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drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

title says it all.

anyone know any drinks that don't reduce the intensity or duration of adderall in the body?

please supply any anecdotes if you think it'll be helpful!
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

Milk? I'd imagine a base like this would help. I have nothing to back this up this claim.

I'd avoid any fruit/citric drinks and soft drinks.
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

I'm new to adderall, but I have chosen gatorade (something I usted to drink all the time years ago). I Have not experimented with other drinks yet
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Milk? I'd imagine a base like this would help. I have nothing to back this up this claim.

I'd avoid any fruit/citric drinks and soft drinks.
Being new to adderall, I am still learning, but
As far as milk goes, I have read somewhere that if an adderall user can not sleep, they should take calcium (without vitamin d cause it will make you pee((the one I accidently bought, so I havent opened it))). the calcium is supposed to cancel the adderall so you can sleep.

So I have been limiting milk consumption during medication time due to the calcium in milk.
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

When I brought up the question of diet at my last psychiatrist meeting she told me that technically milk is acidic not a base (P.H. of 6.7) and in some people with ADD it is suggested that taking ADDeral before bed will help you get to sleep. At my last psychiatrist meeting I brought up the topic of diet and she told me that the best thing to do is maintain a normal diet, after all the specific dosage was prescribed with this in mind. She did, however, say that one should try avoiding excessive amounts of Citric acid but don't in any way try and cut it out of your diet.
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

I drink diet rootbeer if I really want a soda during the day. No caffeine, no citric acid. As far as I know, there's nothing in it that would affect the Adderall.
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

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I drink diet rootbeer if I really want a soda during the day. No caffeine, no citric acid. As far as I know, there's nothing in it that would affect the Adderall.
I've read somewhere that Phosphoric Acid can affect the adderall negatively.

Not sure if thats a component of diet Root beer, like it is diet Coke or Pepsi.

But I can say it seems for me personally there is no difference in length of effectiveness, or strength of dosage when I drink caffeine free sodas (with Phosphoric acid) vs just drinking water.
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

Recent studies have shown that people who drink diet soda auctually GAIN weight.

They are still trying to figure out why......
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

I just like the taste of diet soda better. I can't stand all that sugar in regular soda. And as far as caffeine free sodas go, I have yet to find one that tastes good, unless it's naturally caffeine free like rootbeer, sprite, or orange soda.
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Recent studies have shown that people who drink diet soda auctually GAIN weight.

They are still trying to figure out why......
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After having been consulted by thousands of overweight people suffering with problems concerning the liver and/or metabolism I can assure you that aspartame will not help you in any way, indeed it will help you to gain unwanted weight. This has been my experience, and there are logical reasons to explain the fattening and bloating effects of aspartame. When you ingest the toxic chemical aspartame it is absorbed from the intestines and passes immediately to the LIVER where it is taken inside the liver via the liver filter. The liver then breaks down or metabolizes aspartame to its toxic components - phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. This process requires a lot of energy from the liver which means there will be less energy remaining in the liver cells. This means the liver cells will have less energy for fat burning and metabolism, which will result in fat storing. Excess fat may build up inside the liver cells causing "fatty liver" and when this starts to occur it is extremely difficult to lose weight. In my vast experience any time that you overload the liver you will increase the tendency to gain weight easily.


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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

Stay away from milk. If it's taken before your Adderall, it can coat your intestines and and reduce the amount of Adderall absorbed. Of course stay away from soda because it contains citric acid and for me, tends to kill my adderall effect if I drink it in the afternoon. I also find that caffeine makes my Adderall a little stronger but causes the overall length to be shorter. This makes sense since it it a diuretic.

Stick to water and tea with no caffeine. Chai has caffeine. =(
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

I did some testings over the past few days:
-on 100% vitamin c mango/orange juice i find that my meds hit has intense but duration is cut by a lot
-on milk and cereal i find that my meds hit not as hard but stays in my system longer

ehh? very inconclusive really.. could be other factors that affected how my meds work those days like sleep, diet, etc.
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Re: drinks that don't diminish effectiveness (besides water of course)

I can personally say that I just drank a glass of whole milk (forcing calories), and after feeling completely lousy from not sleeping, nausea, and headache all morning plus severe anxiety, I did feel calmer. I think it does diminish the effects, which was good for me since I obviously had too much (20 mg) for my system.
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Stay away from milk. If it's taken before your Adderall, it can coat your intestines and and reduce the amount of Adderall absorbed. Of course stay away from soda because it contains citric acid and for me, tends to kill my adderall effect if I drink it in the afternoon. I also find that caffeine makes my Adderall a little stronger but causes the overall length to be shorter. This makes sense since it it a diuretic.

Stick to water and tea with no caffeine. Chai has caffeine. =(
I work 12 hour shifts, and my adderall XR dosage (40mg) usually lasts the entire shift. If not, I will then drink Coffee the last hour or two of my shift (11 to 12 hours after "medication time"
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Good post. Let me add, in addition to the above (just ONE of many side effects), your liver can also be damaged. Take this from someone who once was overweight, switched to diet sodas, then cut out sodas period, then went to home brewed Iced Tea (minus the ice) w/ Equal.. Try drinking a gallon of that a day. I didn't have a problem with gaining weight; between my diet of many meals a day- no sugar, no fried foods, fat free milk, and no snacks, I lost 80 lbs. But I digress..

Yrs later, I'm still on the ice tea w/ Equal kick. I just had a blood test- my liver enymes are on the high side.
I threw out the rest of my Equal. I'm switching to Splenda. Hopefully the blood test in 4 weeks will be back to normal.

Oh and over something like 84 degrees, asparatame turns into (and I'm going to try to spell this correctly) formaldehyde.

Scary huh? This all builds up in your body. Google it and see for yourself.

Asparatame is bad, bad, BAD!
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