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Adderall vs. St. John's Wort for Depression

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Adderall is a brand name of amphetamine salts–based medication used for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is a brand-name psychostimulant medication composed of racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, racemic amphetamine sulf... Read more on Wikipedia
St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Eman
April 24, 2014
Eman wrote
20 mg adderall
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By Aub job 1
March 23, 2014
Aub job 1 wrote
Adderal
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Aub job  |  April 16, 2014
You NEED WATER.... you should be drinking a TON of water and that is TOO much adderal a half of a 10 mg should do the job.
Kris  |  April 7, 2014
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By WhiteTigerGirl
March 8, 2014
WhiteTigerGirl wrote
Adderall causing me to smell
I took Adderall 20 Xr (Orange pill) and I never experienced any odors or excess sweating, but the fact that Adderall is a stimulant and increases bodily function by releasing epinephrine(adrenaline) may be the cause of the symptoms you guys are experiencing.
Emanuel  |  April 24, 2014
I just recently started taking Adderall XR 10 mg daily to help with treatment of a rare sleep-wake disorder that I have called Idiopathic hypersomnia (plus I have ADHD). I've never taken Adderall XR or any Adderall before. I, too, am not a sweaty or smelly person, and I have NEVER had body odor, and now I do, in my pits (mostly my left one). I figured it was the Adderall XR doing this to me since I've never had to deal with any body odor, and it's only started since taking Adderall XR. Thanks f
JV  |  April 24, 2014
I have an extreme increase of smell since taking Adderall. I can't have air fresheners in my house anymore since Adderall. I can smell the liter box that is on the other side of my apartment even if the cat has only used it once. I was writing with a sharpie the other day and I felt like I was going to pass due to how strong the smells seemed. It is really strange but not in your head.
$taceFace  |  April 11, 2014
No it's definitely not in your head. There are several other forums that discuss a distinct smell people can sometimes get while taking Adderall. I used to take the orange ovals and I get a weird odor with that one. When I take the circular blue ones...it makes my right armpit stink and sweat profusely. I'm not a sweaty person at all and I have NEVER had body odor issues until being on Adderall. My mother works for a doctor that helps people that have excessive body odor and excessive swea
Julie  |  March 13, 2014
I am pretty sure it is all in your head.. yes you may be sweating more, which is caused from the Adderall.. but yeah I would have to apply old spice plenty of times..then I just wore a tighter under shirt and I was fine.. I would be sweating my natural body odor.. and yes that made my worry that I smell like BO but nope! its all in your head... have a great day !
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mark$tar  |  March 11, 2014
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By Lost
January 8, 2014
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Adderall & opiated withdrawal
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Does adderall help with opiate withdarwl
April 25, 2014
Wow I can relate on the adderall part, my prescription only lasts me 7-8 days. If I feel like it's wearing off at all I take another (XR 30mg). I told my doctor at my next visit I want to try something else... After the monthly withdrawal of a week.. My house will be a disaster and I'll get it back to normal, feel like myself again, go to my doctor and go through it all again. I love how focused I get, and I'm able to do so much, yet I hate the feeling you get when you know your body needs food
Chelsea  |  March 4, 2014
Oh man, I feel you! I was on a methedone program for 3 years. I was put on adderall a few months ago. I FINALLY got off the program. Try Freefromhell.com. Lots of info and LOTS of support! I hated it, but I was lucky I had my withdraw in a new unfamiliar area, no connections, and not even a car or money any way. Day 4 was my peak. Try to sleep and if you can't just TRY and keep your mind active. Nothing straining, but off of the pain and sadness. KEEP A SENSE of humor! I recorded this really st
Katy  |  February 13, 2014
Yeah it's going to be a living hell for at least 7 to 10 days. Around day 6 you should start to see light at the end of the tunnel. Just remember that if u make it couple or few days and decide u can't take it anymore and use....you will be starting all over and will have to ensure all of this again and each time from my experience it just gets worse. So stock up on water and Gatorade and ...vitamins help especially a multi vitamin, vitamin c, b12, melatonin for sleep, small doses of Xanax or
My works  |  January 17, 2014
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By TruthTeller
January 3, 2014
TruthTeller wrote
Personal study of Adderall
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By Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
what is htp?
star  |  April 14, 2014
Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
Devin  |  January 3, 2014
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By hollographic
August 30, 2013
hollographic wrote
Solution to Bloating and Chest Tightness while on Adderall xr?
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Well I realized this was a year ago, but before taking Adderall, eat a light healthy meal, and avoid caffeinated drinks or juices, and drink plenty of water and Gatorade, but make sure your are near a bathroom because I experienced diarrhea about 30-40min. after I take it. by the way I started off on Adderall xr 20mg 1 pill a day
April 24, 2014
This is way to obvious. Why in the world would somebody prescribe 15 mg to start. I started on 5 years ago and almost stopped because of somewhat similar stuff, no bloating. Many years later I take between 11-15 mg per dose after moving to 7, then 10 etc. With the 5mg when I started taking Magnesium and some other supps and eating much better the drug worked much better without the chest tightness etc. Its a strong drug and you need to have all the proper cofactors and nutrients to help regula
February 28, 2014
Along with what - j - has written , which is as good of advice as you'll find I can promise you that -- I just want you to understand that because you're now super focused symptoms you most likely had before taking the stimulant is now magnified. I suggest you read up on Candida and try Activia yogurt to balance out the good and bad ratio of 80 / 20 ( I think that's correct ) -- Now that you're taking this enhancement drug -- which is how I think of it -- you need to prepare your body for wh
K  |  February 12, 2014
I have tried almost all the pill forms of medicine for adhd and adderall works the best for me. It does however upset my stomach sometimes and my intestines because it is a strong stimulant. So I understand the feeling you are talking about. I agree that water is key with adderall since it can dehydrate you. So always lots of water with it and eating more veggies and fruit will help with your digestion. I wouldn't have coffee with it unless you are eating enough to help with the absorption rate
January 28, 2014
Not sure about the bloating, but you might avoid some chest tightness and anxiety by not drinking coffee with it; otherwise you're taking two stimulants (Adderall and caffeine) at the same time. If you still have chest tightness or anxiety, you might consider a beta blocker; 40 mg propranolol once or twice a day has been great for me. Of course, IANAD, and you should talk to yours.
Frank  |  January 19, 2014
Hey bub. Your "gastric motility" ground to a stand still. Basically, Adderall causes your body to shift blood used by your gusts to digest food to your skeletal muscle, preparing your body for action. Exercising and increases water intake can help here- as a matter of fact, they will probably be the fist thing your doc suggests. Otherwise he'll prescribe Reglan (which can cause permanent tremors in your hands) or Miralax. Water will reduce the bloating and gas too. Tums is ok if you hydrate.
j  |  December 16, 2013
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