Adderall and what it did to me...

by Chris Seymour
(Dallas, Texas)

I have been taking adderall (or some other form of ADD medicine) since I was seven years old. I am now 20 years of age and have recently (last week) finally stopped taking adderall. I imagine I will have to take it for when I go back to school and I am just dreading that day.


I personally believe adderall should be banned for use on kids under the age of 13. At a young age, when given adderall, I would have stomach aches that landed me in the fetal position. It happened everyday. This was only followed by bowel movements that would rival world records.

At a later age I was forced to increase the medication due to my tolerence to adderall. This is when things got ugly. The effects on the person taking it are great... for the first 2 hours. Afterwards I had no personality. No, I'm not exagerating, I HAD NO PERSONALITY. Even so much as talking to someone or responding to what they said seemed like and overwhelming and daunting task. I started skipping class. Alot of kids do this on adderall. You might ask why this would be a side effect of a medicine. Well just stop to think about it. Your giving a person large amounts of amphetamines (speed) and telling them to sit still and pay attention in class. The last thing I wanted to do was go to class Honestly I didnt go to class and with the energy I got from adderall I went and studied or actively did something. I would also suffer from a SEVERE depression, everyday from about 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock. During this time one feels bored. By this I mean you would rather stare at a wall and watch paint dry than do anything else. This period was plagued by chronic headaches. These came from low blood sugar I assume because I was not able to eat. I average maybe one meal a day on adderall. All of this doesn't mention the extreme dry mouth and jitter like you wont believe. I got so bad I found myself rubbing my tongue raw on the inside of my mouth UNTILL IT WOULD BLEED because I was so figity.

People often forget this is speed. In effect when it "kicks in" it burns through all of your bodily processes at a rapid rate burning up all food and nutrients for the energy it needs. This also included burning muscle. Go ahead and try using adderall and lifting. You won't get any where. In fact many doctors use it as an "off the label" way to counter unnatural muscle growth in humans who are forced to take steriods. After its done burning, during the depression or as I refer to it as the "comedown phase" you are totally drained of energy as your body went through about a 24 hour periods worth of work in approximately 10 hours.

SO HOW MUCH DOES IT EFFECT YOU???
My friends could tell within 5 seconds whether or not I was on the medicine. It gets bad enough to where people close to you can easily identify what "phase" you are in. They knew when they could talk to me or when they couldn't.

BETTER WAYS TO DEAL WITH ADD???
Alot of people don't notice that hyperglycemia and ADD go hand in hand for alot of people diagnosed with severe ADD. Hyperglycemia is a body's inability to properly digest sugars (like glucose). What has worked for me is a high fat, very high protien, high carb, and very low sugar diet. I know what you're saying: high carb and low sugar are contradictions. Not really, add into your diet such things as brown rice or black eyed peas which are high in dietary fiber (aka carbs) but have virtually no sugars. In addition to this, the best possible advice I can give is USE FISHOIL SUPPLEMENTS. Fish oil metarphorically speaking acts as a lubricant for you're brain. GEE DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE A USEFUL THING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TROUBLE FOCUSING???

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Sep 17, 2016
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Reading all these has really been good
by: michael

Wow . So good for me to read all of what all of you have said.. So much truth. In every single one. I do want to start by saying that, I understand what you guys mean when you say this stuff is "speed".., But, it's simply not.

I mean, it is in the sense that, it has the same "upper" ingredients and all, but real speed is Much More Powerful, and adderal wasn't "cooked up" in some meth head's kitchen. There was a purpose for this "Medication". If it is used correctly, and with MUCH caution, it can serve that purpose.

Me, personally, got a hold of it too late in life I believe. I do however, feel Very strongly that this stuff Should Not be used on kids.. Wow, reading some of your stories just broke my heart.. I will say this much, (and of course I understand that this just won't sit well with all of you), but honestly, and with everything within me, JESUS Christ is absolutely the Best "fix", or "solution" to, well, everything & anything actually lol.

