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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: It was a year ago I was put on Adderall XR. The difference it has made in my life can not even be explained with words. At 36 yrs of age I went to my family doctor and got real honest. It was a humbling experience. I have suffered with drug addiction, depression and major depression for many years. Being called and labeled so many things since I was 15. I really was not sold on my doctor saying I was a clear cut case of ADHD. Of course I saw three different doctors in about three months and tried three different meds before my doctor put me on Adderall. After being on it for a year. I have got involved in a ministry, moved across the country and am starting a new business in Texas. My wife of 14 years can't believe the difference.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine): Adderall XR is a helpful drug. I have taken it and Adderall before the XR form for 11 years. This drug has helped me with severe depression also. I am 28 years old and being treated for "adult ADHD" and depression.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I'm 54 years old and was on adderall a while ago and stopped. I thought i was addicted. I'm back on it. 20 mg a day. It helps me to focus mostly while on the computer and while reading. I find that i'm getting severe mood swings and it makes me extremely nervous. People tend to notice my nervousness and have commented. I probably need smaller dose
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I have taken Adderall XR for 6 years now. I started with 20mg once a day and now I am taking 25mg twice a day. I had severe ADHD since I was very young and Adderall XR seems to have taken me out of a fog I felt for many years. After reading other postings I question If I am taking too much of this drug. I do not have any side effects, but I can definitely tell when it is wearing off. It seems I cannot wake up without it and my second dose at noon is never forgotten, or I will start to really drag. I'm worried I am dependent on this drug and it scares me. Now it seems like the dosage is not as effective as I am very tired by 8:00 pm. Overall this drug has helped me tremendously with ADHD and depression.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I agree with the person who stated there must be a quality control issue as sometimes it feels as if I never took the medicine at all. Next script I am going to check the capsules just so I can be sure. Hydration may be an issue as well.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: Have been taking Adderall XR for over a year now. I am having some issues with tolerance now, but it's still working reasonably well. Had side effects for the first few months, but now I have none. Good stuff!
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine): My experience is there seems to be a quality control issue.
I have been on this medication for 5 years so I know all the
'in and outs' of this medication. On occasion there seems to
be no effect, and other times it seems like I've done twice as
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: First drug I started taking for ADD a month ago. Took the 20 mg and it felt too intense and had a ton of side effects, but after 3-5 days, was tolerable but still suffered from really bad headaches and dry mouth all day. 2 weeks later, headaches finally stopped, but dry mouth was horrible, must have drank a gallon of water or more a day and had to have candy or gum all the time. But, I could tell I was a little more productive at work. At night, I would catch myself daydreaming worse than before and wondered if I was worse without it. I felt it basically replaced my coffee and then some, but the dry mouth wasn't worth it. I am now going to start taking Wellbutrin since I am a little depressed too and that drug is supposed to help with both.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: With no medicines I am the world's laziest housekeeper - no kidding. With Ritalin, I am still that, but I do very well at work. I tried Adderall because it was cheaper and it didn't help my concentration at work, but I painted the floor and the ENTIRE inside of my house, a complete renovation - needed no sleep, almost at all. While it's great to be so productive, physically, I have to try something else, because I feel like I'm on full throttle.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for Narcolepsy: I have used Adderall XR for almost 5 years for narcolepsy, and find it to be most satisfactory. I still fall asleep on occasion, but feel the need ahead of time, and can take a quick nap, and wake fully refreshed. Adderall improved my libido, but contributed to ED problems due to blood vessel constriction, resulting in the need for daily Cialis, which keeps everything in balance.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: Uneven throughout the day, especially noticeable dip after 4 hours or so, then wears off gradually. The directions say to take it in the morning, but I need all day coverage (I have severe ADHD) so I need another dose around 3pm. No insomnia problems with this usage, though I tend to go to bed late anyway (after 2am).
