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Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

As title? My doctor doesn't believe it's caused by the slow release dexamphetamine and it doesn't happen when i am on short acting (the normal version) of dexamphetamine....

Due to Australia's silly insurance laws however, it is actually much cheaper for me to get the slow release version as those will be covered by my insurance, but the short acting version has a contribution charge per 100 tablets that makes it impossible for me to claim anything back from my insurance.
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

What is your dose? Sometimes to high or too low of a dose can make you feel tired.
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

It was 20 mg/day. With the fast release tablets, i take 10 at a time and have no problems.
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

I don't know anything about slow release but I would like to.
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

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I don't know anything about slow release but I would like to.
What do you mean?
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

So it seems like you are dissatisfied with your medication. Can you request that he prescribe another long-acting medication or another medication that isn't too costly for you?

Have you talked about alternatives?

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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

What long acting medication would that be?

I think ive kind of hit a dead wall with medications, because according to the psychatrist, the only other options are expensive ones which i cant afford...

So im back to the fast release dexamphetamine.
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

So if you are talking about slow release dex I presume you are talking about Elvanse or Vyvanse?

I know if I do not eat with Concerta (slow release) it eventually renders it useless and I feel tired, mentally and physically, more so than if I hadn't eaten much without the med.

Remember it has to get processed in the gut before it reaches the brain.

Just a thought.
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

No, its dexamphetamine but compounded in a slow release capsule.

Ive tried taking the slow release capsule with food but it doesnt seem to make much of a difference...
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Re: Why does slow release dexamphetamine make me very sleepy/lethargic?

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No, its dexamphetamine but compounded in a slow release capsule.

Ive tried taking the slow release capsule with food but it doesnt seem to make much of a difference...
I know I am very late to the party, but wondering how you found the compounded Dex?

I am in Aus and just picked it up today.

Normally I have to take 70mg Vyvanse twice a day with 20-30mg Dex. My compounded SR is for 40mg, so curious as to how you found it..
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