Especially death.. Man, my heart goes out to that child..! I went through something similar when I was in college actually. Very "bad thoughts" and a whole host of other similar "things". And I was a solid Christian before that horrific season in my life.. So, ya, long story short, Jesus fully fixed me and was & still is, & always will be my chief HELP.

He made us, He knows us, He made our brains & knows how they work & why.. BUT, having said all that, I absolutely DO believe fully, that there is a proper "place" for these kinds of medications.. Yes adderal has some "speed" in it.., but guess what? Pain killers & many many other prescription drugs have a "measure" of "street drug" I guess you could say, in them.. opiods for example..

And YES!, of course, ANY of them, in the wrong hands & misuse are Extremely Dangerous ! Always has been.. Since beginning of time. Opiods misused can wreck a family as well. But does that mean we "ban" all pain killers that are more powerful than a Tylenol? No of course not.

But I do agree, that if these types of drugs are abused in any way whatsoever, they might as well be "speed". I think this stuff is for those who already are in a way, "at the bottom" but because of the extreme damage that ADD and the others have already caused..

In other words, people who don't have much to loose, because the ADD effects are having a worse impact than that of what the side effects could do.. I don't know if that came out quite right lol, but I think u get it.. It just is a shame though, that so many hurting people who are turning to this stuff for "help", really those people just need the Lord.

They don'have true add or adhd.. ok, getting a bit off track here lol. All I really wanted to say is that, it really was very good for me to read this thread, & thanks so much for each one.. Some truth in every single one. Just about anything can be "abused" in this life.. So, may this stuff be used properly ALWAYS.

So much more is on my heart here that I wanted to get out.. But I have already written a novel lol, and will spare us :) Reading this was a major warning to me from the Lord.. And thank you. Lord please keep me from ever using this medicine or anything else incorrectly ! :) Take care !

Feb 17, 2016
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Little over stated
by: Anonymous

I have been on adderall on and off for 6 years. some days i take none otherdays i take 20. I have had a few days where it was difficult to get out the bed but i have never wasted 1 day! Adderall is not for everyone but it is for me and my relationships and work life have greatly improved since being on it.

Nov 07, 2015
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Helpful for certain people but know yourself
by: Anonymous

I am a middle aged adult. I was diagnosed with ADD. I was prescribed Adderall XR; the time release type. I found it interfeared with good sleep so I opted for the regular pill instead. I like it much better because I have control over the dosage. It works very well for me. I am able to focus better at work and home and get tasks completed and I'm much more organized. I time my dosages so that when it wears off, its time for bed. I do pick a day or two during the week where I won't take it at all so I won't build up a tolerance, I break some of the pills into quarters or halfs and only take a portion on some days. If I will be working late or on a task which requires a lot of concentration, I might add an extra quarter that day.
I don't think this medication is proper for young people. I believe it works the best in moderation and the person must have a secure understanding of their health, body, requirements and also a good diet. It's not for everyone and I can see where it could esily cause problems or become addictive but, when you grasp an understnding of yourself, how it effects you and how you can control your dosage to fit you, it can make a big difference in your quality of life.

Apr 19, 2015
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This stuff will destroy your life
by: Anonymous

For a while you'll feel great. You'll finally be able to get your work done. People will like you. You'll always know what to do and say, and you'll be happy. You'll start getting to work on time. Finally, people will stop yelling at you for being late. You'll stop losing your umbrella and your wallet. You won't even lose your keys.

You'll have a reason to wake up in the morning. All those classes you failed when you were a kid--all those teachers who yelled at you for not paying attention--all the stupid "careless mistakes" you made will be things of the past. You'll start making "good decisions", for a change.

You'll finally be able to do all those things you tried and failed at before. Your relationships will improve. You'll make new friends. You'll get in shape and lose your spare tire. Probably get some nice clothes, get to the top of your class, and finally feel like you're not the underdog anymore. And maybe you'll even be able to do algebra and run a 10K.

