View Full Version : My experience so far - 100% Positive


avareyne
11-02-10, 10:28 PM
I was lucky enough to find the greatest psychiatrist ever. He listens to me. Knows that I am intelligent and am medically aware. So, I have gotten further in the past 6 months with him than I have in the other 22.5 years of my life (I have had mental health issues since I was a wee one).

Moving on. I told him my issues when I first saw him (but of course!), he gave me options ("options" something no psychiatrist ever gave me). I researched my options and so the med-go-round started.

I can confidently say there really is no psych drug I have not been on. Not been on Lithium (as far as I am aware) and... heck I even tried the newest and greatest. So yeah, I can list 1 and a vast number of stimulants I skipped over to get right to Desoxyn.

I finally got an ADHD diagnosis when I started dealing with fatigue issues and was put on Provigil 400mg after I had my child. It was a diagnosis many doctors considered prior but never went with... instead bipolar. He added it, has not removed the bipolar dx, but yes it needs to be removed asap. Oh, one doctor did test run Ritalin, I was told I had a psychotic episode (I was about.... 7?) and so I had feared going near there but am SO very glad I did. I do not believe I was ever really on Ritalin at any point on time regardless of what my mother wishes to believe.

I am on 2 5mg tabs of Desoxyn 3x per day. So, 30mg total. This was my starting dose coming from Adderall. I have only been on Adderall and Desoxyn, no other ADHD meds (well Ritalin) so I cannot compare. I hear this is highly unusual but like I said, my doctor trusted my insight and considering I knew more about the med itself then he did, that made him more comfy. I had a good list of reasons as to why I needed to at least try the med for one month and I recommend to anyone to compile this with something to substantiate it when approaching your doctor asking for this.

I have gone through a really rough time in my life currently and it is surrounding things that in the past I would be in the hospital with a bottle of warfarin in me again but I am not even depressed. I have a problem, problem needs resolving, and I am working on it. My moods are so profoundly stable that it is scaring me. I will know I am sad and react, but I don't let it drive my day, same with anger. Things bug me, but I just do something about it to fix it and go on. I don't have some immediate overreacting response to things any longer. There was an emergency situation and I reacted to it in a way that was deemed to be appropriate (a bit much in comparison to the norm now but everyone said normal :p).

I do have a slight sense of euphoria in general. I won't complain. No, this has not lead me to pop extra's. And I may just be misunderstanding that as my depression being relieved for the first time in my life.

My biggest complaint.... TV. I want to watch Dexter really badly and I cannot focus on TV for more than 10 seconds. I cannot get involved. I do not know if this is common. My fiance experienced the same thing on Ritalin and Adderall himself (only the droid phone, always tinkering with droid phone 24/7 on these meds).

I read all the time. Constantly. I get stuck on subjects that lead to others. I'm reading medical journals and I am not a doctor (working on it). But I am overly curious about anything and everything. I'm now onto law for the time being lol. I will say, my biggest complaint in the past to my doctor was that I'd think all the dang time. Now I realize, that was not the problem, but that I was too uncaring and unmotivated to just seek an answer and be satisfied. I am able to do this now and am elated. People are simply amazed by me lately and, yes, I LOVE IT! Yes, I do have a high IQ and now I feel that I am actually utilizing it and will be able to make it through medical school performing at a far higher level than I would have before.

So, my experience has been great. Adderall made me really mad and made me feel like crap, total crap. I am glad I tried to find something.

I feel I am going to be on Desoxyn, Provigil, Klonopin for sleep, for the rest of my days. I don't know if the Desoxyn is supposed to be stopped at some point? I would like information on preventing tolerance or perhaps reducing it aside from the "holiday".

I also shall note I do not take the Provigil very much anymore. My fatigue seems to have fixed itself somehow. I don't know, but it has been rectified. I still have Xanax PRN also but I haven't taken it. My anxiety is greatly reduced, though not cured, by the use of Desoxyn. I have recently been able to add PTSD to my list of issues and am hoping Desoxyn will be enough to help me through it.

My ADHD treatment has enabled my son to be treated for his medical conditions appropriately. I would have just let him have "colic" before. I owe my doctor a lot. I owe him the life I am looking forward to and the stability I am granted today. Obviously this drug is not really a mood stabilizer but it worked wonderfully as one for me and also for the anxiety/PTSD so far as well.

Thank you for reading. I will answer any questions. I am so happy I found information on this medication here. I feel I'd be in a really bad place right now without it.

StoicNate
11-03-10, 12:17 AM
Wow you wrote quite an essay...

shi4brains
11-05-10, 09:11 PM
Just out of curiosity, generic or brand name? I was on the generic for about 2 months and never noticed anything. I wanted to switch to brand name but it's extremely expensive.

ChickenGirl
11-05-10, 10:21 PM
Congrats! I am glad you had such positive results! :D

avareyne
12-05-10, 02:24 AM
Yes, I could write a book while on Desoxyn.

I am on generic, medicaid will not cover brand name for some reason and it was a push to get approval as it was. I don't know what dose you were on. But I started off at 30mg total which I guess is over the usual average normal dose of 20mg. Depending on your metabolism and body you could need a higher dose. I'm an average girl and feel my dose is high but correct for my metabolism.

Jester
01-15-11, 12:07 AM
You mean Dexter like in Dexter's lab?

