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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
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Posted Sep 07, 2004 at 8:13:44 PM
Subject: Adderall users

Can some of you advise me how long after you started Adderall that you felt relief. Thanks

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Posted:Sep 21, 2004 10:43:16 PM

Adderall was noticeable within two hours or less but it was a little too strong for me keeping me up for well over 24 hours at a time. With the help of my doctor, found a much milder stimulant/alerting agent which also worked very quickly (actually in one hour or less). The right med for me was milder and only worked for part of the day which was better for me allowing me to get regular sleep. The milder med also created clearer vision for me vs the Adderall which tended to slightly blurr my vision.

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Posted:Sep 30, 2004 12:34:05 AM
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Adderall XR is my fourth ADHD medicine, and it is wonderful for me. I am 56 years old, and have had numerous severe closed head traumas, plus I was in a hypoxic coma for 6 weeks in 2002. I have severe PTSD, and the Adderall seems to help a lot with my anger from the PTSD. I also have short term memory loss, so I really couldn't keep up with how many of the other drugs I had taken when. I am actually taking a college class, and my doctor decided to add a third capsule on class days. So some days I take 90mg of the XR. I have gained 11 pounds, am making friends, becoming a volunteer in my community, and most of the time I am able to think before I shoot my mouth off, (totally new skill). I thank God everyday for my doctor and Adderall. I feel almost like a real person for the first time ever.[/b]

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Posted:Feb 06, 2005 2:11:44 PM

Quote 0cefb67b96="crosswired":

Adderall XR is my fourth ADHD medicine, and it is wonderful for me. I am 56 years old, and have had numerous severe closed head traumas, plus I was in a hypoxic coma for 6 weeks in 2002. I have severe PTSD, and the Adderall seems to help a lot with my anger from the PTSD. I also have short term memory loss, so I really couldn't keep up with how many of the other drugs I had taken when. I am actually taking a college class, and my doctor decided to add a third capsule on class days. So some days I take 90mg of the XR. I have gained 11 pounds, am making friends, becoming a volunteer in my community, and most of the time I am able to think before I shoot my mouth off, (totally new skill). I thank God everyday for my doctor and Adderall. I feel almost like a real person for the first time ever.[/b]


**Any advice for a newbie? Please help if you can!

Hello to all! I have been reading posts for a couple of weeks now trying to learn all I can but what I have learned from you all most is that we are all so much alike! I am hoping someone can offer me some advice in regards to my situation(maybe you have even been in my shoes?); Anyway; I would be most grateful if anyone could throw their ideas my way. Here's the problem:

I am a Medicaid Carolina Access patient & I have been in treatment for the past 17 years(since age 16) for anxiety/panic disorder. I was molested by my uncle for several years as a very young child and one of my doctors from the past diagnosed me with PTSD. I was on Zanax for 10 years and then Valium for the past 7 years. I have tried every anti- depressant known to man or woman with no success! I thought I would drown in my own depression. I started college but could not finish for paralyzing fear of failure. I have NEVER been able to hold down a job for longer than 6 months because when I get fed up I blow my "short fuse!"
Here's were it gets interesting: After being divorced from my husband for 3 years due to his prescription opiate addiction he came to me begging for help with his addiction. He is my sons' father so I naturally agreed to try to help him. After alot of research, prayer and an email written to a detox clinic in Florida my prayers were answered. The doctor called & asked us to come down. After evaluating my Ex they informed him that he had ADHD & had been using the opiates to self-medicate himself for his severe ADHD!! WOW!!!!!!!!! This doctor really knew his stuff because I tried to get him clean for 6 years and so far he has gone for 2 months clean! Yaeeeh!!
So; they put him on Adderral & told me that it is critical that he not run out because it could cause him to relapse. When we got back here to the mountains of NC from Florida Detox I started researching this adult ADHD & OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! Guess what I found guys? MY LIFE, ...my mannerisms, my ways & habits in black & white in every article, test and research article! I always thought I was crazy or inadequate & very different than everyone else. I believe with all my heart that this is what's wrong with me so when I went to my OB/Gyn for some problems I was having I told him about my concerns.
The doctor put me on Adderral that day and I have responded better to it than anything the doctors have tried for the past 17 yrs! My BIG problem is this: I live in the mountains/foothills of NC. The doctors around here act like I really am crazy when I tell them what I think(know) the problem is! All doctors here are very uneducated about Adult ADHD and espescially ADHD in women! My shrink acts like she has never even heard of adult add/adhd!! (lol) I have a ton of print outs, tests I have taken and posts that all point in the same direction. I am almost out of Adderral and would like to know if anyone knows a doctor in NC that has the ability to properly diagnose and help me?? I would just go back to my OB/gyn who gave me Adderal the first time but his assistant called me last week & said he couldn't write me Adderal again becasue he is a specialist in another field.

So; I have finally found a medicine that I respond positively to. For the first time in my life I don't feel crazy, stupid, lazy, slobbish, packrat, etc. AND what happens? I can't find a doctor who even believes there is such a thing as adult ADHD & especially not in a woman ! No doctor = no diagnosis = no meds = the same path of self-destruction & depression! Please help if you can!
Thank you to you all for helping me learn & learn to live for the first time!
Tina

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jmyers
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Posted:Aug 20, 2005 7:13:38 PM

stylestina: please email me, I might can help you find a doctor in NC. I live near Asheboro, NC.

jeffrey.w.myers@gmail.com


where do you live?

JM

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