what will help me out the most.i have tried the adderall i.r. 30 mg. 3 pills 3 times daily with no luck,then switched to the e.r. of adderall and dexedrine with no luck,i thought i was getting the dexedrine i.r. but i didn't realize until i filled the script the mistake, i am not afraid to tell the dr.anything after all we make there paychecks and i had mentioned to him before about the dexedrine or dextrostat same thing as long as you specifically tell them or the drug desoxyn. i am assuming in my case i should stick to immed.rel. or just give up because i am tired of waisting the money,between this and pain management i am going broke fast and everything is an experiment.
I highly recommend Nuvigil which I take daily and have for a year. It keeps me awake without side effects other than a mild headache when I first started on it. I have to say it is pricey if you don't have insurance. If you do have insurance they will probably require prior authorization from the doctor.
If you qualify, you may be able to get pharmacy assistance with your prescription by going to rxassist.org and completing a patient assistance application. Worth a try if you do not have insurance and have a low income.
Hi djm - Although it was awhile back, I tried Provigil, which may be like med Laurie suggested Novigil? Sounds to me like you are taking large amounts and not feeling results... must have very high tolerance... not sure of all meds you are on, but seems that something may be working against effects of narcolepsy meds., maybe pain meds.?
I know my brand name Dextroamphetamine (ir) (not Dextrostat) is very subtle, and I'm glad cuz I'm not looking for an amped up buzz, just help with focus! I always take IR, as ER doesn't work for me, and take brand, if I can get cheaply. Sometimes, the binders reduce med effectiveness or give me unwanted side effects. Just my experience... Good Luck!
Hey djm!I too have narcolepsy and have been through too many meds that don't work! I've been taking desoxyn( methamphetamine hydrachloride) for about 7yrs and it works great!I don't have any side affects like they talk about but everyone is different. I had to bring it up to my doctor though cause he didn't,also had a heck of a time finding someone to fill it but its the only thing that works for me.It'll amp you at first till you find the right dose! As far as I know that's the strongest amphetamine you can get for narcolepsy.If you don't have insuranse it's pricey for 240 5mgrm it's almost 1,000 bucks!hope this helps good luck bro!
I don't know how you get your doctor to write and insurance to pay for 30mg Adderall 3 times PD? I need 30mg 4 times a day and afraid to ask for the IR Adderall 30 mg. To answer your question, I need to know what pain meds you are on cause that will effect narcolepsy big time. The best ADD drug on the market is Desoxyn, and it's hard to get and you can forget about insurance paying for that drug.
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