Little by little, you're going to start destroying yourself.

Your teeth will crack because you grind them so hard ("maybe I need braces or something"). You'll start getting snappy with people for no reason. Every little thing will start to piss you off (even though the Wikipedia page lies and says amphetamine doesn't cause aggression--huge LIE).

You'll keep making reasons for staying on these pills. "I have ADD" (maybe you do--that doesn't mean the pills don't affect you like they affect others--that's another LIE. The pills work the same whether you have ADD or not. They cause a release of dopamine. A small dose might make you calm for a while, but small doses of stimulants can make ANYONE feel calm...for a while).

Eventually you'll end up destroying your relationships with your family, your significant other, and your best friends--and you're going to blame them for it. Or you'll blame your ADD. You won't realize that it's the Adderall doing it.

People will start to hate you. You'll start doing and saying things that you regret--even if you did that before, and even if it helped keep you from doing that at first, eventually the speed will make it worse--but you'll think it's not the speed; it's other people. They shouldn't be treading on your toes.

But it's the speed. You won't believe me. But it's the speed.

At some point you won't even be able to get out of bed in the morning without your "little helper".

Stay on uppers too long and you'll end up destroying your life in unimaginable ways. It's a matter of time. You won't believe me until it's too late. I can see you right now thinking "it's different for me. I have ADD; it's a disorder. These pills make me normal".

No, they don't. They make you able to keep up with the modern world and it's ludicrous amount of artificial pressure and artificial problems by making you into a robot.

One day, that robot is going to short circuit.

Amphetamine is a drug that will bring you to the top, little by little...and then send you crashing down so fast into absolute and utter failure you won't know what hit you. You will end up screwing up worse than you have ever screwed up before and the house that Adderall built will turn into kindling.

It'll happen so fast you won't even get the chance to blink.

You won't know what hit you.

Stay on speed long enough (even 10 milligrams a day or less) and eventually you won't be a human BEING anymore...you'll be a human DOING. You won't be able to just "be"...to rest your mind and relax and do nothing "productive" (not being "productive" all the time is part of being a human being--if you've been on speed for long enough, you forgot that).

You'll always be "improving" something or another, non-stop. Improving your home, improving your social status, improving your fitness, improving your grades...everything will become about improvement.

Eventually you'll make one "improvement" too many and the whole house of cards will come crashing down.

You won't believe me, because you feel like this is all a bunch of nonsense--and besides, "I got these pills from a doctor to treat my disorder; I'm not a junkie. And my dose isn't that high. I'm not abusing my medication. It's different. I have ADD".

A year from now, or five years, or even ten years, it's going to come crashing down and you'll wish you never took that first pill.

You'll finally see that many (not all, but many) of the improvements you made were superficial and while you were busy making those improvements, you were also wrecking the most meaningful and important things in your life..but you were blind to it.

If you've been on this stuff for a while and still feel fine, my advice to you is to cut it out, consider yourself very lucky, and never, ever look back.

The problem is...you won't believe me until it's too late.

Mar 23, 2015
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The Majority of Those with Negative Comments do NOT need this drug.
by: Anonymous

I have been on prescription stimulants for 5 years now. I started with Concerta, which wasn't quite right for me. I then moved to Adderall, and stayed with 25-30 mg for several years. Eventually, I realized that there was the better option of Vyvanse, which would enable me to get through my day of studying, with a lesser "crash" at day's end. For those of you who are preaching such ridiculousness as "it should be completely banned", you are ignorant. You or whomever in your life is abusing/having "terrible" side effects, shouldn't be on this drug; most likely, you do not even have ADD/ADHD. To the guy who's wife left him: If she was a tramp, she would have left you eventually anyway, and if one is prone to substance abuse (alcohol, smoking, etc), you should probably choose NON-stimulant based ADD/ADHD medications, such as Strattera. I'd like to know how many of you actually take stimulants to actually STUDY or be proficient in your work-place; I'm guessing not too many. This is the purpose of these medications. If you are "diagnosed" with a attention-deficit disorder, take stimulants, and just sit around at home and twiddle your thumbs, etc, OF COURSE you are going to have problems! Adderall has the effect of stimulating a drive to COMPLETE something. If you don't actually focus your energies on something worthwhile, you will head towards anxiety, depression, and anger issues. Also, adderall/vyvanse in and of itself will not solve your problems. In fact, it is merely a vehicle in which can enable you to move down the road of intellectual/cognitive training. What am I referring to? I am talking about working-memory training, anti-procrastination training, organization training, anger management and impulse-control training. All of these and more, are CRITICAL aspects of becoming a functional human-being in today's society if you have ADD/ADHD. Stop blaming the drug. Take your life into your own hands.

