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By moodswings39
February 7, 2015
moodswings39 wrote
mixed meds
I am currently taking Cymbalta 50 mg,armour thyroid 3 grams,lisinopril 20 mg,adderal xr 25 mg,topamax 50 mg,and was recently put on lamotrogine 25 mg,any thoughts on all of these med combos?
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By personal experience...
January 20, 2015
personal experience... wrote
Adderall and Midol
I've been taking 15mg IR adderall twice a day for a couple weeks now. Unfortunately, I forgot to ask my doctor about taking Midol or Aspirin with it because my period was on it's way and my cramps are unbearable. I couldn't find any real answers online so I took the risk and took some Midol anyway and decided I'd share my experience.

10:30am- ate a full breakfast

11:00am- 15mg IR adderall

12:00pm- cramps set in

12:30pm- after waiting for them to subside and being totally let down, took 2 Midol

1:00pm- cramps are slightly subsiding and then getting worse again, stronger than my regular fluctuation of pain when not on any medication

2:00pm- eat lunch, cramps have subsided for the most part and still feel the full affect of the adderall

I guess my advice would be first of all, consult a doctor, or even call your pharmacist if you can just in case because I'm definitely no medical professional. But I'm guessing you're reading this because you're just realizing the impending doom that is cramps and trying to find a pain reliever that will work with your medication. So second, I'd eat just before you take the Midol, or Aspirin or whatever, because my cramps definitely greatly lessened after eating lunch. Good luck!
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By Katie
December 27, 2014
Katie wrote
Adderall induced cough
My son was given Adderall about 5 month ago. No one mentioned anything about possible coughing by this medication. He developed the kind of dry cough when his dose increased from 10 mg to 15 mg/day. The cough did not go away for more than a month. We thought it was allergy, or cold. We bought air purifier, we vacuum his room frequently. The sound of dry cough was unbearable. He said he could not control it. We took him to his family doctor. Although he was not the one who prescribed Adderall for my son, he was aware of the fact that he was on Adderall. He prescribed steroid inhaler, cough suppressant and allergy medicine. No improvement on my son’s coughing symptoms. Frustrated, I went online searched Adderall and coughing, found out the cough, a kind of motor tics, was one of the side effect of Adderall. I am very shocked by the way that how easy doctors have been willing to prescribe Adderall to young children, adolescents and young adults in the name of ADHD; how inadequately we were informed about the drug. I am appalled by the fact that the doctors are so easily willingly to prescribe the Adderall to people whom they know Adderall is not the answer rather the training of study and learning habit would be the key.
I am asking the proper regulations to be established to save the people who are addicted to Adderall, to stop the culture in our society of pushing drug as the solution for everything.
You need to go to a neurologist
Lynn  |  February 4, 2015
The cough is your body's way of attempting to regulate your heart rate... so I've heard
January 18, 2015
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By Tired of Coughing
December 1, 2014
Tired of Coughing wrote
Cough on Adderall/all stimulants
I've been struggling with this for YEARS!!! Even though the benefits were amazing from stimulants, I tried them all from Vyvanse to Ritalin, I had to give them up back in 2008 because of the excessive coughing. My doctor would always give me a look of bewilderment when I told him that I'd developed a cough once switched to a higher dose. I was convinced it was post-nasal drip, not only because that's what it felt like, but I WAS smoker AND I have a deviated septum...I recently moved to a bigger city and took on a demanding job, so decided I needed to attempt the meds again in order to keep my edge. I started on Adderall this time, the only one I hadn't tried so far. First month at 10 mg, once a day, no issues/cough, was so excited, but then when I upped the dosage to 20 mg twice a day, that damn cough came back! So annoyed, I tried every medication that targeted nasal issues, post nasal drip etc, (from cough syrup to Tesselon Pearls to Flonase) NONE of it worked, seemed to for a few minutes at a time at most, but NOPE. I started thinking outside the box and began to contemplate, maybe it's NOT post nasal drip, maybe it's originating somewhere else...turns out it is, I took a PPI/Prolosec, and the constant, irritating, awful cough was gone < hour of taking my first dose. From what I've read online PPI's may cut the effectiveness of the stimulant, so an adjustment may be needed, I'll be speaking with my doctor on my next visit. Good Luck! I know all to well your frustration! I truly don't understand how doctors can be so disconnected/uneducated regarding this seemingly common side-effect.
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By Adddddddddhd
November 29, 2014
Adddddddddhd wrote
same active ingredient
the most active ingredient in these meds is dextroamphetamine! They are basically the same thing except adrell has a salt that increases nuropenephren, which I personally don't like because it causes anxiety.
Norepinephrine? >.<
Gunnar  |  January 12, 2015
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By CT Henderson
November 23, 2014
CT Henderson wrote
Not Liking Corepharma Adderall At All
Went from Sandoz to this stuff. Get it from Dept of VA and they will only have one option for each medication they have. They buy from the lowest bidder in large batches. It did not even work at first. I was crushing them up just to have an effect when I started and I stillhardly ever actually feel the medications effects. I think potency varies with this manufactur from one pill to the next. It can have a counter effect at times too. Like it will make me feel dizzy and sleepy. Adderall is supposed to give energy not make you lethargic. Never had this problem from Barr, Teva, and especially not Sandoz, although Sandoz can make me feel doped up at times. Then I will just take less though and will have reserves which is good. But I find I need to take extra with this stuff just to keep from crashing at 4 pm while I am wrapping up my work for the day at the terrible office. So then I run out two or three days early. I am actually going to be purchasing my companies cheap and limited network high co pay insurance policy just so I can find something/anything different than core pharma. I do not trust this company. They have been reprimanded once already by the FDA. Once a company acquires a culture that rewards excellence the same as they reward the bare minimum it takes a massive layoff and change of management to get things back on track. I doubt this ever happened. I think the policies and procedure manual was simply re written and maybe the facilities were remodeled but ultimately good products are made by good honest attentitive and motivated people. That does not seem to be core pharma's claim to fame. They only exist because they can offer a cheaper product than their cmpetitors. That is scarry when it comes to medication or anything humans put int their body for survival.
