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Adderall vs. Tramadol 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
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By Rash
September 18, 2014
Rash wrote
Amphetamines may cause panic attacks
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By Gary
September 14, 2014
Gary wrote
surviving with ADHD
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By Angela
September 12, 2014
Angela wrote
tramadol and nightmares
The rest of my comment seemed to have been cut off, so I'll just finish it up by saying that some of the side-effects of true narcotics - like nightmares and itching or "crawling" skin - happen with tram too at higher doses, but they'll drop away again whenever you lower the dose, or even on their own at sustained higher doses (so long as the higher doses are taken as ordered and not messed with or abused. Moving between 50mg and 100mg as you are doing is fine.
con't  |  September 19, 2014
Nightmares are a common side-effect of opiate use, from the beast that is Morphine all the way down to little tramadol which contains only a small amount of synthetic opioid and has very weak effects on the u-opioid receptor - amounting to about 15% of the pain relief provided. The remaining 85% of tramadol's makeup is basically an SNRI anti-depressant, like Effexor or Milnacipran. In other words, as far as narcotics go, Tramadol barely qualifies as one, if at all. BUT it still has a few of the
Hugh  |  September 19, 2014
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By fedup.ugh
September 9, 2014
fedup.ugh wrote
adderall is horrible
In response to FedUp, I have numerous suggestions. If he is not thinking clearly than you must accompany him to his next doctor's appointment with a knowlegable physician who has an expertise in your husband's condition. I am not a physician but I am in the medical industry and there are potentially numerous other medications available for your husband based on hid specific condition. Start by getting off Adderall and replace it with one or a combo. of the following: 1. Stimulants: modafinil
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By Doug
August 29, 2014
Doug wrote
Tramadol
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By Squirrel!!3131
August 15, 2014
Squirrel!!3131 wrote
Adderall blackout!
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I can completely relate to this. It doesn't happen every time I have drinks with the wife but we'll be watching an episode of The Strain or something else and having rum and cokes... she'll say that I was actively engaged into the show with her, we'll be talking about what had just happened, made dinner... and I can't remember what we talked about, what happened in that episode, what we had for dinner... it's bad. It is effecting our relationship a bit because she gets frustrated I can't reme
August 29, 2014
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By Kayla
July 4, 2014
Kayla wrote
screw it!!!!!!
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By K
June 18, 2014
K wrote
Adderalll and Dermatillomania
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I've picked my cuticles for as long as I can remember. I started taking adderall three years ago and I've experienced what I believe to be excoriation disorder (dermatillomania). I've noticed that especially when I am on the med I pick at my scalp like crazy and it's a huge distraction. It's also started to last after my doses wear off, like into the rest of the day or the next day to the point where I don't even realize it until someone tells me to stop touching my head. It drives me crazy. In
L  |  September 20, 2014
It has been the opposite for me. Adderall is what caused my dermatillomania.
Krista  |  September 7, 2014
As a 23 year old who has struggled with DTM and ADHD almost every day since the age of 13, I have all the hope in the world that you will be able to reach that "light" at the end of that dark tunnel I am all too familiar with. I also have been taking Adderall XR for almost two years now, so I believe I can give you the perspective that you're looking for here. That being said, and you're definitely not going to like this, Adderall is very likely to cause your picking to become severe if you are
Dermatillomantis  |  June 22, 2014
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By krinh
June 12, 2014
krinh wrote
30 mg Adderall = bad breath?
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Can confirm. It really isn't bad when staying hydrated and drinking lots of water. But it tastes like metal in my mouth (at first I thought I was getting sick or something, but the sickness never happened).
August 29, 2014
It's true and it's cause it dehydrates you leaving you without the salivation you usually have.
June 28, 2014
That makes no sense, Gabriel ...
