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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.

moodswings39
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?
May 20, 2015
I don't know why you are on armored thyroid other than to loose weight and get manic. It is not approved by the FDA. Go to PCP get thyroid panel and on correct dose of synthroid!! Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor, lovers blood pressure which from these meds might be self induced. You may notice a dry cough while on this. Cymbatla is a SNRI, Serotonin, Norepinepherine reutake Inhibitor. It allows your brain to have more serotonin and norepinepherine in your brain that should help with depre

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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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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.

moodswings39
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?
May 20, 2015
I don't know why you are on armored thyroid other than to loose weight and get manic. It is not approved by the FDA. Go to PCP get thyroid panel and on correct dose of synthroid!! Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor, lovers blood pressure which from these meds might be self induced. You may notice a dry cough while on this. Cymbatla is a SNRI, Serotonin, Norepinepherine reutake Inhibitor. It allows your brain to have more serotonin and norepinepherine in your brain that should help with depre

personal experience...
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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