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  1. Can adderall worsen depression?
    ... Does anyone know if adderall can worsen depression? I did read there is a study...
    ... Adderall picks me up. When it wears off, I go down. Way down ... It certainly doesn't help any depression. I quit Adderall for everyday life, and use it only when I need to...

  2. tests to monitor health on concerta
    ... couple years - he was previously on ritalin and then adderall . We switched because of less loss of appetite. ...

  3. Could this be ADD
    ... actually diagnosed today with inattentive ADD and put on Adderall . My doc said I should start seeing results very soon...

  4. The Doc Put me on Adderall XR
    ... interesting probabilities that your doc quoted you. Adderall is generally thought to be stronger than Ritalin. ... Ritalin would be more likely to work and why he chose Adderall as a first line. At any rate, I wish you the best...
    ... interesting probabilities that your doc quoted you. Adderall is generally thought to be stronger than Ritalin. ... Ritalin would be more likely to work and why he chose Adderall as a first line. At any rate, I wish you the best ... is kind of confusing. There is a 50/50 chance that Adderall will work. If Adderall does not work, then there ... then there would have be an 80 percent chance that Adderall would work....
    ... Well, I have been taking Adderall XR now for 5 straight days. I really felt something ... different. If does not help then I will come back to Adderall at a higher dosage. Is it true the Concerta and Ritilin...
    ... longer and is much smoother. Generally speaking, Adderall is stronger. If you are already on it, and IF you ... aren't too concerned about the recent warnings about Adderall , you might go ahead and try a higher dose of it before...
    ... patients, she's seen the highest success rate with Adderall (which is why she tried that first with me)....

  5. Turning ADHD on and Off?
    ... been on the market for 30 years now it's been pulled. Adderall XR has been pulled in Canada and I think UK but not...
    ... irritable then suddenly crying for no reason) while on Adderall . I'm sure if my in-laws were to buy totally into the...
    ... irritable then suddenly crying for no reason) while on Adderall . I'm sure if my in-laws were to buy totally into the...

  6. Strattera and Licking everything?
    ... took him off the tic stopped as did the bleeding. Adderall has been amazing for us, my son (8) daughter (12)...
    ... How are the tics on the Adderall ?...

  7. substitute for Adderall XR
    ... developmental delay. He was on 0.25 mg Risperdal 2/day and Adderall XR, doing GREAT! Then about 2 days after the news ... came out about the deaths from Adderall , my son was diagnosed with heart defects. Needless ... not pro-med, however, my nephew was able to get off Adderall smoothly with Strattera and now is doing well off...
    ... in major trouble, perhaps psychotic and such. Adderall is a stimulant. Although sometimes it can have an ... Risperdal) to counter or bring her down from the upper( Adderall ). Now although she may have been hyper before Adderall ... , this doesn't mean the Adderall isn't making things worse because it might be. My ... diagnoised ADHD. His parents did not like the mood swings Adderall produced in him, nor the fatigue Strattera produced...
    ... in major trouble, perhaps psychotic and such. Adderall is a stimulant. Although sometimes it can have an ... Risperdal) to counter or bring her down from the upper( Adderall ). Now although she may have been hyper before ... Adderall, this doesn't mean the Adderall isn't making things worse because it might be. My ... diagnoised ADHD. His parents did not like the mood swings Adderall produced in him, nor the fatigue Strattera produced ... ADHD is a funny thing. Although it is true that Adderall as well as Ritalin are CNS stimulants, they are prescribed...

  8. ADDERAL taken off Canadian market
    ... attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment, Adderall XR (dextroamphetamine), because of safety concerns ... children and adults taking usual recommended doses of Adderall and Adderall XR "Health Canada's decision comes ... reports of sudden death in patients taking either Adderall or Adderall XR. "These deaths were not associated ... serious adverse reactions leading to death was higher in Adderall and Adderall XR combined than in the other drugs of ... million people had taken 37 million prescriptions of Adderall and Adderall XR. ...
    ... ------------------- Public Health Advisory for Adderall and Adderall XR Health Canada, the Canadian drug ... regulatory agency, has suspended the sale of Adderall XR in the Canadian market. Adderall XR is a controlled ... reports of sudden deaths in pediatric patients. Adderall XR is approved in the United States for the treatment ... pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with ADHD, and Adderall , the immediate-release formulation of the drug, is ... cases, and evaluated the risk of sudden death with Adderall prior to approving the drug for treatment of ADHD ... 8 years. THE NUMBER OF CASES OF SUDDEN DEATHS FOR ADDERALL IS ONLY SLIGHTLY GREATER, PER MILLION PRESCRIPTIONS ... children, adolescents, and adults being treated with Adderall and related products. WHEN ONE CONSIDERS THE RATE ... OF SUDDEN DEATH IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS TREATED WITH ADDERALL PRODUCTS BASED ON THE APPROXIMATELY 30 MILLION PRESCRIPTION ... increased risk for sudden death, the labeling for Adderall XR was changed in August 2004 to include a warning ... these patients should ordinarily not be treated with Adderall products....
    ... ------------------- Public Health Advisory for Adderall and Adderall XR Health Canada, the Canadian drug ... regulatory agency, has suspended the sale of Adderall XR in the Canadian market. Adderall XR is a controlled ... reports of sudden deaths in pediatric patients. Adderall XR is approved in the United States for the treatment ... pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with ADHD, and Adderall , the immediate-release formulation of the drug, is ... cases, and evaluated the risk of sudden death with Adderall prior to approving the drug for treatment of ADHD ... 8 years. THE NUMBER OF CASES OF SUDDEN DEATHS FOR ADDERALL IS ONLY SLIGHTLY GREATER, PER MILLION PRESCRIPTIONS ... children, adolescents, and adults being treated with Adderall and related products. WHEN ONE CONSIDERS THE RATE ... OF SUDDEN DEATH IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS TREATED WITH ADDERALL PRODUCTS BASED ON THE APPROXIMATELY 30 MILLION PRESCRIPTION ... increased risk for sudden death, the labeling for Adderall XR was changed in August 2004 to include a warning ... these patients should ordinarily not be treated with Adderall products. IMHO, nothing that threatens life ... death may not come to every adult or child alike on Adderall , I would think the obvious adverse cardiovascular ... will be well in their case. So, given the damages Adderall can cause, whether now or later, I think it should...
    ... OF SUDDEN DEATH IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS TREATED WITH ADDERALL PRODUCTS BASED ON THE APPROXIMATELY 30 MILLION PRESCRIPTION...
    ... I've been on Adderall , I've been off. On and off. It's terrific if you ... it's tough to beat the instantaeous improvement of Adderall . I feel like the rat in "Flowers for Algernon," a...
    ... go ok but they are playing with fire. I take adderall for an "off-label" use. My psych prescribed ot to ... depression, which would kill me a lot quicker than the adderall . According to him adderall is much safer than regular...
    ... I take adderall for an "off-label" use. My psych prescribed ot to ... depression, which would kill me a lot quicker than the adderall . According to him adderall is much safer than regular...
    ... are still dangerous, not just abuse levels. If Adderall is really so safe, what's all the fuss over there ... at all, that's your choice as I mentioned before. Adderall is causing all sorts of cardiovascular problems, why...
    ... I take adderall for an "off-label" use. My psych prescribed ot to ... depression, which would kill me a lot quicker than the adderall . According to him adderall is much safer than regular...

