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100mg Adderall Overdose! What The Hell Did I Do To Myself!?
100mg Adderall Overdose! What The Hell Did I Do To Myself!?
So I was stupid and some girl gave me 5 of her Adderall pills (100mg total) and I took them all at once. I was really depressed as my Father had suddenly passed away in April and my girlfriend of nearly 9 years left me just a month later. I had a few beers and a shot on top of the pills and really didn't feel any effects until I got home at 3:00am. I of course could not sleep and was restless. I had no overdose symptoms though with the exception of a racing heart. Anyway, the next day I got up, though I don;t believe I actually slept, and got a 5 Hour Energy drink as I was pretty crashed but still pretty awake too. I went about my day as usual and I thought everything was going to be ok.
Then Sunday night, I had to poop and ended up getting a hemorrhoid which I had never experienced before. Wait...it get's scarier. I went to the ER the next day as my thumbs were numb and tingly and I went online and read a bit about Adderall and that scared me pretty good. They did an EKG on me and the doctor assured me that all would be ok. With that I was stoked that everything would return to normal and I'd get a second lease on life...boy was I wrong. The next few weeks were pretty normal. My thumbs still tingled a bit and I would get these weird zap like feelings in my head but I carried on anyway and over the next few weeks I was able to go to work everyday, see some movies, go to a few dinners and even hooked up with this pretty girl at a bar. Life was gonna be alright, I thought.
Ok, here's where everything gets weird and unexplainable. I was laying on my couch one night and I felt this weird feeling, it felt as though an energy of some sort ran down from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Like this weird wave feeling. To top that off, I had a feeling like there was a liquid running down my neck, underneath the skin. I was driving home from work one night a few days later and felt this weird feeling (like a electrical sensation) over my head and face and all at once I seem to have lost most of my sense of smell and taste.
Over the course of the next few months a bunch of other symptoms came into play, although I don't exactly know when they happened as I may just not have noticed them until later. Here is what is plauging my life and won't seem to go away: I have lost the ability to sweat even the tiniest bit, I have blood in my nose everyday, I have lost feeling (have numbness) over most of my body, my index fingers are now numb and tingly, I also have very strange bowell movements, only urinate about once a day and my urine is foamy. My muscles ache, I have muscle spasms that can be seen underneath the skin over just about all of my body. My hair and nails have stopped growing totally and body hair falls off easily. Scrapes/cuts are taking a very long time to heal. My sense of smell is way off (especially when it comes to exaust/fume type smells) and my taste has diminished quite a bit. My hands fall asleep randomly, mostly at night, and sometimes lose my breath when trying to sleep. I've lost a ton of muscle tone in my legs and arms, my testicle sac is loose and my testicles themselves seem to be larger than before.
Add to that the lovely fact that I seem to now be impotent and I ask myself what is the point of living like this anymore? I had so much going for me before I made the mistake of taking these pills. By the way, I've been to several doctors, 6 different hospitals, a Neurologist, had a catscan and an MRI. Lots of blood work too and they can't find anything! Even saw a psychiatrist about this because all my friends think it's all in my head. What have I done to myself?! Could this really all have spawned from 100mg of Adderall just one time?! Any insight or helpwould be greatly appreciated. I just wanna get back to normal!
I think you may have something else going on. Print your post out and see your doctor ASAP. If you don't have a doctor or insurance, go to the ER. You need to be checked out again. I will say a prayer for you. Please come back and update us after you've seen a doctor.
Good luck man
I hope things work out for you.
Originally Posted by adderallsucks
I understand this thread is quite old but your post struck a chord with me and I thought I might as well respond.
So to begin, I do not believe you overdosed on the adderrall, and if you did, the effects you cited are not associated with any type of overdose.
However, I do think you have a medical issue, your symptom seem to point in several directions. I think the first thing you need to do is examine any other medI cations you are taking or have taken in even the past several years. The adderall issue may have been a trigger for something that was building up.
The zap feelings you described are fairly common with patients taking anti depressants, I had them whIle taking paxil.
The only issue I could see that would relate the adderrall to the issues you are having would be if you were taking an maoi anti depress ant at the time. And even that, doesn't really match up with your symptoms.
I wish you the best of luck, if this issue is not rresolved please respond.
Adderall does not cause any of those, get to the hospital asap, something else is wrong.
I'm not a doctor, and by now I'm sure this has resolved in some way or another, but for anyone who comes across this later... The most familiar (and to me, the most telling) aspects of your post are that many of your symptoms sound rather generic and mild, and the general connotation that things *seem* to be different.
-sensations of zaps, electrical currents
-frequent bloody noses
-tingly feeling in extremities
-numbness in body
-strange bowel movements
-urinate once a day, foamy urine
-hair and nails don't grow
-scrapes/cuts are slow to heal
-body hair falls off easily
-loss of taste/smell and/or inaccurate taste/smell
-loss of muscle tone
-enlarged testicles/loose skin
Not to mention that you don't know when they started, as "you may just not have noticed them until later. "
Your symptoms, reviewed:
-sensations of zaps, electrical currents (anxiety)
-not sweating (misperception - are you working yourself into a sweat? do you get overheated? are you living in a dry climate?)
-frequent bloody noses (dry environment)
-tingly feeling in extremities (hypersensitivity due to anxiety, misperception)
-numbness in body (hypersensitivity due to anxiety, misperception)
-strange bowel movements (anxiety)
-urinate once a day, foamy urine (misperception - appears frothy when first in bowl)
-aching muscles (misperception, forgetting cause, etc.)
-muscle spasms (twitching from anxiety)
-hair and nails don't grow (misperception)
-scrapes/cuts are slow to heal (misperception)
-body hair falls off easily (misperception)
-loss of taste/smell and/or inaccurate taste/smell (anxiety)
-loss of muscle tone (not exercising/eating properly)
-enlarged testicles/loose skin (counterintuitive - if they are enlarged, skin should not be loose)
I'm not trying to explain it away, but all your symptoms are pretty middle-of-the-road, and none of them have presented themselves quantitatively in a doctor's office. It is certainly possible there is something seriously wrong with you - but it's much more probable you're just getting yourself worked up.
I went through a period of something like this before being diagnosed with anxiety and depression when I was having a particularly difficult time in college. I was sure I was finding all these odd things wrong with me - I felt dizzy, too tired, my vision felt funny - right down to the "zaps," which I still sometimes get when I'm intensely anxious or agitated. I've only had one panic attack in my life. I was sitting in the library when all of a sudden I felt trapped. I left my books and walked outside, feeling as if I were going to die... I think I called my mom. I can't remember whether she was sympathetic. I think I knew I was having a panic attack, because I'd read about them, but if I hadn't known about them I definitely would have thought I was about to have a heart attack.
I was so sure I had so many different, specific things wrong with me that it got to the point that I was sifting through my own waste to try to find evidence of a parasite, like a tapeworm. I was simultaneously convinced that I was probably pregnant and had been infected with rabies, pinworms, amoebas, a couple different kinds of cancer... etc. The only time I could calm down was when I stepped back and reassured myself that it was tremendously unlikely I'd experience all of these at the same time. I had an EKG, an MRI, and countless other things, and found no issues. Years later I feel alright. Still have the anxiety, but getting it under control.
So I guess what I'm saying is, you've seen your doctor, you've done your due diligence. Don't stress yourself over this anymore, because if it IS just anxiety, you'll just be feeding the cycle. Try to life your life, and if these things keep getting in the way even when you're feeling good, then something is wrong. But it's also quite possible they'll just disappear.