Doesn't work for me at all. Teva/Barr brand works for me the best
Agree'd  |  December 30, 2014
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By Sabby
November 16, 2014
Sabby wrote
Adderall and lactation
Started taking Adderall a year ago, i don't like to take it all the time, but when Im in school I take it like clock work. After taking the medication for two months straight i notice that i started producing milk in my breast. Of course this was alarming to me because i was not trying to conceive. Immediately i stopped taking the medication, and found out i was not pregnant. The doctor took a swob sample of the liquid and confirmed it was in fact milk.
After a couple months not on the medication my milk production subsided. At that time i didn't make the assumption that it was from the Adderall, until I began to take the medication only for a week and the milk production recurred. I contacted my doctor and was told that there is no side effect listed for this reaction. ~Anyone else have this similar issue?
Ask your doctor to check your prolactin level
Windy  |  December 3, 2014
Yes, I have!
Mandy  |  December 1, 2014
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By Jamie L Nickolopoulos Queen Demitra of Russia
November 3, 2014
Jamie L Nickolopoulos Queen Demitra of Russia wrote
200mg Adderall
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By Melissa
October 16, 2014
Melissa wrote
Dry chapped lips & dry mouth
I was prescribed adderal 10mg last week for the first time ever. I have been experiencing major chapping of my upper lip, as well as the bottom but not as severe. Also have been experiencing dry mouth as well. I'm wondering if this is a common problem with others as well. I keep putting on chapstick, Aquaphor, and am still experiencing dry lips. My upper lip is concerning me because I can see and feel where it is starting to cracked & do not want it to get to the point of completely cracking & bleeding. Any advice on how to get a better for me of hydration to them? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
There is a mouthwash and toothpaste called Biotene. It helps some but not a lot. Chapstick definitely does make your lips more chapped. Try chewing sugar free gum. I drink a lot of water daily as well. A dry mouth also drastically increases your chances of cavities. I have been on adderall for five months and my lips still chap at times and my mouth is dry. The worst side effect for me has been canker sores. My benefits still outweigh my side effects, so I'm still taking it.
February 1, 2015
Stop using chapstick it makes your lips more chapped. I know it sounds crazy. Your body is DEHYDRATED! Drink at least a gallon of water every day. Stop drinking diet sodas and suger drinks or you will fry your brain and your skin! I know it seems tough but stop biting your lips and putting chap stick on them. If you're going to use any product use CarMax atnight before bed don't put it on all the time or it will get worse.
92101  |  October 20, 2014
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By Shaun
October 9, 2014
Shaun wrote
i think Adderall caused my acute kidney failure
I haven't took Adderall over 10years last I remember that my doctor told me that my kidneys was slowly stopping and it might be from my diet, dont worry ab it and about a month ago I was diagnosed with acute kidney failure. Always wonder if it is the root of my problems no!
What was your dose? what were your signs of acute kidney failure? Are you okay now? I will pray for you. I am on 45mg of it now and have major skin problems but enjoy the way it makes me think clearly and feel so I stick with it but I'd like to get off it eventually.
92101  |  October 20, 2014
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By Rash
September 18, 2014
Rash wrote
Amphetamines may cause panic attacks
I was prescribed Adderall 30mg xr for ADD and took it of a week. I quit taking it because of the side effects and my doc reduced the dose to 20 mg. I did not like the reduced dose because my mood was depressed 2-3 hours after taking the drug and I quit. One day I had my supper and went to bed. I felt light headed and I immediately measured my blood pressure and was around 150/90 and was increasing every time I measured it after that.I felt my blood pressure is going up forever and I got panic. Shortly, a sequence of symptoms followed (Shortness of breath,shaking,fear of losing control, fast heart rate and palpitations, numbness). at that time I felt something wrong with my food (too much sodium). I was rushed to the ER and told that I had panic attack. I never had panic attacks before. Now, my condition is getting worse and I've had panic attacks hundreds of times so, I started taking Ativan/Lexapro.What I believe is that amphetamines disrupt certain neurotransmitters in the brain causing eventually panic attack and the feeling that you have a heart attack and you are gonna die.
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By Gary
September 14, 2014
Gary wrote
surviving with ADHD
Been different my whole life and found out I had adhd when I was in my 40's. glad I didn't know when I was young. I was able to shake things off quickly
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By fedup.ugh
September 9, 2014
fedup.ugh wrote
adderall is horrible
My husband has been taking adderal for about 2 years now. He has been fine for a the first couple of months and after that he's not been himself. He doesn't sleep he has them and he gets delusional and paranoid. He blames me for this every month. He has been having trouble remembering things and accuses me of weird stuff. When he doesn't have them he is sleeping all the time his mood is horrible and very violent at sometimes. He is not the man I married. I think the FDA should take this medication off the market. I can't deal with this aggravation anymore. My husband wont even get a job he's either high on adderal or sleeping. What can I do to avoid this situation and get help for him. I have told him numerous times to get off this medication and he wont. He has lost it completely. PLEASE HELP..
