Posted by katalina on May 31, 2004, at 19:24:10
In reply to Re: What's the highest dose of dex/meth anyone's on?, posted by Keith Talent on May 28, 2004, at 23:47:16
Sorry about misinterpreting the dextroamphetamine for adderall. I guess I just assummed it was Adderall because my bottle of Adderall says Dextroamphetamine/amphetamine. I forgot that Dexedrine is just the d-isomer portion, hence the name dextroamphetamine. This is when it is apparent I am on a stimulant vacation.
Anyway, I just wanted to add that I substituted Adderall for Dexedrine for a couple of months and took 40 mgs. per day (8 5 mg pills, spread out in 2-3 dosages) with the 1.5 mgs of klonopin. I didn't like dexedrine as much, although it was a little "friendlier" physically (didn't cause my heart rate to rise at all or feel amped up at all). Unfortunately, I found that I need the l-isomer portion of the amphetamine salts which does give me more energy than the dexedrine alone. Have you ever tried Adderall (amphetamines) instead to see if they give you more of that get up and go feeling? I know I liked taking a dexedrine in between Adderall doses once in a while, when I didn't want to take an XR dose and liked the alertness it gave me. I believe at the time I was on dex, I also took xanax prn and the two seemed to work nicely.
I'm also aware that benzos and stimulants work synergysticlly (sp?) and that they don't cancel each other out. It's just that if the doses aren't tweaked just right, one can feel less of the stimulant and more sedated than if the doses are fine tuned. I think 4 mgs. of clonazepam isn't considered low and could possibly be negating some of the dexedrine's more positive effects. Don't know if you ever tried lowering it to see, but just wanted to offer the suggestion. Also, did you take Effexor with the Dex? I noticed it potentiated the stimulant effect, and on it's own it was weak for me as well.
Best of luck, sorry to not respond sooner - went away for the long weekend.