Anyone used Adderall or Ritalin to deal with major depression? I had a couple of Adderall’s and they worked great for me, but my doctor won’t prescribe it. I’m constantly falling asleep during the day so I feel I would benefit from either of those or Dexedrine to stay awake. Anybody have any experiences with this? Is Ritalin comparable to Adderall in it’s effect? How long does it usually last?
Both Adderrall and ritalin will relieve the symptoms of your depression for the exact same reason opiates will: they induce euphoria. Adderrall is basically just dexedrine and another amphetamine combined, and ritalin is similar to amphetamines- they both directly impact dopamine levels in the brain which causes excitement and euphoria.
Ritalin is similar to adderall, it usually lasts about 5 hrs. Adderall lasts several hours more, but both of them can be found in long acting versions that can last up to 20 hours. I have been prescribed both drugs for ADHD. Also, anybody would benefit from dexedrine or similar amphetamines, regardless of whether or not they had a problem because those medications can make anyone high in the sense that the person become more energetic, determined and feel much better.
So i have been on Adderall XR 30mgs for some time.but I recently got laid off and don’t have insurance for the time being (I have to go thru some horrible waiting periods before the wife can add me and she constantly threatens me came to find out that the Adderall XR is anywhere form $228 to $355 with a prescription. So I had my doctor switch me over to the adderall IR 30’s which came out to be slightly cheaper at Walmart. I’m taking 5 pills a day but the script doesn’t cover all & I seem to be EXTRMELY jittery,terrible dreams of horrible experiences of being physically attacked by my former roomates & more that happened to me recently so i’m asking – are those dreams going to regulate over time? or should I suck it up (worst dreams seems to be about my dear wife Doris & remembrance of the time when my former room mates Emma and her friend Deborah attacked me) I take adderall for narcolepsy/daytime sleepiness/ focus issues & I’m also on ritalin and several sleep meds. Take care all.
@jellyfish Now that you mention, ritalin probably will do the trick.. I was on it in the beginning before Adderall because some doctors say it helps with focus (which it will a little)… try not taking it for a couple of days, or if you are taking it for depression/anxiety, try talking to your doctor about changing to benzo.
Hey Guys, If you don’t have a problem; what generic adderal are you taking? I discovered that at one pharmacy the 20mg orange adderalls were fine. When I went to a different pharmacy for my script I got the round pink ones. Those are the best.
Dbdicey- Interesting! I got the pinkish/red one from thedonrx. They work as well as those I used to get at Walmart. I woke up twice last night with a migraine. I lessened my aspirin dose and stuck with only 30mgs of the Adderall, and I’m feeling great today.