Mrs.Farnsworth

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  • in reply to: Change in Manufacturing of Adderall XR #120135
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm?action=consumer.reporting1

    Report it and call your doctor.

    More people need to do reports. This has been going on for a really, really long time. When will they do something about it??

    Make a report

    in reply to: Afraid of serotonin syndrome! #120130
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    I know you are worried, but don’t play doctor. PsychNP’s go through a lot of school to be able to make these decisions on meds. If you are changing up the meds on your own ((please don’t!)), please either go back in/call your provider to discuss your concerns of serotonin syndrome or go to a different doctor for a second opinion. Your concerns are valid, though, as some providers aren’t the best (rare) … in that case, stick to your regular regimen and get a second opinion.

    If you ask, they will explain how the meds work and interact/not interact with each other. Your provider should be able to talk about the mechanisms of action and the reason they feel it is a good med decision down to the actual science of it.

    I took a sample MCAT test (found out I know only layman’s medicine, haha), and they seriously ask questions about which med to choose for a patient based on a certain molecule/chemical reacting with a certain body chemical. I’m not a doctor, so please excuse my explanation. It’s science, and they know it. That’s before they even start medical school too.

    If your doc can’t explain it this way, get a second opinion. I hope you are okay. Messing with your own meds can cause issues. Just a heads up, stimulants are going to be the best-day-ever on day one, but it changes. ((also, not a doctor, but I have heard a couple of people say Vyvanse made them feel depressed, so it might help you out in the long run to have the other meds on board… I’m not a doctor))

    If you have to wait a while to talk to a doctor, please visit a reputable pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to explain. It is their job to counsel you about meds, and any good pharmacist will be super happy to sit down with you and talk about how your medication works. It is literally part of their job description, and it is also the law.

    How are you doing? Again, not a doctor, but skipping meds, especially when adding a new one, I thought could possibly cause issues. Please call the nurse if you haven’t already!

    in reply to: Self medicating with marijuana #116975
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    Cannabis is one of the best treatments for ADHD, especially alongside a stimulant that is amp based.

    I’m not a doctor, and I do not recommend combining it with SSRI meds, as that combo can impair driving.

    It also depends on the strain used. We talk about cannabis like it’s just one drug. It’s not. The combination of different cannabinoids and terpenes in the strains make up thousands of different medicines. Each one has different effects.

    Research the endocannabinoid system. Newly discovered, it is just as important as and works together with all of the other systems in the body.
    Our bodies already make natural cannabinoids (example: anandamide, an endogenous analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, aka endocannabinoids). Some people need exogenous cannabinoids to supplement (example: vaping cannabis).

    It is healthy to balance the endocannabinoid system. Once research on this takes off (finally), it will change the way we think about medicine.

    in reply to: First day 10mg Adderall, 10yo girl, WIRED- normal? #112477
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    Hi how’s she been doing? I hope better.

    Is it generic XR? IMO, the generics mixed amp salts XR formulations do not have the time release mechanism perfected. Like, it doesn’t work correctly to release the proper amount of medicine at the right times.

    in reply to: I Need Some Advice about My ADHD #112161
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    I just wanted to say that the doctor recommended I use cannabis for nausea and loss of appetite due to stimulant medication. Also, there are thousands of strains, each with its own mix of cannabinoids. I promise you, the right strain can and does get rid of ADHD symptoms too, not just side effects from meds. The wrong strain can definitely do the opposite and make ADHD worse.

    I really believe pharmaceutical companies should start adding cannabinoids to the ADHD drugs so there are fewer side effects, especially for little juniors who are still growing and need to eat lots of food. A lot of misinformation out there on medicating with cannabis, and it’s really sad to think about so many people missing out and suffering.

    in reply to: Problems with generic adderall #110848
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    What are you trying to say here?

    in reply to: Adderall 5mg IR = 5mg XR? Misinformation? #99761
    Mrs.Farnsworth
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    They get paid so much money, like tons of money. How do they not know this stuff? It’s literally their job to know. So frustrating. Well, here’s a clip from the FDA website showing 20 mg XR is about the same as 10 mg IR dosed 4 hours apart (b.i.d.).

    From FDA website

    Again, how do they not know this stuff?? Maddening.

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