Jase  |  June 26, 2014
Its because you dont open your mouth much to talk if you have your mou that closed for long periods of time you will get bad breath
gabriel  |  June 16, 2014
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By lee
May 22, 2014
lee wrote
rash and adderall
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Also wanted to add to my comment that my adderall was generic brand pharmacy filled. It was a round blue pill with cor 130 on one side
Rose  |  September 13, 2014
I just started adderall 5mg on Tuesday of this week and on Wednesday I started itching and felt like needles sticking me. Then I had red under skin blood dots and severe bruising with purple rings. It's Friday on this week symptoms of itching and bruising all above symptoms worst. I just took benedril because I don't like this itching pin pricking sensation. I'm stopping this medication because I must be allergic . I read where one girl said her purple bruising didn't go away and scared her ski
Rose  |  September 13, 2014
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By T!n@
May 18, 2014
T!n@ wrote
Adderall
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and you end up with symptoms that the meds are actually supposed to get rid of then clearly those 10-20 people are only taking it to feel the stimulation of the amphetamines if they didn't have the excessive talking problem before and they developed that symptom after they took it. So to close, in all actuality it was your comment that was useless and irrelevant. I may have been a little verbose myself but your the 1 that made yourself look ignorant in the end :)
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
one of my "symptoms" not side effects actually is talking excessively which runs in the hyperactivity class of ADHD. There are actually 4 different classifications of ADHD which include 1. Disorganization & Forgetfulness. 2. Impulsivity 3. Emotional Difficulties 4. Hyperactivity or Restlessness and 3 classes of ADD..1. Hyper-focus 2. Trouble Concentrating & Staying Focused 3. Disorganization & Forgetfulness. If you take this medication no matter what class of ADD/ADHD
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
that get "excessively talkative", which just fyi I think u may have just been trying to use some big words to try and make yourself look intelligent that u just kinda threw together because hyper verbose is not even an actual word (better consult the dictionary) clearly shouldn't be taking adderall and clearly don't have ADHD if it makes them talk excessively, I know this for a fact because I was diagnosed with ADHD and have been on 30 mg adderall 2 x day for 10 years and
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
rash when I'm pretty positive listed as the topic @ the top of the page it says list your experiences with adderall not list your experiences of how adderall causes skin rash or list the side effects. Also, would like to add that I have been diagnosed with ADHD and mild OCD and on 30 mg adderal for 10 years now and if u really want to get technical those 10-20 people that u personally know
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
Actually, the previous post talked about skin rashes and the previous one before that talked about something entirely different so how is her making a new post about her experiences with being on adderall and you can clearly see that she was finishing her sentence with talking about getting headaches (which last time I checked that would be considered a "side effect") and it didn't let her complete it obviously, where are u getting that she has to share about it having anything to do with skin
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
This is about itchy skin side effects. But, "Tina" (?!) you for posting a useless unrelated comment. Even if u got claim you got cutoff, even if at best it was halfway through, these first 7 lines are still the longest comment on this page yet not one reference to itching NOR ANY side effects of adderall. I say this to you because I want you to consider that perhaps this drug isn't improving your functioning as you believe it is. I know 10-20 people personally who quickly became hyperverbose,
Useless  |  August 29, 2014
lol
August 8, 2014
That awkward moment where it didn't let me finish and I just got this today and I don't know how to/if I can edit my posts?
May 18, 2014
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By barneca
May 14, 2014
barneca wrote
Adderall Ruined MY TEETH
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Bruxism was just added to the Medication Guide for Adderall in July 2014 so actually this is an official side effect to the drug product you are taking. I am 38 and have been on it for 8 years, i am not abusing the drug, and also have damage due to grinding (Bruxism)
August 18, 2014
As a dental assistant taking adderall I have to agree with JoeS.
Pasha  |  June 28, 2014
Tooth decay due to adderall usage would mean that too high of. A dosage was taken. Symptoms such as dry mouth typically go away after a few days if you are taking a proper dose
animamos  |  June 17, 2014
I agree with JoeS. Make sure you are also drinking enough water, tooth decay can be the long-term result of dry mouth.
