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Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Nice question part 2: Of stimulants may worsen the core symptoms of adhd. Also, a pharmacological relationship called starling's law, may play a role. This is where increasing doses of a particular medication peaks in effectiveness at a specific point, and further increases actually decrease effectiveness. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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I have ADHD and when i take adderal it helps my ADHD a lot could i take 1 pill in the am and 1 in the pm cause i wanna be normal not just for 8 hours?

I have ADHD and when i take adderal it helps my ADHD a lot could i take 1 pill in the am and 1 in the pm cause i wanna be normal not just for 8 hours?

Ask your doctor 1st: There are a wide variety of pill strengths and it also depends on how you are tolerating the dose you are on currently (weight, blood pressure, etc.). It's best to talk with your doctor as he or she will know the best way to adjust your medicines to optimize how they work for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any ADHD meds that dont cause anxiety? I have suffered from terrible anxiety all my life, adderral/vyvanse just make it a lot worse

Are there any ADHD meds that dont cause anxiety? I have suffered from terrible anxiety all my life, adderral/vyvanse just make it a lot worse

ADHD medication : If someone I'm seeing is having trouble with the stimulant based medications, I send them back to try different meds. MDs have prescribed medications like Intuniv, which is a derivation of a blood pressure medication. Also, Wellbutrin (bupropion) has also helped with ADHD symptoms. Speak to your MD about possibilities that would work for you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child and my mom tried to treat me at first but when I told her I didn't feel right she stopped. I've not been diagnosed with Adult ADHD. I have been given Adderall 20mg IR (generic) I've already have been taking Tramadol 3

Your are right t ask: ADHD has to be diagnosed before age 10 y/o to meet adult ADHD criteria. If so, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) gen is a good option. 20 mg might be sufficient. Tramadol has no direct effect on ADHD. How old are you now?. What is your occupation?. Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work for you? Any side effects? There are multiple options, including behavioral approaches and education for ADHD. Also some non stimulants available. ...Read more

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I began taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to treat ADHD about 4 months ago & i've never had an issue with acne till now! i drink plenty of water, what else can I do?

I began taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to treat ADHD about 4 months ago & i've never had an issue with acne till now! i drink plenty of water, what else can I do?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and acne: First, relax. Life is short. Second, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usually doesn't cause acne, so this is probably just...Acne. Go see your friendly neighborhood dermatologist and get diagnosed properly. There are several skin conditions that mimic acne, and are treated differently. ...Read more

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Possible for ADHD meds to cause coffee to have opposite effect on the body? Before ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, coffee gave energy but now it's the opposite.

Possible for ADHD meds to cause coffee to have opposite effect on the body? Before ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, coffee gave energy but now it's the opposite.

Ritalin (methylphenidate) vs caffeine: Ritalin (methylphenidate) releases Dopamine in the front part of the brain. Caffeine does to a limited degree as well. Now that your Dopamine is being released in greater amounts by Ritalin (methylphenidate) you are unable to feel any effect from the caffeine . Caffeine also has an effect on adenosine. This is our compound in the body that causes us to feel sleepy. What you're feeling is the caffeine crash that occurs after the caffeine wears off and Adenosine has a chance to build up again.Meanwhile Ritalin (methylphenidate) continues to mask any of caffeine's effect on the Dopamine receptors in the frontal part of the brain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall

All can have side ef: All these medicines have side effects. I want you to focus on cause. To learn causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Also search YouTube for dr Doris Rapp. She will show you many causes of ADHD and how to treat the cause so that you may not need to depend on medicines ...Read more

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Is there a way to get the recommended Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed by a HealthTap doctor to treat my ADHD symptoms?

No: As a controlled substance, adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs a triplicate prescription and cannot be e-scribed. A close relationship with your doctor is important when using these meds ...Read more

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10 yr history of severe sob attributed to anxiety. Ads/cbt/meditation only slightly helpful. S/s disappear with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety caused by adhd?

