does adderall cause panic attacks?
I'm 23, and I've recently been diagnosed with ADHD and a few other things--but that's topic for other threads. Initially, my psychiatrist prescribed the 10mg dosage of Adderall to treat ADHD, but the effects wore off too quickly, so he upped my dosage to the 20mg. I've been taking the 20mg dosage for about a month now, and it has improved my concentration by leaps and bounds. Adderall... wow. Who knew? But a few days ago (3/5/2005), I got my first panic attack. I had all the classic symptoms: difficulty breathing, cold sweats, uncontrollable crying, numb extremeties, etc. After my first panic attack, I recieved another the very next day, and subsequent smaller attacks throughout the week. My psychiatrist wrote me a prescription for Ativan last weekend, which works-- but only temporarily.
My question is, has anyone out there experienced panic attacks from Adderall? I don't know what could be causing my frequent panic attacks, so I'm just throwing out the possibility that Adderall may play a role in inducing panic attacks. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!