91 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Oct 9, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic Epstein-Barr)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sinus tachycardia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i went back on it when my virus reactivated. have been taking it once a day for several months now. a month ago did take about a week off because it did loose its effectiveness again. some days works better than others. always works better when taken with caffeine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can really see why addiction/dependence is a risk with this drug. maybe more so than any other med I've had. I'm not one who gets addicted or dependent on medication but for those with less restraint than I, be warned. Also, it stopped being effective for me after a few months and increasing dose doesn't help.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 28, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, muscle tension, tiredness, restlessness (akathisia), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, mood elevated or improved, small flacid (u-no-what), headaches, apathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it with magnesium. The main focusing effects last longer...like a lot longer. The side effects don't get greater or last all that much longer. So I think its a pretty safe thing. Plus, you never get the amount of magnesium you need anyway. Be prepared to be "UNCOMFORTABLY ENERGETIC". Also, any amounts of caffeine will make you hyper. Avoid eating or drinking anything acidic 1hr before or 2hrs afterward as it will lower the absorption of the chemical into your bloodstream. Anything basic has the opposite effect - causing side effects to worsen. Overall... It's a very useful thing. It's just uncomfortable at first, and I'm still adjusting to it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: apathy, dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), small flacid (u-no-what), mood elevated or improved, muscle tension, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, tiredness, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 19, 2008 (Started Oct 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Side effects: intoxicated feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 17, 2009 (Started Aug 08, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight loss, dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, mood elevated or improved, overly talkative (talk too much))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It should only be taken as prescribed. Defianately. Never give it to anyone else, this medication can be fatal to someone with certain medical problems.
Side effects: dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), mood elevated or improved, overly talkative (talk too much), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, weight loss

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood, shaky hands, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Might work with higher dosage.Right now the desired effect is very very mild and almost not noticeable
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shaky hands, anxious mood, forgetfulness

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibro fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Don't be afraid to ask your doc to increase your dosage as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't be afraid to ask your doc to increase your dosage if not getting desired effect
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 7, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: use VERY carefully
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 11, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: use it VERY carefully, i use half the prescribed dose
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 31, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: priot to this drug i had an energy level of 3/10. now it is 6/10
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood, shaky hands, heart palpitations, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I took Adderall XR, it did help with my fatigue. However within 30-40 miniutes of taking the medication, I would have an increase in my heart rate and experience heart palpatations.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), heart palpitations, shaky hands, anxious mood

Oct 6, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood, shaky hands, heart palpitations, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken serveral stimulate drugs for my fatigue. I've found that they all are pretty much the same. My energy level it not as high as I'd like, however I do think the Adderall does help.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), heart palpitations, shaky hands, anxious mood

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 5, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support social interaction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, jaw clenching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Adderall is a life saver for me, mainly its antidepressant effects but it treats my ADD symptoms very well also. When I take it in the morning, many bad days I am able to get up and move around and get some things done where before I would have been in bed all day. It makes everyday tasks that used to seem totally impossible possible. Not a cure but a huge help.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, jaw clenching

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support social interaction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug works so well that it scares me. Any drug that has an overwhelmingly positive effect scares me. When will I ever accept that I can't live without meds?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, jaw clenching

  • 1 helpful mark
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