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Old 09-24-11, 06:01 PM
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First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Already on Adderall XR, tonight I started my first dose of Intuniv. No tired feeling yet, fingers crossed the Adderall helps combat the somnolence I keep reading about!!
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Old 09-24-11, 08:27 PM
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Definitely, so far not too bad. I'm not really tired but it hasn't quite hit the 6 hour peak yet. I'm also on Adderall XR so I'm hoping that alleviates this horrible sleepiness I read about in a few posts on here.
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

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I felt pretty good at first, it did help my working memory. Not sure so hard to evaluate meds sometimes.
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

It's about at it's 5-6 hour peak now and I'm a little tired, but not too bad. Nothing like I can't function or anything which is a good way to start since it's the lowest dose. Unfortunately I have work/school usually 7 days a week so having it half knock me out while I get used to it would be bad. We'll see how the other doses go.

When you used it, what else were you on? Yeah I found out early that the effects aren't too easy for me to tell. I'm just going to go by if others see a change and if my habits improve and impulse/hyper behaviors decrease.

I'm hoping it helps my working memory and my calms my rapid speech down. Don't know if that'll work but I guess we'll see. My hope is that it helps enough that I can get my Adderall dose down. Since I'm already at a high dosage in a month I don't have anywhere to go once I start building up a tolerance.
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Old 09-25-11, 12:21 AM
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

I wouldnt worry about that yet. I am slim and athletic but I had a sleep study done and have sleep apnea. So I was already tired. I think it did help my stimulants work better, just slit calmer, but the tiredness did come... I am thinking about trying provigil with my stims
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Little tired this morning but not too bad, although I'm starting to realize that sometimes my meds slowing me down feels like tired to me. If you try the provigil let me know how you make out!
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Yeah, I am already tired in the mornings from apnea. Nobody caught because i am fit. I liked intuniv only because it kept my mind on track . My biggest issue is staying on point. Seems my mind jumps around when I cannot focus. I simply cannot risk any increase in morning fatigue
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Yeah I know what you mean. Did they give you the device to wear at night for your apnea? What stims are you on? I'm on Adderall 40mg XR twice a day. I don't feel a lot different but a couple people said they noticed a difference so I'm assuming it's working. I'm just wondering if anything would work better. I don't get any side effect from the Adderall except decreased appettite (no heart racing/jittery feeling) which is great, just makes me nervous already taking such a high dose, especially since I'll be kind of screwed if I become tolerant.
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

I am on concerta and wellbutrin. I have a masters degree and I know my brain works , just hard getting it to with consistency since college. I take a large dose as well , I imagine sleep and allergies play into it. Not much you can do regarding tolerance except hope your augments provide mire base relief so u can ease off your dose when needed. I take about the same as you on adderall too, it's not really uncommon. I suspect there are carryover metabolic issues plus some generalized anxiety. It's worse since I gave been so tired with this apnea. Yeah, been on a machine 3 weeks now
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Yeah same here, I'm in a masters program now too, thats what prompted me to get treatment. I'm figure I'll just keep my fingers crossed and see where it goes lol. Hopefully you're sleep will get better after you're on the apnea machine for a while. If not I hope provigil works for you!
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

Well, yesterday was the second day I took the Intuniv, I took it at around 3 to hope that when it peaks at 5-6 hours it would be near bedtime. I did wake up dizzy this morning. It wasn't bad enough that I couldn't do anything, I just had to do things slowly. It did go away after my Adderall kicked in. I didn't notice the slowed feeling today, I'm wondering if I might have to take it in the morning. I just don't want to be half asleep in the middle of my clinical day, that would not be good!! We'll see how tomorrow goes!
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

I would take it later like your doing keep us posted. I am trying cymbalta since i seem to ruminate.
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

OK, third day waking up with Intuniv, not as dizzy today, barely at all. I did notice though that I didn't have as much of the calm effect also though. I took it a little earlier today around 1. I figure I'm going to slowly increase how early I take it to see when that tired feeling hits or if it goes away. Got somewhat of the calm feeling, a little tired but not too bad, not enough that I would fall asleep. I think the key to not being overtired while taking it is the addition of the stimulants. I never felt the stimulant effects of my Adderall, but I notice when I take them closer together Im less tired so I"m assuming it's the stimulant part. They say it takes a few weeks for your body to adjust and and get up to the right dosage so we'll see. I don't notice anything different now but again it's only day 3. Right now I'm still just frustrated that even on 80mg of Adderall XR a day and now trying this, I still can't seem to focus on anything for a given period of time. Really screwing with my college work
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Re: First Dose of Intuniv with Adderall XR

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