10 yr history of severe sob attributed to anxiety. Ads/cbt/meditation only slightly helpful. S/s disappear with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety caused by adhd?

Anxiety in ADHD: It is a common sign found in persons with adhd. The intrinsic mechanism is unclear but it may be mediated by the dysregulation of the noradrenergic system which underlies adhd. Since there is an imbalance of most brain neurotransmitters, depression and mood disorders are likely to accompany adhd if untreated. Medications, behavioral modification and meditation improve all symptoms in adhd. ...Read more

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I know alzheimer's can be caused by excess dopamine, and ADHD by not enough dopamine... So if i take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for adhd, am i at risk of alzheimer's?

I know alzheimer's can be caused by excess dopamine, and ADHD by not enough dopamine... So if i take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for adhd, am i at risk of alzheimer's?

Probably not: The current theories of ad emphasize reduced synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine along with amyloid plaques & neurofibrillary tangles inside nerve cells that disrupt neural functioning. Ad individuals also lose locus coeruleus cells that generate norepinephrine. Other theories suggest possible inflammatory and glutamatergic roles. Parkinson's is assoc'd w/ Dopamine loss, not ad. ...Read more

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I was on Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) stopped it & was diagnosed bipolar and skizo-affective. I'm being treated but I still suffer gravely from ADHD What should I do.

Follow up: Your prescribing doctor should have asked you to schedule a follow up appointment to track your progress on your current medication regiment. This appointment would be the ideal time to discuss these troublesome ADHD symptoms and ways to address it. Best wishes ...Read more

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Was on Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) stopped & was diagnosed bipolar and skizo-affective. I'm being treated but I still suffer from ADHD. Doc. Ignores me what should I do?

Was on Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) stopped & was diagnosed bipolar and skizo-affective. I'm being treated but I still suffer from ADHD. Doc. Ignores me what should I do?

Talk to doctor: The "affective" part in schizoaffective disorder includes mood symptoms seen in bipolar disorder. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant which can trigger anxiety, mania and psychosis to which you seem vulnerable. Talk with your doctor to clarify your diagnosis and to get a better explanation of why no Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for you. Ask about alternative meds and strategies for your ADHD. ...Read more

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Can abruptly discontinuing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause a mixed state in bipolar patients? I have Bipolar I Disorder and ADHD. I quit Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for the summer break

Can abruptly discontinuing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause a mixed state in bipolar patients? I have Bipolar I Disorder and ADHD.  I quit Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for the summer break

Probably not but ...: It is likely not to be a problem but the wisest thing would be to discontinue the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) slowly and note the effect of doing so. I strongly advise patient with bipolar I disorder to only change meds with medical supervision since the consequences of things going badly can be so great. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had severe depression lately. I do suffer now and then. For the past few months it's hard for me to do daily tasks or even get out of bed. I have ADHD and am being treated with Adderall XR. I also have a seizure disorder and am on Keppra and Vi

Hi, I have had severe depression lately. I do suffer now and then. For the past few months it's hard for me to do daily tasks or even get out of bed. I have ADHD and am being treated with Adderall XR. I also have a seizure disorder and am on Keppra and Vi

Depression: and other conditions. Are you getting some counseling/therapy? It can help one cope w/the effects of medical situations. Please consider seeing a mental health professional. Medication may be offered by good therapy can be very useful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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DX ADHD, I have CAD 30% blockage, being treated for mild HTN. No other heart problems. Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20mg XR ok to take under these conditions? Risks?

DX ADHD,  I have CAD 30% blockage,  being treated for mild HTN. No other heart problems. Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20mg XR ok to take under these conditions? Risks?

ADHD, HTN and CAD: At this time and with these diagnoses present I would not recommend the use of Adderal. There are behavioral therapies and alternatives that you can use instead. There is risk in taking it with the hypertension and heart disease. ...Read more

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Adderall (Definition)

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