If anyone with narcolepsy who switched from Ritalin to Adderall (adderrall)(because of inconsistent results) would be willing to share their comments, I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm just curious as to the outcomes.
After a year + of complaining to the doctor that Ritalin has done nothing for my narcolepsy, I think he finally heard AND listened to me tonight. Now he wants to try me on Adderall (adderrall) 2x/day(30mg in A.M. and 20mg at noon) for 4 weeks. If I notice a positive change, then he'll keep me on it. If I don't, then who knows what his next suggestion will be. But according to him, in his experience with patients who've made the switch from one to the other because of minimal to no results, the patient has usually found better success once they've started the new med. I hope that is the case with me because I'd love to know what it's like to feel "almost normal" again(and maybe then my family wouldn't think I'm being "lazy"). Plus, the Adderall (adderrall) is the 3rd medication we've tried on my narcolepsy...and I was only diagnosed in 2005. Provigil did nothing and, as mentioned before, Ritalin had some results, but they were so inconsistent and random.
a strong dose of adderall (adderrall) did nothing for me. it kept me awake for 4 hours at the most. i hated being on it. i got switched over to Nuvigil this week, so im still seeing how that goes. but my neurologist wants to put me on an additive called Xyrem. you should ask about it. i havnt started it yet, but who knows, it just might help.
I don't have Narcolepsy but I have Idiopathic Hypersomnia which is similar. I recently switched from Nuvigil to Adderall (adderrall). I was up to 250mg of Nuvigil (max dosage) and the effects kept dwindling. By the time I switched, the Nuvigil was good for an hour, 2 at the most. I take 30mg Adderall (adderrall) and it works much, much better for me. I can feel that it is starting to wear off sooner than before, but I can still usually get a full day (sometimes a day and a half) of effects from it. Even when the effects last a day and a half, I can sleep fine at night so it's not keeping me up at all when I should be and am trying to go to sleep.
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