Lynn  |  February 4, 2015
So, you think the FDA should pull a drug from the market because your husband's personality has changed? I happen to be one of many that this drug has been a miracle for. Adderall is certainly not for everybody but I don't know of any drug that always works for everybody.
February 1, 2015
What happened to your husband is exactly like what happened to my son. He had superb academic achievement all the way to his junior year in high school. He has minor issues like forgetting homework and less organized. He was frustrated and disrespectful. He was tested and given Adderall to help him. We know he doesn’t need it absolutely but thought it would help him being more focused, organized and decrease his internal frustration. He has Adderall for 5 month now. The treatment did not help t
Katie  |  December 27, 2014
It sounds like your husband is bipolar and the adderall is throwing him into mania states, which are always followed by manic depression.
November 16, 2014
wants to get help. Sorry my email trailed off there.
92101  |  October 20, 2014
Your husband sounds like he is severly depressed might have a drinking problem and could be addicted to Adderall. If he takes too much aderall hell want to drink at night to come down so that's why he drinks to level out.. then he sleeps because he's either depressed or hungover. I did the same thing. I just quit drinking. Still depressed still on my aderall but so much better with out alcohol. He could seek help at an N/A or AA meeting or through counseling but nothing will help him unless he
92101  |  October 20, 2014
In response to FedUp, I have numerous suggestions. If he is not thinking clearly than you must accompany him to his next doctor's appointment with a knowlegable physician who has an expertise in your husband's condition. I am not a physician but I am in the medical industry and there are potentially numerous other medications available for your husband based on hid specific condition. Start by getting off Adderall and replace it with one or a combo. of the following: 1. Stimulants: modafinil
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By Squirrel!!3131
August 15, 2014
Squirrel!!3131 wrote
Adderall blackout!
I've only been taking Adderall 20mg for about a year. Now, I'm not a big drinker. My party days are pretty much behind me. However, I've recently noticed that when I do get together with the girls for a couple drinks after taking one 20mg Adderall earlier that day, that I black out. I haven't actually passed out, but I've lost time. No one even seems to notice when this is happening to me! Just today, I went to a friend's house and had 2 glasses of wine. I got home, made myself dinner, did laundry, and cleaned my dishes. I don't remember ANY of this! Still, the clothes are hung up neatly, dishes done, and I'm guessing by the little pasta sauce stain on my dress, I ate when I came home.... Was I sleepwalking?!?!!! My boyfriend said he saw me do all this, and I seemed completely coherent, just really irritable. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I drank a ton of water, and only had two drinks! I don't get it. No more drinks for me! That's some scary mess!
I can relate to the previous posts. I am on Adderall 30mg XR and have been a functional black out almost every time that I drink. No one around me can tell I am wasted from only a drink or two because I appear to be coherent. It really is a scary feeling to wake up and not remember the night before.

I completely agree with the previous comment, "If you're on these meds you shouldn't drink at all. Or you will turn into a bipolar manic depressive."
Beatrice  |  December 16, 2014
Yes that happened to me all the time sober or drinking. I recently quit drinking because of it. I am still taking Adderall 35 days without any wine or beer. I think if you're on these meds you shouldn't drink at all or you will turn into bipolar manic depressive. I had to choose one or the other. I choose Adderall.
92101  |  October 20, 2014
I can completely relate to this. It doesn't happen every time I have drinks with the wife but we'll be watching an episode of The Strain or something else and having rum and cokes... she'll say that I was actively engaged into the show with her, we'll be talking about what had just happened, made dinner... and I can't remember what we talked about, what happened in that episode, what we had for dinner... it's bad. It is effecting our relationship a bit because she gets frustrated I can't reme
August 29, 2014
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By Kayla
July 4, 2014
Kayla wrote
screw it!!!!!!
I think I'll will be dead is when I will quit Adderall, i've been on it for three years sometimes it worse than a crack addiction, you're not getting me out of bed unless I have my meds., now I cannot find another doctor I think have been to everyone in my city any advice?? Grief! and not to mention I take two packs of benedrex daily:(
Strange they deleted the rest of my post :/ I said just do your intake and be honest with the psychiatrist. If you need a 12 step program for your addiction google it or get back on your meds but don't abuse them!
October 20, 2014
I find it odd no one commented on your post after nearly two thousand views. Sounds like you need to go to a psychiatrist. Go to your general doctor first and let him know you were happier on your Adderall with out it you have been experiencing XYZ whatever it is you're going thru... and with it you feel XYZ and your life is better because it helps you XYZ. He will then recommend you see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will do an intake. Don't ramble on and on and tell them you want drugs. Ju
1634 views not one comment  |  October 20, 2014
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By K
June 18, 2014
K wrote
Adderalll and Dermatillomania
I have self-diagnosed dermatillomania (associated with physician diagnosed OCD/Tourette's) and recently was diagnosed with Adult ADHD. I am taking 10mg of Adderall 3 times per day (taking the last dose, if needed) and have noticed that I have ZERO urges to pick my skin because I am focused on the others things that I NEED to do. I have been mortified to wear sleeveless shirts for 3 years due to the state of my arms and uncontrollable picking....I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel...

Has anyone else had a similar experience with Adderall?
Yes because of Morgellons which is not actually morgellons its a strand of bacteria infection that gets in your body and the fibers and hairs are Cilla and Fligella.. I can't spell I know. Any how its aggervated by dirt, plants, soil, animals and prescription drugs. So Take some Ampacillin and stay away from plants, soil, animals and tappe off the addreall
October 20, 2014
I've picked my cuticles for as long as I can remember. I started taking adderall three years ago and I've experienced what I believe to be excoriation disorder (dermatillomania). I've noticed that especially when I am on the med I pick at my scalp like crazy and it's a huge distraction. It's also started to last after my doses wear off, like into the rest of the day or the next day to the point where I don't even realize it until someone tells me to stop touching my head. It drives me crazy. In
L  |  September 20, 2014
It has been the opposite for me. Adderall is what caused my dermatillomania.
