I have been taking Adderall off and on over the past several years, and while it does make be me able to focus and accomplish tasks in everyday life, and no be so impulsive. When I take it I find myself studying or working on a single topic most of the time but I can also get done what needs to be done as well, just one topic becomes my main focus overall. Normally I am full of energy, bouncing all over, and ramble on and on about random stuff, and what not when off medication but when I do take it it calms me down, makes me less fidgety and all over the place, but I do not know what the "euphoric" feelings feel like so I do not know if I have them. I am worried that maybe I don't have ADHD and I am just taking meds. Can anyone provide advice on if this is normal?
This is very common with Adderall usage. I take 40-50 mg of the IR per day, and it at times, can make me tired or so relaxed that I could fall asleep. The "euphoria feeling " is only a temporary feeling that you have when first starting the medication, it should not last over time, if you truly have ADHD. People who do not have the right diagnosis tend to feel that all of the time , which is not normal. You should be able to focus more and stay focused on what you are doing,although, I find myself hyper focused on things , at times . When this happens , I try to redirect myself onto something else and take a break from what I was previously doing. Make sure you stay super hydrated, and take a multivitamin everyday. The Adderall will dehydrate you fast, especially in the heat. Just stay with it, and try to refocus yourself when you notice that you are doing one thing for a long period of time :) Good Luck:)
I'd like to add that you do sound like ADHD is the right diagnosis. I have a husband and raised 3 sons with it so I've got plenty of experience in observing it. One son has a touch of OCD and sometimes hyper-focuses. It frustrates him when he does.
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