  9. Speech impediment, related to ADD? please help
    ... everyday! Just when I get excited! I have been on Adderall XR for 5 days. I have had a few stutter moments,...
    ... I just went to the doc last week and he prescribed Adderall , which just made my anxiety worse, so I stopped it...
    ... college I started needing help with ADD and started Adderall which helped. I gradulated from college, but I began...
    ... from your post that your speech impediment came after Adderall . Do I have that right? Do you think Adderall is responsible ... ? Do you still take Adderall ? I wouldn't say I have a speech impediment but ... outside. I started stimulant (first Ritalin, now Adderall XR) therapy almost a year ago. My word retrieval problem...

  10. Blood Pressure and AdderallXR
    ... months ago, I was diagnoised ADHD, and was started on Adderall XR. My B/P has been Great ever since! Yesterday ... else experienced this? I've read that when taking Adderall , one needs to be concerned about elevated B/P? If...
    ... into the high range of normal. Since I've been on Adderall , I no longer have this problem... it has been replaced...
    ... months ago, I was diagnoised ADHD, and was started on Adderall XR. My B/P has been Great ever since! Yesterday ... else experienced this? I've read that when taking Adderall , one needs to be concerned about elevated B/P? If...

  11. About to Start Soon. PLEASE HELP
    ... ! I am a 21/F (with ADHD) and have been taking Adderall XR since last year. It has done wonders for me!!! ... proportion... ahem.... Anyway, before getting on Adderall I was highly impulsive (acted w/o thinking first) ... just had a complete lack of focus in general. Then Adderall came into my life..... The effects began almost ... at a scrawny 100 lbs. This is due to the fact that Adderall speeds the metabolism and depresses appetite. I am ... the reason behind Canada's (maybe temporary) ban of Adderall is because "it killed a bunch of people". Know what ... The number of cases of sudden deaths reported for Adderall is only slightly greater, per million prescriptions ... of sudden death in pediatric patients treated with Adderall products based on the approximately 30 million prescription ... increased risk for sudden death, the labeling for Adderall XR was changed in August 2004 to include a warning ... these patients should ordinarily not be treated with Adderall products. -----------------------------------...
    ... ! I am a 21/F (with ADHD) and have been taking Adderall XR since last year. It has done wonders for me!!! ... proportion... ahem.... Anyway, before getting on Adderall I was highly impulsive (acted w/o thinking first) ... just had a complete lack of focus in general. Then Adderall came into my life..... The effects began almost ... at a scrawny 100 lbs. This is due to the fact that Adderall speeds the metabolism and depresses appetite. I am ... the reason behind Canada's (maybe temporary) ban of Adderall is because "it killed a bunch of people". Know what ... The number of cases of sudden deaths reported for Adderall is only slightly greater, per million prescriptions ... of sudden death in pediatric patients treated with Adderall products based on the approximately 30 million prescription ... increased risk for sudden death, the labeling for Adderall XR was changed in August 2004 to include a warning ... these patients should ordinarily not be treated with Adderall products. ----------------------------------- ... much for your reply! I was very VERY concerned about Adderall , but you helped ease my mind. I am exactly the same ... eat to medicate myself. Actually, the thought of Adderall sounds GREAT to me now. I am really hoping that I...
    ... much for your reply! I was very VERY concerned about Adderall , but you helped ease my mind. I am exactly the same ... eat to medicate myself. Actually, the thought of Adderall sounds GREAT to me now. I am really hoping that I...
    ... to be able to read a book. Before I started on the Adderall , I would have so much trouble comprehending anything ... would always be drifting to other unrelated things. Adderall has given me that focus I so desperately needed. I ... If you are taking stimulant medication (like Adderall , Dexedrine or Ritalin/Concerta), the weight loss will...
    ... The DR. put me on Adderall Xr 30 mg, but it was making me have some UNWANTED...
    ... The DR. put me on Adderall Xr 30 mg, but it was making me have some UNWANTED ... Yes, my nephew had alot of stomach aches while on Adderall . His mother didn't know that was a side effect and ... the stomach aches and mood problems left. Both Adderall and the subsequent try at Strattera seemed to work...