Krista  |  September 7, 2014
As a 23 year old who has struggled with DTM and ADHD almost every day since the age of 13, I have all the hope in the world that you will be able to reach that "light" at the end of that dark tunnel I am all too familiar with. I also have been taking Adderall XR for almost two years now, so I believe I can give you the perspective that you're looking for here. That being said, and you're definitely not going to like this, Adderall is very likely to cause your picking to become severe if you are
Dermatillomantis  |  June 22, 2014
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By krinh
June 12, 2014
krinh wrote
30 mg Adderall = bad breath?
i take the orange ovals. 1 20mg and 1 30mg. i only recently switched to the 30 mg. used to only take 2 20's. after a while of taking the 30's [2-3 months] i have noticed a foul taste in ma mouth. only way i can explain it it when i had my tonsils removed and the healing process caused sever halitosis. i dont know if thats whats happening.... but i never had this bad of an issue with just the 2 20's.
@ krinh: This is why: Adderall dehydrates you so if you're not drinking at least your proper daily liter amount (which is based on weight, activity level, etc.) you'll suffer from a dry mouth as you probably know and this affects your normal saliva production. So the higher the dosage and the more frequently you take them you're are more prone to develop tonsil stones within the pockets of the tonsil area. You may not have any or may not know you do until they get wedged out over time. Tonsil s
Jen  |  November 12, 2014
Can confirm. It really isn't bad when staying hydrated and drinking lots of water. But it tastes like metal in my mouth (at first I thought I was getting sick or something, but the sickness never happened).
August 29, 2014
It's true and it's cause it dehydrates you leaving you without the salivation you usually have.
June 28, 2014
That makes no sense, Gabriel ...
Jase  |  June 26, 2014
Its because you dont open your mouth much to talk if you have your mou that closed for long periods of time you will get bad breath
gabriel  |  June 16, 2014
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By lee
May 22, 2014
lee wrote
rash and adderall
I have been on adderall for 2 years, dr increased my dose. I started to get a rash on my face under eyes mostly. then on buttocks. terrible. thought it was food or something. then looked up my meds after months of rash. and seen others were getting rashes also from adderall. and on their face and buttocks.. i was shock to see these posts. i went back to one adderall a day. and the rash gradually did get better. now only once in while when i have the 2 a day. like 1 time every 2 wks. i will start to get the rash back.. wow so happy find out was doing this to me..
We're all having the same problem. It's Morgellons. You'll sound like you're mental if you tell your doctor that tho so google bacteria & fungal infections and you'll find cures.
Morgellons  |  October 21, 2014
Also wanted to add to my comment that my adderall was generic brand pharmacy filled. It was a round blue pill with cor 130 on one side
Rose  |  September 13, 2014
I just started adderall 5mg on Tuesday of this week and on Wednesday I started itching and felt like needles sticking me. Then I had red under skin blood dots and severe bruising with purple rings. It's Friday on this week symptoms of itching and bruising all above symptoms worst. I just took benedril because I don't like this itching pin pricking sensation. I'm stopping this medication because I must be allergic . I read where one girl said her purple bruising didn't go away and scared her ski
Rose  |  September 13, 2014
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By T!n@
May 18, 2014
T!n@ wrote
All my life I've had a tough time focusing. After Googling a bunch of stuff about ADD/ADHD, I self-diagnosed myself (lol) with ADD. I went to my doc beginning of April and indeed he told me I had ADD with mild ADHD. He started me off with Adderall, 15mg 1 tablet, twice a day. It worked freaking GREAT for the first 2 weeks (I only took it Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays cause these were the days I had classes, and it was mostly me having a tough time focusing in classes) then it didn't work much anymore... I went back beginning of this month (May) and he bumped me up to 20mg 1 tablet, twice a day. It's been working well so far... I've had crazy headaches the first two weeks of my 15mg doses then they w
Nicole I would not speak about proper use of English if I were you, being that your 6-response diss rant is in fact one huge run-on sentence.
Paul  |  October 13, 2014
and you end up with symptoms that the meds are actually supposed to get rid of then clearly those 10-20 people are only taking it to feel the stimulation of the amphetamines if they didn't have the excessive talking problem before and they developed that symptom after they took it. So to close, in all actuality it was your comment that was useless and irrelevant. I may have been a little verbose myself but your the 1 that made yourself look ignorant in the end :)
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
one of my "symptoms" not side effects actually is talking excessively which runs in the hyperactivity class of ADHD. There are actually 4 different classifications of ADHD which include 1. Disorganization & Forgetfulness. 2. Impulsivity 3. Emotional Difficulties 4. Hyperactivity or Restlessness and 3 classes of ADD..1. Hyper-focus 2. Trouble Concentrating & Staying Focused 3. Disorganization & Forgetfulness. If you take this medication no matter what class of ADD/ADHD
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
that get "excessively talkative", which just fyi I think u may have just been trying to use some big words to try and make yourself look intelligent that u just kinda threw together because hyper verbose is not even an actual word (better consult the dictionary) clearly shouldn't be taking adderall and clearly don't have ADHD if it makes them talk excessively, I know this for a fact because I was diagnosed with ADHD and have been on 30 mg adderall 2 x day for 10 years and
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
rash when I'm pretty positive listed as the topic @ the top of the page it says list your experiences with adderall not list your experiences of how adderall causes skin rash or list the side effects. Also, would like to add that I have been diagnosed with ADHD and mild OCD and on 30 mg adderal for 10 years now and if u really want to get technical those 10-20 people that u personally know
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
Actually, the previous post talked about skin rashes and the previous one before that talked about something entirely different so how is her making a new post about her experiences with being on adderall and you can clearly see that she was finishing her sentence with talking about getting headaches (which last time I checked that would be considered a "side effect") and it didn't let her complete it obviously, where are u getting that she has to share about it having anything to do with skin
Nicole  |  September 2, 2014
This is about itchy skin side effects. But, "Tina" (?!) you for posting a useless unrelated comment. Even if u got claim you got cutoff, even if at best it was halfway through, these first 7 lines are still the longest comment on this page yet not one reference to itching NOR ANY side effects of adderall. I say this to you because I want you to consider that perhaps this drug isn't improving your functioning as you believe it is. I know 10-20 people personally who quickly became hyperverbose,
Useless  |  August 29, 2014
August 8, 2014
That awkward moment where it didn't let me finish and I just got this today and I don't know how to/if I can edit my posts?
