Ceiling dose Adderall

K’d-OUT-in-AZ

I’ve begun to notice that there is a ceiling effect with Adderall. I can’t get any higher than I do at 90mg. For instance yesterday I took 90mg XR and had a great time but today I take 135mg and feel just as if I took 90mg, or maybe even a little less. But this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed this. I simply won’t get any higher than 90mg of Adderall, regardless of how much more I take. In fact if I take too much (350mg+ 24 hour period) I’ll become sedated and my eyes become pin point (Nobody has been able to explain this to me yet). So when I go on binges I can continue to take massive doses but I won’t feel any higher than as if I took 90mg. I should have learned by now to safe my Addys and stop taking doses higher than 90mg since that seems to be my ceiling dose. Sort of a waste. (I’ll keep this in mind next time).

So my question is, has anybody else noticed a ceiling effect with Adderall? Not necessarily 90mg, but just any dose. I don’t know if I’m the only one who experiences this. I’ve never asked.

Much help with enlightening me.
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NeighborhoodThreat

While I’ve never really “pushed the limit” with Adderall, a good friend of mine has, (and he had no amphetamine tolerance at all prior to this) and found that his ceiling was 30mg. 35, 40, and 50mg felt the same as 30mg.

I know it varies a lot with individual reaction, but that story is interesting because it involves an individual who had very little stimulant experience and no amphetamine tolerance.

mcgrCONTIN

I would just be careful investigating this if i were you. If your pushing the limit taking 135mg of adderall in one day (which, IMHO, is a shitload of amphetamines), you could end up in trouble.

Just because there may not be a ceiling dose with regards to effects, you can certainly still overdose on an amount that only feels like 90-130mg.

Also dude, i dont reccomend taking that much adderall. Amphetamines place a lot of strain on your heart and circulatory system, and repeated use has been known to cause heart palpitations, chronically increased blood pressure, taxes your veins and arteries, etc. Just be careful, cause ive never heard of anyone taking that much adderall in my life.

First Bad Comedown

Adderall is a pharmaceutical version of METH.
The addictive properties apply.

Much of what you described in your post could be related to METH users. I am not one of them, but I have witnessed a few that experienced a ‘ceiling’ effect. Combining other drugs became necessary to achieve the level of euphoria they used to get from 2 hits.

The dopamine system is more resilient than other neurotransmitter systems, but repeated use can cause catastrophic results.

What you describe, sir, is tolerance.
You should back off now, for at least a year.

atx1

Space them out. I’m prescribed 45MG XR 2 times a day. Once in the morning, once at lunch. Works like a charm. As far a trying to acheive a ceiling effect, never tried. Don’t want my heart to explode.

MasterSplinter

Adderall is a pharmaceutical version of METH.
The addictive properties apply.

Much of what you described in your post could be related to METH users.

Yes. Both of the drugs clearly act on the dopamine system.

I myself am not a meth user, but i think that addicts of the drug and people prescribed to adderall will HIGHLY disagree that it is simply “pharmaceutical meth”

I wont immediately discredit your opinion however. Go quote me a respectable source that makes the claim “adderall is pharmaceutical meth” and Ill take you seriously. :\

Now Go fetch boy!!

laCster

Adderall is a pharmaceutical version of METH.
The addictive properties apply.

actually, no it isnt. adderall is a mixture of dextro and levo amphetamine salts. the pharm version of meth is Desoxyn which is pure methamphetamine.

grrr8Dane

Yes. Both of the drugs clearly act on the dopamine system.

I myself am not a meth user, but i think that addicts of the drug and people prescribed to adderall will HIGHLY disagree that it is simply “pharmaceutical meth”

^^^True fact.

I have a great deal of past experience with both meth and Adderall. Adderall is absolutely not the “pharmaceutical version” of meth. As laCster said, Methamphetamine HCL (Desoxyn) is the pharmaceutical version of meth.