Yellow
01-20-11, 01:29 AM
sounds like you took your desoxyn before posting that lol jk

of course youre going to feel better on desoxyn, its methamphetamine. i wouldnt stay on it too long though only because of neurotoxicity, good luck

PS he means Dexter the serial killer

Sandlotje
02-11-11, 11:07 AM
You mean Dexter like in Dexter's lab?

No, I think she means Dexter as in the Blood Spatter Specialist.

tambourine-man
02-28-11, 12:41 AM
Please, please don't take this the wrong way, but I'm a recovering addict (I am very experienced with methamphetamine, though it has been a long time) and if you were to speak this way around a group of tweakers they would crack up. Can't watch TV? Fascinated by reading? No fatigue? Yep, that is dope all right. However, sad as it may be, the honeymoon will not last. Please be careful. When the euphoria subsides it can become very difficult not to chase that superhuman feeling.

Mister Marcinko
03-30-11, 09:59 PM
I'm gonna have to agree with you on that she sounds like she is speeding hard. That obviously is producing her sense of elation/euphoria and false sense of optimism. The bad part about this will in most cases lead to stimulant induced psychosis. Since she hadsnt posted in quite a while it's safe to assume she's in an insane asylum.

JR1973
04-01-11, 08:01 AM
Damn, starting on 30mg of Desoxyn?

Desoxyn is about 2x more potent per mg than regular amphetamines so that would be approximately equal to a 60mg dose of Adderall per day.

Saito
04-01-11, 08:09 AM
You're story sounds nothing like mine but your results from medication are almost identical :)

Though my vice is just Ritalin for now.

salleh
04-01-11, 08:39 AM
I did think the OP sounded a bit over the top, but if she has been depressed since ....well ever.....I can understand how she might just be over the top about it ....

....I outgrew daily headaches when I was 39, that's 20 years of headaches and they just stopped, and if I got a heaache, 2 execedrine took care of it.....cheers me up no end to have that behind me.....any time you get past a huge stumbling block, you're gonna sound high I betcha ....


....I hope she is well......

nomannomad
04-01-11, 10:09 AM
This thread raises all kinds of questions for me, especially with the input from the former tweaker. Mostly, I doubt there is such a thing as a 100% positive drug (legal or illegal, fwiw) experience. Any one want to disagree?

Saito
04-03-11, 10:22 AM
This thread raises all kinds of questions for me, especially with the input from the former tweaker. Mostly, I doubt there is such a thing as a 100% positive drug (legal or illegal, fwiw) experience. Any one want to disagree?

Isn't that true for everything?

If you look at the larger picture everything we take in to our body or anything produced in our body is basically a drug.

We need food to live. But eating too much of something is bad regardless of what it is and eating to little of something is just as bad.

We need air, but not pure air we need a healthy mixture and not too much at once. Bad air can cause all sort of bad things.

Your body produces all sort of substances in your body to have it function properly. The way your body does this depends on a lot of factors. If your body produces to much or to little of something you will not feel well.

So drugs as you describe them are basically the same. They alter the function of certain parts of your body by adding a substance to it.

In that sense drugs that help someone function better can be just as healthy or positive as a healthy diet.

Its all about finding a good balance.

mbm1512
04-13-11, 01:37 AM
I just highly suggest. Eating & drinking the right things, while taking the right supplements, while taking it. I took it for two years, up to about 4 months ago. And, honestly. Desoxyn has destroyed my motivation. I find it extremely hard to do what I used to. I graduated college early by simply outperforming everyone else, but I did so under the influence of Desoxyn. Unless you plan on being on it for life, which you're heart is going to cut short... I suggest anything else. And please realize I know how well desoxyn works. Just keep in mind... stuff's strong

mbm1512
04-13-11, 01:38 AM
Oh, and I was on 60mg of Desoxyn a day.

collegewriter
04-15-11, 05:18 PM
Unless you plan on being on it for life, which you're heart is going to cut short... I suggest anything else. And please realize I know how well desoxyn works. Just keep in mind... stuff's strong

Statements like this, though cautionary they may be, can be dangerous simply because of the potential they have to scare people. Are you basing this claim off of human clinical trials or is it just a personal opinion of yours?

mbm1512
04-17-11, 08:37 PM
Statements like this, though cautionary they may be, can be dangerous simply because of the potential they have to scare people. Are you basing this claim off of human clinical trials or is it just a personal opinion of yours?

Have you ever taken desoxyn? Personal experience speaks for part certainly. But, if according to clinical trials, every stimulant raises your heart rate a couple of points in almost every case. From what I know, increased heart rates and blood pressure is never a positive thing for your heart.

drose
05-08-11, 09:49 AM
I think it's different when using a medication to help balance your life rather than abusing it to chase a high. The OP is trying to share her personal experience and what she had notice upon using this medication. I am also in the trial stages of using desoxyn and I do prefer it over other medications, which gave me unpleasant side effects. I feel like the adminstration of desoxyn is more subtle and smoother than the others (Adderall, Dexedrine, Concerta). However, I'm finding the dosages being inconsistent. Sometimes it works exactly the way I would like and other times it seems like the dosage isn't adminstered correctly. I am using the generic made by Mylan and still debating whether to switch to brand name for the extra cost.