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  • #16
    Success with dextroamphetamine

    I really have to say that the dextroamphetamine SR 10 mg bid has been a life saver for me. I know some folks complain about side effects, but I honestly can say that I don't have any of the side effects that people complain of such as being jittery or unable to sleep because of it. Personally, I don't find that it is "stimulating". I got a bit of energy the first week I took it, but after that I didn't notice anything one way or the other. The thing that I do notice is the reduced pain - almost none any more. If you are able to try it I would strongly encourage you to do so. The worst that can happen is that it simply won't work for you. I also take Elmiron and Benadryl for my IC. I just pray that it keeps working.

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    • #17
      Well..I printed those articles about studies that showed Dexedrine to be effective in reducing IC pain and showed them to my neuro. He still wouldn't prescribe it! He uped my dose of Vyvanse instead and added Effexor XR to my Wellbutrin. I had no success with getting my GP to prescribe Dexedrine either.
      Dg. with IC 2/15/10

      Other conditions: depression, ADHD, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS-C.

      Medications I'm on: Vyvanse 70mg, Xanax 1 mg as needed, Wellbutrin XL 150 mg, Vicodin 5/500 as needed for pain, Microgestin 1/20 continuously.

      Supplements I'm taking: Chondroitin Sulfate, N-acetyl-glucosamine, MSM 3gr/day, Pancreatin, B-5, Ester-C, and marshmallow root tea

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      • #18
        Look for a psychiatrist

        I had TONS of trouble finding even docs that had known me 10+ years -- they wouldn't Rx Dex either. Finally, someone who had ADD told me about a psychiatrist and that's where I got the Dex Rx.

        If you're in southern California, PM me.

        J

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        • #19
          Vyvanse

          hi,

          I was curious how the Vyvanse affected your IC? I have adhd and am two weeks into it. I tried dextro and it reduced pain in some ways but also increased pain in others.

          Thanks,

          Scott

          Originally posted by 425runner View Post
          Well, I take Vyvanse which is basically long lasting dexedrine but can't say that it helps my IC. I'm ADD-PI and w/out it I'm a total wreck.

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          • #20
            I'm curious about this drug for my Mother. Does Dextrophetamine sulfitate contian sulfites? If so how does this conflict with the IC Caution list stating no sulfites. Are the two different? Thanks, Carolyn

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            • #21
              Carolyn M

              Does Dextrophetamine sulfitate contian sulfites? I don't know the answer to this but you can google it, or go to Mayo clinic, or other medical sites, and look this med up.

              I do know it works well for some people, it is worth a try in any case.

              MG
              My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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              • #22
                Thanks MG~
                I took your advice and did a Google search and found that the two are infact different. Good news! Thanks for your help! Carolyn

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                • #23
                  Dex

                  Thanks once again MG~
                  I would have replied to your private message, but wasn't quite sure how to do that. My Mother also has retention and high blood presure to boot, not sure if Dex could interfer with those Meds but it sounds like it might be something for her if it doesn't give her the gitters. I am looking into the ALCAT test, her GP had no idea what she was talking about and niether did the lab. I'm hoping to hear something back from Sarah at ALCAT, see where and what she needs to do to get the testing done. I'm hopeful that my Mom will one day be out of pain. She has had little to 0 relief in over a year since being diagnosed, can't eat anything without sending her into a flare. Her diet is much less than the IC Friendly list, has been loosing weight and recently had blood in her urine. Uro can't get her in until 7/13, her birthday. No more blood, she thinks it's from IC and NSAIDS, and really doesn't want the DR to go back in because that's the reason for this relentless pain, or when it all started. Sometimes I feel so helpless. I now reseach every ingredient on every lable trying to narrow down the soure of her inflamation. I pray she too gets some relief one day, some sort of normalcy to her life. Thanks for all your helpful information and to everyone on this site, we'd be lost without you all. Take good care, Carolyn

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                  • #24
                    NSAIDS can cause problems for people with IC, I for sure can not take them, or my bladder hurts, some people can take them though.

