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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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I have been on adderall xr at the same dose since 2002 (40mg BID) the only time it didn't work as well was around my period. Due to an insurance change I can no longer afford it so my doc changed me to regular adderall. I've tried 2 different doses (40mg BID and 30mg TID) and have even broken the cardinal rule and took extra and I get no symptom improvement whatsoever. I read online that a lot of people had the exact same experience with generic adderall manufactured by Barr (which mine is) I have tried daytrana, ritalin, focalin, concerta, vyvanse and strattera previously. I read about dexedrine spansules and thought it sounded. Like maybe worth trying-what do you think? What would be a comparable dose based on my adderall xr in the spansules and the regular dexedrine? And here's the kicker-my doc just left her praCtice for australia and I have a new doc but the first appt available was in about 5 weeks and within the past week I was contracted for my first freelance consultant gig, was scheduled to begin my vocational rehabilitation assesment next week, got an 11 page detailed questionair I have to fill out for my disability claim that must be mailed back by end of next week-completed and today I just got my period. My gp won't write for my adhd meds cos of my high dose and I CANNOT function like I am currently because I'm not functioning and if ever a time I needed to operate at my full capacity and have propper symptom control, this is it!!! Where can I get a consult and script in the meantime before I see my new doc? What do you know about online or over the phone services and can you recommend any?
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please give me sometime to read through what you have typed
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i am reading through it
User :   I'm sorry, I'm on my blackberry and having a hard time controlling the window scroll to see what you type-can I quick sign in on my pc or something, I'm sorry
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the script for the drug that you need will need a doctors prescription.
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and if you close this window now, you may loose this session
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as the payment that you have made is valid for only one session as i can see that you have taken a 60 minutes package which comes as a single session
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you can discuss the problem with our panel specialists who might be able to solve the problem
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reagrding the control of your conditions
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since the conventional treatment is not working and you are used to taking high dose
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are you able to follow what i am saying?
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