  12. Relationship crisis!!!
    ... prescribed for ADD can be unhealthy. Canada has banned Adderall XR because of strokes/heart problems of patients....

  13. 9 year old son with ADD
    ... Ritalin, Danphetamine, Strattera and he is now on adderall . I thought Strattera was going to be the one that ... problems taking the pill. He is now on his second week of adderall and the teachers are telling me that his attitude...
    ... working, the child doesn't have ADD/ADHD. My 9 y/o is on Adderall XR and his behavior at home is unbearable, even when...
    ... specialist to narrow it all down in another week. Adderall didn't seem to do anything for her. She is now on...

  14. appetite loss with adderral XR
    ... Anyway Idont know what to tell you except i hope adderall works out well for you. What kind of ADHD do you have ... but didnt know what til i researched just recent. If adderall doesn't work, try Concerta. It seems to be good. Yeah...

  15. 11 year-old son with depression and ADHD
    ... cause anger issues. My son (13) takes 30mg of regular Adderall and has developed more of an angry tone when 'coming...

  16. Caffine and ADD
    ... in action nevertheless...I was mainly thinking of Adderall , which is pharmaceutical speed. Again, we need...
    ... m. Monday, Blue had a cup of coffee on top of her Adderall before bed, up and surfing the net. :)...
    ... interested in starting low doses of stimulant meds( adderall )-5/10 mgs. I did take adderall for about 6 months ... business/more social-organised. Has anyone used low dose adderall for a period of time-w/o having to increase dosage...
    ... gallons of coffee here....would you overdo or abuse Adderall or Ritalin? Of course not, so think of caffeine the...

  17. Zoloft and adderall together help with weight gain?
    ... My son (13) has been on 30mg of regular Adderall for about 6 months and has not lost one pound! I've...
    ... Zoloft makes you gain weight. Adderall makes you lose weight. Put the two together and what...
    ... I am on both Adderall and Zoloft and wasting away to nothing. Maybe I...
    ... I am on both Adderall and Zoloft and wasting away to nothing. Maybe I...
    ... anxiety and depression. 2 years ago i used to be on adderall and lost a lot of weight, down to 115. I have gained ... extremely like to lose the weight again, not too mention adderall helps signifiganlty with completing and focusing on ... zoloft that i wouldnt become as depressed as i do on adderall ? Can i still lose weight? what are the negative side...

  18. Anyone try Herbal Remedies for ADHD??? HELP!!!
    ... effects from it though and I never did suffer with the Adderall . So when I got insurance again, I got back on ... Adderall . I feel much better now....

  19. Questions on Adderall
    ... Adderall has been great so far. I've only been on it 2 days...
    ... Can I still drink while I'm on Adderall ? As long as it's worn out right? It only last six...
    ... GorgeouslyJealo-- I ran into the same dilemna w/ Adderall & drinking. I've drank a number of times (not a LOT ... , but socially) since starting Adderall with no real problems. I asked my doctor if the 2 ... s never heard of anyone having a bad reaction with Adderall & alcohol. Just be careful though, don't drink ... DOES potentiate the actions of amphetamines (like Adderall ), so you may not want to drink a whole lot to be on ... the heart & circulatory system when combined with Adderall . One thing you may notice is that it will take ... more alcohol before you feel a buzz if you're taking Adderall since it's a stimulant. On the other hand, since I ... started taking Adderall last year I'm now barely 100lbs so a little goes a...

  20. New here :) diagnosed with ADD
    ... Ritalin for awhile and was just recently switched to Adderall XR, I am also on Wellbutrin XL to treat my depression ... . I am amazed at how the Adderall is helping, I can't explain it though. I just feel...

  21. Adderall causing heart problems?? Please help!
    ... I live in canada and on friday they pulled adderall off the market for it has killed children and gave...
    ... I've been on Adderall since I was a senior in highschool. So lets see.. ... doctor at the time and she basically told me that Adderall could not cause any of that, which I was astonished ... occur after many years or can be cumulative. Yes, adderall can cause heart problems. Get checked out, definately...
    ... question - hadn't seen your posting. My daughter was on Adderall for 14 months. We took her off Adderall after her...
    ... mentioned that was on TV? Our daughters who were on Adderall are experiencing irregularities. Thank you!...
    ... mentioned that was on TV? Our daughters who were on Adderall are experiencing irregularities. Thank you! ...

  22. mabey I have add or something?
    ... Personally, I've been diagnosed with adult ADHD (I take Adderall XR to manage symptoms) and before I got on my meds...

  23. Only One Last Hope
    ... with ADHD since 6. On all different meds since 6. Adderall was the only one that worked the best for him. I...

  24. College students on Adderall With ADD and Dysgraphia
    ... name is lisa and I am also a college student and take adderall xr everyday. First I want to ask, how long have you ... been on the adderall ?? Only because when I first started adderall I was...
    ... constant state of focus/attention, etc...unlike how adderall only works while it's in your system. also, i think...
    ... brain can't retain information if you have been on Adderall for too long." Any validity to this statement?...
    ... brain can't retain information if you have been on Adderall for too long." Any validity to this statement? ... off studying all semester then take a huge dose of Adderall and study 48 hours straight, but boy oh boy was I...

