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Board: ADD / ADHD 09-09-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,116
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Need help with vyvanse

Did same thing with me. Just didn't last long enough. You may try 70 mg.
Board: Disabilities 08-27-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,077
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Disability and Weight Loss Surgery

I have medicare and a supple. From what I've learned so far is that the insurance will pay for surgery, but will not pay for the "band" itself. The band is 5,000! Makes no sense to me and I'm not...
Board: Disabilities 08-21-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,077
Posted By CharBerry
Disability and Weight Loss Surgery

I was approved for disability benefits the first time I applied about 3 yrs ago. Of course, losing weight would benefit many of the reasons I am disabled, but also many of the reasons I'm disabled...
Board: ADD / ADHD 07-21-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Feedback on Vyvanse?

I took 30 mg in the beginning and ended up having to take 2. Then 70 mg and it helped at first but after few years it didn't seem to help. Kept me from sleeping in the beginning and wasn't hungry,...
Board: ADD / ADHD 07-10-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Trying to Find Newer Drug for ADD

Thank you so much! Made me feel much better and not of control as I thought. LOL. One of my worries (which, my husband says stop worrying) is that if something happened to his job or without...
Board: Stroke 07-10-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By CharBerry
Re: speech comes and goes

I had a stroke in Dec of 2012 and recovered well but can tell my speech is very "slurry" at times or it takes me a while to get the words out.
Board: ADD / ADHD 07-06-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Max dose of adderall

I was prescribed 6 10 mg of Dex a day and really felt I needed more. Not sure how that equates with Adderall since it puts me to sleep.
Board: ADD / ADHD 07-04-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By CharBerry
Smile Trying to Find Newer Drug for ADD

I know this was not good but I had been taking Dexedrine (10 mg at 6 a day per my ADD spec). Lost job, worried about price and wanted to try Vyvance since if I had to buy without insurance it would...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Sixty and Still Need Meds

I'm with you! Why stop now as long as I'm feeling good! Thanks for the re-assurance.

Char
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Sixty and Still Need Meds

Same reply as to Jane. I worry because I love the side effects, which are only good things for me! More energy, more interest in things, can do things in order and keep my house clean, sit down and...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Sixty and Still Need Meds

Thanks for the input. I worry because I LOVE the side effects. LOL. More energy and seem to have more stamina. Think reason I worry but after 40 years, what the hell!
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-14-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,248
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Does Wellbutrin help with the irritable side effects of Adderall?

I did the same as you in stopping the Wellbutrin thinking I wasn't depressed so why take it. I think now that I can tell a difference in how I feel just taking my ADD meds. My meds give me some...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Please help me!! (long)

I'd suggest the same thing!
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-13-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By CharBerry
Sixty and Still Need Meds

I just turned 60 (that's scary enough!) and always thought I could eventually stop taking meds for my ADD. I started on Ritilan at 14 and later Dexedrine. All Dr's have tried me on the newer drugs...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-01-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Need advice please!!

Sorry no one has given you any advice and not sure if I can. But, I totally understand your situation other than I don't have a child to take care of (she's grown). I have taken meds for ADD since...
Board: Relationship Health 06-10-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By CharBerry
Re: How Do I Get Over This?

Once again, thanks for taking the time to reply. I wish I could write you the whole 3 page email. She's also very good with computers and has several to which she can make an email look like it...
Board: Relationship Health 06-10-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By CharBerry
Re: How Do I Get Over This?

First off...Thank you so much for replying! I'm still having so much trouble with what she's done to our whole family. No, she has not apologized and it will be a cold day in hell when and if she...
Board: Relationship Health 06-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By CharBerry
Re: How Do I Get Over This?

Well, she already had taken over my ******** but I decided she wasn't going to keep me from my games and friends. So, have another one all together. I talked with my counsler about this and she...
Board: Relationship Health 06-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By CharBerry
How Do I Get Over This?

My younger sister, who I've always been close to and lived with me a year, has turned my other sisters against me! She hacked into my email and ******** and then wrote a 3 page letter to all my...
Board: Disabilities 06-04-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By CharBerry
First Time Approved!

Hey all, just wanted to update you that I got a call last Friday from SSD saying I was approved and should be getting notification by mail in the next week!!! I applied in March without a lawyer...
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-04-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Information on Prescription?

The pharmacy is not suppose to change "anything" on a triplicate script. Although, I have had one to give me pills instead of capsules since that was all they had. You just never know and I...
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-04-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Information on Prescription?

Thank you! You are sooo right!
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By CharBerry
Information on Prescription?

I finally got an appt with a new Dr. who gave me the "old" medicine that works best for me....but, she wrote out the script as - Dexedrine Spansules 10 mg tab, 4 in am, 1 at noon, and 1 at 3 pm. Of...
Board: Disabilities 05-16-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Exams Finished-Now What?

The Dr. that I went to last week for last exam called me today and said they were sending in the results from my MRI and X-Rays. He sounded like I would get good news soon, but I also found out...
Board: Back Problems 05-16-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,613
Posted By CharBerry
Re: SSDI Approval

That's great news! I've applied for SSD and with the way my reports are going I don't see how I won't get it but I've heard it's very hard. I know for sure I couldn't work with my back, knees,...
Board: Disabilities 05-14-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Exams Finished-Now What?

Thanks you guys! This board has been a life saver. Hopefully, living in Texas will help! Or, the fact they will have to give it to me anyway in a few short years. LOL.
Board: Disabilities 05-12-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By CharBerry
Exams Finished-Now What?

