1 patient evaluation for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine taken for the purpose of 'excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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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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