So my narcolepsy has not been properly treated since I lost my job and insurance three and a half years ago. I have been using ADHD meds to compensate but I cannot ever get up in the morning. I will sleep 12-14 hours more at a stretch. I was out of meds and desperate so a friend gave me samples of Strattera. The day after I took the first dose, I got up at 8am and woke early on the following days. It seemed to cure my waking problems. Downside is, it just isn't strong enough to treat my ADHD. I can focus better on it but not where I really need to be. Other problem is wikipedia tells me you shouldn't take it if you are on Wellbutrin which I am. So I need an additional stimulant. I've currently got an rx for Focalin XR that I am desperately trying to get insurance to cover along with one for generic adderall to take later in the day as needed. My Dr is a shrink who specializes in ADHD. I really don't know what to do here. I need to be able to get up in the morning. Does anyone have experience with any other meds that work like strattera and are a stronger stimulant? I know strattera isn't actually one.
My hubby takes Adrafinil for add, he hates Adderall and Strattera . He says he feels it in 20 min and he only needs one pill a day. To me, 600mg of Adrafinil feels like 400mg of modafinil. But it's diferent for everyone.