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Negative 14,985
We found 307,604 discussions
jr
can I use voltran gel with addreall

Javag
How long should I wait between vitamin c and adderall

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.
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?

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!

Katie
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.
April 25, 2015
he probably developed a tic disorder from the medication. same thing happened to my daughter. They put her on Topomax and the tics went away...
Lynn
February 4, 2015
You need to go to a neurologist
January 18, 2015
The cough is your body's way of attempting to regulate your heart rate... so I've heard

Tired of Coughing
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.

Adddddddddhd
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.
Gunnar
January 12, 2015
Norepinephrine? >.<

CT Henderson
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.
Agree'd
December 30, 2014
Doesn't work for me at all. Teva/Barr brand works for me the best

Patient concerns with Adderall

We found 307,604 discussions
jr
can I use voltran gel with addreall

Javag
How long should I wait between vitamin c and adderall

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.
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?

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!

Katie
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.
April 25, 2015
he probably developed a tic disorder from the medication. same thing happened to my daughter. They put her on Topomax and the tics went away...
Lynn
February 4, 2015
You need to go to a neurologist
January 18, 2015
The cough is your body's way of attempting to regulate your heart rate... so I've heard

Tired of Coughing
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.

Adddddddddhd
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.
Gunnar
January 12, 2015
Norepinephrine? >.<

CT Henderson
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.
Agree'd
December 30, 2014
Doesn't work for me at all. Teva/Barr brand works for me the best

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