  25. Wellbutrin & ADD
    ... I take Wellbutrin and Adderall . Both have helped my depression & ADD tremendously ... better for me so I take 100mg every morning and 10mg of Adderall in the morning and depending on the day I sometimes...

  26. Questions about ADD
    ... medication and none has helped me so far. I've tried Adderall , Dexadrine, and Ritalin. I couldn't see one bit of...

  27. straterra and a 5 year old
    ... ADHD a couple of weeks ago. They put him on 10mg of Adderall which was too high, they've lowered it to 5mg, much...

  28. Second day on adderall xr went to er with high bp and heartrate
    ... sound like. What do you take for the high anxiety? Adderall is a stimulant and if you are experiencing high anxiety...
    ... I just started Adderall xr too, 2 weeks ago, and had a similar reaction (minus...
    ... have adhd and high anxiety. I just started taking adderall xr 15mg and the first day was great, I felt like a ... and heartrate was consistent with the affects of the adderall and I should discontinue use and call my doctor. When ... told me not likely. My doctor gave me script for 5mg adderall xr and told me to start it tomorrow. Today when I ... anything with high sodium can intesify the effect of the adderall and cause a high bp or heartrate. Was this incident ... Has anyone had similar problems when starting the adderall ? I am real nervous about taking the 5mg xr but feel ... terrible off of the adderall . This is typical of stimulants. Perhaps you can...
    ... classic panic attack symptoms. I highly doubt the Adderall had anything to do with your alarmingly heightened ... about trying a non-stim med such as Strattera. While Adderall may be controlling your ADD, it is obviously making ... anxiety worse. Pharmaceutical stimulants (like Adderall ) have a very slight concentration of amphetamine compared ... fluctuations in my blood pressure since I started taking Adderall . In fact, at times my blood pressure was even considered ... worried points toward a typical panic attack. The Adderall may be to blame for the excessive worry/panic you ... cause of those symptoms. I'd suggest stopping the Adderall unless of course you enjoy feeling anxious and panicked...
    ... it worked great! Now I don't even need it and the adderall seems to mellow me out if anything. Maybe your doctor ... am glad I hung in there because now the benefits of adderall outweigh the anxiety i had for just a few weeks. As...

  29. Long-term effects of Adderall
    ... Hi, my son has been on adderall for over 7 years. He is 15. He has tried every other ... med for adhd and adderall is the only one that ever worked. He also started...
    ... of dextroamphetamine -- more potent than drugs like Adderall which are made up of a mixed amphetamine salt (dextro...
    ... of dextroamphetamine -- more potent than drugs like Adderall which are made up of a mixed amphetamine salt (dextro...
    ... Now, I'm not saying everyone who takes Ritalin or Adderall will drop dead of heart failure, but even just living...
    ... The long term effects of Adderall ...without going into too much detail, let's just say ... I was started on the regular "theraputic" dose of Adderall XR. 3 years later the drug has ruined my life. I am ... will do what they want anyway, all I know is what Adderall did to me and that I would sooner die than give this...
    ... on Wednesday that they were suspending the sale of Adderall XR indefinitely because the drug was linked to 20 ... deaths, 12 of those children. Adderall XR and its short-acting cousin, Adderall, are amphetamines ... More than 700,000 Americans take some form of Adderall , which is made by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group of Britain ... concentration. They include amphetamines like Adderall and Dexedrine and stimulants like Ritalin and Concerta ... Depending on the dosages, longer-acting drugs like Adderall XR and Concerta may also expose children to more of ... said they expected the news of Canada's withdrawal of Adderall XR to change some parents' and patients' behavior...
    ... Now, I'm not saying everyone who takes Ritalin or Adderall will drop dead of heart failure, but even just living...
    ... just curious. I wonder if those that were taking Adderall XR were taking other medications for other ailments ... steroids.....I mean, maybe Little Johnny who was on Adderall XR for his ADHD got a sinus infection and his family ... because family docs (GP's) don't know squat about Adderall ) put him on a prescription decongestant...perhaps ... could damage the heart. Also, I know on the regular Adderall pharmacy sheet, it says not to participate in any...
    ... just curious. I wonder if those that were taking Adderall XR were taking other medications for other ailments ... steroids.....I mean, maybe Little Johnny who was on Adderall XR for his ADHD got a sinus infection and his family ... because family docs (GP's) don't know squat about Adderall ) put him on a prescription decongestant...perhaps ... could damage the heart. Also, I know on the regular Adderall pharmacy sheet, it says not to participate in any ... 30 minutes after taking it. My daughter is not on Adderall right now and I'm kind of glad she isn't. She did...

  30. Adderall and its Diuretic Properties
    ... don't see it listed as a potential side effect of Adderall . Best talk to your doctor as soon as you can....
    ... Increasing your water intake is recommended on Adderall , at least by our local Dr's. Any non-caffenated beverage...

  31. Do you HAVE to be tested for ADD?
    ... questionairre/test. And since then I've been taking Adderall which has basically eliminated my ADHD. Testing...

