22 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine with a adherence rating of Usually

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Mar 7, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 3, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 4, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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Jun 15, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for narcolepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5-2.5-2.5-2.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Took first thing (early) morning. Unexpected Benefits: helped with my depression (cheered me up!), BUT...it also RAN MY BLOODPRESSURE, & HEART RATE UP!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 12, 2014 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irritability, reduced pleasure in orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, reduced pleasure in orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irritability, reduced pleasure in orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I occasionally (once every couple of weeks) take a 10mg at night if my regular dose has worn off or on a weekend day if I haven't taken my regular dose and it's late in the day. It seems much faster-acting than Adderall XR.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (overly talkative (talk too much), giddiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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

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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.

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Oct 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My husband thinks that this medication might contribute to my having ALS, so I take much less than I used to. I don't think it causes ALS, but I have found that I do as well with the lower dosage (20 mg once a day, rather than 40 mg twice a day). I get much more accomplished when I take Adderall, and feel better about myself.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 30, 2010 (Started Jun 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Definitely give this a try. I've been under a lot of stress lately, so it's hard to tell if Adderall has been contributing to any mood changes or anxiety. I put anxiety as a side-effect because I do think it contributed to my anxiety, but in a different way, which I will explain. The thing about taking this drug, in my experience, is that it was a huge moment of "waking up". When I took my first dose, I literally felt my experience of reality shifting over a period of a few minutes. All my little "feelers/sensors" on the side of my head retracted, I had some tension in my forehead (a common sideeffect), and slowly, I felt myself come down into my body. I don't know how else to describe it. It was like I was lost in space my entire life, and then I came down into my body and was more present. Even listening to music was different. I heard the same notes, rhthyms, and awesome instruments, but the quality of the experience was different. Before, I could really lose myself, go up into my head, and swim around in the inner universe of the music. Listening now, the music still rocks, but I'm still here. So this was a huge wow! I felt really good, but I also felt really angry that the majority of my self-perceptions of being flawed, retarded, shitty school experiences, were all shaped by a lack of some little chemical in my brain that a pill could solve. The pill only helps though, it doesn't solve. I completely re-evaluated my LIFE, and having tasted what reality was like for "everyone else but me", I became even harder on myself when I wasn't on the drug, because it was VERY noticeable. And who likes limitations? Who likes feeling like they have to work so much harder than everyone else just to stay on Planet Earth? But I guess that's the lesson I still need to learn: To accept my flaws and limitations. I've heard this is common for ADD folks though. We do develop a bit slower, and we feel like we're "behind" everyone else. I still think the fast food/public education system sucks, and I hope to God/Universe I live to see a revolution in education of the kind Sir Ken Robinson speaks of. I started with 5mg, went to 10mg, now we're shifting to 15mg/2x a day. I'm still under a lot of stress, I'm going outside my comfort zone, believing in my talents and abilities, and putting myself out there. I'm thankful for such a great support group, and friends and families. I hope this is helpful to people. :)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

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