My son is against me taking adderall. I am 52 and he is an opinionated 23 year old. I take this medication for adult add and depression along withPristique. His latest try to get me to stop taking adderall is to say after researching the medication, he found out it can make you lose your mind or go crazy. I dont believe this. Is there even a shread of truth to his statement?
Well, I don't know all of the medical research that went into it but I have been doing a great deal of research myself lately on this exact issue. I am 32 and also take Adderall for add and depression. I've been taking it for about a year now. Just recently it was like I woke up one day and was a completely different person. Seriously overnight. Before there was nothing more important than my husband and children and our family. But since that day I have tried divorcing my husband, who happens to really love me because he refuses to give up our marriage til we find out what has happened, lost complete interest in doing things with my family, become completely forgetful of normal everyday things that I used to be quite anal about. I've lost several friends because they don't seem to like the "new me" anymore, had some days of seriously wanting to throw myself in front of a bus or just sit and cry. Anyway, a few people told me they thought they noticed signs of this for a while, to me it was just drastic. Someone mentioned that it could be the Adderall so I started to "google" things about it. I have found tons of reports of others who have had the same thing happen to them. Talking about having to be hospitalized after quitting and some committing suicide. Apparently there has been ongoing contraversy over this drug for some time. I'm still researching hoping to find real answers but right now I am leaning toward the amphetamine mania that seems to be the most heard of while researching this. I only wanted to answer you because if that really is what caused this in me I would love to help prevent that from happening to someone else. Your question was posted quite a bit back but I would love to know what your decision was and if you are having trouble with it. But please! If you happen to still be up in the air about it, check around however you normally find information about things. Google, library, etc, because I wish that I had!!
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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