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  1. I see you are on Lamictal without having a bipolar diagnosis. I, too, don't have a bipolar diagnosis, but Lamictal has been suggested to me to mediate my mood lability. Can you explain to me the pros and cons of it, and anything else about the drug I should know? Thanks!
  2. Continue seeing the rheumatologist. Your extensive list of symptoms reminds me of myself before I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. My blood test didn't confirm it, but she speculated based on my family history of arthritis that that is what was going on. After being on Humira for the past 6 months (before I was on methotrexate which helped but not enough) I can honestly say almost ALL of my physical problems are gone. Keep in mind I'm only 20, so anything is possible. I still have mental health issues, but at least I know they aren't BECAUSE of my physical pains. So essentially, I think you have some sort of auto-immune disorder, or at least that's what it sounds like. Tell your rheumatologist all of your pains and ask about Humira or if there are any other treatments that may help. PLEASE DO THIS, IT MAY REALLY BENEFIT YOU IN THE LONG-RUN!!!
  3. I personally really like how I feel on Vyvanse and it helps my focus better than anything with levo in it. That being said, I hate that it wears off midday for me. I wish I could be on it all the time I am awake, but that is probably unrealistic given my tolerance to stimulants.
  4. Thank you! Always nice to learn more about meds. To update, my doctor prescribed me 20 mg Vyvanse to take 7 hours after I take 50 mg in the morning. Unfortunately, that isn't making a big difference.
  5. 12 days sober, I feel better every day.

  6. Seroquel was absolutely fantastic for my anxiety because it totally quieted down the voices in my head. The only problem was that it did that to such a great extent, I felt it was quieting my own inner voice, thus flattening my personality. Now, Zyprexa is the best thing I've ever been on by far, for anxiety and depression. It blows both out of the water.
  7. I recently was switched from Evekeo 10 mg 4x/day to Vyvanse 50 mg every morning + Adderall IR 10 mg as a "booster" by my psychiatrist in St. Louis. When I was on Evekeo, I just couldn't figure out what dose worked for me. I knew that I felt good on 20 mg and could focus, but I still got very little school work done. Since the maximum daily dose of Evekeo is 40 mg, I would either take 2 20 mg doses that would not nearly cover the entire 16 hour day for me, or I would take 10 mg 4 times to cover the whole day, but then would not feel focused at all. As a result of all of this, I got into the habit of taking 60 mg Evekeo a day without my doctor's approval. After I told him about this, he made the switch to Vyvanse q.a.m. and Adderall IR p.r.n., saying that that's how he likes to give ADHD medications (long acting + booster) anyway. Now that I am home and focusing on other things, my psychiatrist here in New York said we should try 2 doses of Vyvanse per day, which I liked the sound of, to cover the whole day and eliminate addiction tendencies with the short-acting pills. Because last week he added Remeron to my cocktail, he wanted to wait to start this until this week when I see him. Being as impatient as I am, I have doubled up on 50 mg (taken 8 hours apart) and it helps the right amount, but my concern is that my pdoc won't prescribe more than 70 mg total in a day (max. recommended dose). So, I have two questions: 1. Does anyone here have any experience with or knowledge about taking more than 70 mg of Vyvanse in a day? Did your pdoc prescribe more than 70 mg? 2. If I do have to stay within 70 mg/day, what do you think the best dosing schedule would be to get the most out of it (taking into consideration that 50 mg/dosing is either the right dose or a tad too low)? I'm thinking 50 mg around 6am when I wake up, and then 20 mg around noon? Or maybe 40 mg in the am and 30 mg in the afternoon? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
  8. MethylPro Quatrefolic is similar to the L-methylfolate found in Deplin but it is not the same. In Quatrefolic, the L-methylfolate comes from glucosamine salts (27.8 mg so that there's 15 mg of it). In Deplin, as you said, it is the calcium form. MethylPro does sell that form as well, though, as Extrafolate-S. The only difference between what I take and Deplin is that the MethylPro Quatrefolic contains the cofactors (other B-vitamins) essential in 5-MTHF gene mutations. I have taken Deplin before, and honestly saw no difference. So for price reasons and for the cofactors, I use MethylPro. My previous psychiatrist put me on this when he discovered my gene mutations and I've been on it ever since. It is the one supplement that stays constant no matter what else I'm taking. I just trust that it is important for me, and ever since I started taking it I have felt great, but maybe that could be due to other factors in my life. So, I recommend buying MethylPro, and you can choose from their 3 different selections. Hope that helps!
  9. 8 AM Bupropion XL (Wellbutrin XL), 300 mg Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate), 20 mg Lyrica (pregabalin), 150 mg Sertraline (Zoloft), 100 mg 12 PM Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate), 10 mg L-Methylfolate (MethylPro Quatrefolic), 15 mg 4 PM Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate), 10 mg Fish Oil Omega-3 (EPA & DHA), 1000 mg Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), 2000 iu 8 PM Lyrica (pregablin), 150 mg Olanzapine (Zyprexa), 15 mg And essentially, my meds without supplements are: Bupropion XL (Wellbutrin XL), 300 mg QAM - ADHD-PI, GAD Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate), 20 mg QAM 10 mg BID - ADHD-PI Humira (adalimumab), 40 mg IM QOWK - Psoriatic Arthritis Lyrica (pregabalin), 150 mg BID - Nerve Pain from Herniated Disc (C6-C7) Meloxicam (Mobic), 15 mg PRN - Psoriatic Arthritis, Nerve Pain from Herniated Disc (C6-C7) Olanzapine (Zyprexa), 15 mg QHS - Cannabis Use Disorder, Mood Disorder, GAD Sertraline (Zoloft), 100 mg QD - GAD
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