I am prescribed 4 15mg ER spansules daily of Dexedrine, and I am using more than my daily dose. Can someone suggest how to treat my adult ADD without escalating my daily dosages? I will run out soon, and then I have no will power or concentration without the medicine. Need advice
The very best answer to your question is to ask your doc. We can't be messing with this drug. Dexedrine is a serious med and is highly addictive.
This is a med I found that might be an alternative to dexedrine.
Quillivant is the first and only once-daily extended-release
liquid medicine for Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
May help improve attention and behavior.
Long-acting medicine—works in 45 minutes and keeps
working 12 hours after taking it.
Its a liquid medicine—taken once in the
morning, with or without food
Quillivant XR is available as a prescription from your doctor.
Quillivant XR is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence.
I've never heard of this med. so I can't say if it works or not. Bring it up to your doc and see what he/she thinks.
Don't worry. Everything's going to be alright.
Faith,hope and love,
Anna aka: pickles503
Dear Wavespell - I would suggest getting an appt set up ASAP. Clearly you are going to run out before you should. What are you going to do then?? Even if you have refills, the Pharmacy is not allowed to fill it before the right time. You need to sit down with your doctor, let them know you took extra because you felt you need it. Be remorseful, let them know you know you shouldn't have, but what was prescribed was not working for you. This is typical behavior of "users" that abuse their meds. Let them know that was not your intention (if it wasn't). In the possibility that you do have a problem using, expect to be either monitored closer or possibly dismissed from their service. Get in ASAP, even if you have to tell them you will be running out early. Most docs want to help you, but, you have to be part of the solution. Getting in before you run out is your best bet in avoiding withdrawals. Good luck!!
Hello wavespell and welcome to DC. On top of the meds you are taking, be mindful of what you are eating and drinking. Meds alone don't work if the lifestyle is out of whack, too. I am not saying that is true for you... but just something to consider and be sure to integrate into your daily routine.
For instance, be certain to avoid overly processed food, added sugar, soda of any type or kind, caffeinated drinks, fast food and the like. Some people don't agree but one thing is certain... if you eat like you don't care then the results will show. You might not think that eating a healthy diet can affect how you feel but it does and truly can throw you off, if you don't.
You do have will power and you can use it to your advantage to make positive decisions in your life. Always eat a hearty, healthy breakfast to break the "fast" from the night before. Small meals throughout the day may help you focus on the "pluses" you have in your life. If you already do these things then more power to you for taking care of you.
Whatever you do... don't ingest anything that promises you more energy and focus that has ingredients you can't pronounce or caffeine as an ingredient. I can say from experience that things I stopped eating and drinking greatly enhanced my attitude and my view of "self"...
Slow down, don't freak out... meditate on the positives... forget the negatives, too much energy is wasted on things we can't control or change. You ARE your own best friend and you CAN overcome this slight hiccup.
I wish you joy, clarity, focus, prosperity, and most of all peace in this journey called life.
- Dexedrine Information for Consumers
- Dexedrine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dexedrine (detailed)
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