Can anyone direct me to any source of Adderall being weight dependent?
Quick story: Was dx'd with adult ADHD (inattentive type) last year and treatment resistant depression as well. 30mgs seems to be working. BUT:
I also have Narcolepsy. Not the falling down kind, and I have had two sleep tests and my regular MD refuses to label me with it, even though the sleep lab MDs don't. 30 mgs isn't enough for Narcolepsy, and I don't think my shrink can Rx me more than 40 mgs/day. I'm sure he can, but it would be "atypical", and it's not his job.
I also take 1-3 mgs of Klonopin for anxiety/GAD, and have taken benzos for at least 5 years. I was up to 14 mgs of Xanax 3 years ago, but have remained stable since. Actually, since given Adderall, I take MUCH less Klonopin--perhaps 1-2 mgs a day. New shrink gets this, and says that's normal, but regular MD does not, and won't even give me a non-stimulant/non-scheduled med since Adderall IR's 1/2 life is so short (about 4 hours for me). I don't know why. I saw another MD a year or so ago to get stitches and he wrote that I was seeking narcotics! (I'm freaking allergic to them, and NEVER asked for them!) I assume this is why, and I even brought it up at my last appointment when he said he wouldn't Rx me a non-addictive add-on, and I said, it's because of what that other MD wrote, but you know I'm allergic to all opiates, and if you think I'm a drug abuser/med seeking, drug test me. He refused and said:
"Well, I can't dx you with Narcolepsy based on two sleep studies... So as long as you're getting your Adderall from a different source, what does it matter?"
Yeah, last appointment didn't go well. Need to find a new one, but how, as all medical files are most likely computerized? I should be given the option to NOT transfer medical records. I have print offs of most of them anyways.
Narcotics the first meaning of the word for opiates then loosely included addictive substances.
I'm on Dexedrine 30 mg qam which is about 40 mg of adderal a day. Amphetamines are classified as narcotics.
1st your MD was probably covering his *** re: adderal but just reading your post it does sound like you're drug seeking ie telling a doc of any kind that you require an extra dose or two of amphetamines due to narcolepsy which must. E clinically demonstrated under Federal Laws
2nd 14mg of Xanax and Rivotril by definition you do have a drug problem
Go by the advise of your psychiatrist and his rx's for phychoactive drugs. Don't bug your MDs about such things they are really at a loss cause they specialize in primary care not psychiatry
I have been on the same dose of Dexedrine for over 7 years and find if I stick to that dose you don't build up a significant tolerance. I've been taking stimulants for 27 years I have tried them all the only one you can't build up a tolerance to is Reactivan-fencamphemane 20 mg a day. It's simular to cocaines mechanism of action but lasts 14 hours after a morning dose. I prefer that drug over an amphetamine any day!
Listen to my shrink how? He can only Rx me up to 40 mg of Adderall IR/day. That means I can only go up 10 more mgs. I never asked him to go up, but I might need to.
Since when did the term "narcotics" get thrown around so loosely? I am looking for a new MD soon. This is insanity to think that I'm a drug abuser. Yes, past dependence to Xanax, and that was after years and a tolerance built up. I never abused it, got high, what have you. I know what it "looks like" and yeah, you are right-- he's just covering his @ss when it comes to scheduled meds.
I ask my MD for a NON-addictive/NON-scheduled add on, and he did not even want to talk about it.
Perhaps my shrink can-- who knows.
I weigh 165 pounds. I have heard that it's weigh dependent.