EDIT: Almost forget…K’d-OUT-in-AZ, I experienced a ceiling effect with Adderall too – 120mgs IR.

Shaman_RN

I haven’t pushed the bounds much; however 90mg IR Adderall has been sufficient within a 24 hour period – and it never was ‘too much.’ I have yet to really have an interest to push the limits — must be a strange psychological property of the chemical, plus the components that come with using said chemical habitually, I suppose 8)8)

Understanding how the chemical affects my mind and body, and trying to find ‘the right dose’ each day is on my mind more often than ‘trying to push my limits.’

I could push myself to take more, but 90mg/day is the max uncommon for myself. 8(%):)

whippa craka

Stop if you can. Adderall destroys bodies if its abused, trust me,

kokaino

I’ve begun to notice that there is a ceiling effect with Adderall. I can’t get any higher than I do at 90mg. For instance yesterday I took 90mg XR and had a great time but today I take 135mg and feel just as if I took 90mg, or maybe even a little less. But this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed this. I simply won’t get any higher than 90mg of Adderall, regardless of how much more I take. In fact if I take too much (350mg+ 24 hour period) I’ll become sedated and my eyes become pin point (Nobody has been able to explain this to me yet). So when I go on binges I can continue to take massive doses but I won’t feel any higher than as if I took 90mg. I should have learned by now to safe my Addys and stop taking doses higher than 90mg since that seems to be my ceiling dose. Sort of a waste. (I’ll keep this in mind next time).

So my question is, has anybody else noticed a ceiling effect with Adderall? Not necessarily 90mg, but just any dose. I don’t know if I’m the only one who experiences this. I’ve never asked.

Much help with enlightening me.

When I would start a meth binge, only the first day would be really euphoric. As I keep using and using and using, it did nothing but keep me high (not higher than when I started the binge). I keep using and I’m up for days (4-5) and it never gets more euphoric than that first day I did it. By the time I am out of meth and out of money to buy it, I feel like I’ve been run over by a train. I would take benzos and sleep for 12 hours at a time. The next time I do it, it’s the same thing – the first day is like I’m god and I’m on top of the world, but the next day and the day after I just maintain the high – but it never got higher than the day I started the binge.

It’s the same exact same thing with dextroamphetamine, which I’m prescribed the 5 mg IR tablets (I get 150 of them a month). Same deal as with the methamphetamine.

I don’t believe it’s a ceiling effect. I think our brains are flooded with so much dopamine that no matter how much we use, the dopamine that is continuously being released is not felt because it’s already pumped full of dopamine. Does that make sense?

Or it could even be a psychological thing, where we are so fucked up that we don’t realize it and so we continue to use thinking “hey, how come I’m not getting any higher”? Kind of similar to benzos, where you’re so fucked up and everyone around you notices it except for you.

BananasAndOranges

I’m worried about this one. I do not know how but 2 days ago I was asleep on 6 5mg dexedrine tabs……I think I even took 3 more later and still slept…

no I havent been up for days I have had to stop temazepam for a bit cold turkey with xanax in place….

psychopath

I have noticed a ceiling dose I would say. On multiple day binges, that ceiling might be titrated, but I do not get any higher, sometimes increase in dose is necessary if on Day 3 of speed binge.

kokaino

I’m worried about this one. I do not know how but 2 days ago I was asleep on 6 5mg dexedrine tabs……I think I even took 3 more later and still slept…

no I havent been up for days I have had to stop temazepam for a bit cold turkey with xanax in place….

That sucks – having to stop temazepam and take alprazolam instead.

BananasAndOranges

That sucks – having to stop temazepam and take alprazolam instead.

Not only that but I think I lost my psychiatrist. I hate him its cool but he HAS to prescribe me another months med and send me a letter in the mail I guess thats how they do it here in Chicago atleast saying hes done with me. He put me on 3 5mg valium after taking like 4mg of clonazepam everyday for months and got mad when I RAN OUT EARLY. I almost couldn’t believe it. I wanted back on Diazepam but the doctor I went to is alot nicer and more professional and she felt bad I had to pay 475 dolalalas to see her and only for benzo W/D she just gave me my Xanax back she put me on when I had issues with this douchebag awhile back, and put 3 refills on it.

