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User Reviews for Desoxyn

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Obesity 10.0
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ADHD 9.7
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Reviews for Desoxyn

CDR_M August 8, 2020

For ADHD: “Desoxyn changed my life. I've tried: Ritalin, Concerta, Wellbutrin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse. They all warped my soul. Horrible side effects that I struggled with for years. Anger, hostility, lack of empathy, sleeplessness, depression, blunted personality. But I couldn't function without them. Desoxyn is the first treatment that works and doesn't destroy my humanity. I feel like me. I can take a nap on it! Impossible with the other medications. It makes me feel calm, sharp & focused, no anxiety... its very smooth & under the radar. It is not tweaky or stimulating at all (*cough* adderall). Without a doubt the most BENIGN and EFFECTIVE medication I've ever tried. It's a shame the drug war and DEA pressure / social stigma is preventing this medication from being prescribed to people who need it. If you are struggling like I was you owe it to yourself to try this medication. If you are a clinician reading this, please find it in your heart to prescribe this to your patients.”

10 / 10
1337 · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 27, 2020

“I have Idiopathic Hypersomnia and no stimulant worked for me prior to Desoxyn. I haven’t had to increase my dose (40mg/day) and for the first time I’m not on an off-label dose. I feel calmer on it, it boosts my mood, I have more of an appetite on it (compared to others) and it keeps me awake! The only downside to this medication is how difficult it can be to obtain. My insurance changed and it was a battle to get 40mg approved and it cost more. I’m scared to ever switch again because it’s a constant battle when it comes to insurance. I’ve had to go on many a medical treasure hunt to get it due to the name’s bad reputation. I can start/stop it no problem. I’ve never felt high on it or craved it. It doesn’t make me angry, super irritable or depressed. It’s by far the best I’ve tried for IH!”

10 / 10
Phamphoe · Taken for less than 1 month December 15, 2019

For ADHD: “I have been on every derivative and variation of stimulant, SSNRis SSRI, Tricyclics, beta blockers and all sorts of combinations of above and never have come across such an amazing compound. as Desoxyn. I think that there is a definable difference in mood thoughts and the way thoughts flow with memory and with present day crises. I have come to a conclusion that the L1-L4 dopamine transporter in the brain through synergistic medicine can be accomplished by open mindedness and breaking down the “social norm” and trying outside the box treatments. What if we are letting our deficiencies allow misdiagnosis, how will one ever get better. You wouldn’t deny an ex heroine addict methadone or suboxone. Why does a former addict not get offered the best treatment.? Not the best checked box. ”

10 / 10
Tanko · Taken for less than 1 month November 4, 2019

For ADHD: “First, I’m a male in his 30’s I weigh 195lb and am 5’8. Currently I’m on 5mg of Desoxyn. I feel a little foggy today but for the first time I’d say in my life I woke up the first time the alarm went off at 5:30 and stayed up. If you don’t feel good on adderall then get off of it. I felt even more panicked on that drug and my doctor and parents said no it’s ok. Listen to your body. I’m co morbid with depression and ADD. I was scared to take meth because honestly well it is METH. But from what I read it crosses your blood brain barrier better because the methyl group is lipid soluble. Unlike others that feels like it’s wringing your head out like a dish rag this is like a giant soaked sponge that is just squeezed lightly. I have good insurance through the federal and I only pay $10 for 30 pills. If you have mental health problems and need meds go to the VA or the post office for work for the best insurance.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more May 18, 2019

For ADHD: “I have tried Cylert, Adderall, Ritalin & Desoxyn. I found Desoxyn to be the best treatment of ADD (as well as Depression & an Eating Disorder) by far... I may be an anomaly, but I have taken Desoxyn for 25 years without any adverse effects. With Desoxyn I was able to focus on higher education, professional success, etc”

10 / 10
Anders · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2019

For ADHD: “After being prescribed nearly every type of stimulant/ADD medication available, I finally found a doctor who was open minded enough to prescribe Desoxyn for both ADD and treatment resistant Depression. The problem with Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine is that for a necessary therapeutic dose to be reached, the Peripheral Nervous System is triggered, bringing about all those pesky side effects like nervousness/jitteriness, racing heart, ANXIETY/panic attacks were a HUGE problem for me, insomnia and loss of appetite However, a low dose of Desoxyn (10mg) gives me 100% of the positive effects from, say, 60mg Adderall, with maybe 10% of the undesired side effects. It simply is a much more comfortable experience than any other ADD med I’ve ever taken. Hands down.”

9 / 10
huangitio February 11, 2019

“I had have try all the stimulants, but all of them give me bad side effects except with Desoxyn. It is the best med for me and I do not crash like others that I need to take a nap to feel good ! Desoxyn is not that type of bad illigal drug-that is not true... It did get my fatigue away 99% and I stop feeling weak and nerve pain and depression went away to. If you sensitive like me to medicines this one is the right for you! I hate that the insurances do not want to cover it, I dunno why but I did use a coupon ended up paying $113. I hope you fund this helpfull!”