                    MG
                    My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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                    • #25
                      I was on generice dex short acting felt I was reacting to the generic brand switched to vyvanse. I am ADHD was on adderall but since being diagnosed it sent me into flare. I just had another flare and with cutting out everything I cut out vyvanse too to see if that was a culprit. I am almost feeling better though still scared to try it. Has anyone had any burning flares from taking this or dex??
                      Kierd

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                      • #26
                        OMG, that is exactly what happened to me!! First I was on Adderall which was awful, send me into a month long flare with excrutiating pain...of course I stopped so the doc prescribed Vyvanse because my ADHD was causing major issues at work. A week after I got laid off, I got major bladder infection and took Cipro. That went away but every time I'd take Vyvanse I'd experience burning and pain in my bladder, not to mention it was hard to pee. I also have CFS and going completely off the stims would make me bed ridden so I cut way back. Nowadays, I just take 2.5 mg Adderall twice a day and hoping to be off completely one day....


                        Originally posted by kierd View Post
                        I was on generice dex short acting felt I was reacting to the generic brand switched to vyvanse. I am ADHD was on adderall but since being diagnosed it sent me into flare. I just had another flare and with cutting out everything I cut out vyvanse too to see if that was a culprit. I am almost feeling better though still scared to try it. Has anyone had any burning flares from taking this or dex??
                        Kierd
                        Dg. with IC 2/15/10

                        Other conditions: depression, ADHD, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS-C.

                        Medications I'm on: Vyvanse 70mg, Xanax 1 mg as needed, Wellbutrin XL 150 mg, Vicodin 5/500 as needed for pain, Microgestin 1/20 continuously.

                        Supplements I'm taking: Chondroitin Sulfate, N-acetyl-glucosamine, MSM 3gr/day, Pancreatin, B-5, Ester-C, and marshmallow root tea

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                        • #27
                          hmmm so if that happened to you too then I def don't want to retake the vyvanse. My ADHD is bad but i can't tolerate the burning. Maybe I should try to stick to dex generic ugh. Hate all this up and down, with IC meds and ADHD what a pain.

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                          • #28
                            Tell me about it....what a mess!! You might want to consider Wellbutrin, it is an anti-depressant NDRI that helps with ADHD. Personally, only 300 mg/day help with my issues. Yes, I'd suggest you lay off Vyvanse....I'm doing the same and hate it but hey -better then screaming in pain.


                            Originally posted by kierd View Post
                            hmmm so if that happened to you too then I def don't want to retake the vyvanse. My ADHD is bad but i can't tolerate the burning. Maybe I should try to stick to dex generic ugh. Hate all this up and down, with IC meds and ADHD what a pain.
                            Dg. with IC 2/15/10

                            Other conditions: depression, ADHD, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS-C.

                            Medications I'm on: Vyvanse 70mg, Xanax 1 mg as needed, Wellbutrin XL 150 mg, Vicodin 5/500 as needed for pain, Microgestin 1/20 continuously.

                            Supplements I'm taking: Chondroitin Sulfate, N-acetyl-glucosamine, MSM 3gr/day, Pancreatin, B-5, Ester-C, and marshmallow root tea

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                            • #29
                              good suggestion I have heard of wellbutrin I will def look into it, thank you sooo much!!

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                              • #30
                                Dextroamphetamine Reply

                                I am on the Dextroamphetamine twice per day - but am NOT on the short acting. I take the SR which is extended release and this works very well for me. I also take Elmiron and Benadryl, but alone these did not fully control my symptoms. With the addition of the sustained release my symptoms are well managed.

                                In terms of your ADHD / ADD - yes Wellbutrin would be an option, but not really a heavy hitter as it is not designed directly for this, but is used for some. You may also want to consider a non-stimulant ADHD / ADD medication such as Straterra.

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