Posted on 20/09/2011 11:48 AM
Hi guys. New guy here.
I'm a 37 year old C5/6 for 21 years due to a football injury in high school. I have been tired, lethargic, just worn out feeling for the 7-8 years. I get 8-9 hrs sleep every night so that's not it. I use the 5 hr energy, sugar free Rockstar and nothing gave me any energy. About three months ago my dr. suggested I try Adderall. I'm not ADD, but he said it may pep me up. He started me on 10mg in the morning. Couldn't tell any difference. Then after a month went to 20 mg in the morning, and wow, i felt great. Like I hadn't felt in years. Only problem, made my blood pressure go way up. Avg. about 160/110. It used to be about 100/60. So he sent me to a hypertension dr. the hypertension dr. cut my Adderall to 7.5 in the morning and 7.5 at lunch and also added 300mg of Wellbutrin in the morning. The dr. told me Wellbutrin works kinda like Adderall on the neurons (or on something like that) without the big jolt. Now I'm back to feeling like I did before Adderall and bp still high. Back to feeling tired and lethargic.
I work 8-3 everyday and can push myself through that but as soon as I get home all I wanna do is sleep. Kinda getting on my girlfriends nerves cuz I don't feel like going out on the weekends. Just wanna stay home and watch tv.
I guess what I'm asking, are any of y'all on a med to help with the same feeling of tiredness and lethargy like I am? And if so, what is it? This feeling is absolutely miserable. Don't know if there is an amphetamine like Adderall without the bp side effect or something else to try. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thx