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My Medication Doesn't Always Work
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I take 40 MG of Adderall XR twice a day and have been for a long time. Now my morning dose isn't always effective sometimes for 2-3 hours ornot at all. The 2nd dose still does ok. I can't continue to live like this and my sleep Dr didn't pay any attention and just made me an appt for next year!! I'm so frustrated.

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I have been on Dexadrine(ER, 15 mg.) during the day,for years and it works well for me and if I have a evening activity ,I take a 5mg at 2p.m. to get through the p.m. !

Adderall Shortage
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Does anyone take adderall for their narcolepsy? I have been it it for years, taking adderall 30 XR in the morning and adderall 20 IR in the afternoon. I was informed a couple of days ago that no pharmacies around have any adderall in stock. My doctor called me in Ritalin 30 mg for me and I can’t tell that I have taken anything at all…I could go to sleep right this minute. Any info or tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Ritalin sucked for me! I had to take drug holidays on the weekends so the medication would work m-f. Otherwise, I would build up a tolerence and then I would need more to acheive that same level of… read more

Anafranil
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I have been taking adderal for a good 15 years. The highest does and is not helping. I took adderal originally for adhd. But it doesn’t seem to work anymore. Do you have any suggestions?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Provigil to stay awake during daytime, but doesn't help with concentration and focus.

Treatment Options If Your Doctor Can't Help.
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Many years ago I was a long haul truck driver and we used Benzedrine and Dexedrine to stay awake, I know the source for these drugs has probably vanished but has anyone possibly tried either of them ?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

brand name is vyvanse I think. its got something else in it too.

Nuvigil- Will I For Sure Eventually Need To Add Medications?
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I have read many stories online of people doing well on Nuvigil for awhile, but then as time goes on having to add a "booster" medication halfway through the day. I want to know if I should expect this, or not. Has anyone been on Nuvigil for a long time with no decrease in effectiveness? Some sources also suggest taking a couple days off the medicine to curb resistance. Has anyone had experience with that?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I have taken Nuvigil & Adderall for around 12+ years now. They both work good still, but it also depends on what I'm doing that day & how active I am. Also it doesn't matter sometimes if I've taken… read more

How Do You Ensure You Get Your Medicine On Time Each Month? (CVS Caremark)
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Three months in a row I have struggled to get my Nuvigil 200mg (60 count) rx. CVS always has it on backorder, and now my new pharmacy took 5 days to get my meds. I work full time, so I make a lot of mistakes when I am unmedicated.
Anyone with CVS caremark? What is a less stressful way to get your meds on time?
Idk if it's my state... PA only allows 2 days before the rx is out, and no auto refills. I can't keep going through this, and I know I'm not alone. :(

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My doctor called in my scripts Modafinil & 2 dosesages of Ritalin on Friday and I was told that they are on back order! REALLY!??! I seriously cannot remember when the last time my meds were… read more

For Those Diagnosed With Narcolepsy, Taking Stimulants, And Are Affected By The Weight Of EDS, How Are You Coping With The Shortage?
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I find myself in a pickle that hopefully my support network can help me with. I have been plagued by the debilitating symptoms of my T1N and cataplexy for majority of my life. After trial and error, I found the best combination of to help with my severe EDS was unfortunately stimulants. For 8 years now, I have been on Adderall (both XR and IR formulations) and to be truthful, it saved my life but complications were axiom.

First, the lack of awareness and understanding within the medical… read more

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I haven't been able to get any Adderall or Ritalin on schedule or at all for almost a year+/-! We are struggling/suffering because others abuse these medications! This is so completely wrong!!! Just… read more

Has Anyone Ever Been On Adderal For A Couple Years And Then Develop Tardive Dyskinesia?
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I'm on Adderall for most of my life. It helps me.

I Took A Muscle Relaxer, Baclofen, And Fell Asleep With Brief Times Of Waking Up For 48 Hours After The Last Dose. .
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Does anyone go thru several days of mostly just sleeping?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I put all the details in my answer about hormones and narcolepsy. Because of the combo of N + PMDD, I would sleep about 16 hours each day 2 days, before my cycle started. (Summarized).

Occasional Issues Passing Out After Meals?
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Has anybody else experienced issues passing out after eating? Or issues after eating a high-carb meal?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

It works the only problem with that is that in the long run you could get stomach ulcers or Gastritis. Of course this takes alot of years of doing that to have consequences. I use to fast alot all day… read more