7 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Oct 21, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Adderall xr does help and it has many positive side effects. It peaked my blood sugar though, constricted my blood vessels, increased swelling, made me tired, made me depressed and moody, i formed a quick tolerance, and it's very habit forming. It actually helped me sleep which is an odd side effect. It ended up making me very tired and I would hyperfocus which didn't help me accomplish anything. It made me very depressed when I was coming off of it. It really helped me wake up in the morning and gave me a hope to be able to accomplish something for the day. Without insurance this is very expensive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Jun 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight loss, drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i struggle to eat, at first i enjoyed losing the weight, but now i think i am getting to small, i'm never hungry i eat just to keep from getting sick
Side effects: drug dependence, weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, weight loss, dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, mood elevated or improved, apathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps a lot with fatigue but take early in morning so you can sleep at night
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), mood elevated or improved, insomnia, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, weight loss, apathy

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

Aug 30, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, shaky hands, skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: shaky hands, skin rash, insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks
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