My daughter is prescribed Adderall. She started feeling light headed and her heart was pounding, eyes dialated, bp up. She had set her water down and was playing baseball, 30 mins after drinking the water these signs showed up. TO the ER, bloodtest came back positive for METH, now she will not take her Adderall for her ADD. Does this Adderall show up as METH on a blood test? Please help.
2 Apr 2012
Does she say why she refuses to take it? Is she afraid of getting those symptoms again? She probably was playing and got overheated and dehydrated which caused the Adderall to concentrate in her blood giving her those symptoms. Even though she drank a bottle of water, it may not have been enough. By the time a person FEELS dehydration, they are significantly dehydrated. She needs to take great care not to become dehydrated while on Adderall. I used to take Adderall (I should still be on it but my Dr who was prescribing retired then my insurance started to refuse to cover it and I never really pushed the issue although I functioned much better on it) and I have had some of these same symptoms before. Once was high summer here in Phoenix AZ and I went outside and did a bunch of work outdoors and I got overheated. It is a very scary experience.
My kids were both on ADHD meds and once they got in their teens they started fighting me on taking the meds. I finally gave in but I put parameters on their grades-they had to maintain their grades and stay out of trouble to stay off. Some kids can develop enough coping mechanisms to funtion without meds but some kids cant. If she totally refuses to take it I'm not sure how much you can do. You can try making it a condition for getting other rewards like if she wants to go out with friends or want s to drive the car she has to take her medicine for example.
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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