Re: Adderall - vs - dexedrine
Hello, iv been researching psychostimulants lately, because i was recently diagnosed with add, mainly due to my prior drug use. Im surprised my doctor even persribed me adderall, but he knows im not a stimulant abuser, mainly a downer, or opiate addict. I took a 2 page test and he perscribed me 10mg of adderall 2x daily per month.
Adderall has 4 different amphetamines. 1/4 of adderal is dextroamphetamine/dexadrine. But from an experienced person in this section of drugs, he wrote that dexadrine is a bit more euphoric, more mental stimulation and less peripheral stimulation(nervousness, anxiety). Note, he did state that adderall does have its good points, and actually is better than Ritalin, for social well being, motivation, and does have add properties, but i believe Ritalin is a bit better for add or concentration (studying all night).
But the first 3 days, i took my 10mg adderall too late, and was up online till 8 am, so i now take my adderall before 4or 5pm, even though im a night owl. I also take klonopin 1mg 3x daily to counteract any anxiety or stimulation from adderall which seems to work well. I vary from 5mg to 10mg. From what i read, the higher the dose, the better for add. But then there is more anxiety or stimulation. I guess different people vary. Adderall seems to be the in the middle, most variety of amphetamines, than just methylphenadate or dexadrine. I dont hear alot of people on dexadrine or desoxyn, probably due to the fact its similar to methamphetamine.
But My mixutre of adderall 5-10mg 2x a day, with klonopin 1mg 2-3x a day, i find im more social, motivational ect. I used illegal drugs to be like this, but i had to stop my addiction before i got into more trouble. So i turned to persciption meds, taken as perscribed. Though im sure if you get a person who is a speed freek, he will abuse adderall. Just like people abuse benzos, alcohol, opiates, ect.
Adderall, tends to release dopamine from the nucleaus acummbens, the brains reward center, so one would feel more confident and outgoing. Unlike caffiene or ephedrine which release from other areas, and causing anxiety, though caffiene is a psychostimulant on its own, but not that great.
Good luck and keep me informed.