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Old 09-02-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
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Question Adderall causing bad moods??

OK......I was prescribed Adderall about a year ago and I have to say it has been great - I finally was and have been able to focus and stay on task BUT................
I am now wondering if what my husband is saying is true. He says I am being a total b**** all the time. I literally will go off on him about little things that used to not bother me and have become very controlling.

A girlfriend of mine said when she took Adderall she had to stop b/c she was always being b***** to her family.

So does anyone agree or disagree with me? I hate to think it is the Adderall and I plan to make an appt with my doctor to find out but just wanted to see if anyone could relate.


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Old 09-03-2007, 12:21 AM   #2
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Re: Adderall causing bad moods??

Sorry to tell you this, but yes, stimulants can definitely cause moodiness and irritability.

Old 09-04-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: Adderall causing bad moods??

you might try lowering your dose. before kids, i took 40 mgs a day, and it made me really mean, so i lowered my dose to 30 mgs a day and things got better. now with kids, i'm back to 40 mgs a day, but i think i'm getting ready to lower my dose again!

also, as you are a woman, if you're taking birth control, make sure you look into that as well. some birth controls can really make you go nuts too. it's also something i've been through recently -- anyway, just another possibility.

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