Nikki23  |  May 26, 2014
Unless you were abusing the Adderall for all those years, it is not the cause of your tooth loss. Bruxism is a common problem with any type of stimulant, so is dry mouth. Both of those problems can be easily identified remedied. To blame a prescription level of adderall for losing all of your teeth by age 35 is more than a little bit silly. Drinking sodas or other sugary foods, improper dental care, some diseases, there are plenty of things that can cause tooth loss like you describe. Tak
JoeS  |  May 14, 2014
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By Imfeelinfine
April 28, 2014
Imfeelinfine wrote
Adderrall and Procardia together
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By Eman
April 24, 2014
Eman wrote
20 mg adderall
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I know adderal causes, at least initially, a diuretic effect, you should increase your water, or since your an althelte, your electrolyte consumption. Talk to your doctor about possibly lowering the dose if this continues to be a problem.
Pasha  |  June 28, 2014
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By nox
April 21, 2014
nox wrote
tramadol experience
Do people really feel like it as pain releaver cause you sure hurts psycaly ina surden way and TRAMAOOL can maybe help and sure help my emotional pain aswell as few other minor pain Rlevant. Thanks. From Mr.H.O.Trygggvason
BLITZer  |  August 31, 2014
I have a script for Tramadol and take it at bedtime to sleep. I have severe leg pain that keeps me awake.. I don't notice any cravings to take more than that... 1 50mg Tramadol and 2 Diphenhydramine tabs and I'm down for the night.. I feel good the next day, unlike with Ambien and the others I've used.
Mark  |  August 26, 2014
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sarsh  |  August 20, 2014
Yikes
August 20, 2014
Great drug but makes me go to the toilet a lot
August 18, 2014
will I test positive on a oxycodone strip drug test by taking tramadol?
jay  |  August 15, 2014
@Tonya
That's one of the ways it just absolutly ruins your life! You will take all the ones you get prescibed(me 180 a month)after that you will spend your last dime to get them! No money, well in my case ruin your life even more by stealing anything and everything from your family... It's just an absolute shame and seems as if no matter how hard ya try your just taking 10 sis back!
gaboy  |  July 26, 2014
Calyn72
everything you have said is SO TRUE! I'm still struggling extremely bad with my addiction! I first got prescribed them when i was 14 dye to sports injuries/1-2 50mgtab every 4-6 hours. At first it was great, i was finally able to do even simple little things with out crying from pain. But when i was 16 me and my buddy decided to experiment and took 4each and noticed they made us feel loopy. So then is would occasionally take a few more than prescribed. By age 19 i was taking 10-12 at a
gaboy  |  July 26, 2014
They don't even do anything for My pain ..Just make light headed and have double vision when objects are too close it's a bitch to dial a phone
Matthew  |  June 28, 2014
Where were you able to obtain that many a day with a prescription? Thanks
Tonya  |  May 17, 2014
Try to get off of them before you get as bad as me. I've been taking 40-50 tramadol 50mg per day for ten years. I has completely destroyed my life and getting off of them is next to impossible, and I have no idea what to do. Trust me, if you're an addict, get off of them. They are highly addictive and the amount you take every day will get larger and larger. The withdrawal is severe. It's been compared to the withdrawal you get from heroin. Stop, or taper off ASAP.
Calyn72  |  April 22, 2014
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By theresa hawkins
March 26, 2014
theresa hawkins wrote
robaxin and seroquel
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By Aub job 1
March 23, 2014
Aub job 1 wrote
Adderal
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Also caused from tension when taken in large amounts happens to me also
Kayla  |  July 4, 2014
The swollen joints and bad headache might be a sign that your blood pressure is very high! With all of the different things you take and smoking on top of that I would say please get it checked! Adderrall raises your BP, smoking raises your BP, lack of sleep raises your BP. A headache feeling taking over your body might be your blood vessels being so swollen and the pressure of your blood trying to pump through them. Just speaking from experience =)
Imfeelinfin  |  April 28, 2014
Thank you chris
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
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Mouthwash
July 25, 2014
Well to me I can smell if I want to as long as it helps with the fatigue I get from lupus and fibrous and many other immune disorders
teetee  |  May 21, 2014
I too have had significantly increased armpit odor since starting Adderall a few years ago. Adderall is metabolized by the liver. The liver is already busy breaking down toxins so they can be flushed out of the body (environmental toxins, pesticides,etc.) When I am careful to limit the foods that also make the liver work extra hard, (alcohol, sugar, preservatives, dyes, and for me specifically, wheat) the smell goes away. Not immediately. It takes maybe a week? And until then, I sometimes
Kerri  |  May 21, 2014
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.
