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  • in reply to: Adderall name brand vs generic #171913
    notcrazynora
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    What is the manufacturer on your prescription bottle?

    in reply to: New Adderall generic Question #171908
    notcrazynora
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    This is so damn frustrating….. I’m 59 and have been on Adderall since the mid 90″s…. I had a terrible reaction to NorthStar generic brand, so my doctor sent a letter to my insurance co to get name brand Adderall which they did give “permission” for one year.. to be honest I feel like the name brand didn’t even do anything… maybe my body is just so used to it but for 90% of the yrs on Adderall I had been getting generic brands so I thought maybe getting name brand would be like some miraculous awakening, not so though… but I feel like even if it doesn’t do much its better than going back to nothing. So now my year is up and I’m back to figuring out what generic brand is good and what’s crap….this is total bullsh*t… there needs to be some kind of regulation for this generic industry, apparently they are allowed to fill the drugs with a bunch of crap and call it a generic drug. People with ADD/ADHD have real life struggles, why is this OK??? And the whole insurance “permission” bullsh*t pisses me off even more…we pay every month for our prescription plan why do we have to jump through hoops to get a name brand medication when we want it? My husband and I are basically healthy people, the only prescription meds I need are my ADD meds and maybe once in a while an antibiotic. My husband takes no monthly prescriptions either. I’d like to thank everyone in this forum though for relaying their experiences with the different generics out their. Since yesterday was day one of going back to generic I’ll keep a note of some of the terrible ones. I already had to jump from Wegmans who I’ve used for years to Costoc bc Wegmans only had the NorthStar generic brand. (Sorry for the rant by the way).

    in reply to: Adderall name brand vs generic #111734
    notcrazynora
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    Hi I’ve been reading all these posts and I’m literally in shock how all these companies can mess with this formula. I’ve been so naive thinking they all were the same. But the reason I’m here is bc I’ve been on Adderall since the mod/late 90’s. I’m 58 yrs old. My primary doctor retired in June and I thought I’d stop taking it bc I was on it so long but the struggle is real so i finally found a new primary and got my adderall back. I filled the prescription two days ago and I am soooo miserable. The prescription is Dextroamp-Amphetamin 20 mg 2x’s a day… Mfg NORTHSTAR. I figured since I was off it for awhile I’d start off by taking only a half of the 20 ml tablet. I felt like total sh*t all day and night I thought since I had a cup of coffee while waiting for my script to be ready I brought it on myself. Yesterday I took another half and same thing. I was thinking well maybe since I’ve been off it for so long my body has to adjust last night i literally thought I was having a heart attack I even contemplated going to the ER. I have the worst headache behind my head, my chest feels like there a mach truck sitting on it, my face feels like its on fire like a fever and I have no energy or focus. Like what the hell is the sense…I’m so frick’n annoyed right now. I hate calling the new doctor bc I’ve only seen him one time and the first time he gave me a scri[t for Strattera and I called and said I didn’t care for it and would like to get back on the Adderral. Now I have to call and say there’s a problem with. If it was my old doc who I had for 30 yrs I wouldn’t mind. Anyone know what I should do? Do I call the pharmacy? The doctor? or just go another month until I get a new prescription? Thanks for any advice anyone might have.

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