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Old 10-11-2018, 02:50 AM #11
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I'm ADD Inattentive and using Venlafaxine. I was diagnosed within this past year and so I haven't been using medication for very long.
I find that caffeine typically has no effect on me whatsoever- good or bad. I can sleep immediately after without any problems. Occasionally I have good focus after caffeine, but these instances are very rare. I usually consume caffeine in the form of tea, because coffee makes my stomach upset. Generally, I've observed very little if any effects of caffeine.
Something I've also noticed, which may or may not be relevant, is that I'm also very minimally effected by morphine and anaesthasia. I received the first during a hospital visit following a horse riding accident and the latter for two dental surgeries. I expected to get 'high' off morphine like people always claim happens, but apart from pain removal I wasn't otherwise experiencing anything unusual. In the case of the aenasthasia, I woke up each time pretty much ready to go for a jog. No grogginess, nothing. During one of the procedures I woke up early while they were still tying the sutures and thought very clearly to myself, "Oh. They're not done yet. I guess I'll just wait." and sat back while the doctors realised I was conscious and discussed my wakefulness among themselves.
The only reason I mention this is because perhaps my lack of reaction to caffeine has more to do with my individual metabolism of substances than anything else. I really have no way of knowing.
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Hello, I am new to this forum. I too have ADHD, mainly inattentive type. I had been on Adderall for about 10 years 10mg morning and another 10 in the afternoon. About a year ago, the doctor put me on 15xr. I began feeling depressed sometimes and experienced foggy brain. Now I'm on Wellbutrin 300xr (began with 150xr but too low a dose). The Wellbutrin does work for most symptoms, but not all. Coffee does calm me and helps me focus somewhat, especially in the morning... I love that first cup of Java.
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Caffeine doesn’t do anything for me. In fact, I can take it before I go to bed and I’d have a great sleep. It helps me do my online school honestly.

I did take Ritalin 20mg IR for awhile, and it worked awesome for a couple of days, but it ended up making me manic (I have Bipolar I).
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I usually avoid caffeine. I believe it can have different effects on different people. So I'd say it depends. Sending many hugs to everyone
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Caffeine does nothing for me. Never has. When I was a kid I used to get so jealous of my friends because they would drink a Mountain Dew and take a few No-Doz and be bouncing off the walls. I did it and was still fell asleep no problem.
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20mg of adderal and a large coffee can make me feel sort of jangled for an hour or so. Because of that I don't drink the stuff much when I'm on it. When I'm not taking adderall I don't seem to notice caffeine much at all. A large does nothing but taste good. It's always been like that.
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I don't think caffeine has any effect on me. I try drinking coffee when I'm really sleepy, but it really doesn't do much. When I was struggling with insomnia I gave it up completely, but I still couldn't sleep. At least I didn't get withdrawals though, so I'm not physically addicted to it.
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