May 18, 2014
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By barneca
May 14, 2014
barneca wrote
Adderall Ruined MY TEETH
I started taking Aadderall when I was 14 years old. I'm now 31..it has completely ruined my teeth I use to have beautiful teeth. Now they are falling out of my head and my dentist tells me that I probably want have all my teeth at 35. I wish I knew that a medication that was prescribed to me at such a young age that did benefit me and calm me down to where I wasn't so hyper and could focus would take away my lively hood. I'm a single mother I never had any dental promblems growing up I had perfect pearly white teeth. Adderall has taken my smile away. I feel robbed of my confidence and lead down a road where as a single mother I can't afford dental work. I have no idea what to do if I must get the word out ADDERALL WILL KILL YOUR SMILE TAKE AWAY YOUR CONFIDENCE AND DESTROY YOUR PERSONALITY. I feel the pharmasuchela company should be held responsible and give me back my smile. I want you all to know yes adderall calmed me down, I focused, I was an all A student and graduate College with a 4.0 and hold a degree BBA in Markeing and Sales. But now at 31 HALF of my teeth are gone. Please take an alternatie drug ask your doctor about how to control it naturally or change your diet. I sure wish I knew and had my smile back! Spread the word ADDERALL KILLS YOUR SMILE.
i just turned 35. been taking adderall since i was 20. i'll take half of 30mg tablets 4 times a day and, since i like the taste, i'll let it dissolve in my mouth. my teeth are fine.
nd  |  January 17, 2015
I'm right in the middle. ive lost r teeth since starting treatment for my ADHD. dental workers who don't REALLY know what co-occuring psychiatric treatment med plus chronic migraine (&chemical sensitivities too ??) I'm 36 and have been on more than 200 meds (at least more than two weeks each!) in 20 yrs. I was born on a commune in Wyoming and drank water that had more issues w/ salmon "contamination' than anything like the literal overdose of fluoride that occurred when I moved to suburban Kan
gene  |  January 14, 2015
I agree. Most drug abusers lose their teeth. If taken correctly this will not happen to you :-)
sue  |  December 21, 2014
Bruxism was just added to the Medication Guide for Adderall in July 2014 so actually this is an official side effect to the drug product you are taking. I am 38 and have been on it for 8 years, i am not abusing the drug, and also have damage due to grinding (Bruxism)
August 18, 2014
As a dental assistant taking adderall I have to agree with JoeS.
Pasha  |  June 28, 2014
Tooth decay due to adderall usage would mean that too high of. A dosage was taken. Symptoms such as dry mouth typically go away after a few days if you are taking a proper dose
animamos  |  June 17, 2014
I agree with JoeS. Make sure you are also drinking enough water, tooth decay can be the long-term result of dry mouth.
Nikki23  |  May 26, 2014
Unless you were abusing the Adderall for all those years, it is not the cause of your tooth loss. Bruxism is a common problem with any type of stimulant, so is dry mouth. Both of those problems can be easily identified remedied. To blame a prescription level of adderall for losing all of your teeth by age 35 is more than a little bit silly. Drinking sodas or other sugary foods, improper dental care, some diseases, there are plenty of things that can cause tooth loss like you describe. Tak
JoeS  |  May 14, 2014
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By Imfeelinfine
April 28, 2014
Imfeelinfine wrote
Adderrall and Procardia together
I am currently taking Procardia 30xl and Adderrall 20mg regular release and for me it seems the two are a wonderful combination that allow me to function better than I have in a couple years. Maybe those with bad reactions don't actually suffer from ADD or ADHD or it just really depends on the person. My BP has gone back into a normal range and I am seeing so many awesome changes.
Thanks for being so kind in writing to me. I am on Nifediphine Nifediphine medicine which does lower the LES by as much as 30-40%. This one drug should not be used as the damage to the esphogus has been proved. But what do I take to stop my spasms.I asked my GI if I could go off this medication and he said to try it. He wants me to try another one. I have made several changes in food, medicines, stopped smoking awhile ago, e
September 22, 2014
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By Eman
April 24, 2014
Eman wrote
20 mg adderall
I was prescribed Adderall XR 20mg about a month ago, anyways I played soccer after my first dose--which was at 7am and I played at 5pm-- but after 40min. of running I noticed my mouth had become extremely dry and also I started seeing double-- I was seeing 2 balls-- and my eyes had a hard time focusing. but I stopped for a few minutes and my vision went back to normal but mouth was still pretty dry and once I started again the symptoms came back.
