Stimulants (Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse)

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    1. Gl0w0ut
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      Gl0w0ut Member

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      April 2017
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      This thread concerns the use strictly of central nervous system stimulants commonly prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy.

      I recognize that these are not drugs used specifically for tinnitus. However, my recent experience in starting Adderall
      XR had a surprisingly positive impact on my tinnitus. In some cases it both buffered my mood to the point of not caring but also reduced the intensity of one of my tones.

      These drugs are less common now as they are controlled substances here in the US, but it appears to have some success in reducing the annoyance of tinnitus in my life.

      Most of these amphetamines act by increasing the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain to increase arousal, alertness, and concentration. Of course, there are pretty hefty drawbacks to using drugs like these, but I am curious as to how stimulants like these affected your tinnitus.
       
    2. Rainbowsheep
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      Rainbowsheep Member

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      2014
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      Loud music, I suppose
      I wasn't on them for long as they fucked up my anxiety levels so bad that I ended up having several full blown panic attacks a day which I haven't hd for a long time but I don't think I noticed a change in my tinnitus loudness for the little while I was on them, but I think they made it easier for me to not actually focus on my T :D
       
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      Gl0w0ut
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      Gl0w0ut Member

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      Yeah they can do that. I only got bad anxiety a couple of times and used clonazepam to quell it down. In general the results are mostly positive.
       
    4. mrbrightside614

      mrbrightside614 Member

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      July 2019
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      unknown; acoustic trauma/hyperacusis/sshl
    5. Tex

      Tex Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Adderall is a horrible med. It causes all kinds of problems. I have never taken it. But from what I can tell about one person on it, I think it should be banned. It alters sleep, mood, digestion, overall general attitude. I hate that shit!!
       
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    6. linearb
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      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      I was on it for years and disagree pretty strongly

      For people with severe, neuro based attention issues it can be the difference between succeeding in school and not; for normal people it obviously can be used to provide a temporary performance boost on cognitive tasks

      Amphetamines are cardiotoxic at a certain dose, but they longitudinal data is pretty equivocal after 60 years: low doses of amphetamines are well tolerated and have relatively benign side effects in most adults, even when used for extended periods.

      Abuse is an entirely different story because once doses escalate, insomnia becomes a huge problem which in turn can create a set of symptoms that include psychosis. The clinical signs of meth psychosis vs someone who has just somehow been awake for 7 days straight are not dissimilar

      That said, attention problems or not, cc amps jack up my tinnitus so I haven't had a script for them in a decade.
       
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    7. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      This stuff was forced on me as a child and pretty much robbed me of my mind while I was on it.
       

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