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Old 03-17-04, 12:49 PM
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If adderall gave you problem you can always try the two major constiutents alone... dexadrine and methyl phenidate. One at a time you might find what is hlpful and what is distrubing.
What are the brand names? Or... how do you get those alone? I was on Adderall XR but it screwed with my head too much.. it was overstimulating.
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With a little luck you won't need the weed.

I have not smoked weed on a regular basis for years so I am no longer an expert. I was a regular wine drinker. 2-3 glasses a night for years. Once I started on Strattera I have lost the urge to drink. After a few weeks I noticed that I often forgot to drink. Now I only drink occasionally. I have even gone over a week without a drink. This has not happened to me in 30 years. I never made a consious decision to cut down, but once my medications started working, I found I do not miss it.

Maybe the same will happen to with weed. Give the medications a chance.
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You know, it's strange but now on Concerta I don't have the desire to chug coffee like a maniac or drink alcohol in the evening. I just don't think about it. Before, I almost psychologically craved both. The alcohol relaxed my muscles and my brain in the evening and it was a welcome change from the chaos of the day.....a brain on overdrive stressing itself, my nerves and my muscles to boot. Now with Concerta, no desire for either. I take it that Strattera has the same effect. Cool.

I have a friend that is very ADD and thinks that meds are unnecessary. He's very religious. In his eyes, I'm just exchanging one drug for another. Even if this were true, it would still be a God-send since it's in a measured amount. Usually when I'm in control of my vices, I ALWAYS go overboard. I do everything in excess unless on Concerta....no desire for sensation overdrive now.



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I was a regular wine drinker. 2-3 glasses a night for years. Once I started on Strattera I have lost the urge to drink. After a few weeks I noticed that I often forgot to drink. Now I only drink occasionally. I have even gone over a week without a drink. This has not happened to me in 30 years. I never made a consious decision to cut down, but once my medications started working, I found I do not miss it.
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I started Strattera a few weeks ago. I pretty much consider myself a pothead. I think that smoking while being medicated for ADHD sometimes dramatically decreases the effects of the medication; doesn't help with memory, procrastination, or motivation. I think that smoking before you go to sleep will probably work just the way it always has, but, some advice as a smoker: I used to not be able to sleep if I didn't smoke and it's not fun. It may have just been from the depression and constant worry about work and such, but I really think that smoking pot is not the thing that you want to send you to a place of comfort. Don't get too dependent on a awkward sleep schedule, either. It'll send you down a deep, deep hole.
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My education therapist (who specialises in ADD,ADHD) explained to me that THC blocks dopamine reseptors in the brain. Dopamine has a alot to do with concentration and this is something ADD medication targets. The THC stays there for a long time and doesnt allow your brain to make use of the increased levels of dopamine.

I was a heavy smoker for about 15 years. At the time I was seeing my educational therapist I was a complete wreck because I didnt know what was "wrong with me". I decided that day to give up smoking weed. It has been nearly 2 years. Every now and then I think I wouldnt mind a smoke but I quickly put that though out of my mind. I honesty feel that I personally am better for it.
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chronic marijuana smoking mimics the same symptoms of ADD. I don't think there's any point in taking a med for ADD when smoking is going to make it a lot worse anyway.

you should really try to cut back to something like weekends only. try getting some exercise as this has helped me get a good sleep.

Smoking weed really helps with a few of the symptoms of ADD but makes much more of them more severe and is not worth it from my experiences

edit: oh ok, this thread is from many years ago

also, I'm fairly sure marijuana does not block the dopamine receptors.
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Even if marijuana affects dopamine in the brain, strattera is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, not a dopamine reuptake inhibitor like the stimulant based ADD medications.
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Re: marijuana with Straterra

i used to smoke marijuana just at work once on the first break and once on the second break i picked up the book bye daniel amen out of a dumpster and started reading it. i quickly found my self in there. i was a type three, but I thought that i was a type two. I found out about self medicating in this great book, and mentioned it to my other three pot buddies. i told them that i had found out about add and that i had taken a test on line and passed with flying colors. I wanted to try the medication out , because I had always wanted to go to college. I wanted to see who the person that i was at the end of the tunnel. I stopped smoking the pot a week before the test with the psychiatrist because i wanted to get a good and sound test that was not mared bye the pot. After the test, the doctor got up and told me to stay in the room , came back with a whole handful of pills. It was strattera, I took the pills home and looked at them for about two weeks and read some of the forums on this site. It has been seven months now , I am no longer lethargic, it helps with depression and ocd, and I dont butt into conversations, the anxiety has gone away . It lowers your sex drive , butt that comes back after a while, and i havv found that it feels like your a virgin again. i have not even thought about smoking pot. I love this drug , I cant imagine going off of it. At my height of drinking coffee, I was drinking 20shots of espresso a day. right now i might drink a sip of coffee two or three times aweek.
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Re: marijuana with Straterra

I just finished my first year at college and became a very religious smoker. Before that I was taking lexepro for anxiety and depression. After my depression was taken care of I didn't take Lexepro and had it just incase I had a relapse in depression while I was at school. A relapse came one day so I took the 20 mg prescribed to me and went on with my business until later when I smoked. The pot and the lexepro apparently mixed badly in my body and I basically had an OD like reaction where I was vomiting uncontrollably and visions were passing in my head. If you want to know more about the experience feel free to message me.

I met with a doctor about because had he told me that anxiety medicine can react that way with pot if one is introduced at too high a level and that my reaction was so bad because I introduced both at such a high level. So if you are going to do pot with straterra i suggest that you wait for your body to get use to the medication first.
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Re: marijuana with Straterra

While illicit drug use is, perhaps, a fact of life for some...its not something we wish to facilitate on the ADD Forums.
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