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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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
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..
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 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:(
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?
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.
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..
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.