I know adderal causes, at least initially, a diuretic effect, you should increase your water, or since your an althelte, your electrolyte consumption. Talk to your doctor about possibly lowering the dose if this continues to be a problem.
Pasha  |  June 28, 2014
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By Aub job 1
March 23, 2014
Aub job 1 wrote
So I need some help I take adderal 20 mg not xr the salt one
But I take about four of them a day and I also take advil the little
Round orange ones I take those daily cause of my chronic pain neck back
So I woke up this morning from maybe only like five hours of sleep the last three days
And I took a addreal and this headache took over my body it hurt so bad in my rite side neck all up to my head and it felt like my eyes were going to pop out .. I have woke up with my hands swollen my feet swollen and my mouth is so dry it hurts on the side I also smoke a pack a day .. I also take vikeodone 500 mg at night to even me out .. But I'm so scared about my neck pain and my joint pains and my headaches .. What can b wrong w
Also caused from tension when taken in large amounts happens to me also
Kayla  |  July 4, 2014
The swollen joints and bad headache might be a sign that your blood pressure is very high! With all of the different things you take and smoking on top of that I would say please get it checked! Adderrall raises your BP, smoking raises your BP, lack of sleep raises your BP. A headache feeling taking over your body might be your blood vessels being so swollen and the pressure of your blood trying to pump through them. Just speaking from experience =)
Imfeelinfin  |  April 28, 2014
Thank you chris
Aub job  |  April 16, 2014
You NEED WATER.... you should be drinking a TON of water and that is TOO much adderal a half of a 10 mg should do the job.
Kris  |  April 7, 2014
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By WhiteTigerGirl
March 8, 2014
WhiteTigerGirl wrote
Adderall causing me to smell
I've been on Adderall for years. 20mg twice a day. Recently I've noticed this weird chemical odor coming from me. I've never had this before. I thought it was just me till I found this. I had heard about meth causing you to smell bad but not Adderall. For 3 years I took the little round pink ones. But since I moved my pills are now orange and oval. It wasn't till I started the orange pills did this effect happen. I have to take several showers a day now, constantly apply deodorant. I eat and drink normally while on the med. Even though I'm not hungry I still eat because of my diabetes. I also drink plenty of fluids. I've called every pharmacy in town to try to get my pink pills back but everyone here only has the orange ones. I've tried every add med on the market and this is the only one that does any good for me. Is there anything that can be done to help it or am I doomed to smell terribly or bath every few hours forever? Help please!
I just ran into this post and yeah, Adderall can make you smell kind of funky. I used it a few years ago, taking 20mg once per day. I remember being sent home from work because my coworkers said 'Nate, you smell.' I was horrified and troubled at the time but I figured out that what was really going on was 2 things. The first- I was not drinking enough water. The second- I had other issues below the surface which were causing me to sweat, like deep fears and things that I needed help for.
Nate  |  December 30, 2014
hahah  |  October 15, 2014
I just stumbled on this thread while looking for something else...I have felt smelly too-never would have made the connection with Adderall! My rx is 20 mg twice daily, though I find 30 in the morning is more helpful; then I might or might not feel the need for the second dose.
About the smell- I've never talked about it with anyone, so I don't know if it's noticeable to others. I haven't been in an intimate relationship since taking Adderall. Do other people have confirmation that this smell
September 23, 2014
July 25, 2014
Well to me I can smell if I want to as long as it helps with the fatigue I get from lupus and fibrous and many other immune disorders
teetee  |  May 21, 2014
I too have had significantly increased armpit odor since starting Adderall a few years ago. Adderall is metabolized by the liver. The liver is already busy breaking down toxins so they can be flushed out of the body (environmental toxins, pesticides,etc.) When I am careful to limit the foods that also make the liver work extra hard, (alcohol, sugar, preservatives, dyes, and for me specifically, wheat) the smell goes away. Not immediately. It takes maybe a week? And until then, I sometimes
Kerri  |  May 21, 2014
I took Adderall 20 Xr (Orange pill) and I never experienced any odors or excess sweating, but the fact that Adderall is a stimulant and increases bodily function by releasing epinephrine(adrenaline) may be the cause of the symptoms you guys are experiencing.
Emanuel  |  April 24, 2014
I just recently started taking Adderall XR 10 mg daily to help with treatment of a rare sleep-wake disorder that I have called Idiopathic hypersomnia (plus I have ADHD). I've never taken Adderall XR or any Adderall before. I, too, am not a sweaty or smelly person, and I have NEVER had body odor, and now I do, in my pits (mostly my left one). I figured it was the Adderall XR doing this to me since I've never had to deal with any body odor, and it's only started since taking Adderall XR. Thanks f
JV  |  April 24, 2014
I have an extreme increase of smell since taking Adderall. I can't have air fresheners in my house anymore since Adderall. I can smell the liter box that is on the other side of my apartment even if the cat has only used it once. I was writing with a sharpie the other day and I felt like I was going to pass due to how strong the smells seemed. It is really strange but not in your head.
$taceFace  |  April 11, 2014
No it's definitely not in your head. There are several other forums that discuss a distinct smell people can sometimes get while taking Adderall. I used to take the orange ovals and I get a weird odor with that one. When I take the circular blue ones...it makes my right armpit stink and sweat profusely. I'm not a sweaty person at all and I have NEVER had body odor issues until being on Adderall. My mother works for a doctor that helps people that have excessive body odor and excessive swea
Julie  |  March 13, 2014
I am pretty sure it is all in your head.. yes you may be sweating more, which is caused from the Adderall.. but yeah I would have to apply old spice plenty of times..then I just wore a tighter under shirt and I was fine.. I would be sweating my natural body odor.. and yes that made my worry that I smell like BO but nope! its all in your head... have a great day !