  32. Adderall Causing Depression?
    ... ve always taken an anti-depressant along with the Adderall for this reason. Talk to your doctor about it and...
    ... if anyone has experienced depression while taking Adderall XR? When I started taking the med 4 months ago I noticed ... myself anymore. The depression gets worse when the Adderall starts kicking in & wears off as the medication wears ... off. Prior to starting Adderall I have never had to deal with depression. That is ... m just so frustrated! Either I can stop taking the Adderall & go back to my fidgety/inattentive/impulsive self...
    ... to give up a good thing. I usually won't take the Adderall on the weekends (only because due to the fact that...
    ... going to go away or will we hafta stop taking the Adderall for that to happen?!?! Or is the depression going ... ve never went more than maybe a day w/o taking the Adderall since it was prescribed to me. I can only imagine ... negative side effects or withdrawals at all. Then we have Adderall on the other end of the spectrum, w/ so many negative ... book on them! So are you planning on sticking w/ Adderall to see if the effects lessen at all, or will you be ... so. I am kind of weary when it comes to long-term Adderall use anyway. Afterall -- it *is* amphetamine which ... heart failure who had been taking the med. Afterall Adderall was on the market as a diet drug in the 70s (under ... safety concerns. Then 20 yrs later it's brought back as Adderall & given to kids?! Oh also, I don't know how true this ... is, but I also read that Adderall has been linked to 11 separate cases of psychotic ... all? So far I've experienced these side effects from Adderall : 1. Loss of appetite/unintentional weight loss ... hey, according to the pamphlet from Shire (maker of Adderall ), the majority of these symptoms are "normal." Anyway...
    ... going to go away or will we hafta stop taking the Adderall for that to happen?!?! Or is the depression going ... ve never went more than maybe a day w/o taking the Adderall since it was prescribed to me. I can only imagine ... negative side effects or withdrawals at all. Then we have Adderall on the other end of the spectrum, w/ so many negative ... book on them! So are you planning on sticking w/ Adderall to see if the effects lessen at all, or will you be ... so. I am kind of weary when it comes to long-term Adderall use anyway. Afterall -- it *is* amphetamine which ... heart failure who had been taking the med. Afterall Adderall was on the market as a diet drug in the 70s (under ... safety concerns. Then 20 yrs later it's brought back as Adderall & given to kids?! Oh also, I don't know how true this ... is, but I also read that Adderall has been linked to 11 separate cases of psychotic ... all? So far I've experienced these side effects from Adderall : 1. Loss of appetite/unintentional weight loss ... hey, according to the pamphlet from Shire (maker of Adderall ), the majority of these symptoms are "normal." Anyway ... move by the brain, and vice-versa with uppers like Adderall . So either scenario would prove to cause some imbalance...
    ... I have that fear that all of the good things that Adderall XR has given me won't be found in anything else. I...
    ... I never experienced any type of depression before Adderall came into the picture. I think the reason for the ... depression has a lot to do with the fact that Adderall (or any amphetamine for that matter) causes dopamine ... looking at the drug information thing that comes with my Adderall the other day & read something kinda frightening. ... Apparently, when taken for a period of time, Adderall has been linked to "amphetamine psychosis" indistinguishabl ... schizophrenia. Also, it said that abrupt ceasation of Adderall should be avoided because a withdrawal syndrome will ... this to kids?!? For now anyway, I plan on taking Adderall for probably another year, then wean off by the time ... finish college. I think as long as you're healthy, Adderall shouldn't hurt you if you only take it for a short...
    ... looking at the drug information thing that comes with my Adderall the other day & read something kinda frightening....

  33. Bad taste in mouth (and dry mouth) from Adderall
    ... My son has been on adderall for over 6 years. Unfortunatly, the dry mouth (for ... and it will get better and better. The benefits of adderall are so great! Good luck! Caytie!...
    ... helped was putting a humidifier in his room. The Adderall dries out the nasal passages/membranes and so anything...

  34. Focus Factor vs. Becalm'd (sp?)
    ... areas of focus and concentration. He has been on Adderall XR for the past 18 months or so, and the changes in...
    ... Hi, my son has been on adderall for over 6 years. After trying all other meds-this...

  35. Meds?
    ... once. I have been to many docs and they will give me adderall , ritilan etc. I was wondering what the stratera is ... some ideas about what straterra does for you. I know Adderall and Ritilan make you feel wierd or high, but it goes...

  36. doc for ritalin/adderal
    ... Carolina who is more liberal with their usage of either adderall or ritalin? please help??...
    ... doctor is going to see a red flag when you ask for Adderall or Ritalin, both CII drugs, at the first appointment...

  37. mom that would like to know more about adhd &add
    ... been diagnosed with adhd ,and add he has been taking adderall xr 60 mg .and he has a lot of problems in school and ... diagnosed with adhd ,and add last year and they put her on adderall xr 25 mg of it and she is have alot of problems in...
    ... that he is going to put him on new meds.. but the adderall works for him but it now letting him eat like i want ... to my son ...... and my daugther he just upper her adderall and it not working really good for her i think he...
    ... to get my son to eat more the meds that he is on is adderall xr 60 mg just once a day . and with him being on his ... the docter this and they were to take him off the adderall xr but he is doing a little better with the meds but...
    ... and there ADD and the ADHD docter put them both on ADDERALL XR my som takes 60mg and my daugther takes 25 mg ...

  38. Teen son given 3 dx in only 2 hours....
    ... are actually amphetamines(uppers) like Ritalin or Adderall , but most docs have no problem giving them to patients...
    ... are actually amphetamines(uppers) like Ritalin or Adderall , but most docs have no problem giving them to patients...

  39. Pregnancy and Medication
    ... If you are taking stimulant meds for ADD (such as Adderall , Concerta or Ritalin) you should STOP taking them...

  40. Adderall -- Dizzy/jittery the first day, will it go away with more use?
    ... I have the same problem w/ Adderall XR. I've been taking the drug for 3 months & still ... along w/ major loss of appetite. Before getting on Adderall I was a healthy 5'6" 125 lbs. Over the past few months...
    ... I am on 30 mgs of adderall and I had extreme dizziness and bad anxiety. Couldn...

