Adderall for brain injury

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Avatar n tn I am 23 years old and have been perscribed some form of medication for adhd since I was 16. I am now perscribed 20mg of adderall twice a day, though i rarely take more than 15-20 mg a day unless I have an exam etc. Although I do not take that much, I started to feel this year the definate need to take some EVERY day. Without it I sometimes can't get out of bed on the weekend. I limit my dose so to keep my 'addiction' at a minimum, but my question is is this really bad for me?
Avatar n tn I recently discovered that my 49 year old wife has been taking my sons adderall for a year. She has been taking 20mg. per day. She also takes celexa for depression. I am concerned that she is addicted and will have withdrawal problems. I have hidden the adderall from her and she no longer has it available. She relizes that she has a problem and has commited to quit. What are the withdrawal symptoms, how soon after she has quit to they show, how long to they last and how can I help.
6601982 tn?1383754936 Its all very scary and it felt like a dream when she was telling me. I am very lucky cause it could have been a lot worse. The Adderall blasted my body for days and some people don't get to walk away from that. I am a lot stronger than I thought and now all im thinking about is getting better.My family have been sending me emails filled with love and support and when im stronger ill be going to an in-patient drug rehab to finish the Suboxone taper and then the 30 days of detoxing and recovery.
Avatar f tn Now, for the fibro, I suffer a back and neck injury this past September 2014. Since my injury, I became extremely fatigued, I couldn't even will myself out of bed, and the pain was everywhere, not just where I was injured but throught my body. It didn't matter how much I rested, I could barely find the strength to stand. My doctor suspected Fibro with chronic fatigue syndrome.. She told me there was no test to diagnose it, but only to rule everhing else out.
Avatar f tn My Dr prescribed me Adderall for managing cognitive symptoms and processing speed deficits from my TBI. It fairly common. I can multitask and have much less nuerofatigue.
Avatar f tn I have been taking the "generic" Adderall 20 mg tablet for some years now (6-7) I requested the generic since it is cheaper, but since it is a tablet and not a capsule, Im aware that all that time it was IR, not XR as the prescription requested. I took a break for about 6 months, and now, going back to school I have started back up on Adderall 20 mg XR capsule.
Avatar n tn Since I had only taken a few pills of Adderall, I started to wonder if it was indeed the Adderall or withdrawal from the Ritalin. Since this is all new to me, I'm just looking for any feedback -- if it's normal, if there's other solutions, if there's a way to overcome this drug induced depression. I'd just like to be how I was before the wreck. I know it's not possible, but it seems there's got to be something better than this.
Avatar f tn Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain. Now I have pain on the right side (tumor was left frontal). I had to start the Vicodin again to ease the pain but have to tolerate the nausea. How do you know if your brain is swelling? So many questions and no answers....
Avatar f tn Now, for the fibro, I suffer a back and neck injury this past September 2014. Since my injury, I became extremely fatigued, I couldn't even will myself out of bed, and the pain was everywhere, not just where I was injured but throught my body. It didn't matter how much I rested, I could barely find the strength to stand. My doctor suspected Fibro with chronic fatigue syndrome.. She told me there was no test to diagnose it, but only to rule everhing else out.
5757880 tn?1395581622 Well, there is a genetic component to anxiety, and I would suspect that anxious parents could also create anxiety. But, I think, from all I have read that ADHD is the biggest cause as the person tries to cope with the ADHD. And frankly, if you were a part of it or not, doesn't matter. What does matter is that you are a part of helping him deal with it. In terms of your anxiety question. My go-to-guy for this is Dr. Charles Parker at Corepsyc.
Avatar f tn I believe in total honesty but i know that doesnt work for everyone. Alot of times it starts out very innocent with an injury or surgery and the pills end up turning on us. Keep reducing slowly...
Avatar n tn Yes, they kill pain both emotionally and physically and have terrible tolerance records. Yes, they are not good for your organs and they alter your brain chemistry (duh, that's the goal). But once I made this connection between the way I responded to opiates and the way I responded to infatuation, I realized that it is the endorphin levels in my brain that are low - not the dopamine or serotonin. How do I know this?
Avatar f tn It started by all over sever body pain and weakness, I went to the dr to be tested for the flu. It was negative. My family Dr ran a ton of blood test all normal. At this point my feet started tingling so bad I could hardly walk and was so weak I could get out of bed or stand alone at the dr counter. She referred me to a rheumatologist, she did lab work and my C-reactive protein was very high which showed I had a lot of inflammation.
Avatar f tn Xanax XR 2mg am and bedtime Ativan 1 mg every 8 hours Ambien 10 mg Topamax 100mg am and pm (stopped for baby) Vyvanse 70mg am Adderall 30mg after work (online for Master's degree! 3.86 GPA) And the worst enemy- ABILIFY 10mg daily- zombie- dead tears, no emotions... So...would you believe after my deporession-self admit to inpatient, all they did was ADD zoloft 50mg? And reduce Xanax XR to once a day? My psych dropped me, the 3rd one I went to.accepted me at 26 weeks.
