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Hayden_NZ
03-29-17, 07:39 PM
Has anyone found dex to be addictive at medical dosage ?.

Im going to be changing to dex from Methylphenidate. With the Methylphenidate I did not have any problems (taking larger dosage, misusing, cravings etc), and dont feel like im addicted at all.

The reason why im changing is to see if dex works better, but i want to minimise my risk and not change to dex if there is a chance of involuntary addiction at medical dosages.

:thankyou:

:)

namazu
03-29-17, 08:02 PM
It is very unlikely you would become addicted to dextroamphetamine, taken at therapeutic doses under the supervision of a competent doctor.

This is especially true if you were able to use methylphenidate responsibly and without feeling a need to take more or seek a high.

Even though you've taken stimulants before, it's still a good idea to start with a low dose of dextroamphetamine and titrate (adjust the dose) carefully and slowly from there, rather than starting with a higher dose. This may help minimize the chances of unwanted side effects and assure you don't overshoot the most effective dose.

Good luck with the new meds!

Hayden_NZ
03-29-17, 08:13 PM
Thanks so much namazu for your reply !.

Im starting off on a low dose of 5mg 3 times a day....my Doctor gave me the impression that 10mg 3 times a day would be the max he would consider.

I feel kind of bad because the Methylphenidate was working ok (not great), and i asked him if I could try dex.....felt a bit bad asking and my Doctor/specialist as he is quite far away and had to have the consultation on the phone.

Greyhound1
03-29-17, 11:08 PM
Thanks so much namazu for your reply !.

Im starting off on a low dose of 5mg 3 times a day....my Doctor gave me the impression that 10mg 3 times a day would be the max he would consider.

I feel kind of bad because the Methylphenidate was working ok (not great), and i asked him if I could try dex.....felt a bit bad asking and my Doctor/specialist as he is quite far away and had to have the consultation on the phone.

You shouldn't feel bad for asking your Dr. to try Dex. The Dr. obviously respects your input and feels safe prescribing it to you.

I have taken Dex. for several years and it's never felt addictive to me or even close. I would say it has worked pretty well. If anything, I take less than prescribed and have a surplus which my Dr. is aware of. I haven't filled a script in the past 6 mos. using up all my leftovers.

At proper therapeutic doses addiction risk is very low. Abuse is the main cause of addiction.

Good luck with! Report back and let us know how it's working.

sarahsweets
03-30-17, 01:48 PM
I wonder why people think dex or adderall is so addictive but think nothing of ritalin or methylphenidates?

Hayden_NZ
04-02-17, 05:44 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies.....very helpful and thought out, i appreciate it !.