I dont abuse any of that shit though. TBH Temazepam didn’t work for me I took it rarely because I thought it was making my sleep Worse……It def has…….. Fuck That shit. Altogether…

kokaino

Not only that but I think I lost my psychiatrist. I hate him its cool but he HAS to prescribe me another months med and send me a letter in the mail I guess thats how they do it here in Chicago atleast saying hes done with me. He put me on 3 5mg valium after taking like 4mg of clonazepam everyday for months and got mad when I RAN OUT EARLY. I almost couldn’t believe it. I wanted back on Diazepam but the doctor I went to is alot nicer and more professional and she felt bad I had to pay 475 dolalalas to see her and only for benzo W/D she just gave me my Xanax back she put me on when I had issues with this douchebag awhile back, and put 3 refills on it.

I dont abuse any of that shit though. TBH Temazepam didn’t work for me I took it rarely because I thought it was making my sleep Worse……It def has…….. Fuck That shit. Altogether…

If temazepam didn’t help you sleep than alprazolam will most definitely not help you either. I’ve been on alprazolam for 4 years now – I’m scripted 1 mg 3x/day. It works great for anxiety, I must admit, but it sucks otherwise. I get 180 count of the 0.5 mg alprazolam’s a month and I still seek better benzos on the streets. :\

First Bad Comedown

Yes. Both of the drugs clearly act on the dopamine system.

I myself am not a meth user, but i think that addicts of the drug and people prescribed to adderall will HIGHLY disagree that it is simply “pharmaceutical meth”

I wont immediately discredit your opinion however. Go quote me a respectable source that makes the claim “adderall is pharmaceutical meth” and Ill take you seriously. :\

Now Go fetch boy!!

Not surprising that you are following me across forums. 8)

BUT, I never claimed to be the ‘expert’ on stimulants. Or meth.
Even with MDMA, I never quite crowned myself the king, like you think.

But I do write with authority, something very difficult for certain MDMA users.
Strange how other drug users don’t tend to react that way…

There is nothing to ‘fetch’ here.

I made a pretty simple claim, which is not really untrue.
Both are amphetamines and both share MANY risk factors – high bp, heart-attack, stroke, death…

Abuse of both will lead to tolerance and eventual dopaminergic degeneration.
The subjective effects are likely similar, even if not identical.
I have a friend that likes dexedrine, which is dextroamphetamine, which is also in Adderall.
He SWEARS it is just a kinder version of METH.
That is really ALL I need to know to consider them ‘alike’.
Are they really that different?

Of course I didn’t say ‘alike’ in my first post.
I equated the two…

I stand, no sit, corrected! :!
Good enough?

MasterSplinter

Adderall is a pharmaceutical version of METH.

I never claimed to be the ‘expert’ on stimulants. Or meth.
Even with MDMA,

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3800000/Promo-doogie-howser-md-3841849-411-629.jpg “I’m Not A Doctor but I Play One T.V.”

MasterSplinter

Stop “speaking with authority” like you know everything. Clearly you don’t and your misleading a lot of people on these forums.

Its clear you can’t find any data to support your claim on this one, instead you seem to be all about diverting attention away from your bullshit.

I have a friend that likes dexedrine, which is dextroamphetamine, which is also in Adderall.
He SWEARS it is just a kinder version of METH.
That is really ALL I need to know

Clearly your “meth head source” is confused. I wouldn’t use his words as reference if you expect to be taken seriously.

kokaino

Guys, let’s be civil to one another now.

