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Switching from adderall to dexadrine

I have had to switch from adderall to dexadrine, due to medical coverage and cost. I was taking 30mg of xr 2 x a day and was just prescribed 5mg of dexadrine 2x a day. I realize this does of dex is not nearly equivalent to the Adderall and believe my Dr. Is being cautious. Has anyone else made this switch and if so how did you react?
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Re: Switching from adderall to dexadrine

used to be on instant30 now I'm on XR. I have no trouble eating on it , only problem is whenever I eat it seems to fall off. And now I feel like I'm screwed in life. Can focused long enough to get a decent job. After trying for 2 months I avoid writing a cover letter.
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Re: Switching from adderall to dexadrine

I'm not sure if my experience is going to be helpful to you, but here it is.

Adderall gave me really bad heart palpitations, so my doc switched me over to Dexadrine. I liked it for a while, until I realized it was amping up my pre-existing anxiety. Now I'm back on Ritalin after 2 or so years away from it.

If the Dex hadn't messed with my anxiety, I would have stayed on it. It was effective in helping me manage my ADHD. I was on XR.
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Re: Switching from adderall to dexadrine

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used to be on instant30 now I'm on XR. I have no trouble eating on it , only problem is whenever I eat it seems to fall off. And now I feel like I'm screwed in life. Can focused long enough to get a decent job. After trying for 2 months I avoid writing a cover letter.
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What other meds have you tried?

As far as the job struggle goes, get someone to help you with the cover letter/resume stuff.

I sometimes have to remind myself that I can't do certain things on my own no matter how tuned in my meds are or helpful my tools may be. It's heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time, but it is what it is.
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