Hello, everyone. I've been following this board since I was diagnosed with N without C about two months ago, but just decided to actually join today.
So, some background: When I was first diagnosed, I tried Nuvigil for a few days, but it was seriously just like a placebo for me. I would take it and still be asleep an hour later, so my dr. switched me to Adderall (40 mgs/day as needed. They're 10 mg pills so it's easy to cut back sometimes).
For a month now, I've been on Xyrem, and last night was my first night at 3.75X2. That dosage has been the only one that took me less than an HOUR to fall asleep, and then I actually slept a full eight hours. I've been awake for about two hours now and haven't taken any Adderall (huge improvement for me, but it also could be because I didn't have to be anywhere this morning, which is unusual). Still, I know I will need to at some point during the day.
My question is, would 40 mg of Adderall per day be an abnormal dose if I'm also taking Xyrem? I've read all of these things about how terrible and addictive Adderall is, and I worry about that, but it does clear up any lingering EDS that Xyrem didn't handle, and it also seems to help clear up some of the "fog" Xyrem leaves for me. (i.e. lately I've been having a lot of trouble spelling or remember what someone was just saying...).
I'm interested to hear what everyone else thinks.