10 / 10
JustAnotherPatient January 14, 2019

For ADHD: “With this review, I want to cover two things: 1. Effectiveness of the medication itself First, I have to say, after dealing with depression and ADD for most of my life, and having tried literally every conventional anti-depressant and ADD medication, I can honestly and without hesitation say that Desoxyn is the absolute best medication I've ever used to treat my ADD. Ritalin worked for a brief period of time, then the side effects would dominate the efficacy with concentration. I generally felt like I had consumed too much coffee when I took Ritalin. Dexedrine made me feel hyper and edgy. Adderall was even worse, with Peripheral Nervous System stimulation that made my body sweat, my mind dart back and forth, and my stomach turn in knots. It was a miserable experience. I wanted something different. I met with a new provider, who was very open minded when it came to medication and alternative therapies.....”

9 / 10
ngquinn July 24, 2018

For Obesity: “Back in 1971, I got prescribed "Desoxyn", for obesity. I was 28 and weighed way too much to be healthy. I lost 55 pounds in 11 weeks, on Desoxyn, so I kinda swear by it. I've taken more than prescribed on a couple occasions (accidentally) and do NOT recommend this as the side effects were not good for me. I completely understand why this stuff is controlled. I moved away from my Doc and pretty much took myself off it”

10 / 10
oldkaw · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 15, 2018

For ADHD: “Adderall was originally called "Obetrol" before Shire reincarnated it years later. Obetrol was a mix of dextro/levo amphetamine/methamphetamine. The best tool you could have in your tool box to treat ADD would be 10mg of Adderall combined with 20mg of Desoxyn BID or TID. Please speak with your physician.”

10 / 10
MPGOH · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 12, 2017

For ADHD: “I have tried Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin, and other formulations... all of which had issues. Adderall was the worst, or most notable at least, due to the extreme anger, frustration, tendency towards violence, physical tension, and horrible comedowns. I cannot tolerate more than 20-30mg of this medication, period. Ritalin on the other hand, was very good for some tasks like school work, and math problems. However, it dulled my emotions and made me feel less... "like me"? Desoxyn feels smooth, positive, and had the least negative physical side-effects. The focus was not as intense as other Amphetamines, but I felt that it allowed me to have more control over my emotions than any other ADHD medication... while feeling sober.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 7, 2017

For ADHD: “How is this not more widely prescribed? My doc had me on Strattera at first, didn't help at all. Next I switched to Concerta, which worked, but increased my anxiety, and I had a crash. Next I switched to Adderall, which had almost the same effect as Concerta but on top of that I had no appetite. Finally I switched to Desoxyn and that's when my life started to turn around. My grades instantly went up and homework became fun for me. Math problems became like a puzzle, and history became fun, like watching a real-life movie. Right when I made the switch to Desoxyn, I got caught up on ALL my homework and my grades instantly switched from D's and F's to B's and A's. Not only that, but my social anxiety was completely GONE.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more November 17, 2016

For ADHD: “I have been on this drug for 12 years and it greatly improved the quality of my life in a lot of ways . the problem I am having now is that I still have some organization skills not because of the medication. I was getting my mental health needs thru park nicollet health care . now i can not find mental health care that are willing to prescribe this medication that helped me immensely.the problem with the drug is its unpopularity of the drug from providers because of the abuse of street methamphetamine. those providers do not have the knowledge of the things that they are supposed to when it comes to aadd”

10 / 10
Bostonholly November 5, 2016

For ADHD: “I've used all the first line ADHD meds beg. in 2003 and only 1 was effective but of course my tolerance is depleted it's not so effective now: Adderall generic 30XRAM,0 regular PM. Yet, without it I'm like a hyperactive confused kid again. I don't want a higher dosage.I want a change- I asked my older,psychiatrist (been with him since late1980's ) about Desoxyn which he said "I've never heard of it". He's 100% Psychopharm. treats kids thru seniors; MA trained MD, Harvard+ BU Med School,is it possible that MA laws never permitted this medication tb used 4 ADHD ? Should I ask again or won't find it in MA pharmacies? Don't want to sound like a druggie either but it's frustrating to be stymied. At my age,62.5, I'd like some relief again”

fullthrottlediv · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 14, 2016

For ADHD: “This drug has the highest rating because it works the best. It is a shame that the insurance companies have such a hard time giving people the drugs that work. I have such issues with the other drugs that treat my ADHD that I have stopped taking any because the insurance company wont pay for desoxyn. Shame on them!”

10 / 10
bzbee201 · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 18, 2015

For ADHD: “I've been taking desoxyn for 6 yrs now for ADHD and TRD (treatment resistant depression). Before this I had been mostly bed bound for nearly twenty years due to severe depression until I switched pdocs. I am SO glad I did! Now when I wake up in the morning I have hope, and now I am actually happy to be alive. Long ago I tried ritalin, but had only bad effects. I'm no longer a burden to my family! The day I started it was like a switch turned on and life turned around. I graduate from college soon and even have a fiance and friends. Unbelievable! I tried so many things (inc ECT) before this drug and can't understand why this wasn't tried FIRST? If you have been suffering like me beg your doctor for this. I hope this helps someone.”