Dec 21, 2014
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I need it... Not because of addiction but because it helps
by: Anonymous

I'm a sophomore in college majoring in animation and I've been taking Adderall for as long as I can remember. I remember having bad stomach aches as a child and now I grind my teeth because of it. But I still take it because it helps me so much... Before I take it I can't concentrate and I'm very lethargic and apathetic. After I take it I eat something with sugar, I find it helps get it working and also prevents headaches. I know when it starts working because my heart starts pumping and I'm ready to start working. But for the first hour or so I'm super OCD and talkative but when I start working I get things done fast and is better than if I did it without it... It wakes me up, keeps me on track, produces better results, and keeps me from snacking. I've done my best work with it.

Nov 24, 2014
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My daughter's experience
by: Anonymous

My daughter is 10 and just started taking medication for her ADHD. She was most recently on Adderall XR, and after talking to her doctor, I had her taken off and placed back on Vyvanse. Ther Adderall completely changed who she is. She started having terrible mood swings, where one minute she was fine and the next minutes she was screaming and stomping away. She also had depressive moods- where I would ask something like "do you want to_____" (something she loved) and she would respond with "I dont care". It was like there was nothing inside her.

She also sufferred from stomach issues and headaches, even after she had been on it for a couple of months.

Sep 17, 2013
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VYVANSE and ADDERALL RUINS YOUR LIFE.
by: Anonymous

I have been on Vyvanse for 3 years and I recently switched to adder all because of my anger and depression. Adderall is WORSE for me. I wake up and take it and as soon as it kicks in i turn into a zombie. I am easily irritated and my boyfriend is getting so frustrated with me he feels I'm not the same person anymore. Its literally making me feel like a crazy psycho. I feel scared to get off it because I don't think i will make it through college without it. I also don't eat. I maybe eat 1-2 meals every 2 days.

Oct 03, 2011
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Have You Considered Your DIET?
by: UT Alice

Please read this site I'm posting. Dr. Abram Hoffer treated patients suffering from ADHD (children) with vitamins and got results.
doctoryourself.com/hoffer_ABC.html

Why dope yourself up and harm your organs when you can treat naturally? Why dope up your child when you can treat them with Niacin (niacinamide) and have some minor side effects such as your face flushing or nausea (which can be prevented) instead of heart attack or stroke, and God knows what else can develop over years of taking these drugs?

Some people are afraid of taking *too many* vitamins, when actually, most vitamins will not harm you in megadoses. Some vitamins are toxic when taken in the very large amounts known as megadoses. Do your research. Read Dr. Hoffer's Book: Dr. Hoffer's ABC of Natural Nutrition for Children, Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D and you should also read Andrew Saul's books, Fire Your Doctor! and Doctor Yourself.

EAT REAL, HEALTHY (and Organic, if you can afford it) FOODS instead of processed foods (grow your own!). Watch Food Matters (Instant on Netflix and most likely at your local library). It's being shown FREE, online the first week of October, 2011:

foodmatters.tv/

Approximately 106,000 people DIE annually in the USA from taking pharmaceutical drugs AS DIRECTED. In 30 years, only 10 people have died taking vitamins, and none have been proven.


May 24, 2011
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Understanding medication
by: Just sixteen.

