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.
New here-- I write too much, and needed to vent.