i knew for quite some time it was likely i was some degree of ADHD... i had to treat my opiate addiction first and foremost... i saw a psychiatrist in late August and after being evaluated, i was diagnosed ADHD... i started on a low dose of 10 mg adderall IR, 1-2 times a day, and worked up to about 2-3 20 mg IR/day... this worked well for me, and the days i take suboxone, which are less and less, and 1 at most if i do take it at all, i've had no negative interaction whatsoever... due to the adderall shortage/unavailability, i switched to adderall XR 20 mg, shire brand name... i take 40 mg in the morning... no negative interaction with this, either.
I do not know what dosage suboxone you are taking, but I'd definitely recommend taking the lowest dose possible while you are taking adderall... I know in my earlier days on suboxone, if i took too much, like more than 3, I would get very tired, and you don't want to become reliant on a stimulant to offset the fatigue caused by too much suboxone... not a good route to go, speaking as one addict to another...
I wish I had been diagnosed earlier, i think i may have made different choices in life, instead of self medicating with alcohol and drugs the years that i did... i quit drinking 6 years ago, but had a harder time letting go of the opiates... it's been over a year now, and hoping to soon be off suboxone completely... all of these doctors appointments and the money i shell out even with insurance is becoming exhausting : O~ though i only pay my Rx co-pay for suboxone, the doctor visits are NOT covered, and that alone is incentive to keep tapering... not rushing to do it, taking my time... my fear of opiate relapse is strong enough to keep me slow & steady...
As agreed with previous comment, those who tend to get speedy jacked-up off of adderall may not truly need it, i can't judge, but i know I get a calm centeredness and focus the likes of which i don't think i've known ever, or at least not in a long time... it has made it easier for me to step down from the suboxone, another benefit.
good luck and listen to your body... taking 3 suboxone on top of adderall seems a bit high to me, but i guess everybody has different chemistry and sobriety levels...
I also wanted to ad that I see a sub doctor, he's a pain doctor, but doesn't really prescribe
anything else and the less you take of sub the better it will help, if you were in Europe, no doctor would prescribe more than 6 mgs in a day, but let me know how the adderall went with the sub because provigil was a blasted nightmare, he told me to stop cymbalta, but I couldn't find nothing on the internet that said there was any counter reaction from cymbalta and sub
Sorry I know it's an old thread but I just wanted to ad, as far as upping your sub dose I strongly believe it's the opposite. Each person could also be different! I noticed today ( being Day one of Adderall) that I was actually able to take my 15 mg dose and not take any sub whatso ever throughout the whole day! And felt fine! Not so sure how day 2-3 will be but I'm staying optimistic!
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