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mark$tar  |  March 11, 2014
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By Lost
January 8, 2014
Lost wrote
Adderall & opiated withdrawal
Where to start? I'm not really sure I know exactly but I haven't found a story remotely close to mine so I'm not too sure what I'm getting myself into but here it goes... So I have been on adderall for about 8 years.. My prescribed dosage is 90 mg/day. However, that monthly prescription only lasts me about a week at max. If I were to guess I would say I say I take around 300 mg a day. Terrible I know. On top of that I also abuse opiates... Usually oxy but occasionally otters if oxy isn't available. Again, if I had to guess I would say I prob take 30,g oxy IR 5 times a day. However, I hVe run out of my supply of both medications and know I need it get sober. I took 1 20mg adderall today and my 5mg of methadone yesterday morning. The day before that I took about 100mg of adderall and 10mg of methadone. Before that I was on my normal pattern of 200-300mg adderall and about 3-5 30mg oxy IR/day.

Any idea what kind of future is ahead off me?? How miserable will this be? Is it safe to go cold turkey like this? I already can't sleep, feel the cramping in my legs, hear my stomach rumbling, and am hot & cold. This is hell, any advice is welcomed. Thanks
Adderall and opiates is speed balling, especially at those levels. Your basically doing heroin and meth.
Gemma  |  February 17, 2015
In some ways adderall can help deflect some aspects of opiate withdrawal (OW). For one, adderall is a stimulant--duh! When one is going through OW is can be the closet event in one's life to walking through hell for a week (or 2-3 if methadone). The very fact of taking "something" helps fulfill the underlying addiction problem and, just conjecture, probably helps silence the kappa receptors for a bit. What adderall most certainly does for OW is provide you much needed energy and strength. Like
Otto  |  August 29, 2014
I don't know if you have this is in your area but there is an herb called Kratom that helps ALOT with opiate withdrawal. You can find it in headshops depending where you live or online. It's from thailand and all natural. Unfortunately the FDA is trying to ban it because they are overreacting and thinking it's heroin so it might not be available in your are but I've used it to withdrawal before and it really helps. As far as the Adderall I abused it before and all I can say is you'll just have
marlasinger  |  July 17, 2014
Does adderall help with opiate withdarwl
April 25, 2014
Wow I can relate on the adderall part, my prescription only lasts me 7-8 days. If I feel like it's wearing off at all I take another (XR 30mg). I told my doctor at my next visit I want to try something else... After the monthly withdrawal of a week.. My house will be a disaster and I'll get it back to normal, feel like myself again, go to my doctor and go through it all again. I love how focused I get, and I'm able to do so much, yet I hate the feeling you get when you know your body needs food
Chelsea  |  March 4, 2014
Oh man, I feel you! I was on a methedone program for 3 years. I was put on adderall a few months ago. I FINALLY got off the program. Try Freefromhell.com. Lots of info and LOTS of support! I hated it, but I was lucky I had my withdraw in a new unfamiliar area, no connections, and not even a car or money any way. Day 4 was my peak. Try to sleep and if you can't just TRY and keep your mind active. Nothing straining, but off of the pain and sadness. KEEP A SENSE of humor! I recorded this really st
Katy  |  February 13, 2014
Yeah it's going to be a living hell for at least 7 to 10 days. Around day 6 you should start to see light at the end of the tunnel. Just remember that if u make it couple or few days and decide u can't take it anymore and use....you will be starting all over and will have to ensure all of this again and each time from my experience it just gets worse. So stock up on water and Gatorade and ...vitamins help especially a multi vitamin, vitamin c, b12, melatonin for sleep, small doses of Xanax or
My works  |  January 17, 2014
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By TruthTeller
January 3, 2014
TruthTeller wrote
Personal study of Adderall
I've had symptoms of ADHD all my life, but personally I don't consider it to be a disorder. It's just a way to describe my personality. That being said, my family had always suggested I take something like Adderall so I could focus more on my (boring) schoolwork, and after school, so I could focus on my job. I've always taken it "as needed" and I have never become addicted to it. I purposely take a week off every now and then, most recently just last week. Some people I know couldn't do that, but I guess it differs from person to person. I would say that it's good to have for when you need it, but it's definitely not something you should take daily. When you take it daily, you lose weight, and become sluggish by the end of the day, and you will develop a chemical dependency on it. I get all the tame side effects, such as increased heart rate, temporary loss of appetite, a little bit of sweating, but none of this has negatively effected me, since I get plenty of exercise and eat a healthy diet. I wouldn't recommend Adderall for someone who doesn't have good self control, as it's the type of thing that will hurt you if you take too much.
And I don't know how they did thus to me its like I was a zombie or something so not fair now I'm scared to take anything .n I'm adhd .idk WAT to do I mean people we're taken my money right out my pocket so don't understand
Does anybody out there understand or y does this happen .
December 14, 2014
I took adrall and has anyone like mind drift or something cause
I believe because my friends stole n all my medication
December 14, 2014
I think is a little unfair and slightly narcissistic. Perhaps you have a light case of ADD that can easily be managed "as needed". There are those of us who's ADD has severely effected their life. Just like with alcohol, illegal drugs and plain old non prescription food, there are people who abuse, overuse and become dependent. I have been on Adderall for over a year. It has significantly improved almost every aspect of my life. I am currently taking Vyvanse which is an extended version of Adde
Sledman  |  August 25, 2014
Totally agree... I was diagnosed about 3 months ago... I can definitely see myself becoming addicted and that scares me!!! I read all of these forums out there and it sscares the crap out of me! It sucks I truly believe, I should say I know I have ADD at first I thought my doc was crazy.. It's really helped a lot, just know that I have to be careful! Maybe see if there's an herbal regimen that will help with ADD.. If you know of any herbal remedy, please share..
