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all ADHD medications make me tired!

Hi I have Inattentive Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) all ADHD medications I have tried make me tired but boosting concentration a little including:

∑ ritalin IR
∑ concerta
∑ dexedrine IR
∑ provigil (modafinil)

I canít see how adderall or vyvanse would be any different from dexedrine as they are all amphetamine based, possibly the protein component of vyvanse or the extra amphetamine salt of adderall may help but im unsure & i was wondering if any one has shared experiences?

I was also considering atomoxetine(Atomoxetine), wellbutrin(Bupropion) or even tricyclic antidepressants he but seeing as they have the same action of inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitters Iím unsure, any help would be greatly appreciated?
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

How long did you try those meds out at around what dosages?
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

Hi sarahsweets

∑ ritalin IR = 30mg a day for 4weeks
∑ concerta = 45mg a day for 3 weeks
∑ dexedrine IR = just stating 10mg a day for 3 days so far
∑ provigil (modafinil) = stated at 200mg finshed at 600mg afer a week when the side effects were unbearable

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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

I guess regarding dexedrine you could tryst a higher dosage or experiment with ir and xr. I took dex spansules for 8years and then switched to adderall xr.
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

If it's a zombie-ish feeling then you might need to lower your dose.

Are you taking 10mg of dex IR all at once?

Try quartering the tab and taking 2.5 and see how that goes, if it doesn't do anything try 5. If that doesn't work then you probably need a higher dose.
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

sarahswets, yeah the concerta was better than the ritalin ir so maybe vynase will be a better option when it comes avalable in the uk however the concerta still made me tired. I will take more dexedrine but i think it will just make me more tired but well see, maybe my body will adjust.

ana futura, Its not so much a zombie feeling but i was unfortunate enough to expereince that on the ritalin IR

I take the 10mg in split doeses & i may try splittting it furter like you suggested

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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

Its suppose to make you feel tired and calmed down,the meds slow you down because our minds are going to fast to keep up.I wish I could take stimulants ,I am so screwed its not funny.Every morning its a clown show w me Im always so damn discombobulated and Im like I need help ! Is this ever gonna go away or change?
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

For me at least- it's a zombie feeling if it's too high, and a little loopy and spastic if it's too low. Are you eating enough and staying hydrated?
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

Rebelyell, If I had the hyperactivity component of adhd then the adverse tired effect maybe useful at stifling such a symptom, but because im inaatenetive its making me unessarily tired. As for you have you tried all the meds?

anafutura, yeah im eating & drinking plenty with good sleep and exercise. with the ritalin i found that unless i had the zombie feeling the medication wasnt effetive for concentration
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

I was on ritalin,dex,and cylert from 9- to almost 11,thats whn my tourettes came out bad and they had to take me off em.They tell me now the stims could make my tics go full blown so no I cant or havent taken them all.
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

I've actually noticed a few mild tics on dex- I'll make weird noises with my mouth sometimes. I could probably stop myself from doing it if I wanted to,but it seems easier just to let myself make the noise.

I haven't told the doctor cause they're not bad and as it only happened in the begining and then again when I tried a slightly higher dose. I hope I'm not asking for trouble.
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Re: all ADHD medications make me tired!

I swear if I didnt get drug tested from work I swear Id smoke crack or find some ephedrine or something,go buy it off college kids etc.Im tired of being so damn dysfunctional and discom freaking bobulated and disorganized all the time running around w a chicken w my head off and doing everything backwards because I cant make a freaking decision half the time.Im starting to get desperate its embarassing to always be losing stuff especially round co workers.THe harder I try the worse it gets it seems
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