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I take Adderall as well. I did notice some lethargy which was confusing, because my heart rate was up. I also got a what I can only describe as a tight feeling in my face like all the skin on my head was being drawn back.

My Psychiatrist wanted to up my dose to 20mg and I cut it in half to 5mg, instead.

No more side effects and my symptoms are greatly reduced. I can tell when I am getting frustrated, so instead of going from 0-liftoff, I can do something about it. I don’t go down the rabbit hole NEARLY as much, and I haven’t spaced out in a long time.

Having said that, I am not a physician. You should talk to your doctor, before “experimenting”. That is why I don’t give any advice other than relate what worked for me.

We all have this unique construct between our ears called a brain. What works for me might not work for you, but it might. The symptoms that bugged the heck out of me(and those around me) were impulse control(quick temper), Loss of time (Shutting out the world to solve  a problem), constantly loosing things, burning things, forgetting things, making mistakes(Working memory/executive function).

Adderall seems to give me a chance at employing some coping mechanisms, before I mess up without knowing I have messed up.