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mad mark
Plz don't give this drug to your children it has to be a better way to control the problem you're having. I know my mom put me on this drug for 6 years and now I suffer from the worst stage in gyno there is. And the thing that's so bad working out can't fix what I have so plz spare your kids life spare him/her the pain and bullying and most of all the jealousy to be Normal. Thank you

swright
I'm a 20 year old female and I've been taking medication to manage my ADHD for the past 5 years. I started out on Concerta which turned me into a zombie, and then switched to Ritalin which was pretty much the same. I took adderall XR for about 3.5 years and noticed some jitteriness and loss of appetite when I would up my dosage or whenever I hadn't taken it for a couple of days. I recently switched to adderall IR to work more with my schedule and I hadn't really noticed much of a difference except for an odd 14lb weight gain and looking bloated. I stopped taking it for a few days, as I really only take it for school, and I dropped down 14lbs after being off of it for about 2 days. Then today I went back on it for school and I weighed myself and I'm already 8lbs up from yesterday. It's not really a big problem to me right now but I'm not sure how I would feel over time.

Bureaucrat
Adderall causes kidney stones - dehydration?
I do not eat or drink during day due to loss of appetite from adderall. Urine dark. After a few years on adderall I start getting severe groin pain a few times a week. I believe the pain to be kidney stones. No evidence in strainer. Internist not interested in pursuing. Comforting to see so many others listing symptom.

Danielle
What are the side effects of lunesta I take 2 mg. at bedtime; but am also on 30 mg. ,twice a day, of adderall. Are there any interactions I should be aware of. It seems like my adderall isn't working as well.?

Helloy
Can I take Claritin (for allergies) if I take adderall?

Kay Nicki
Adderall helps me with PMDD symptoms
I have PMDD and recently tried Adderall after an extremely bad day. I was experiencing anxiety, the beginning of a depressive state, forgetfulness and inability to conctrate, extreme fatigue and lack of motivated for abut 5 days. I just recently pulled myself out of a really bad post partum depression after having a nervous breakdown (I used sertaline) and did NOT want to go back there. Instead of starting the Sertaline again, which takes a few days to work, I decided to try one of my husband's adderalls to see if it would be a better option for me during this time of the month. It worked WONDERS for me. My mood is stable/normalized, the fatigue is gone, and mind is clear. I will definitely ask for an RX at my next psych visit! Because PMDD for me is like having to emotionally start over again and rebuild myself up every single month. It's terrible.

jr
can I use voltran gel with addreall

Javag
How long should I wait between vitamin c and adderall
May 20, 2015
Save your Vit C for nights

Tgibson40
Leg cramps
Since I have started taking Adderall I have had thee most awful leg cramps. They wake me up from a sound sleep. I often wondered if it was the medicine or dehydration. I believe it is both.
June 7, 2015
i also have leg cramps that wake me up in the night.
Daniel R
March 22, 2015
I've been taking Adderall for almost two years now. I can tell you from experience that you need to drink plenty of water. And if you use any tobacco products be careful. The Adderall will make you want to do it more often than you normally would. Also make sure to streach your legs and take breaks if you are sitting for long periods of time. Hope this helps.

Garrett Edwards
Adderall, possible cause or increases scoliosis
I've been taking adderall 20 xr for two months until slight back pain started. When I noticed the back pain I started to feel my top vertebrae of my back just before the neck, it was compressed to the one below it and slightly to the left. The one below that vertebrae was slightly to the right of all the others below which were in alignment. I continued taking adderall 20 xr untill I did research on adderall and noticed a symptom of hypertension. This seerms to be the answer behind the un-alignment since my muscles around that area are significantly tight. I just recently switched to IR but the weekend beforehand, two more vertebrae are out of line on top of the two before. The top one seems to be center now compared to the rest of my back and the three following are down to the right. After those three, the spacing between my vertebrae seems to return to normal and my spine comes back to center more toward the lower portion of my back. It seems weird to me that this has occurred after taking adderall so it feels like it could definitely be part or the whole of the problem. Hopefully the IR doesn't have the same extent of side effects.

