I know that there are many treatment options for my fibromyalgia symptoms but I just can't seem to do any of them such as the yoga and most of the medications that have been perscribed to me are too expensive for my budget. The most convient option for my busy schedule is to take a pill. I have borrowed a few tablets of adderall from a friend of mine and it did help me to be more productive and in less pain. Will my physician write me a perscription for adderall and is it expensive? I am so tired of taking naproxen but i suppose it is a must. Please advise!!
Will /Can Adderall help me with my fibromyalgia symptoms?
Question posted by 57special on 3 Jan 2011
Last updated on 1 September 2018
I was diagnosed years ago with extreme ADHD, and later with fibromyalgia. I can say from personal experience, that the correlation between the positive effects that Adderall has on my ADHD, is the same positive effect it has on my fibromyalgia. Both are said to be overactive neurons; one being in the brain, one being at the brain base going to the nerve endings. I have suggested the possibility to several VA doctors I've seen, and they agreed. Weather a doctor will give you Adderall, without being ADHD, may take some convincing, but arm yourself with facts in hand? I've also found that the non timed released works better? Its easier to control what you may or may not need each day? Good luck!!
I've got the Big F (Fibromyalgia) and I've found that the Adderall I take for my ADHD and low-energy (I'm 74 so I suppose the Big F AND the low-energy go with the territory of aging) has, interestingly, relieved my Fibromyalgia pain! One of our members called Adderall "life-changing" and I couldn't agree more. Hope this post will be helpful. I know the dangers of Adderall; one has to be careful because it can be abused. So I'm not the poster-child for Adderall, just reporting my experience.
I have been prescribed Adderall for 8 years for the pain associated with Fibromyalgia. Unlike others who only get for the tired and fog symptoms of this disorder, I take it for the actual pain. And it is the only drug for me that has ever worked. It changed my life, The laws are different in PA, and some doctors may label you as Idiopathic Edema in this state, In replace of the title Fibromyalgia, I have found that the doctors who call it this do not call it Fibro at all. If you can get it simply for the fog and the tired, in your own state , It may work. If not , I do know many states allow it for Narcolepsy . Either way I would talk to a doctor to give it a try , It has no build up effect and works immediately, And when I accidentally let my prescription run out the only side effect is the pain returns, Which would be expected. I am sure there are other reasons why you may not be able to take it, One being Heart ( blood pressure) .
Unfortunately it is not a big money making drug, with no financial benefits for prescribing it ( Rewards programs for doctors ) , like the regular Anti - Depressants. So finding a doctor that cares about you, is very important. Best Wishes
I have been crippled with Fibromyalgia, some arthritis, a torn rotator cuff in one shoulder and ripped tendons and bursai in the other. I was given Adderall for a short attention span and never used it all. Then I found that if I take even 1/2 a 20 mg pill a day it DIRECTLY affects my pain. This discovery has caused me to stop pain medication.
The productiveness was only from the drug itself and helped to cover up the pain from your condition. Naproxen can become quite an annoyance over a long period, especially with your condition, as a pain killer due to it's side effects. But adderall is not a drug that should be prescribed for anything other than what it is being prescribed for now, (unless approved by the FDA) so your doctor will most likely deny your request. I would recommend asking your doctor for any alternatives other than amphetamines because they are quite expensive and not meant for your condition.
It is never safe to take others meds but if it helped your doctor is going to want to know how you knew it would help and you will have to be honest with your doctor. I am on Cymbalta and that seems to help alot but it can be expensive some if you don't have insurance or if your insurance doesn't pay enough you can contact the info I have below and see if they can help or you can go to cymbalta.com here is the other info: Partnership for Presciption Assistance 1-888-477-2669 or www.PPARX.org good luck and hope you find some good relief Fybro is no fun, marjorie zych
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