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Default I tried adderall.

I know you're not supposed to do this, but my aunt gave me a 20 mg extended release adderall Thursday because I was so tired and low energy and there was rotting food and filth in my apartment. She is prescribed it. Anyways, we cleaned it all. It took 8 hrs. But it gave me energy, I was focused, happy, relaxed, more social. She gave me 2 more pills so I took one today and same thing. I have 1 left so I'm not using it unless I really have to. But it felt like I had no more bipolar. I want to see if my doc will prescribe this stuff. It makes me feel like a brand new person.
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Default Re: I tried adderall.

Adderall is a stimulant and mimics a number of drugs including cocaine. It痴 not going to fix/cure your bipolar.
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In case your shrink does not prescribe it, like mine, Hydroxycut does the same sort of.
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Playing with Fire never ends well.

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Your aunt should not have done that. It's not that unlike a drug pusher trying to get a person addicted to a med. I assume she didn't mean harm, but she could be causing a lot of harm. Please tell her to stop offering them to you. If you feel fatigue is a major issue seek help for it from your psychiatrist.

In my state, what your aunt and you did with the Adderall is a crime. If my possessions were searched by a cop and they found I had Adderall without a prescription, I could be charged with at least a misdemeanor crime (even with just a few pills of Adderall) since it isn't prescribed for me.

Does your psychiatrist (bipolar medication prescriber) know you take St. John's Wort? I see that in your medication list. I wouldn't have normally asked, but since you seem willing to take unprescribed medications it makes me wonder.

I want you to know that I understand the frustration with feeling too tired and unmotivated to get things done. I've had those periods, too. I had a couple issues starting to abuse stimulants. They turned bad. It was better for me to work closely with my psychiatrist to find better solutions, without abuse potential.
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I was diagnosed ADHD and the. Ritalin sent me manic and I was diagnosed bipolar. I had some leftover and felt low energy so I tried it. I was awesome and got tons done during the day while sleeping at night for 3 days. Then went pretty badly mixed. Personally I壇 stay away from that kind of stuff. Too dangerous.
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My doc suggested st johns wort actually. I'm not going to take adderall because I called my doc and he's prescribing provigil.
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My doc suggested st johns wort actually. I'm not going to take adderall because I called my doc and he's prescribing provigil.


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My doc suggested st johns wort actually. I'm not going to take adderall because I called my doc and he's prescribing provigil.
I'm glad to read that! I hope you feel better soon. Provigil may take a week or two to start making a difference, so please be patient with it. Many people have no problems with Provigil at all. Others can experience hypomania or even mania, like I did. It's good for people to be on the lookout for this possibility. I was always told that Provigil tends to be safer for people with bipolar disorder than other stimulants, like Adderall or Ritalin.
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I know you're not supposed to do this, but my aunt gave me a 20 mg extended release adderall Thursday because I was so tired and low energy and there was rotting food and filth in my apartment. She is prescribed it. Anyways, we cleaned it all. It took 8 hrs. But it gave me energy, I was focused, happy, relaxed, more social. She gave me 2 more pills so I took one today and same thing. I have 1 left so I'm not using it unless I really have to. But it felt like I had no more bipolar. I want to see if my doc will prescribe this stuff. It makes me feel like a brand new person.
I'm on vyvanse which is similar to adderall.

I'm bipolar 1 and the meds I'm on are: 30mg vyvanse, 60mg buspar, and 300mg lamictal.

There's a high chance it will cause an increase of mania. Also be careful trying medications without a doctors consent even if you think it might be harmless it could have very bad effects.
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