My process thus far has gone extremly fast as I've been told. I took the last exam requested (by Dr. of their choice) so now I'm wondering how long should it be before I get a decision? I assume it...
Board: ADD / ADHD 05-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,381
Posted By CharBerry
Re: morning wakeup / kickstart

I can take Adderall and even a Vynanse and go right back to sleep.....I was much better when prescribed Dexedrine tablets that seem to work much faster and at least would get me up for work. Have a...
Board: ADD / ADHD 05-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,291
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Would Like To Hear How You Self-Medicated If So and If Anything Helped?

Amen that I'm not the only one that thinks Xanax helps! I used to feel so guilty about taking "uppers" (as some would call them) and then take Xanax (downers and some would call them) even though...
Board: Depression 05-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By CharBerry
Re: So Sad...Lost my beloved "Furry Friend"

I totally understand. I have my beloved "Roc" for 16 yrs and he was "my rock." I lost him 5 yrs ago and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about him even though I have a beautiful,...
Board: Depression 05-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Wellbutrin making me tired

I'm taking 200 mg for 2 weeks and feel fine. They say to give it at least 4 to 6 weeks. Not going to promise that it will make you have loads of energy and motivation. Think we'll need another...
Board: Arthritis 05-04-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,802
Posted By CharBerry
Re: My Hands?

So sorry you are having these problems. I'm 58 and worked as an executive assistant for 25 yrs and my hands and fingers are awful. I have the knots on my fingers and they look deformed. I know...
Board: ADD / ADHD 05-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,027
Posted By CharBerry
Re: ADD and pain meds

I can take vicodon 3 times a day at high dosage but never do and can't figure out for the life of me why some people like it so much. In fact, I had a young guy working for me that stole "all" my...
Board: Disabilities 04-23-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,255
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Filed 2 Weeks Ago and Received Letter Today

I have very dear friends in Deer Park! Small world but think there's a reason that we have found each other!
Board: Disabilities 04-23-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,255
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Filed 2 Weeks Ago and Received Letter Today

That's great! I still may not even get it but doesn't it seem that my case is moving along? I was expecting 5 or 6 months just to have someone responde and that is, if they did. I talked to the...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-23-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,351
Posted By CharBerry
Re: How long does it take?

We cleaned our Koi pond today (or rather Ken did) and getting water tested for pool...But, my daughter is out a baby sitter on Monday so she invited us & family for cook out tomorrow afternoon at her...
Board: Depression 04-23-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Depression and new drugs

I have several friends who swear by Cymbalta. Don't think it would hurt you. We both know we're a bunch of guinie (sp) pigs for the drug industry. When Fibro first stated...I wasn't sure if I even...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-23-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,351
Posted By CharBerry
Re: How long does it take?

Wow, that is cool! And you can send some of that rain this way! Hope you feel alright over weekend and hang in there. 'Something will kick in sooner or later!
Board: Disabilities 04-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,255
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Filed 2 Weeks Ago and Received Letter Today

Thank you and everyone else who has been such great support in this endeavor.
Fairfield is located between Dallas and Houston on Interstate 45. Why I like living here! Go to Dallas or Houston. ...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-23-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By CharBerry
Re: New Dr. Spec in ADD

I called a number (and of course, I don't remember what the name of the orginazation) but they gave me the names of several ADD spec. The one I was trying to get appt with was Wayne James? James...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-23-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By CharBerry
Re: New Dr. Spec in ADD

Bless you having to deal with the IRS is bad enough for a normal person! LOL. I did just learn that my insurance will not pay (think co switched or something) the dr's in this clinic but if the doc...
Board: Disabilities 04-22-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Going In For Mental Evaluation with Unknown Dr.

Oh, believe me, I would!!! I dang sure would want to get help! LOL. I can't lie at all because I forget what I told in the first place! I also must be facing someone to be able to hear and...
Board: Disabilities 04-22-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,255
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Filed 2 Weeks Ago and Received Letter Today

Thanks! I have a hard time just keeping up with all the crap they send and can't figure out why they have to send me to another Dr. so far away. Afraid to ask or cancel appt since I've gotten this...
Board: Allergies 04-22-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,478
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Anyone in the northeast having bad spring allergies already

Thank you! As I began this journey 10 yrs ago, I discovered the same thing as you...Most Dr.s didn't believe the 2 were connected and that the acid would not go up that far. I KNOW it does and...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-22-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,351
Posted By CharBerry
Re: How long does it take?

Happy Easter Weekend to You and Hope You Have a Wonderful Easter!

What mg of Vynance have you tried so far? Maybe you need to just start out on a 70. He put me on 30 to begin with and "ADD me"...
Board: Disabilities 04-22-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Guess What? Another Letter Today!

I agree. I think I should keep my appt even if I do have to get up at 4 am. LOL. Takes me "forever" to get dressed now!
Board: Disabilities 04-21-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,255
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Filed 2 Weeks Ago and Received Letter Today

That's what we're here for! Sure know not every day will be a good day and can't expect them to all be good. That's where your friends (and email buddies come in!) Glad you seem to be sounding...
Board: Allergies 04-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,478
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Anyone in the northeast having bad spring allergies already

This lady is Chinese. The people who brought her to this small town (pop 430) had a home in Houston and in their home town so when they retired...They brought her with them! They are also related...
Board: Disabilities 04-21-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By CharBerry
Guess What? Another Letter Today!

Today, I got 2 more letters! One was from SSD and now they want me to go to another spec in Jacksonville, which is about and hr and half away at 8:00 am!!! This is for my hearing and my throat. ...
Board: Disabilities 04-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By CharBerry
Re: Going In For Mental Evaluation with Unknown Dr.

Thanks so much, you guys! My sister said, "Just don't tell him you hear voices." LOL. Actually (as she suggested) my husband is going with me and she said I have the right to have him with me at...
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