I was on this medicine as a child but I don't remember much about how it affected me. Now I'm 19 and in college and just been put on it again because teachers recommended it. I talked to my doctor and he has me taking 5Mg a day and every week going up to another 5 to see what dose works. I had looked up this drug and from my understanding it's suppose to give you energy but I just feel tired and like I may get sick and I notice no difference with my mind. I still have trouble focusing along with other things. Why?
You can feel tired and nauseated on Adderall XR. These side effects will most likely lessen as soon as your body gets used to the drug. You aren't feeling the benefits of the drug probably because you haven't reached the right dose for you. When you hit the right dose, you should be more able to focus, have more get-up-and-go, and get things done more quickly and easily because your mind will be sharper. Hang in there until you've reached a dose where you feel much better. If this doesn't work, there are a couple other options.
The previous answer is correct. Yes, Adderall XR can cause unusual tiredness in some people. Please see the link below.
If it makes you really tired all the time and affects your day to day activities then please let your doctor know.
I was taking the 25mg ER up until July. It was great for my focus, but it made me horribly sick, completely dried out my sinuses to the point I felt like I had constant sinus infections plus migraines when it wore off. After discussing my options, I've decided taking 10mg bid was much better although I think I may need an adjustment due to causing extreme fatigue but I am not a doctor. Although it can be a pain to remember to take the second dose, I find the side effects are 1000 better to deal with now since I just have the fatigue. I hope this helps with deciding to make the switch. As I said I just recently made the switch to it, and I prefer to see how it goes before making any adjustments, but I personally found the ER to have been horrible and Adderall was my last resort after trying many nonstimulants. Good luck to you!
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