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Dexadrine for depression

I was just prescribed dextramphetamine for refractory depression.

Anybody have any experience with this? Does it work? Will I ever sleep again? Will I have the cleanest house on the block? Will I lose 20 pounds? Will I have a road rage incident? Will I suddenly feel like life is worth living?

by Anonymousreply 1311/01/2013

Will you ever run out of question marks?

by Anonymousreply 110/30/2013

Are you going to climb Mount Everest?

by Anonymousreply 210/30/2013

Is it also a floor cleaner? A dessert topping?

by Anonymousreply 310/30/2013

Isn't dexadrine from the 1950s? I'm surprised an MD gave you that.

by Anonymousreply 410/30/2013

It's basically speed and is rarely used in depression. Some psychopharmacologists will try Adderall in treatment-resistant depression, but that too is unusual.

I hope you're seeing a top specialist because the risks versus benefit are significant here.

Good luck!

by Anonymousreply 510/30/2013

"Good luck," indeed. What an irresponsible prescriber you have. He should lose his license.

by Anonymousreply 610/30/2013

You'll be dancing as fast as you can!!!

by Anonymousreply 710/30/2013

You will get fired from "Annie Get Your Gun", and be replaced by Betty Hutton.

by Anonymousreply 810/30/2013

If you have palpitations don't wait it out. Call your doctor immediately!

by Anonymousreply 910/30/2013

Can I have your MD's number?

by Anonymousreply 1010/30/2013

Whut ish yer doktorsh number?

by Anonymousreply 1110/31/2013

It is helping, from what I can tell, but it may be too speedy. I have been going on 5 hours sleep, mostly it seems because I have stopped taking the stuff I usually have to take to sleep.

Doctor is a top specialist, and this is a neurotransmitter challenge test with small titrations. Also, not an addictive personality, though I'm starting to see why some people like it. I am much friendlier and happier than usual, but I kind of miss lethargy. At least I'll have a clean house by the time this test ends.

by Anonymousreply 1211/01/2013

Are you sure, OP?

You misspelled both the generic and brand names. Dexedrine is dextroamphetamine.

In any case, amphetamines can be used safely if you take the medication exactly as directed and don't increase the dose. There are people with narcolepsy who take these drugs for years without ever increasing the dose.

If you're not sleeping well you may need a smaller dosage.

by Anonymousreply 1311/01/2013
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