  41. HELP!! My son is losing weight
    ... Our son is on Adderall and also has lost some weight. We've added about...

  42. Strattera-haters
    ... as far as I'm concerned because neither Concerta, Adderall , or Ritalin worked for me. So if you don't like Strattera...
    ... I'm curious as to why Adderall didn't work for you. Right now I'm taking Adderall...
    ... his teacher to get tested, he was diagnoised ADHD. Adderall worked at first but then came the mood swings, aka...

  43. Adderal AND Strattera
    ... The doctor has my son on Adderall XR and Straterra. I don't understand why he would ... They raised the dose of his Straterra and added the Adderall XR - 10 Mgs. He has been on it for 2 months and his ... take him off the trazadone totally and taper off the Adderall every other day for a week and then stop taking it ... on the 20th. Has anyone else ever taken both the Adderall XR and the Straterra at the same time and if so, did...
    ... The doctor has my son on Adderall XR and Straterra. I don't understand why he would ... They raised the dose of his Straterra and added the Adderall XR - 10 Mgs. He has been on it for 2 months and his ... take him off the trazadone totally and taper off the Adderall every other day for a week and then stop taking it ... on the 20th. Has anyone else ever taken both the Adderall XR and the Straterra at the same time and if so, did ... a stimulant if you ask me.... So, we also know Adderall is a "stimulant" by classification. Stimulants are ... ADRENALINE! YIKeSSSS!!!!!! So, the combo of Adderall and Strattera could be most stimulating to the point...
    ... The doctor has my son on Adderall XR and Straterra. I don't understand why he would ... They raised the dose of his Straterra and added the Adderall XR - 10 Mgs. He has been on it for 2 months and his ... take him off the trazadone totally and taper off the Adderall every other day for a week and then stop taking it ... on the 20th. Has anyone else ever taken both the Adderall XR and the Straterra at the same time and if so, did ... a stimulant if you ask me.... So, we also know Adderall is a "stimulant" by classification. Stimulants are ... adrenaline! YIKeSSSS!!!!!! So, the combo of Adderall and Strattera could be most stimulating to the point...
    ... Has anyone else ever taken both the Adderall XR and the Straterra at the same time and if so, did...

  44. Is this common?
    ... I've been taking Adderall XR 25mg for the past 5 months or so, and during the ... good health, but have there been any known cases of Adderall XR distorting one's circulation? I know it plays around...
    ... problem, but never as extreme as it's been w/ the Adderall . I talked to my doctor briefly about this & he ... your heart should be pumping blood effectively. Has Adderall raised your blood pressure at all? It was weird, I ... actually experienced a drop in BP after starting Adderall , then it slowly crawled back up to normal for me ... wouldn't worry. It's probably nothing. Stimulants (like adderall ) narrow blood vessels temporarily, making the heart...

  45. Anyone seeing two psychatrist at once? need advice
    ... to try. instead she prescribed and up'ed my dose of adderall XR, but wont prescribe anti-anxiety meds, at least ... the first one will.. They have both prescribed me adderall ... which seems to work but does nothing for my social ... want also.. ugh! plus the second one wont prescribe adderall IR.. at least yet because ive only seen her once....
    ... to try. instead she prescribed and up'ed my dose of adderall XR, but wont prescribe anti-anxiety meds, at least ... the first one will.. They have both prescribed me adderall ... which seems to work but does nothing for my social ... want also.. ugh! plus the second one wont prescribe adderall IR.. at least yet because ive only seen her once....
    ... Isn't Adderall and Dexedrine the same thing? They are both Dextroampheta...

  46. urgent ADD problem
    ... amplify your mood points. For instance, while taking Adderall XR, I'm in a MUCH better mood during the day. I'm...

  47. Adderall vs. Dexadrine for Adult ADD
    ... ADHD in my mid-thirties, and I've been on Ritalin, Adderall , and Dexedrine. I first started with Ritalin; I felt ... as long as Ritalin. I changed docs, and we tried Adderall , which made me feel good, but didn't work as well...

  48. Have I found the answer?
    ... from 5mg once daily to 30mg once daily of regular Adderall (we tried XR but it didn't seem to be as effective...

  49. ADD Medication Adjustments
    ... and how long has he been taking that dosage? I take Adderall XR as well & have had to tweak the dosage after a ... time, people build up a tolerance to amphetamines ( Adderall ). There is no set time for this to happen, everyone ... than w/ body size. However, if you truly feel the Adderall isn't doing its job, talk w/ the prescribing doctor...

  50. Coffee for 3 yr old?
    ... works the same as some medications do. I've been on Adderall , Dexadrine, and Ritalin at various times for my ADD...

  51. Side Effects
    ... very odd side effects, i am 13 and i currently take adderall . One thing i am worried about is, some certain joints...
    ... increased to feel any difference. If you've been on Adderall for 3 years and it still leaves you shaking, maybe...
    ... very odd side effects, i am 13 and i currently take adderall . One thing i am worried about is, some certain joints ... physical capabilities as does mental capabilities Adderall is a nervous system stimulant, an upper, an amphetamine...
    ... increased to feel any difference. If you've been on Adderall for 3 years and it still leaves you shaking, maybe...