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: Ever since I started taking the Adderall, I noticed I am more active, focused, and determined to achieve my goals. It helps me mentally and physically, so of course I definitely like being on it.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I can't function without it. I'm 20 years old and it turned my life around, the only thing was it gave me heart palpitations but its easily curable with a lower dose. I was taking 20 mg. I'm going to try it 10 mg. Too much makes you stay up for ages.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I was always been a gifted student, but struggled to pick anything up in class. My entire life I would go to class and walk out gaining nothing but a couple good day-dreams. I thought I had ADD a very long time ago and asked my mom to have me checked; but being the proud mom she was her son couldn't have ADD. This year I started college and the same trend of gaining nothing from lectures remained. I was sick of putting in the effort to go to class and getting nothing from it. I was diagnosed last November and tried a few medications prior to Adderall XR. This medication changed my college career, I can now go to class and follow my professor through the entire lecture. I no longer need to reread everything to understand it.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: Adderall XR has changed my life. For years, I have struggled with depression and just not feeling well. I happened across an article on Adult ADD and recognized the symptoms. I talked to my doctor and went off Effexor XR and then began taking Adderall XR. Before, I has lost focus by 11 a.m. and didn't even know where to begin on projects for work. Everything just seemed to be too difficult to do. I couldn't make it through the day without a long nap. I feel great, am actually enjoying my work, and don't need naps anymore. Always take it first thing in the morning; otherwise, it will interfere with sleep.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I was diagnosed with ADD about 5 years ago; a year later, I started taking a Concerta for 2-3 months; it gave me headaches and didn't help. Hearing good things about Adderall I tried it and wow it was like magic. I felt awesome, I could actually think and focus, and everything was great with not-so-terrible side-effects. The thing with Adderall for me was that I constantly had to change doses (I tried XR 10, 20, 30 and reg 5,10). I jumped all over the spectrum, because my biggest side effect was it affected my sleep and I was soon diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea; may not be correlated but it exploited this problem. After roughly 3.5 years the side-effects have increased and it doesn't help much. Looking into Desoxyn and Dexedrine.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I started taking Adderall a few months ago. It has really helped me at work and home. At work I sit at a desk, work on a computer and talk on the phone. I have many things going on at once and Adderall has helped me focus and gives me the energy that I need. Sitting at a desk and staring at a computer can make you tired. Also, it gives me focus on the many tasks I am doing at once. After work I go home to a wife and a 20 month old, full of energy and active child. My wife works as well, so we are both tired when we get home. After work, there is still a lot of work to be done. With the child, household work and yard work. Overall Adderall is working well. Only draw back is if I take to late in the day, it is hard to fall asleep a night.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I just recently started taking Adderall XR and even though my doctor and I are still trying to find the right dose I have already noticed a major difference. Since I've started taking it I've been able to get lost in books for the first time because I can actually focus without having to make myself. I have noticed a decrease in appetite but it seems more like a newly developed aversion to high calorie foods and I'm wondering if that's not because of the added stimulation from the carbohydrates. Either way I think it's important for everyone to remember there is no magic pill and in order to get the best results you have to change your lifestyle too. Like making sure to get 8 hours of sleep and eat foods high in fiber and cut back on sugar.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: Adderall was a great drug for my ADD. It didn't make me lose my appetite at all, it didn't make me moody, it didn't give me any crashes, it helped me focus really well. But it did give me bad acne which is why I ended up stopping it and now I am looking for another drug to replace it. This annoyed me because it was the perfect medication for me but I will take a drug that doesn't work as good for a clear face any day.
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for Narcolepsy: Works wonders for me. I still occasionally have some daytime sleepiness, which I can handle with a quick 5 minute nap, but it has gotten rid of the Cataplexy. I really had a problem with symptoms of cataplexy. If I laughed, got mad, or was emotional in any way, I would end up on the floor. I rarely have any of these symptoms now, which is a miracle for me. I do have two side effects, one is that I can become pretty irritable and the second is that I get a bit more aroused.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I started taking Adderall XR 12 days ago and I love it. I immediately started focusing better. I now feel great when I wake up knowing that I will be able to get things done that have been put off for so long. My memory and self esteem have improved dramatically. Only side effects I am experiencing are dry mouth and mild headaches.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: I was diagnosed with ADHD 6 years ago by my family physician. She put me on Effexor, which seemed to help at first, but over the next year, the side effects were not worth the results. Another doctor recently prescribed Adderall and when that worked well, he gave Adderall XR. I am so much more centered, can concentrate, and my quality of life is so much better. I hate that it is thought of as a "street drug" and I hate that the price is so high. The generic did nothing for me except to make me agitated/jittery for few hours, then crashed and had a headache.
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Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) for ADHD: It helps keep me calm and focused at work. I do suffer insomnia if I don't take my daily dose consistently. I tried to stop taking it and my metabolism took a severe nose dive even though I never had weight problems before. I did lose about ten pounds when I started taking it but it leveled off and I was able to maintain a healthy weight. I would have liked to try a more natural approach to managing my ADD but the weight gain has added depression and therefore I'm back on it.
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