Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - I have just been diagnosed with ADD. This is my 3rd day of taking adderall 10mg in the morning. It is wonderful and helped me so much, except my heart feels racey. Is this common? Is it possibly because of the dosage or maybe the time release would be better? I am prone to anxiety as it is. Just wondering if anyone has had same side affects when starting, because it really helps me otherwise
It is common for your heart to feel like it's racing while taking Adderall. It is an amphetamine. I take 10 mg er but started at 5 mg ir. Your dose is very low. Mine is too but it works for me so I see no reason to up it. There are days when I feel like the Adderall makes my heart race, but there are other days when I don't feel anything at all as far as side effects go. I would think it might be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor so he/she can check your heart rate and blood pressure, just to make sure what your feeling is normal. Especialy because you have anxiety. It could mean one less thing to worry about.
I started on 5mg of Adderall which I took when I woke up but if I took it after mid-day I wouldnt be able to sleep, even after having taken xanax, klonopin or trazadone. I found it would give me palpitations if I took it and hadnt eaten that day and when it wore off I'd get a really bad headache.
I also recently started taking Adderall a few months ago,And I also experienced anxiety,heart palpitations.It is normal because it is an Amphetimine,So I take my blood pressure medication with it because it causes it to rise.I will not stop taking it though because it gets me out of bed and clean and cook.And just basically feel like a normal person again.I can focus now,and that was a big problem for me.i take the XR and am getting ready to move up to20 Mg.Because after 3months of taking 10's,They weren't working properly.Ive also tried the non XR and didn't like them nearly as much,because on XR I can function all day long.Hope my experience helped!Jennifer
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