Wondering about others experience with stimulants. I haven't been diagnosed with narcolepsy yet but I suspect I have it. When I take Adderall, it doesn't always seem to work. It's like I have to bank enough rest a few days in a row before I can take an adderall and have a productive day. If I try and take it every day, I can still sleep after taking it or else I become cranky and agitated. Im still tired but able to go through the motions of life but I certainly don't think clearly or at maximum capacity. Unless I've had enough days of rest leading up to a day of wakefulness. Does this make sense to anyone?
You should see a sleep specialist who will not only diagnoses what is wrong with you, he/she will help you along the way to find the right medicine combination. Stimulants work differently for different PWN and there are many different stimulants out there. I have to take several different meds during the day and it took me months until I found what works best for me. Your Sleep specialist will also monitor your overall health because these stimulants are not candy but have also severe side effects.
So long story short adderall is NOT the solution to your problem, especially if you have narcolepsy.
It's like two different people being given the same ingredients to cook a meal. But each person may have a different technique which would cause their food to taste different.
Also, there is always the factor of quality of ingredients. That's like saying all green beans are the same. But you know farm fresh organic vegetables are not the same as a generic grocery store brand of canned green beans.
The same is for amphetamine salts. Some brands have different effects on different people. No doctor or pharmacist will ever support that notion, but you've experienced it first hand.
Once you've learned that a particular manufacturer works the best for you, ALWAYS ask if they have your preferred brand BEFORE they fill it. If you like the pink ones, ask for Corepharma. If they don't have it, go to another pharmacy. I've even called ahead so I didn't have to drive around