Dextroamphetamine and methamphetamine are like twins, there really isn’t that much of a big difference between the two. Yes, meth has some extra effects on the brain and is more intense as a stimulant but it’s not that big of a difference. Both can drive you to insanity.

aerie

I’ve begun to notice that there is a ceiling effect with Adderall. I can’t get any higher than I do at 90mg. For instance yesterday I took 90mg XR and had a great time but today I take 135mg….

Hi! New here sort of…but not new to drugs/meds. I’ve taken Adderall (immediate release tablets) for over 10 yrs.

In my experience, you can take high doses of it but your body/brain must have fuel (calories) for it to respond at peak effectiveness. And as hard as it is to eat when you’re on Adderall, it will make a difference, so try to eat a ‘stick to your ribs’ meal before you take it or in between doses. Immediate release or extended release won’t make a diff in this situation.

Sometimes when I absolutely cannot bring myself to eat, I’ll grab a Muscle Milk or a high protein Boost/Ensure and down a couple so my body gets some fuel. It makes a big difference for me but every body is different.

I hope that helps.

Just thought of something else that’s very important. Adderall is absorbed much much better in less acidic stomach contents…I take mine with a Tums sometimes, I take Prilosec most days which works the same in lowering stomach acid content. Never take it with fruit juice, or acidic foods, tomato juice, etc. I’ve switched to Zegerid because it has an immediate release of sodium bicarbonate (ideal for Adderall absorption) way before the omeperazole kicks in.

If you snort the Adderall, it’s not as important, but when snorting it, some of it inevitably goes into the stomach.

Gormur

Do you mean as a single dose or with continual dosing?

With continual dosing, the most i’ve taken was either 120mg or 140mg IR orally over like 4-5 hours 2 years ago.. With each re-dose, there was less and less effect and it started to make me tired / made me crash sooner than i would’ve with a lower dose

Having said that, as a single dose i’ve only taken up to 30mg IR orally (my script) at a time but it seems to make me sedated rather than alert/focused (not as high) and burn me out/wear off within 3-4hrs max; while dosing 15mg 2x with a 1-2hr gap between each dose gives me a better additive effect..if that makes sense. My usual daily MOA is plugging as oral dosing is too weak/ineffective for me now

So tolerance definitely comes into play as well as MOA. With daily dosing, only snorting gives me a consistent high/rush.. tho i usually avoid that these days and save it for the rare occasion that calls for it

sekio

I would imagine that regular usage of amphetamine would indeed have a ‘ceiling effect’ because at high doses it acts as a releasing agent, and if you redose frequently your monoamine levels are not going to regenerate 100%.

CheapHighMan

Sounds like a conspiracy I would stop

DementiaSavantPlus

Adderall ceilings and whatnot have been heavy on my mind lately. I did not make it to the several posts, so this may seem like an inadvertent shift in subject mattersseems like even heal I saw a doctor earlier today about a reaction i had to Adderall that was consistent very specifically with a stroke, after having taken i think about 150mg IR over 36 hrs. he didn’t seem too worried about the stroke idea, and he didn’t itemize and explain my symptoms. It seems that even health professionals take on this vague admonishing tone when dealing with controlled substances, one that is in fact empty of content. As a reflex he was defendingsome ambiguous morality that he could not explain. They took some blood and i got some full tests, but at first they thought I wanted a refill. hahaha

i havent read anything on blulght about stabbing needle pains, which is my moost profounsd symptom with adderall.. weird after that overdose, i have taken 2 10mggs tonight and i feell like its happening again.. I will have to drop a giant Lyrica capsule to stop the convulsions
By the way, this garbage started when i got a refill of the Barr generic. I do not recommend it.

sekio

he didn’t seem too worried about the stroke idea, and he didn’t itemize and explain my symptoms.

I wouldn’t either, amphetamines are known for inducing paranoia and psychosis, and people who have strokes are generally not well enough to go on the internet and complain about the brand name of drugs.

If you continue to take drugs even after you have had a self-proclaimed ‘drug induced stroke’ you are engaging in self-harm. I suggest you discontinue your Adderall for a while and detox.