As many have said in this thread, watch your dose as this medication is not for everyone. I have been on and off different ADHD medications since I have been six years old. I have been on Adderall for several months and yes I do feel a slight crash when the dose starts to wear off, but that crash is much better than the feeling I get in class trying to read a piece of paper and no matter what I cant. People need to understand that ADHD is a lack of dopamine in the brian; there is no cure for ADHD and medications like Adderall only help the symptoms. If you do not have ADHD you have no idea the problems it has caused me such as: anxiety,depression and various social stigmas. So the only thing i can tell you if you have worries about your wife,brother,son,friends or even yourself if the negative outways the positive dont take it.

May 23, 2011
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ADDERAL: A Cognotive dependece
by: Dr. Berkley

I am a 4.0 student and have been studying the effects of the is amphetamine: Adderall.

for two semeters, i have used Atterall to become more focused and get better outcome. as i took the drug, my tolerance grew and i became more imune to it. by the second semester i have took triple amounts and feel tired and fried in a result of my cognitive ability to depend on it. now i cant do any home work without it. it is extremly addicting and dangerous to our health because it affects our blood pressure, and mind to depend on this. very dangerous. i am now reducing the amounts to accieve my goal of not using it.

Dec 17, 2010
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Positive Results?
by: TJ Chambers

Most people get positive results when first using Adderall. When people first start seeing these results they get very excited because now they can function.

The problem is that it is only masking the real problems while making things much worse. It also adds its own destructive side effects. Just look at the list of side effects that are on the packet if you don't think they are real. That doesn't include anything not disclosed.

What happens is that the longer someone is on Adderall, the good effects wear off and negative effects start taking over. The person on them has a sleeping problem, depression, and malnourishment.

Thats just the beginning.

So when people say, this stuff is great, just ask them how long they have been on it and wait and see what happens over time. The doses increase and so does the types of medications they will be put on.

It starts with Adderall and ends with multiple medications trying to counter act each other.

Dec 17, 2010
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It's worked great for me
by: PD

I know a lot of these comments about Adderall are negative, but I have been taking it and see a 200% change in my life (for the better).

For the first time, I can sit and think. I can LISTEN instead of just hearing people. In turn, my entire personality has changed. I am more social and do better at work and in social situations.

About six months prior to getting Adderall the doctor (counselor) diagnosed me with Bipolar Disorder. I began taken medication for that and it did help with my manic mood swings, but I still was feeling confused and emotionally exhausted. When we added the Adderall (starting with a small dose and increasing slowly until we hit the right amount) it was like I was finally "me" again. It has been the one of the best drugs I've ever been on.

(Side note: I know it's not for everyone. People have different reactions and if you are having that bad of side effects, STOP TAKING IT. Duh.)

Oct 23, 2010
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adderall ruined my life
by: Anonymous

I went to a Dr. when i quit drinking alcohol,he asked me 4 questions and then asked me what the second question he asked was? i couldn't remember,he told me alcoholism and adhd go hand in hand. i asked what should i do? he told me about adderall, it changed my life,I'd struggled my whole life with this and didn't know what it was,we'll my wife saw a huge change in me i was finishing things more confident more imaginative and for me just a better quality of life. so my wife tells me she has adhd and wants to see my Dr. i told her she doesn't have it she can multi task like Ive never seen graduated from collage 4.0 while working, now on adderall shes left me,lost our home,doesn't pay bills,cant remember anything unless she writes it down. her family has disowned her,but she calmly told me it has nothing to do with the adderall. word to the wise if you don't have add then don't take it!!! i lost my family because of it

Oct 09, 2010
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ADDERALL IS A DRUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: melissa

