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Has Anyone Else Read That Narcolepsy Is Commonly Treated With Stimulants? Ex. Adderall

Has Anyone Else Read That Narcolepsy Is Commonly Treated With Stimulants? Ex. Adderall

I have been struggling with my sleep and staying awake for a long time. My boyfriend of a year (and some change) has tried to help by seeing if taking one of his Adderall pills would help me stay awake. I've found it puts me to sleep right the same as my Xanax does. Another friend suggested I try Vyvanse. I have heard Vyvanse is different but not sure in what ways. I tried a tiny amount on a day where I was struggling to stay consistently awake, and it worked. No side effects, just normal… read more

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Hi all, since making this post I've started on my dose, 100mg of Provigil. I'm still finding it necessary to nap after a long day, but no sleep attacks! But yes @hch28, I have found that I have mild untreated ADHD symptoms, and using Adderall as a stimulant really has had no effect because when I take Adderall, I feel /normal/.

posted 5 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I tried everything most give me a boost for a hour then tried again I’m on Vyvanse 70 mg it works best then anything else I skip the weekend and start back weekday it not what was told but it helps more that way my body gets use to meds then they stop helping as of this one it’s up there for me a few years ago I went off road don’t know how don’t remember anything most times I’m scared to drive when I take Vyvanse
It keeps me up good as I’m so confused it’s like if I sleep 2 hours for the night I am good if I sleep more then that I wake tried as hell I just don’t understand
Hope all feeling good be safe
Alaina

posted 5 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I use this, it is the only thing that works

posted 7 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

The issue I have with stimulants is that I am on antianxiety medications, Xanax and Abilify which ease my anxiety symptoms but increase my sleepiness. My concern is that taking stimulants will cancel out the effects of the Benzodiazapines and I'll just be left anxious and awake

edited, originally posted 9 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Yes I have tried about everything nothing works, I can sleep through it all.

posted 8 days ago
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