Crippling muscle pain from Adderall?
- 20 Jul 2012 by adhd_mom
- 22 Feb 2017
- adderall, narcolepsy, pain, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), muscle pain, muscle
I have been taking Adderall for almost 4 years for ADD - currently prescribed 30mg bid. In the past few months I have been experiencing awful muscle pain in both my upper arms. The muscles feel so cramped and tender that I can't raise either arm. It can last up to 4 or 5 days at a time. Anyone else have this happen to them using Adderall? Any suggestions on relieving pain besides more meds? (OTC pain relievers - tried them all with little to no relief!)
Some of the more serious side effects of Adderall involving muscle tiredness and fatigue, numbness of arms and legs. It sounds like you're lucky enough to have them. Anyone can have problems or side effects at any time while on any med. Head meds are well known to cause a variety of s/e. I would think.you.need to contact your prescribing physician as soon as possible. You may need a change. You must take care of yourself.
Please seek professional help.
Best suggestion I have is to report this to your Dr, it could be a symptom of something serious going on with your body/health. Best. Hope this helps.
This is the same thing that I am going through!!! I have the worst muscle pain! I also take 60mg Adderall per day (for narcolepsy). I am really beginning to get worried about this side effect effecting my life! I have two young children and am a stay at home mom... if I don't take it i cannot stay awake but if I do take it I feel like I'm 98 years old and I'm only 30! Also I have a numb throat!!! Very bizarre... I know I didn't help with your question! I just was so astounded someone else is experiencing this!! Thank you for asking this. Now to read the other responses! :)
I was recently prescribed Adderall for narcolepsy and about 2 months after I started taking it daily I started to feel a very painful feeling in my hands, wrists, and forearm area. I tried to ignore the pain thinking it would eventually just go away and the crippling pain feeling slowly spread from there all the way up my entire arms and all the way down my back and down into my legs, and then last my calves and feet. When I noticed it spreading I went to my doctor and was then soon later diagnosed with fibromyalgia naropathy which is a very painful nerve damage disease. I definitely think Adderall being a stimulant damaged my nerves slowly and attacked my central nervous system altogether. Adderall (stimulants of any kind) gave me naropathy!
im 44 years old & was on generic adderall for about 4 years for add & was told it was causing my high blood pressure. drs wanted to put me on blood pressure meds so i decided to quit adderall instead. that was a year & a half ago & now ive had muscle pain in my arms, mainly forearms & wrist & elbows. used to be shoulders but comes & goes but pretty much gone. this has been going on for a year & dont know if adderall is the cause. hurts mainly when i wake up so i sleep with braces to stop the curling of my wrist.seems to help a little but none of this happened when i was on adderall. any one else experience this???
I started Adderall XR about 5 1/2 years ago and in the last two years i have had constant foot pain that goes into my calves somtimes too. I can't be on my feet at all or they start aching. Is Adderall probably the cause???
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