10 / 10
mark657 November 17, 2015

For ADHD: “10/10 miracle for my ADD, fog/fatigue, OCD. Can now take things 1 at a time. No more racing thoughts! Minimal side effects. Thank you for helping!!!”

10 / 10
brave0ne November 9, 2015

For ADHD: “The medical establishment should be ashamed! I have struggled all my life with side effects from the 'acceptable' ADD medications. They gave me anxiety and a crash that made me irritable to boot! I have none of those side effects now and people have noticed a very positive change in me. I am much more successful at my job, my anxiety is much lower, and my wife has noticed my nightly irritability is completely gone. I now feel like a complete person! Why wasn't I prescribed this first? How much of my life have I lost? What could I have accomplished? I'm glad I didn't know this was actually methamphetamine when I was prescribed it or I would have said NO WAY. How the media portrays it and the actual effects on me are miles apart.”

10 / 10
Stoweo777 · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 30, 2015

For ADHD: “Hopefully I ve found Desoxyn and my Doctor started directly with high doses of 70 mg a day, my ADHD is totally gone, no more depression, I totally stopped smoking, I can have sex again, no more stress, no more turning around and around in a room, no more shaking my legs all day long, I can finally concentrate on a task that I enjoy, I'm able to finally organise my life, I clean my flat and I can work, no more brain hyperactivity. I've also tried before Ritalin, Dexedrine, Aderrall and Vyvanse, none helped me my ADHD disorder. Finally I know actually that I can live a happy Life, thats possible with DESOXYN70MG/DAY”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more July 9, 2015

For ADHD: “Been taking this more than half my life, I've tried literally everything for ADHD and Chronic SEVERE Major Depression Disorder, you name it, I've tried all the ADHD meds and antidepressants available in Northern America, none work except for Desoxyn. Once I started Desoxyn and settled on a dose that worked for me, I haven't had to increase my dosage in ALL of my years of taking it, furthermore, I have absolutely NO side effects. An absolutely huge contrast to lesser amphetamines like dextroamphetamine etc, all of which produced nothing but negative side effects, and constantly would require dose increases to make up for their inefficacy, which just increased my side effects. So when I was young I asked my psychiatrists to RX it to me. 10/10”

10 / 10
WingedReviewer October 21, 2014

For ADHD: “This medication is by FAR the most effective one I have ever tried to relieve my ADD/ADHD/Narcolepsy/& Obesity issues. This medicine certainly causes less anxiety than phentermine AND other amphetamines. Sadly, people are ignorant and choose to attack a very safe and effective medicine that probably saves many lives. Desoxyn is the only sure-fire medicine to aid in treating attention deficit and fatigue! At doses of 30mg-60mg a day, the medication is effective. Don't think that 1- tablet is going to help - the effective CLINICAL dose is in the 20mg range-70mg. ”

10 / 10
krbsshguy August 16, 2013

For ADHD: “Ask your doctor to prescribe you Desoxyn. It will change your life. I have had ADHD since I was 14. I am now 36 and I have tried almost all of the medications allowed to try for ADHD and found that Desoxyn had the least side effects of any of them. I know they have to list lots of side effects, however Desoxyn helped me concentrate, made me feel like I was ready for whatever the day was going to throw at me. This medication is a lifesaver and a miracle. It had less side effects than the other ADHD medications.”

10 / 10
me2buc · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 15, 2012

For ADHD: “If you have to take a stimulant and you get anxiety, this is the medication to take. It is very smooth and doesn't cause anxiety. There isn't a high and low and you don't really feel this wear off (no ups and downs) the way that Adderall and other medicines cause a low in the evening. This is not any more addicting than any other drug so don't believe that. People that require these types of medication typically don't get addicted to them. People and doctors tend to give medications that can help people.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 12, 2012

For ADHD: “I feel like I can breathe! This is the only medicine that resolves my ADD symptoms. I have tried everything else and they just can't compare. Totally makes it so I have the courage to live again, to walk up to people I don't know and talk to them, to feel less depressed, to stand up for myself, and above all to focus on the important things. I wish more doctors were informed of how helpful it really is to people who have adult ADD.”

10 / 10
lumenz · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2012

For ADHD: “MUCH BETTER than Adderall, Vyvanse, or Dexedrine, or Ritalin. IT is more effective for performing my scores on tests and learning. It is better for the social anxiety component of ADHD. It is neurotoxic so you may not want to stay on it for the entire year, however, IT DOES have medical value at low doses if used by RESPONSIBLE users for several months out of the year. IT IS very effective for controlling treatment resistant depression and appetite problems as well. However, appetite would return to baseline when stopping Desoxyn. I think this medicine should be strictly controlled, but should be available to patients who could truly benefit from it. It has helped me get through a very difficult year, but my doctor took me off it. ”

10 / 10