IM 30 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN ON DEXIDRINE AND I TOOK ADDERALL FOR 1 DAY AND IT WAS HELL! I WAS TOLD GROWING UP THAT I NEEDED TO TAKE THIS SHIT AND I DID AND OF COURSE I DID GREAT IN SCHOOL PE AND EVERYTHING ELES,WOULDNT ANYONE TWEEKING ON SOMETHING. THE ONLY THING I HAD TO FOCUS ON WAS SCHOOL. BUT ANYWAY ITS A BAD BAD IDEA TO TAKE ANY ADHD DRUG. ITS NOT A HEALTHY THING FOR YOUR HEART OR BRAIN. AND NOT TO MENTION THAT I COULDNT FEEL ANYTHING FOR NOTHING OR SLEEP! SO I HAVE TRIED CHANGING MY DIET LIKE FOODS I EAT AND EXCERCISING AND ILL TELL YOU IT MADE ME FEEL AND FOCUS NATURALLY AND AT THE END OF THE DAY I COULD FALL ASLEEP NATURALLY. I FEEL LIKE THE GOVERNMENT R A BUNCH OF DRUG DEALERS! THEY MAKE MONEY OFF OF PEOPLES FEARS AND WORRIES BUT AT THE END YOU HAVE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE YOU DONT NEED DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 29, 2010
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I see it...
by: Anonymous

For all your comments that I read, I watched my wife completely change her entirely life style. She now reminds me of an addict on herion. Does not care for anyone or anything, she neglects her children, and entire family. We have been together for 11 years, hapilly, then one day, she went to the doctor and started taking adderall. All of her friends have tried to take her off, including myself, but it's too late. She is not left her family behind to run the streets and take pills. My kids lost her mother, one who would never put anything in front of them, who was always there for her family. I pray everyday that she realizes what she is doing, and fixes it, for her kids sake. I don't want her back anymore, but I hear my daughter cry almost every night wanting her mother back.

Does anyone know what it takes to stop this? I called her doctor and told him everything, she went and got another doctor, I called him, he told me that he is not going to play high school games and she was fine. I see him, I will beat him senseless, and anyone who tells me my wife is fine on this stuff. It needs removed from the market. I don't care who you are, you don't need this drug!

Aug 22, 2010
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OCD Or Drug Side Effect?
by: TJ Chambers

I find it very interesting that these other symptoms don't show up until people are on these medications.

My nephew as an example, OCD showed up after some time on Adderall. He didn't have this problem before, and he didn't have it right away. He then had this obsession and fear about storms and tornadoes and sat there watching the weather channel all the time.

I don't think its coincidental that it shows up after some usage of the medication.

I haven't heard of people like myself that help reduce our symptoms naturally and then develop OCD later. I don't have OCD or these other fears that people on stimulants have.

So there is a connection there. Medications cause more problems that need to be treated with more medication. its a never ending cycle.

Aug 22, 2010
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Prozac/ADHD/OCD
by: Anonymous

This comment is a response to Worried Mother:

Your child says he has bad thoughts and he worries all the time. 30 to 50 percent of individuals with ADHD also have it coupled with some other disorder, mainly anxiety disorders. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder, and I have this disability along with ADHD. Your son wasn't ruined by the Adderall. It sounds like he has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This disability is something I have had to deal with most of my life, it is very burdensome. It causes me to have terrible, uncontrollable thoughts about the worst things imaginable. Your son seems to have this symptom. Your doctor suggested Prozac, and was correct in doing so. The FDA approves Prozac for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I just started Prozac, and it is amazing. I am happier and more stable than I have been in a LONG time. Fill the prescription for Prozac, please. I know what he's going through. It will help him. Give it a try.

May 05, 2010
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vyvanse its like adderol
by: Lex

i currently take vyvanse its the same chemical as adderol but with an amino acid It lasts much longer and there is no crash. I am in college and it has helped me tremedously with school i make straight As now and when i go to class i can sit listen and take really good quality notes something i have never been able to do before however i also take xanax to counterbalance because even before going on the vyvanse i had anxiety and vyvanse and adderoll will both worsen anxiety. I know its not the greatest solution to counterbalance medications but its actually working pretty well for me.