$taceFace  |  April 11, 2014
No it's definitely not in your head. There are several other forums that discuss a distinct smell people can sometimes get while taking Adderall. I used to take the orange ovals and I get a weird odor with that one. When I take the circular blue ones...it makes my right armpit stink and sweat profusely. I'm not a sweaty person at all and I have NEVER had body odor issues until being on Adderall. My mother works for a doctor that helps people that have excessive body odor and excessive swea
Julie  |  March 13, 2014
I am pretty sure it is all in your head.. yes you may be sweating more, which is caused from the Adderall.. but yeah I would have to apply old spice plenty of times..then I just wore a tighter under shirt and I was fine.. I would be sweating my natural body odor.. and yes that made my worry that I smell like BO but nope! its all in your head... have a great day !
" TBI you know youd rather see me die than to see me fly"
mark$tar  |  March 11, 2014
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By Can't wait to get back to Tramadol
February 19, 2014
Can't wait to get back to Tramadol wrote
Dilaudid vs. Tramadol
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By Tramadol rash
February 8, 2014
Tramadol rash wrote
tramadol rash
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I had a horrible rash and my face looked like I had been burned.I would never use it again.
Dilaudid was the best pain pill ever and was not addictive.
Joanne  |  August 29, 2014
I did not have a rash but itched all over. I thought I had hives and checked my body but there was no rash evident.
Joanne C  |  August 29, 2014
Oh yeah!! Went to the hospital at 4:00 in the morning with rash on my arms so bad they almost blistered and it felt like someone was ripping my arms off.
Brenda  |  July 23, 2014
Yes rash hives itching
May 26, 2014
Sounds like your allergic to opioid pain medicine.
March 10, 2014
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By Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD
February 5, 2014
Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD wrote
Taking Tramadol & Phentermine Together
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The MD knew withdrawals are going to be expected. I was given chlonodine and phentermine to help. It worked will and now I am off meds. All this tx was supported by studies. A general MD will not have the knowledge to feel comfortable.
Rudy  |  May 31, 2014
Try to find a MD who is a pain management specialist along with being an addiction specialist or addictionologist. These doctors are much more knowledgeable on pain management along with other treatment that will help support your pain management. For example, my pain management MD had me on a pain med from a chronic injury. He also discovered I needed testosterone. After a year of treatment my chronic pain was feeling so much better that we decided to try to stop the pain meds. The MD kne
Rudy  |  May 31, 2014
It works like a miracle pill for me...almost at my weight lose goal...
cynthia  |  May 20, 2014
It made me hungrier too..dr took me off it cause I would gain and lose..looking in to something diff.
I' m bernita  |  April 30, 2014
does the phentermine work for you? seems to make me hungrier
jennifer  |  April 8, 2014
So how did your doctors appt go?
Chavez  |  March 12, 2014
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By dee
January 16, 2014
dee wrote
DIZZINESS AND BLURRED VISION
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By Jcaudle
January 15, 2014
Jcaudle wrote
Shakey hands
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By Lost
January 8, 2014
Lost wrote
Adderall & opiated withdrawal
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In some ways adderall can help deflect some aspects of opiate withdrawal (OW). For one, adderall is a stimulant--duh! When one is going through OW is can be the closet event in one's life to walking through hell for a week (or 2-3 if methadone). The very fact of taking "something" helps fulfill the underlying addiction problem and, just conjecture, probably helps silence the kappa receptors for a bit. What adderall most certainly does for OW is provide you much needed energy and strength. Like
Otto  |  August 29, 2014
I don't know if you have this is in your area but there is an herb called Kratom that helps ALOT with opiate withdrawal. You can find it in headshops depending where you live or online. It's from thailand and all natural. Unfortunately the FDA is trying to ban it because they are overreacting and thinking it's heroin so it might not be available in your are but I've used it to withdrawal before and it really helps. As far as the Adderall I abused it before and all I can say is you'll just have
marlasinger  |  July 17, 2014
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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I think is a little unfair and slightly narcissistic. Perhaps you have a light case of ADD that can easily be managed "as needed". There are those of us who's ADD has severely effected their life. Just like with alcohol, illegal drugs and plain old non prescription food, there are people who abuse, overuse and become dependent. I have been on Adderall for over a year. It has significantly improved almost every aspect of my life. I am currently taking Vyvanse which is an extended version of Adde
Sledman  |  August 25, 2014
Totally agree... I was diagnosed about 3 months ago... I can definitely see myself becoming addicted and that scares me!!! I read all of these forums out there and it sscares the crap out of me! It sucks I truly believe, I should say I know I have ADD at first I thought my doc was crazy.. It's really helped a lot, just know that I have to be careful! Maybe see if there's an herbal regimen that will help with ADD.. If you know of any herbal remedy, please share..
