December 13, 2010 at 4:01 am #88783
AnonymousInactiveDecember 13, 2010 at 4:01 amPost count: 14413
I took Adderall extended release,it worked for a while.
I would double up on my dosage,thinking it would help me maintain.
I felt fine,I was doing great (I thought)
I became paranoid,delusional,a real basket case. It almost cost me my marriage!
I quit taking any type of medication 2 years ago.
My house is a mess, just getting the day started is a real chore,still breathing ,dang!
Did Straterra ,Ritalin…Adderall worked the best.REPORT ABUSEDecember 13, 2010 at 4:13 am #97696
AnonymousInactiveDecember 13, 2010 at 4:13 amPost count: 14413
I’ve had many medications for adhd give me some bad side effects. Wellbbutrin put me in the hospital because I had a seisure. The other ones shot my blood pressure up and gave me anxiety which I’m taking meds for now. The special said that the medication was safe. I’m not so sure. I’m not totally against it but it should be used judiciously.REPORT ABUSEDecember 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm #97697
gforcewarp9ParticipantDecember 22, 2010 at 7:16 pmPost count: 38
Have you tried just cutting back down the dosage? I just cut my ritalin dose in half because it was way to intenseSeems to be better…
Also, have you and your doctor talked about the possibility of other underlying conditions such as anxiety? I’ve had the experience of some a.d.d drugs really increasing my anxiety to the point where I felt crazy. Anyway, hope you find some answers..REPORT ABUSEJanuary 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm #97698
turboMemberJanuary 3, 2011 at 4:29 pmPost count: 89
Did you doctor endorse the doubling up your Adderall dosage? Perhaps if you were doing fine at the level they initially prescribed, with minimal side effects, you should have stayed at that level ?
To me, it’s patently unfair to post medication experiences like this with an inflammatory title like “adderall made me crazy”.REPORT ABUSEDecember 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm #97699
AnonymousInactiveDecember 15, 2011 at 4:41 pmPost count: 14413
Adderall and Vyvanse made me crazy. Absolutely. It helped with the ADHD symptoms for sure, but my anxiety went through the roof, I was extremely aggressive and depressed, paranoid, delusional, and had suicidal thoughts. I was a completely different person. If you google Vyvanse and Adderall side effects, we’re not at all the only ones who have been through this.
So I don’t think it’s unfair to post this title at all. Doctors need to start people on really really small doses, to see what the side effects are. And then slowly up it to find the optimal range. Versus just throwing someone on 20-30mg of an amphetamine.REPORT ABUSEDecember 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm #97700
billdMemberDecember 15, 2011 at 7:40 pmPost count: 913
20 is a small dose according to one of my docs. 30 isn’t unusual, and my sleep doc said that she’d take me up to 60 for the sleep issues if necessary. It takes time to get past the side effects for some folks. Some give up too early, and still others, well, they can’t tolerate it.
“really small doses” generally do nothing from what the docs told me, thus, the 20mg start for me, but then, I’m about as ADD as the charts go.REPORT ABUSEDecember 18, 2011 at 12:47 am #97701
AnonymousInactiveDecember 18, 2011 at 12:47 amPost count: 14413
when my md said concerta and i tried it …it was insane then they said adderall and i said LOW and hey did 10 mg twice a day and the only bad effect has been headache for first month but increase water intake and encourage excercise and it goes away and then basically it has heightened my anxiety but my anxiety has always been a bit nuts….I def agree with the others…not to be rude but the title is harsh bc if u doubled the dose and it was XR..XR is extended release..if it worked a bit with one XR they can give u some regular adderall for evenings of break through bc u doubling will throw you head in a whirl…..i say give it a try again but either do regular adderall so can control it if u can do multiple bill things vs XR which are caplets only….im on regyular now but my schedule is too hectic so we are discussing the XR to help between my schedule….but for now i usually do 10 in AM and then 5 mg in evening especially if im not doing anything school wise…..it helps me alot. but im using it bc IM ADHD and im EXTREMLY HYPER off it and that calms me down ALOT …it saved my life seriouslyREPORT ABUSE