Sep 27, 2009
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Well yes, but.....
by: Anonymous

As a 18-year old freshman in college who has been using Adderall for the last 5 years, I completely understand where you're coming from. I have to agree with the other commentors however, in that what you described is simply the nature of stimulants. Lowering your dosage will help lessen the severity of the side effects and give you less of a rebound. I would also recommend eating and doing something to entertain yourself (watching t.v., facebook, reading) as the pill is wearing off. You're still going to feel like crap but it'll be a fair trade for how much more you will probably accomplish that day.

Aug 07, 2009
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adderall
by: Anonymous

I am 24 yrs old from dallas as well. I've been on the medication for about 4 almost 5 years. I don't take it every day because I don't want my tolerence to build to high to fast. Anywho it sounds like you don't have ADD or you are on a dosage that is way to much for your body. I have ADD and adderall just makes me a normal person (of course with the crappy side effects). You shouldn't be that fidgety with the proper dosage. As for wanting to skip school because of adderall again sounds like someone that doesn't have ADD but is just taking it like speed. When I go to class on adderall I can just sit there and listen, take notes, and read completely fine without feeling the need to get up and move around. When I first started taking it they gave me a dosage that was much to high to start on and I remember feeling the way you discribed. Check with your doctor. If he's sure you have ADD & you have to take it, you just have to take the good with the bad when it comes to adderall. Good luck.

Nov 10, 2008
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my child after being on adderall
by: worried mother

My son was in 2 nd grade his teacher suggested he had ADD not ADHA..he never had trouble before
but my mother in law and my sister in law she had all her kids on some sort of meds for adhd and add even her self and husband..my mother in law takes aderall. I took him to the doctors and she did a computer test on him thai would probally fail too cause it was so boring he likes to daydream nothing wrong with his focus nomal daydreaming we all do it he was a dreamer is how i discribe it. Th e Dr. put him on Aderall
It was like a different child he crashed I called it that around 5 pm and he was violent crying screaming not the normal kid he was i hated giving it to him. So I took him back to the Dr and she said oh he needs more stronger doseage I thought huh? I asked why she said he isnt taking enough he wont crash like he does.
he started having panic attacks and "bad thoughts" he calls them that. Things he couldnt discribe to me.He went to 3rd grade no meds he still wasnt the same kid I had before he did do good in school his teacher just had to redirect him when he was not paying attention.
But he was still having panic attacks and would get sick throwing up all the time worring all the time about people dieing death in general he was so scared all the time.
Now in 4th grade its worse then ever he will not stop worring about something bad happens and he has no dreams of the future anymore he just wants to stay home with me all the time. I asked the DR to check him out again she said we need to help him lets put him on prozac I was just starring at her I said meds is what changed him no I wont she said oh its not from aderall he hasnt taken that for 2 yrs and was only on for 3 to 4 months I said yes and he's never been the same she gave me a perscribtion anyway and said its in your hands to help your child and left it to me. I didnt even get it filled I took him to a counceling center were he has been going for about 4 months now and he really isnt anybetter a little in provement on some issues like going to school he doesnt throw up all the time. Today I have an appt. with the centers Dr because I want answers about meds and how they would effect him later in life worse then the aderall.
He is deeply depressed all the time gets scared when you talk about the future I asked him why it upsets him he said because I feel I will die in the future and wont see it or I will die and he wants me there with him... he worries because he said if he doesnt he is scared something bad will happen. I could go on and on about his way of thinking but for a 9 yr old that has no more dreams of the future is really bad.
Aderall or any meds for kids I dont care what age.Its just wrong I hope someday to have my sweet son back that like to daydream and think about his future just like his 2 older siblings.
Thanks for listening!


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This is normal for Stimulant Medications
by: TJ Chambers

Many of these symptoms are common. I don't know how much experience you have with stimulants, but they are very dangerous to take.

Sep 20, 2008
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too much?
by: Anonymous

your side affects sound like an overdose. adderall needs to be taken along with behavioral intervention practices.

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