Thanks, I will look into all these. I've also read that antacids will help because the more alkaline your stomach is the better the bioavailability.
This is the 3rd day on Adderall and I think I can describe the feeling as being calm and a better sense of well being. I'm not entirely sure it's working though as far as enhancing concentration, perhaps it and attention have improved and I don't realize it?
I took some NADH and B6 this morning along with it. Also took 100mg of provigil to try combat the residual sleepiness, I hope it wasn't a bad idea cause my heart is pounding for some reason. When I took Adderall alone my resting pulse was about 80, same with provigil alone. Right now it's around 100 just sitting here.
Also, is caffeine counterproductive for adderall or even ritalin?
I can't remember if Imminst etiquette is to toppost or bottompost, so I'm going with what seems more contiguous to me.
I'm not a fan of amphetamine, but if you must, here is some tips and tricks based on personal experience and a year of research in the nineties toward the same goal.
1) Access if you are getting the therapeutic effect now. Now meaning before you've been on AMP for more than a few weeks.
If yes, proceed to 3. If no, proceed to 2.
2) Get with your doctor to get the dose right. When completed, proceed to 3.
3) Use this dosage until the therapeutic effect (TE) begins to diminish. This will be difficult, because 90% of the population will want to chase the euphoria.
The euphoria is not the TE. When the TE begins to diminish, try supplementing with 250mg Magnesium Glycinate 2x day. When Magnesium supplementation fails, proceed to 4.
4) Add N-Acetyl Tyrosine 300mg 2/day. When that stops being effective, go to 5.
5) Add Memantine 5-8mg. When that stops being effective, go to 6.
6) Switch out the memantine for amantadine 100mg 1/day. when this fails, cease everything and return to step 2.
Watch the amount of acid in your diet. DO NOT use the antacid trick. Chances are about 60-40 in favor of you eventually giving yourself some heinous alkalosis.
If you're thinking "I'll use an MAOI" (including selegeline/deprenyl) tell your doctor so he can smack you upside the head.
You'll also be wanting all the neuroprotection you can get to stave off the inevitable negative consequences of dextroamphetamine's inelegant dopamine dumping mechanism.
Finally, when you reach the upper threshold of safe dosage according to the manufacturer's literature and it's not working (and you will) it's time to throw in the towel and find something else.
Honestly, I would look for just about any alternative to amphetamine, methylphenidate, and the like before resorting to them. They're incredibly damaging drugs and it is guaranteed they will not work forever.
What I found to be long term effective for the treatment of my ADD is a combination of aniracetam, piracetam, cdp choline, magnesium (glycinate), sulbutiamine, picamilon, idebenone, bacopa, and DHA/EPA.
I also occasionally use pramiracetam and take other supplements for other reasons. I cycle the b-vitamin analogues (mostly due to cost reasons, but also because the effects of sulbutiamine and picamilon tend to diminish with constant use).
I also occasionally run a 1 week course of precursors (NALT and the like) and/or DHEA. I use 3mg melatonion 3 days/week for sleep. I eat a traditional chinese/macanese diet. That's done wonders for my health in general.
I do MENSA puzzle books and Dual N Back on a daily basis (working on 6 atm). I also do rajayoga on a daily basis for a minimum of an hour, and P90X. Granted, this doesn't leave a lot of time for video games and the like, but it's highly rewarding.
I noticed that if I do activities which are high in instant gratification and low in necessary concentration, the symptoms of ADD get worse, whereas if I do tasks which are high in necessary concentration to the exhaustion of my ability to do so regularly, my ability to concentrate gets better over time. With that in mind, I threw out my TV and other instant gratification mechanisms. None of this is intended as medical advise. Consult your doctor. You are solely responsible for how you use this information. Etc.