91 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Itsalwayssomething
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Itsalwayssomething
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

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Jul 24, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Excessive yawning, Jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Jul 20, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), Excessive yawning, Jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dose: 20mg short acting in a.m. and 10mg short acting at 3 p.m. The first day of new dose was about 75% better. Up all day; took bedtime meds at 1:00 a.m.; woke up at 3:30 and was up for the day at 4:00 a.m. Second day was about 50% better than before I started, but I was yawning all day and started getting tired around 5:30. I started falling asleep during a movie between 5-7 p.m. and continued to nod off/fall asleep while I was on the computer and doing crossward puzzles. This is the third day and I woke up tired. It's 12:30 p.m. and I'm having trouble with concentration and vision. I notice that my sense of tiredness sometimes corresponds with vision and concentration problems. Another dose at 3:00 p.m. Will see PCP on Monday to discuss dose and the Sleep Specialist on Tuesday.

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R B Hoofenpaw
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R B Hoofenpaw
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mood: Bad
Cognition: Moderate
Autonomic: Moderate
Head: moderate
Arms: mild
Legs: moderate
Tremors: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MSA

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Wizzywilly
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Wizzywilly
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
32 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I have:
ADHD

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Jun 7, 2012 (Started Jan 02, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Restless feeling in legs, Outburst of anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Borderline Personality

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May 10, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2010 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2003 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Alie
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Loss of appetite, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
KwazyKelli
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KwazyKelli
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 5, 2012 (Started Feb 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lack of sleep, overwhelming life, too much to do and fatigue 24/7 made it difficult to get anything done. My son was diagnosed with ADD and was on it, and it worked great. So I went to my primary and said I want to try it, and even tho I dont have ADD, it has helped me get through my lists of things to do! Instead of " ok,call the doctor for appointment...look up this or that.....take your shot.." and never getting the doc appt made for example, its helped me focus on a task at a time.

  • 0 helpful marks
gloria2719
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gloria2719
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 36
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Mar 16, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
jackvadams
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jackvadams
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
32 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD

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Jan 25, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Addiction, Loss of appetite, Sexual dysfunction, Agitation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Adderall XR works pretty well for me. I find it works to treat ADD as well as depression - since the increased focus and productivity repels unwanted thoughts and helps me achieve a sense of accomplishment. I only take it 'as needed', so it can be a bit of an issue if I only have a small amount of work I need to get done that day, but end up being jacked on it for the rest of it. I try to be mindful not to take it too much or for a sustained period, because coming off of it produces a certain rebound low, increases my overall tolerance for the drug, and increases insomnia. It's best if I have a stretch of time to dedicate to my work and am in a distraction-reduced environment.

  • 0 helpful marks
Blamonde
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Blamonde
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
60 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Breathing difficulty, Irritability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lately, it is doing something to my respiratory system; my ears have felt plugged up the last couple of years. In the late 1990's, I was treated for Asthma because I was having some difficulty breathing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Depth
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Depth
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
31 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
ADHD

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Nov 12, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Loss of focus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Anxiety and frustration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not drink coffee when you're on this medication. It will cause severe anxiety if even one little thing that's negative happens to you, especially if you are also neurotic. It seems to help my mood when I'm on it, but coming down from these stimulants can sometimes be depressing and lead to anxiety. It took me a little while to find good times to take the medication so it would last all day and not be too much or too little. If you take too much in one day, it will cause you to become anxious. I also found that it made me quite a perfectionist, so some projects are taking longer than they used to.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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