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When Adderall Wears Off.

When Adderall Wears Off.

Has anyone experienced falling asleep between doses of Adderall? When my Adderall is in its highest effectiveness time it works. But my narcoleptic symptoms have become worse at other times. My psychiatrist says this is a clue pointing t word diagnosis.
I uncontrollably fall asleep.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I had to stop the Adderall for a couple weeks ( i tapered first ) and my tolerance went down and it started working again.

Do Stimulants Help?

Do Stimulants Help?

When I was first diagnosed beginning of high school, my doctor had me try a couple different treatments. One of them was Ritalin, but I was wary of pills and didn't want to go that route. College has really been testing my limits, and I'm starting to fall behind. Do stimulants help any of you guys? Which kinds help the most? Do side effects outweigh the pros? Thank you!

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Only way I can get through anything academic for a sustained amount of time is with stimulants. Adderall and Vyvance have given me the best results. Other stimulants I've had increase sweating and… read more

Do You Find That Caffeine Helps You?

Do You Find That Caffeine Helps You?

I basically live off energy drinks to keep me awake... but honestly I feel like it’s more of a placebo effect than the caffeine doing the job. Now I have kidney stones! So, obviously, energy drinks are BAD. I don’t know what else to do! I’m already on modafinil, but it doesn’t seem to be very effective.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

caffeine doesn't do anything for me. I drink 2 -3 shots of espresso every morning. I can go get a sleep attack some mornings and some mornings not it just doesn't make any difference. Additionally… read more

How Well Does Modefil Or Provigil Work For EDS And /or Cateplexy?

How Well Does Modefil Or Provigil Work For EDS And /or Cateplexy?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

@A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member I ve been on Modfaninil 20mg, and Fluoxentine (prozac). The two works for my. EDS ,but the Cataplexy still existed, then I was prescribed xywav which after a month I started… read more

My Medication Doesn't Always Work

My Medication Doesn't Always Work

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.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

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. !

I Need Medication Advise

I Need Medication Advise

I’ve been taking 15mg of adderall 3 times a day. Most of the time it works, I just hate the crash at the end of the day and I feel like it changes my personality. My Dr. Called in Sunosi but my pharmacy has to order it. She says I can just take Sunosi and stop adderal. Has anyone tried this? I’m afraid I’ll have adderal withdrawal. I’m afraid it won’t work. Neither modafinil or armodifinl worked for me. I hate figuring out what works to keep me awake during the day. Any advise is greatly… read more

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

First, consider this: your modafinal and armodafinal failed because it didn't give you the clarity and sharpness you were expecting. Perhaps your expectations were assigned incorrectly!

Let me… read more

Nuvigil- Will I For Sure Eventually Need To Add Medications?

Nuvigil- Will I For Sure Eventually Need To Add Medications?

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

Anyone Else Have Hormone Issues Possibly Caused By Narcolepsy?

Anyone Else Have Hormone Issues Possibly Caused By Narcolepsy?

I’ve been noticing a slow decline in my health and many are hormone based. I’m seeing an endocrinologist in a couple weeks.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I've been out of my fast acting Adderall for a month and went to fill my extended release Adderall yesterday and was told they have 5 capsules available and no idea when they will see another… read more

Does Anyone Sleep Over 13 Hours? Sleep Or No Sleep Has No Winner For Narcolepsy!

Does Anyone Sleep Over 13 Hours? Sleep Or No Sleep Has No Winner For Narcolepsy!

Since diagnosed with Narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2018, I would sleep for a total of 16-18 hours over the weekend just to get rested up for the upcoming week. Now I've been sleeping approximately 10 hours if I had a day off. I still find myself dragging myself out of bed just to eat and try to be a human for a day. Does anyone hold a extensive amount of hours sleeping after working full time, raising kids and trying to just make it through the week?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

@A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member you are 100% correct. The only meds that actually work for me is the Adderall X R
Modfaninil 200mg and Fluoxentine. My pulmonologist introduced me to xywav and xyrem but I… read more

Anafranil

Anafranil

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

There are options when it comes to which stimulant is right fir you. I developed a tolerance for Ritalin after taking it for 18 years. My sleep doctor switched me to Adderall. I moved two years ago to… read more