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Old 01-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Question about stimulant effects

I was reading an old thread here which said the paradoxical effect of stimulants on people with ADHD was a myth.

However, I have a question about that, I had to come off all stimulants because when I was on them, I would become dulled, and tired, and many times fall asleep in class.

This happened before I knew what stimulants even were or that there was supposedly a paradoxical effect, so that completely rules out some sort of placebo effect. (About 15 years ago). What would have been the cause of that then?

 
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Re: Question about stimulant effects

It's not exactly a PARADOXICAL effect. It increases activity in the "controller" parts of the brain. Yes, some of us get drowsy. A dose adjustment, a different medicine or practice might help.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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Re: Question about stimulant effects

It's happened with all stimulants I was on. It's one of the main reasons I haven't gone on any for over 15 years now.

 
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Re: Question about stimulant effects

Maybe you'd do better on a nonstimulant such as Strattera or Intuitiv.

 
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Re: Question about stimulant effects

I have no intention of going on any medication for this anymore. I was done then. I'm just asking about if the the supposed paradoxical effect is a myth why were stimulants putting me to sleep?

 
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Re: Question about stimulant effects

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I have no intention of going on any medication for this anymore. I was done then. I'm just asking about if the the supposed paradoxical effect is a myth why were stimulants putting me to sleep?
just curious...
if you drink coffee?
does it have a similar effect?
some people can drink it in the evening and still have no trouble sleeping

 
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just curious...
if you drink coffee?
does it have a similar effect?
some people can drink it in the evening and still have no trouble sleeping
I actually use it as a sleep aid when I have trouble sleeping, always did.

 
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Re: Question about stimulant effects

so in my opinion it would depend on the individual's response to a stimulant..

interesting!

10mg of Ritalin made me calm (but not tired)
10mg of Adderall made me tired, lazy (even after starting at 5mg)

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Re: Question about stimulant effects

I was on both of those in high school. Both of them laid me out flat at every dose they made. I couldn't stay awake in classes until I stopped taking them.

 
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