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I am taking Adderall XR for a month now from 10 mg and increasing to 30 mg. However I have been having too many side effects, will ritalin (methylphenidate) la help?

I am taking Adderall XR for a month now from 10 mg and increasing to 30 mg. However I have been having too many side effects, will ritalin (methylphenidate) la help?

Possibly: It depends on what side effects you are noticing. The stimulant medications are very similar and there are some effects you can see in all, such as decreased appetite. There are genetic differences in the way individuals respond to meds, even if similar, and sometimes it takes a few tries to find the one that works the best for you. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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How might the absence of any noteworthy ill effects be explained, given moderate/heavy daily alcohol use & 5+ yrs. of Adderall XR & Xanax (alprazolam) XR?

How might the absence of any noteworthy ill effects be explained, given moderate/heavy daily alcohol use & 5+ yrs. of Adderall XR & Xanax (alprazolam) XR?

Long term effectsBAD: You may feel alright for now but long term it is going to affect your body. Long term abuse of alcohol can cause liver disease and Cirrosis. And you also get addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs Xxanax and Adderal. And if you stop abruptly you will get withdrawl symptoms . It is advisable to get off these if possible at age. 35 . Discuss with your doctor what choices you have ...Read more

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Why does adderall xr 10mg makes me Sleepy??

Why does adderall xr 10mg makes me
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Not a normal: side effect: adderall is a combination of amphetamine salts which are stimulants: either your doses are too low or you have other medical conditions causing your fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plexus boost with adderall xr?

Is it safe to take plexus boost with adderall xr?

Proprietary : The non proprietary ingredients are safe The prpietary ingredients have not been tested as far as I know in combination with stimulants I would be cautious ...Read more

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Is there a difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Adderall xr?

A big difference!: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half or methylphenidate (ritalin). Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and of amphetamine isomers. Both can be highly beneficial for treating adhd, but they are different chemicals altogether and may work through slightly different mechanisms. If one doesn't work or has too many side effects, the other may prove better--and it doesn't matter which you try first. ...Read more

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I take adderall XR 10 mg qd at 9am. The medication seems to stop working at 12. My HR is 113 average on med. XR is supposed to last all day?

Habituation!: Unfortunately the body becomes immune to the effect of medicins,tranquilisers or stimulants such as Addera therefore the need to be certain that you require these medicatios and the reluctance on the part of doctors to increase the dose! ...Read more

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For over 5 yrs i was prescribed both Adderall XR 30mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg by fam dr. Now seeing diff dr and he said these 2 meds no good together?

True: Everyone is different, but generally these medications work at cross purposes, as Adderal is a stimulant and xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative. The concern is that neither will work as well as it should, and you will have more side effects than with either alone. It is hard to switch tracks after 5 years but I would give your new doctor a chance ...Read more

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Adderall (Definition)

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