Posted 9/18/2013 7:51 PM (GMT -6)
Earlier this week I went to see my long term psychiatrist for cp related issues and the anxiety issues I always have. I brought up depression since things haven't been going the best in the world lately for me and we discussed my issues with serotonin syndrome.
For some odd reason, I CAN take Ultracet with no problems and I know it affects the serotonin levels, but SSRI or SNRI creates serious reactions for me.
After a couple of minutes of thought, he decided to try me on Adderall (which I knew/know very little about). I have had some family members with children who took it, but that's about it. As most of you know, it is ordinarily a medication for ADHD.
So, after doing a little research, I found where Adderall is also used for treatment of depression, fibro, chronic fatigue, and narcolepsy (which has become an increasing problem for me over the last year). Even my endocrinologist tested me for additional blood sugar issues last week to see if we could find an answer for the sleeping issue (dropping off to sleep and sounding very, very drunk just before doing it). I don't drink and I don't change up my meds.....they are the same as always. He also checked thyroid and issues with my pituatory disorder.
The bottom line is: has anyone else taken Adderall as an adult (without ADHD) and, if so, did it help with the pain, fibro, sleep issues, weight issues or anything? Also, if you did take it, were there any major side effects? I have naturally read all I could find about it and have started by taking a quarter of a dose, followed by a half of a dose today. Tomorrow will either be a 3/4 dose or the whole pill.
Any questions or comments??