Avatar n tn I just opened up a new user group named Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for people who have symptoms like you. Don't worry, it doesn't mean you're brain dead, although at times you may feel that way. But sometimes people get a concussion (closed head injury) from injuries and don't realize how it affects them or others. Often it helps to talk to others who have experienced it (like myself).
Avatar f tn Will a CT scan show anything in my brain that is left over damage from my MVA from so many tears ago? I am taking Prozac, Trazadone, Xanax and Adderall (for the focus issues that have been getting worses lately.
Avatar f tn So when the naysayers respond with "anyone who takes Adderall will work better, faster and get a lot more done regardless of whether they have ADD", is that true or not? I'm an adult who was recently prescribed Adderall and the relief was emotional. My brain had been "racing" between thoughts of everything I had to do and couldn't get done and started so many projects that are still "started". I don't believe I suffered from it as a child though.
233278 tn?1189759428 And also 750 mg of Depakote twice a day for rages. I believe it is too much. The adderall for increases the rages, although is great during school because he can focas and do his work. But his rages are awful at home. The depakote works great except if he does not take addreall he would fall asleep at the wheel going to work, so he only takes 500 mg in the moring and 750 at night and will not take the adderall or anything else.
Avatar n tn My son has an aquired brain injury He is presently in rehab for injury He has been put on Adderall 15 MG GTUBE BID I notice a chnage in his mental status and he sweats badly and breaks out in tiny red dots on face and forehead He seems really out of it not talkative will just stare and not talk Could this med not be good for him, could this be a side affect He also has a hard time opening his eye lids on his own.
Avatar f tn Did MRI, MRA, EEG, Angio - per the hospital radiologist - all normal. Saw neurologist for 5 minutes on the last of the the 5 days in the hospital and she then told me it was either TIA or migraine syndrome. I have had increasing pain in my mid back level (T10-11-12). Off and on motor control for both hands - will just randomly drop items. Horrible mood variations... can be laughing one minute then crying the next, memory loss, inability to focus.
Avatar n tn is it from the traumatic brain injury or the adderall combined with the traumatic brain injury..since im diabetic im very conscious my feet and im unsure of what i should do?
Avatar f tn The doctor stiched my face up and asked me questions for about half an hour but did not diagnose me with a concussion or any sort of brain injury. During the incident I wasn't knocked onto the ground or unconscious, nor was I dizzy or incoherant. I did however, sustain a very mild headache in the back of my head (occipital lobe area).
Avatar n tn As for cognitive difficulties, I don't know if any medicines for it. I was in a brain-injury rehab for 6 months and what helped my cognitive skills was doing simple tasks as my counselor laying a orange on the table and for an hour I had to describe that orange in as many ways as I possibly could to a person who has never seen an orange, never heard of an orange. After doing excercises like this for a month or 2, I greatly noticed my cognitive functions improving.
Avatar f tn I am an MD. During residency, I gave birth, & developed significant postpartum depression & profound fatigue. I was unable to return to work. One year later I was still sleeping 14 hours/day. Overnight PSG: no OSA; mostly stages 1&2, paucity of REM. MSLT: MSL 6.3 min w/no REM (I do take Welbutrin, a REM-suppressant). Dx: idiopathic hypersomnolence vs narcolepsy w/o cataplexy. Meds didn’t help. 3 years later, repeat OPSG+MSLT: MSL=6.3 min, 1 REM episode at 4.5 min.
Avatar m tn Alright guys, posting here to see if anyone has any thoughts. Sorry in advance for post length, but I want to outline all the results from doctors I've had so far. Background: For about a year and a half now, I've been perpetually light headed with slightly low blood pressure and raised heart rate. Sometimes it spikes and gets worse, so bad that I feel like I might pass out (although I never have)...otherwise it's just like I have this constant fog I'm trying to fight through.
Avatar n tn In considering the situation of a patient of mine (I'm a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist), he faces a complex history that includes severe traumatic brain injury, probable prior history of Bipolar II disorder, sleep walking and sleep eating, insomnia and frequent wakening, and akathisia. He is on Lexapro and no anticonvulsant or other mood stabilizer. I don't know whether to consider his akathisia as resulting from his TBI or Lexapro or mania or ...
Avatar f tn Current things I do include ear plugs for testing, taking in a pen of a different color for test to underline key points in a question, extra time and reduced distractions for testing.
485720 tn?1218539760 To add on to this, I recently completed some neuropsychological testing that revealed cognitive impairments as a result of brain injury from 2 separate head traumas as a child. However, I don't know that the injuries are related to my current symptoms. I would think that injuries occuring 17 years ago would not just now be showing up. Then again, I'm not a doctor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
702513 tn?1228516297 We're still running tests to see why I'm tired, but at least we've ruled out the apnea. I even paid for a brain MRI to rule out MS and the like. Have your husband tested for vitamin B-12 deficiency. This could be an easy answer if it is low. Sorry for the long answer. This issue is so complicated. Take care and best of luck.