Vhs  |  August 17, 2014
wow! your story is very similar to mine. I totally agree with you. Aderall should only be taken as needed. i started taking it in January this year and of course it does make a difference when i take it to take a test or if i have a long lecture that i need to focus. Today i just orded Ginkgo biloba because i would like to try something natural instead. I'll let you know how that works. :)
nursing student  |  May 18, 2014
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By hollographic
August 30, 2013
hollographic wrote
Solution to Bloating and Chest Tightness while on Adderall xr?
I started taking Adderall 15mg 5 days ago as my first prescription drug for ADHD. While on it I have experienced chest tightness which is very distracting late at night when you're trying to write an essay. This morning I ate a granola bar and coffee right before taking my Adderall. Since then I have experienced stomach bloating and a slight nausea feeling. Have you ever had a big glass of milk before going to sleep and when you toss and turn in bed you hear the milk shake? Well that's a more intense version of what I hear/feel when I move it certain positions right now, but haven't had anything to drink in the past hour. When I burp the tightness in my chest goes away and before taking Adderall burping was so rare. I've done plenty of research, I've realized Tums is a waste of time also the obvious-not to drink orange juice or soda. But I haven't found how to stop the tightness and bloating. I've realized Adderall has thrown off the acid levels in my stomach which gives me the bloating and possibly the tightness too but I haven't found how to fix it. So what if I found a supplement that brought my acids levels to the norm would that end up decrease the effectiveness of the Adderall??? Please help any insite would be helpful. If you have a similar story please share! Also im kinda freaking out because I read that this could me I have heart problems. I'm going to tell my doctor but what if she takes me of it... I would rather just deal with the pain.
This is normal with adderall xr. IR typically does not cause these reactions in most. Tell your prescribing Dr. Exactly what is going on. He will help. Your drs are always there to help, they are the only ones who can decipher what will help. Give him a call. It sounds like an issue. I took xr and had the same horrible problems _so i told my dr pros and cons and we tried ir it works better for me but everybody is going to react to this differently especially with all the shit generics out there
missme23  |  June 17, 2014
OMG! I JUST found out something I never thought of as I was googling about the sudden bloating , etc since switching from concerta (brand) to adderall xr generic-- THE GENERIC adderall contains things I am allergic to!! Corn starch, DAIRY, and along with ANY corn product, usually comes the GLUTEN contamination !! It never occurred to me that these " fillers" used for the generics ( sometimes even brand, depending on the med) would be used in any medication!! Especially without some kind of war
Jessica  |  June 8, 2014
Well I realized this was a year ago, but before taking Adderall, eat a light healthy meal, and avoid caffeinated drinks or juices, and drink plenty of water and Gatorade, but make sure your are near a bathroom because I experienced diarrhea about 30-40min. after I take it. by the way I started off on Adderall xr 20mg 1 pill a day
April 24, 2014
This is way to obvious. Why in the world would somebody prescribe 15 mg to start. I started on 5 years ago and almost stopped because of somewhat similar stuff, no bloating. Many years later I take between 11-15 mg per dose after moving to 7, then 10 etc. With the 5mg when I started taking Magnesium and some other supps and eating much better the drug worked much better without the chest tightness etc. Its a strong drug and you need to have all the proper cofactors and nutrients to help regula
February 28, 2014
Along with what - j - has written , which is as good of advice as you'll find I can promise you that -- I just want you to understand that because you're now super focused symptoms you most likely had before taking the stimulant is now magnified. I suggest you read up on Candida and try Activia yogurt to balance out the good and bad ratio of 80 / 20 ( I think that's correct ) -- Now that you're taking this enhancement drug -- which is how I think of it -- you need to prepare your body for wh
K  |  February 12, 2014
I have tried almost all the pill forms of medicine for adhd and adderall works the best for me. It does however upset my stomach sometimes and my intestines because it is a strong stimulant. So I understand the feeling you are talking about. I agree that water is key with adderall since it can dehydrate you. So always lots of water with it and eating more veggies and fruit will help with your digestion. I wouldn't have coffee with it unless you are eating enough to help with the absorption rate
January 28, 2014
Not sure about the bloating, but you might avoid some chest tightness and anxiety by not drinking coffee with it; otherwise you're taking two stimulants (Adderall and caffeine) at the same time. If you still have chest tightness or anxiety, you might consider a beta blocker; 40 mg propranolol once or twice a day has been great for me. Of course, IANAD, and you should talk to yours.
Frank  |  January 19, 2014
Hey bub. Your "gastric motility" ground to a stand still. Basically, Adderall causes your body to shift blood used by your gusts to digest food to your skeletal muscle, preparing your body for action. Exercising and increases water intake can help here- as a matter of fact, they will probably be the fist thing your doc suggests. Otherwise he'll prescribe Reglan (which can cause permanent tremors in your hands) or Miralax. Water will reduce the bloating and gas too. Tums is ok if you hydrate.
j  |  December 16, 2013
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By boys shouldnt use adderall
boys shouldnt use adderall wrote
adderall and man boobs
my son was on Adderall from the age of 5 till he hit 13 he started growing female breast he had to under go corrective surgery which is invasive for an 14 year old boy. it took a year to correct this I don't think boys should be taking this for adhd. we changed to another one and have had great success with it.
Which drug did you switch too?
Stephanie  |  January 23, 2015
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