My experience with dexamphetamine

Miscellaneous bayamos August 8, 2016 62 11
Dexamphetamine is one of the most common types of medication for ADHD in both children and adults. The big disadvantage compared to my previous ADHD medication, Concerta is that I have to take in the dexamphetamine several times a day. Dexamphetamine, like Ritalin and Concerta a psychostimulant. In November 2007, I have been diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD combined type you probably know, so both attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorder. For a while I swallow this medication. What is not widely known is that there is also an ADHD adult version exists. Most people only know ADHD in children.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is an abbreviation of the English term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is the most common mental illness in children.
ADHD occurs in three different types: the combined type, predominantly inattentive type and the predominantly hyperactive / impulse type.
According DSMIV someone has ADHD if they have six or more of the following symptoms:
  • Insufficient attention to details or make careless mistakes
  • Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • Do not seem to listen
  • Failure to follow instructions or can not finish tasks
  • Difficulty organizing tasks
  • Avoidance or dislike having tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Lose things necessary for tasks
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgetful in daily activities
  • Restless movement with hands and feet or turn on the chair
  • Rise as expected will remain seated
  • Running around or anywhere ascend if this is inappropriate
  • Difficulty playing quietly or carry out recreational activities
  • In his back or on trot
  • At a stretch talk

Facts and Fiction
  • People with ADHD are not lazy
  • ADHD can also occur in adults
  • ADHD is not caused by faulty education
  • ADHD is not due to lack of outdoor play and / or exercise
  • ADHD is not uncommon in women
  • You do not need the outside to see immediately that someone has ADHD
  • ADHD-ers do not lack character
  • ADHD-ers are no posers

Treatment with dexamphetamine

Dextroamphetamine is a drug which reduces the symptoms of ADHD. In addition, it is sometimes prescribed for narcolepsy; uncontrollable sleep attacks during the day. Dexamphetamine you should take every 4 to 6 hours with a half glass of water in the prescribed dosage. Dexamphetamine is only available on prescription.
Dexamphetamine is like a psychostimulant methylphenidate. Gives off dopamine and amphetamine, rather than to inhibit the re-uptake. The action begins about one to two hours after ingestion. Dexamphetamine is officially under the Opium Act.
Like almost every drug has side effects dexamphetamine. The most common are:
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Speak Drang
  • Decreased appetite and weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Change in heart rate
  • Bellyache
  • Vomit
  • Dry mouth

The side effects disappear and / or reduce in general is used as the drug for longer.

My experience

On July 11, 2008 I started swallowing 5 mg dexamphetamine. The first day I took a pill only twice. I had some stomach cramps, the evening was slightly longer fit, tandenknarste in my sleep and it took quite a while before I could get to sleep.
The falling asleep have lasted for about a week. My dreams were vivid and occasionally I had nightmares.
As of July 17, 2008 the falling asleep are gone, but I became very nervousness and dry mouth. I now change significantly between a huge appetite and just a lack of appetite. My mood has extreme highs and lows. One minute I'm tremendously excited and I to the world, the next moment I feel immensely depressed, despondent and listless. The positive effect on my fatigue is starting to take off again unfortunately.
From July 24th, 2008 I stopped swallowing dexamphetamine. My ADHD symptoms decreased because hardly while I did have a lot of side effects. Use the ADD complaints against