89 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

gloria2719
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gloria2719
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 34
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

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Fairy Goth Mother
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Fairy Goth Mother
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Dec 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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
30 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.

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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
58 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

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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
29 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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Kayterouselatos
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Kayterouselatos
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 11, 2011 (Started Oct 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Firerose
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Firerose
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Nov 10, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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rudicollis
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rudicollis
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Oct 20, 2011 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 16, 2010 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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1988transplantpatient
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1988transplantpatient
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 29y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 27y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Oct 16, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Loss of appetite, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: On terms of the side effects, when I take it I have no appetite. But I see this as a positive cause it keeps me from eating all day lol. HOWEVER the withdrawal side effects when it wears off is the opposite so my appetite becomes supercharged. My weight kind of maintains though but if I want to lose weight I eat then take it later in the day so at night by the time it wears off, I'm ready for bed soon.

Jul 19, 2007 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Loss of appetite, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The positive effect is that it limits my appetite so I don't eat as much. The negative effect is when it wears off, my appetite becomes supercharged. But I've learned to control my appetite after it wears off.

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blodulv
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blodulv
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
33 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD

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Oct 3, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Weight loss, Irritability, Decreased appetite, Dry mouth, Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Decreased appetite, Irritability, Dry mouth, Weight loss, Insomnia, Anxious mood

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Weight loss, Irritability, Decreased appetite, Dry mouth, Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It seems like maybe the honeymoon is over--I think not sleeping enough and added life stress are mitigating the effects of this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Decreased appetite, Irritability, Dry mouth, Weight loss, Insomnia, Anxious mood

Aug 8, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Weight loss, Irritability, Decreased appetite, Dry mouth, Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unexpected benefits: Initially I had more energy but that became less noticeable as I adjusted. I tend to be more talkative while taking Adderall. Impact: I'm able to concentrate more effectively; I end up getting more of my goals completed.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Decreased appetite, Irritability, Dry mouth, Weight loss, Insomnia, Anxious mood

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