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Avatar f tn I am to the point where I take the ADHD stimulants, (VYVANSE - 70 mgX1 or 2, or 3 during the day) and/or Adderall. This is obvious signs of drug addiction/dependency/abuse. I know. Again - Without ADHD medications or antidepressants I still feel as terrible as I do while taking the ADHD medications. I understand this seems like I am being impossible, but I really cannot help but express what I have been feeling and thinking for the past who knows how long. Everything I say is completely true.
305005 tn?1358731890 hi, my boys both have adhd. they just put them on adderall trying it out. can anybody tell me anything on first hand about it. they was one the daytrana patch and i think that made there symtoms worse. thanks!!
Avatar n tn In addition, some patients experience less (or absence) of rebound symptoms when they use Adderall, even when both are effective relative to target symptoms. The major reason for increasing the dose of any of the stimulant medications is the impact on the target symptoms. Usually these targets involve hypermotoric behavior, inattention and/or impulsivity.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know if you can get addicted to adderall, if so what are the symptoms? the same as opioids?
673186 tn?1225987525 I personally tried severalk times my first two years if college and I never had taken more than 30 ngs and that seemed like a very high dose and i gotwith very jittery and a huge efffect. A few months ago I was diagnosed with ADHD and instead of Adderall I tried Strattera knowing my addictive personality and past with drug abuse.
Avatar n tn And I disagree that people with ADHD feel calmer on Adderall by the way. Everyone feels calmer on Adderall initially, everyone)It's like cocaine..the initial dopamine rush is calming..it only gets bad when you keep doing more and more, then the anxiety and nervousness kick in. I've read that info too though and it's just total ****, sorry..Where is the physiology behind that nonsense? Oh, ADHD brains are screwed up and they will respond differently to a stimulant?
Avatar n tn I was told by my sons pediatrician that you shouldnt stop use of adderall suddenly -without the Dr.'s say so- because adderall is a controlled substance and can lead to dependancy and abuse.
Avatar n tn i have a 4yr old she was diagnosed with adhd and she has been taking adderol for almost a yr now and it hasnot work sence the begining. now her doctor want to go from 1/2 pill in am and 1/2 pill in pm to 1 whole pill in am and 2 pills in pm. i refuse because she sees things that arent there when she was taking 1whole ill before. now im scared to give her more because we had so much trouble in the begining. and i dont know wht to do.
Avatar n tn I had a friend who recently tried an elimination diet and slowly added foods back that she eats regularly, she found out that she was allergic to wheat, rhy, some flour products, sweeteners, etc. that were causing the ADHD symptoms... She has since started eating whole foods and good fats and her symptoms have vastly improved... It could be something as little as the dyes in foods, or sweeteners, etc...
Avatar n tn The on-line surveys can be useful tools to see if a person might display symptoms typical of ADHD, but a thorough assessment will consider a child's medical history, family history, current functioning at home and in school, possible alternative explanations for the symptoms identified on the surveys, etc.
Avatar f tn That is not normal by any means. I've tried Strattera, Clonidine, Adderall IR, Adderall XR, and dexidrine for my ADHD - and not a single one made me a zombie. Though, out of all of them, Strattera had the scariest side effects - and it isn't even an amphetamine like Adderall or Dexidrine. They wanted to make a med for ADHD that wasn't on Schedule II like Ritalin, Adderall, Dexidrine, Vyvanse, etc, etc.... and the outcome was actually more dangerous than those Schedule II stimulants!
Avatar n tn Hi, I am also prescribed Adderall, I admit at first, I really enjoyed it, it helped my symptoms of ADHD, which was not diaganosed until I was in my early thirties, and for all the other "benefits". I over took it some days, and for a short time, really over took it. I found that after awhile, I got bored with it, and didn't want to be flying around constantly. I found it made me more tired because I was doing everything all the time.
Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar m tn Im a current addict (i abuse it) of this drug and Im struggling to get off it. Adderall can have many many side effects. If your son keeps having those symptoms try and talk to your doctor.
