... am having these weird side effects or i don't know what to call it?? About 25-30 minutes after i take the Adderall, I get super red hands, itchiness, some bumps (rash like)... etc... is this all normal? and has anyone ever experienced this before. i never had this problem with the medicine until now, and i'am scared!
Adderall - weird side effects: super red hands, itchiness, some bumps?
Question posted by dawniebabie26 on 18 Jan 2010
Last updated on 31 July 2016
your sideaffects are all normal i had the same when i was taking adderall they go away in time if it doesnt then got talk to your doctor about other add/adhd meds that will help. Dont be scared one of the side of affects i had was rapid weight loss which scared me so all you need to do is keep calm it takes about a year for them to subside and go away
This is definitely not a normal response. People react differently to the number of different stimulants available for ADD/ADHD. The itching and bumps sound like it could be some sort of allergy, possible to one of the fillers or the dye used. You could try switching to a different generic (if available) or ask your doctor to try Dextroamphetamine (one amphetamine type salt as opposed to the two in Adderall). It is quicker, and shorter acting, and some say more prone to abuse so your doctor may not prescribe it. Or you can try Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Vyvanase. Or even Adderall-XR, xtd release version. As far as the red hands, this could be a some sort of allergy, or maybe it's from too much CNS stimulation, which pumps blood away from your core to your extremities, such as your legs and arms. Similar to the Fight or Flight response, where blood is pumped where needed as if you were fighting or fleeing, away from your digestive track and towards your muscles and extremities.
But just so that you are on the safe side if this continues give the doctor a call and just allow him to know. I think sometimes it takes a little time to adjust but to feel more comfortable (we all need that sense of knowing) it's a normal thing and I would feel like I wanted verification that things are OK you
I had been taking Adderall for over 5 years when I thought I was also getting reactions to the medication. After seeing an allergist, it turned out that I was often eating foods that were causing allergies around the same time each day I was taking my ADHD medicine. I would see an allergist to determine if it is from your Adderall or perhaps food, environmental, or even sulfa allergies (if you're also taking any OTC medicines). I have several allergies that manifest themselves in itching and hives, even though they did not become a problem until I was almost 30 years old! Keep in mind that allergies can manifest themselves at any time - even mild fish and nut allergies.
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