  52. Add/adhd Treatment
    ... I take Adderall for ADHD (extreme hyperactivity). Adderall and Dexedrine should be the ONLY meds precribed for ... the hyperactive, according to my doc. He said that Adderall & Dexedrine both specifically target the "hyper" areas ... brain, making the patient feel calmer/less fidgety. Adderall works beautifully for me. Ritalin or Concerta...
    ... a pamphlet from Shire (the drug company that makes Adderall ) it says *specifically* it is used for the treatment...
    ... for inattention. I have also heard the opposite, adderall better for hyperactivity and ritalin for inattention...
    ... Concerta, Metadate). Amphetamine class (Dexedrine, Adderall , Desoxyn). They both work extremely well but for ... BTW, I'm big time inattentive and I'm on 50mg of Adderall XR a day. J...

  53. Can you be prescribed Adderall/Dexedrine with a history of recreational drug use?
    ... I want to switch from Concerta to Adderall or Dexedrine for several reasons. But.... I ... I therefore be ruled out of ever being prescribed Adderall or Dexedrine? Is it likely to be different in...
    ... is a stimulant, so why would getting a script for Adderall or Dexedrine be a problem? Concerta is methylphenidate ... and Adderall & Dexedrine are amphetamine. Both are stimulants that...
    ... Have found out that Adderall has not been approved for prescription in the UK. ... drug or alcohol abuse and Dextroamphetamines (i.e. Adderall and Dexedrine) have 'a history of drug or alcohol...
    ... in the last 3 weeks and im now on a healthy dose of adderall , though i want to switch to dexedrine... Both doctors...
    ... problem w/ alcohol and still prescribed me Ambien AND Adderall ! Thankfully,I didnt care to abuse either so I never...

  54. Concerta and Ritalin Differences?
    ... several different drugs for ADD, Ritalin is much like Adderall which she has taken . WHen in the 5 mg dosage ( using ... lunch time, and so on through the day. When on the Adderall XR, which is a slow release of the drug and lends...

  55. UK student newly diagnosed - Concerta
    ... You should give the amphetamines a try, either Adderall or Dexedrine. From my experience Adderall has been...
    ... been given much info. How easy is it to switch to Adderall or Dexedrine? I hope college (United Kingdom!)...

  56. Have some Questions about Metadate
    ... realize he has not been on this long...he was on 15mg of Adderall for about 6 months prior to this. Thanks, Any help...
    ... would be my guess that what has happened is that the Adderall was causing him to sleep *less* than what he needed ... that Metadate causes less sleep difficulties than Adderall ....
    ... He is not really acting much differnt that while on adderall ...maybe its the dose?...

  57. any experiences with strattera???
    ... in 1st grade. After 7 docs. and every med possible, adderall worked best for him. Last year the dr. put him on ... because I was concerned about the long term effects of adderall . Well, I guess because he was so suddenly stopped ... from adderall , the strattera had horrible effects on him. So, after ... 1 day- he was put back on adderall . I have heard of it helping many, many people....
    ... year. The neurologist we see had him wean off the adderall over a 3 week period while he took both of them. ... will not work until it does. When he stopped the adderall after that time and was only on Strattera, i really ... would last for 4-6 months as an aftereffect of the Adderall . One of the reasons, aside from what you mentioned...

  58. Adderall Question -- Is This Dangerous?
    ... cardio activity and the decrease in appetite that Adderall causes is acting with your naturally effective metabolism...
    ... weight loss is a common side-effect (as you know) of Adderall , but your's does seem extreme. I think you really...
    ... some of my extra pounds. When my doctor put me on Adderall for my ADD, he told me that an added benefit (side ... since many people have that "problem" with taking Adderall . I put quotation marks around it because for me it...
    ... nutritional factor as well). It's weird, since I've been on Adderall my metabolism (which was once pretty normal -- not ... feeling healthy that's a good thing. I am sorry to hear Adderall didn't help you. What dosage were you taking and for...
    ... times a day and now I am on a 20-mg once a day dose of Adderall XR. None of those have really helped me that I have ... and drifting from job to job. But I'm glad that the Adderall is helping you. Just keep up with the high calories...

  59. Hello, I'm a newbie here and need advice!
    ... think I'm one of the 20% who aren't, as I've tried Adderall , Ritalin, and Dexadrine, all to no avail. That doesn...

  60. Adderall Side Effect? PLEASE HELP!
    ... My blood pressure is low all the time too (20 mg Adderall per day). I don't know exactly why that is, but I...
    ... s just not worth it. I guess I will stick with my Adderall , as everyone I've talked with seems to think I shouldn...
    ... My daughter is 16 and has been taking Adderall XR for over a year. Other than doing the "teen thing ... long as she is reminded on occassion to take it, the Adderall has really made a difference in her life....

  61. Ritalin vs Adderall vs Metadate
    ... sustained release as opposed to immediate release. Give Adderall a try. There are various strengths, and 2 different...

  62. Wellbuterin for adhd?
    ... wellbutrin and the stimulants such as dexedrine and adderall ..the side effects seem more numerous and severe ...

  63. Adderall XR at 90 MG per day
    ... I am presently taking Adderall XR at 90 MG per day. It seems high but it does work ... but need to up the dose again...always wanted to try adderall but heard that dexedrine is more pure form of amphetamine ... ..how does that adderall make you feel?...
    ... Wow! Adderall XR 90mg per day?!? That's a huge dose! Your doctor...
    ... seems that it would aggravate things even worse. Also, Adderall is almost never used as an antidepressant. I take ... Adderall XR 20mg twice/day for severe ADHD and that is PLENTY...