Avatar n tn //www.rxlist.com/adderall-xr-capsules-drug.htm. Adderall XR is normally used so that kids don't have to go to the nurse's office and take the short acting ritalin. Also as I first said it tends to soften the initial action. Heck, Ritalin could be taken 8 times a day - some people probably do. The question is what's best for your child and this is why you are going through a doctor. It will take a bit of trial and error to find what works the best.
Avatar n tn As I said, I know nothing about adhd or adderall. What about adderall and alcohol?? how does that mix together? - does it affect your sex life?? As for the sleep... it's not that he is awake and wired....he just goes to bed later than me... and gets up just as early. I don't think I would have know had he not told me that he took adderall..... I just want to make sure that I am sensitive to his needs and can see signs if I need to offer help. When the meds wear off.... what should I see?
Avatar m tn I recently diagnosed myself with adhd, i load up on coffee all day too function, have no attention span, never finish tasks, all the symptoms of innatentive adhd. I tried adderall for the first time and all the symtoms went away. The adderall was from a friend. I felt like this was my answer in life. After the first time of trying it I went to my primary who said i might have it and reffered me to a psyciatrist. That appointment was in 2 weeks from talking to the primary.
Avatar m tn ya, you have described the symptoms of ADHD/ADD pretty well. By the way, its not that you have a bad memory. Its just that to memorize something you have to be paying attention. It's pretty hard to memorize something that you didn't know existed. The dose you are taking is the lowest dose possible. That's kind of typical in that doctors normally start you out very low and wait for feedback to decide what to do next.
Avatar m tn Hello! I've recently started taking 10mg a day of Adderall. My doc thought I had bi-polar but now seems to think it's ADHD. I'm 30 years old. My question is: Have any of you experienced extreme muscle tension? Jaw, neck, upper back, etc... It's only happened once (I took it about 5 hours after I normally take it) and also felt really neurotic and a bit crazy. Do you think this is a sign I've been misdiagnosed?
Avatar m tn Why were you prescribed Adderall - unless you have ADD or ADHD you should not be taking it. It is a dangerous drug.
Avatar f tn Have a friend whos son is on Adderall and is going to try and 'wean' over the summer. She wants to know what might happen...I was of no help, then I thought of my friends here...so...I'm asking....what, if any, symptoms should he expect? I believe he's taken it for about two years. I don't know the frequency, probably once a day...he's 15...and, yes, he's one who truly did need something...since he was little...at any rate...
Avatar n tn The problem is you were diagnosed wrong, you didn't need adderall and if you did you most likely didnt have add or adhd. If you have add or adhd and take adderall it slows your mind down, therefore preventing day dreaming and other characteristics allowing you to accomplish tasks and memorize better. Also if you really and truly have add or adhd it will not produce the speed like effect/euphoria that gets people addicted.
Avatar f tn I'm 54 years old and I guess I do have symptoms of ADHD. My Doctor just prescribed Adderall to me a couple days ago and I have yet to take it. Instructions state take 1- 10mg in morning and 1-10mg at 12:00 noon. I picked it up from my Pharmacy and asked the Pharmacist how am I suppose to take this with the other medications I am on? (Lamictal, Norco and Ativan for sleeping) His question to me was why I was on it to begin with?
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.
Avatar m tn When I was 16 I was diagnosed with add and prescribed adderall. I was diagnosed by taking some long and expensive test. When I took adderall it made my anxiety worse and I felt like I had smoked crack. I tried taking it several times with the same outcome each time. I barely squeezed through high school and have continued to live with it ever since. I am now trying to get a college degree and I am having extreme difficulties.
Avatar n tn Also, I would not recommend trying Adderall or ADHD meds from another. They are controlled substances. In addition to the risk of taking them without medical approval, its illegal. They are not ibuprofen or tylenol.
Avatar m tn Though I surely have a general anxiety disorder at least, I am wondering if maybe I have some ADD type symptoms also. This idea came to me after experimenting with Adderall. I know this drug is prescribed to people with ADD (the kid who sits next to me who can't pay attention in class). I have taken this drug numerous times because I was absolutely fascinated with the effects it had on me.
Avatar f tn Stimulant safety concerns Beyond the potential side effects, there are a number of safety concerns associated with the stimulant medications for ADD / ADHD. Effect on the developing brain — The long-term impact of ADD / ADHD medication on the youthful, developing brain is not yet known. Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development.