Vhs  |  August 17, 2014
wow! your story is very similar to mine. I totally agree with you. Aderall should only be taken as needed. i started taking it in January this year and of course it does make a difference when i take it to take a test or if i have a long lecture that i need to focus. Today i just orded Ginkgo biloba because i would like to try something natural instead. I'll let you know how that works. :)
nursing student  |  May 18, 2014
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By schorel
December 7, 2013
schorel wrote
Allergic reaction to tramadol
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By Shadowboxers
November 22, 2013
Shadowboxers wrote
Bursitis pain
If its been a long time its not bursitus its sciatic nerve problems..go to orthopedic and get an mri ive had this for eight years same thing and after the drs kept repeatedly telling me it was bursitus and to basically suck it up i started goin to different drs who pointed me in the right direction
regina  |  July 15, 2014
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By Katelyn 17
November 21, 2013
Katelyn 17 wrote
taking keppra and tramadol at the same time..
Keppra is a seizure med. It made my wife go through what you described. Her doc changed her to lamotragene (spelling is off on that). My concern is that tramadol is not supposed to be taken by people with epilepsy. Or anyone with a higher chance of seizures. It lowers the threshold for seizures. So if you have seizures and are still taking tramadol, please talk to your doctor asap..m its not safe.
caution  |  June 10, 2014
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By dave
October 17, 2013
dave wrote
Mobic vs Tramadol
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Mobic is in the same class as ibuprophen, Aleve, etc. They are all NSAID (non steroid anti inflammatory drugs) and Tramadol is not a narcotic pain med but it does mimic some opiate pain meds and gives you pain relief similar to taking an opiate
FFMom  |  April 16, 2014
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By Maujy
October 9, 2013
Maujy wrote
Tramadol
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Its now ages since I posted my lot about stopping tramadol and just happened to come across my post and the reply. Wish that one would be notified of a post but anyhow. You are sooooo right about the doctors needing to go back to school. Here in south africa one gets some doctors that only work at the state hospitals......they are well paid but become slap dash because the have about 30 patients per day to get through. So one is no sooner in the doctors room then out...they are very sweet but o
maujy  |  July 17, 2014
im so sorry you had such a shity Dr. she needs to go back to school tramadol is hard ,hard, hard, to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know the answer to your prob go to a pain Dr. they will help you not these 22 year want a be Doctors they cant wipe there own,you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
greg  |  February 8, 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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This is normal with adderall xr. IR typically does not cause these reactions in most. Tell your prescribing Dr. Exactly what is going on. He will help. Your drs are always there to help, they are the only ones who can decipher what will help. Give him a call. It sounds like an issue. I took xr and had the same horrible problems _so i told my dr pros and cons and we tried ir it works better for me but everybody is going to react to this differently especially with all the shit generics out there
missme23  |  June 17, 2014
OMG! I JUST found out something I never thought of as I was googling about the sudden bloating , etc since switching from concerta (brand) to adderall xr generic-- THE GENERIC adderall contains things I am allergic to!! Corn starch, DAIRY, and along with ANY corn product, usually comes the GLUTEN contamination !! It never occurred to me that these " fillers" used for the generics ( sometimes even brand, depending on the med) would be used in any medication!! Especially without some kind of war
Jessica  |  June 8, 2014
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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