  64. Started dexadrine today
    ... to find others who are taking dexedrine now because adderall seems to be the most prescribed i take 30mg. of...
    ... also on Dexedrine. It does seem like everybody is on Adderall these days; I was on it for a time, but nothing works...
    ... also on Dexedrine. It does seem like everybody is on Adderall these days; I was on it for a time, but nothing works ... the brand name dexedrine spansules!! i heard that adderall has more side effects such as increased heart rate...
    ... it caused headaches and twitches. He has been on adderall ever since and still has the occas. sleepless night...

  65. Choosing a medication for 10yr son w/ADHD - HELP!
    ... We tried Concerta, he couldn't swallow it. We tried Adderall XR (10 mg to start, 20 mg in the end) and it made...
    ... it in conjunction with another medication such as Adderall . Personally, my son has ADHD and he had done well ... on Adderall . He took Ritalin when he was younger and did fine ... the same potency. That was when he was changed to Adderall . If Adderall isn't working for your son, then try...
    ... nightly so I went to the ped. and they switched him to adderall 15mg and now on 20 mg he is so uncontrollable it is ... it ever will be.He was still having nightmares on adderall so I don't know if it is the meds or not... Just...
    ... effects. But, as a last resort, I did. He tried Adderall , Concerta and Strattera. The one that helped him ... the most was Adderall . Needless to say, this drug made him lose weight...

  66. Hi I am a newbie, here is my story....
    ... frustration.................. The ped first put Paul on Adderall , it was horrible!!! he never ate and constantly complained...

  67. Increasing Ritilan - pls. help
    ... recently put him back on - he is now 12. He takes Adderall regular dose 30mg once daily at 7am. He has no tics...
    ... means) maybe you should try something else like the adderall mentioned. People tend to fall into 1 of 2 camps ... . They do great on Ritalin and not so well on Adderall (Me) or they do well on Adderall and poorly on Ritalin...
    ... Sawbuck Is your son down or seem sad on adderall , is it a long acting slow release pill. Tx Karon...
    ... Sawbuck Is your son down or seem sad on adderall , is it a long acting slow release pill. Tx Karon...

  68. LEXAPRO -adhd/anxiety/depression
    ... of my ADHD symptoms though. I was originally taking Adderall xr and Celexa (short acting form of Lexapro) then ... moved to Adderall xr and Lexapro. The combination was great no side...
    ... website. I have two friends on Lexapro, one still takes Adderall for her ADHD (because the Lexapro did nothing for...

  69. Does Adderall XR come in liquid form?
    ... Adderall XR capsules can be opened and sprinkled over applesauce...

  70. concerta/ritalin/adderall what's the difference
    ... the different meds out there for add/adhd. I'm on adderall xr which i know is an ampetamine, is all the meds...
    ... a smoother ride down. They are all stimulants. Adderall and Dexedrine are also stimulant medications. Adderall...
    ... someone explain in lamen's terms the difference between Adderall and Straterra? My child's doctor wants to change ... his medication from Strattera to Adderall and I want to make sure I COMPLETELY understand the...

  71. I just switched to Adderall XR...need advice!!!
    ... I have never taken adderall so I can comment on that, but I would love 6 hours...
    ... midday, rather than a rush right after taking the Adderall . You may experience some slight tics...but it shouldn...

  72. Need some advice
    ... time to build up in your system. My son is taking Adderall where he only takes it for school days and not on...

  73. AAAaaarrrrrgggg!! Can't find a ADD Meds Conversion chart
    ... conversion on the the ratio or dosage equivelance of Adderall XR and Concerta? i.e. If I am taking 18mgs of Concerta ... what would a similar dosage be of Adderall XR? Also, 27mgs of Concerta equals ______ of Adderall...
    ... Adderall is amphetamine salts, Concerta is methylphenidate ... You cannot convert the doses. If you switched to adderall you would just have to start on a low dose and work...

  74. ADDERALL, Wearing Off Trouble
    ... couple of things your doctor might try. Are you on " Adderall XR" already or are you on a shorter-acting version ... Metadate) tend to have a smoother ride down than does Adderall . Some people find them to be less effective, however...
    ... I do take Adderall XR at 10 mg... I first took it at 8 a.m. and by 5...
    ... input on this subject, as a Mom of a 10 year old on Adderall XR. He has been on this medication for a little over ... "rebound" as the meds wore off. He had taken his Adderall XR dose at about 8:00 a.m., and by homework time, ... back in again. The doctor then prescribed a regular Adderall for the evening. This way, he could keep his focus ... have even recently (two weeks ago) cut his dose of Adderall XR in half to see how he would respond and he is still...
    ... tomorrow. My son is 12 and has been taking regular Adderall (now at 30mg once daily at 7am). He tried XR for a...
    ... Both of my sons, and my husband, take Adderall XR 40 - 60 mg. They have never complained of a "wearing...
    ... I actually take one Adderall in the morning and one after lunch. Don't remember...

  75. Another Med!!!!!
    ... should I do? Does anyone have any good news abuot the adderall ? or strattera(?) I have not picked up the perscriptions...
    ... On Saturday he started 15mg of adderall he had taken concerta 36mg for over a year but started...
    ... We've had nothing but good experiences with Adderall ...but there was an adjustment period of about 2 weeks...
    ... On Saturday he started 15mg of adderall he had taken concerta 36mg for over a year but started ... that is weird~ i havent heard many stories about adderall making a child angry. i was diagnosed with adhd about...
    ... be great...lol! we are still tryig the 15 mg of adderall and will see on Friday what it is like. As for his...
    ... have an "emergency" prescription of regular release Adderall (5mg) for nights when Z has too much trouble focusing...


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