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mad mark
Plz don't give this drug to your children it has to be a better way to control the problem you're having. I know my mom put me on this drug for 6 years and now I suffer from the worst stage in gyno there is. And the thing that's so bad working out can't fix what I have so plz spare your kids life spare him/her the pain and bullying and most of all the jealousy to be Normal. Thank you

swright
I'm a 20 year old female and I've been taking medication to manage my ADHD for the past 5 years. I started out on Concerta which turned me into a zombie, and then switched to Ritalin which was pretty much the same. I took adderall XR for about 3.5 years and noticed some jitteriness and loss of appetite when I would up my dosage or whenever I hadn't taken it for a couple of days. I recently switched to adderall IR to work more with my schedule and I hadn't really noticed much of a difference except for an odd 14lb weight gain and looking bloated. I stopped taking it for a few days, as I really only take it for school, and I dropped down 14lbs after being off of it for about 2 days. Then today I went back on it for school and I weighed myself and I'm already 8lbs up from yesterday. It's not really a big problem to me right now but I'm not sure how I would feel over time.

Bureaucrat
Adderall causes kidney stones - dehydration?
I do not eat or drink during day due to loss of appetite from adderall. Urine dark. After a few years on adderall I start getting severe groin pain a few times a week. I believe the pain to be kidney stones. No evidence in strainer. Internist not interested in pursuing. Comforting to see so many others listing symptom.

Danielle
What are the side effects of lunesta I take 2 mg. at bedtime; but am also on 30 mg. ,twice a day, of adderall. Are there any interactions I should be aware of. It seems like my adderall isn't working as well.?

Helloy
Can I take Claritin (for allergies) if I take adderall?

Kay Nicki
Adderall helps me with PMDD symptoms
I have PMDD and recently tried Adderall after an extremely bad day. I was experiencing anxiety, the beginning of a depressive state, forgetfulness and inability to conctrate, extreme fatigue and lack of motivated for abut 5 days. I just recently pulled myself out of a really bad post partum depression after having a nervous breakdown (I used sertaline) and did NOT want to go back there. Instead of starting the Sertaline again, which takes a few days to work, I decided to try one of my husband's adderalls to see if it would be a better option for me during this time of the month. It worked WONDERS for me. My mood is stable/normalized, the fatigue is gone, and mind is clear. I will definitely ask for an RX at my next psych visit! Because PMDD for me is like having to emotionally start over again and rebuild myself up every single month. It's terrible.

jr
can I use voltran gel with addreall

Javag
How long should I wait between vitamin c and adderall
May 20, 2015
Save your Vit C for nights

Tgibson40
Leg cramps
Since I have started taking Adderall I have had thee most awful leg cramps. They wake me up from a sound sleep. I often wondered if it was the medicine or dehydration. I believe it is both.
June 7, 2015
i also have leg cramps that wake me up in the night.
Daniel R
March 22, 2015
I've been taking Adderall for almost two years now. I can tell you from experience that you need to drink plenty of water. And if you use any tobacco products be careful. The Adderall will make you want to do it more often than you normally would. Also make sure to streach your legs and take breaks if you are sitting for long periods of time. Hope this helps.

Garrett Edwards
Adderall, possible cause or increases scoliosis
I've been taking adderall 20 xr for two months until slight back pain started. When I noticed the back pain I started to feel my top vertebrae of my back just before the neck, it was compressed to the one below it and slightly to the left. The one below that vertebrae was slightly to the right of all the others below which were in alignment. I continued taking adderall 20 xr untill I did research on adderall and noticed a symptom of hypertension. This seerms to be the answer behind the un-alignment since my muscles around that area are significantly tight. I just recently switched to IR but the weekend beforehand, two more vertebrae are out of line on top of the two before. The top one seems to be center now compared to the rest of my back and the three following are down to the right. After those three, the spacing between my vertebrae seems to return to normal and my spine comes back to center more toward the lower portion of my back. It seems weird to me that this has occurred after taking adderall so it feels like it could definitely be part or the whole of the problem. Hopefully the IR doesn't have the same extent of side effects.

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