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  1. 1. Does Adderall make you feel goed

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Slammer

Adderall is one med I've never had the desire nor need to use. From what I've read, it's considered a stimulant and for that reason alone I keep well away from that class of drugs for I hate the "wired" feeling.

Pain Killers on the other hand, namely Tramadol, really agreed with my body and mind. Thus, again, I stay away from those opiate derived meds due to how lovely they made my feel.

Just a benzo guy now and dam well proud of it :blink:

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cheftell

Adderall does not make you feel wired as other stimulants. Make me feel less wired then coffee. It is great for those long boring meetings and down time. I personally don't take it often, but it definitely has a purpose. It helps me "Just stay focus" .

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Slammer

Adderall does not make you feel wired as other stimulants. Make me feel less wired then coffee. It is great for those long boring meetings and down time. I personally don't take it often, but it definitely has a purpose. It helps me "Just stay focus" .

Chef

Well if it helps me "stay focused" I should visit the doctor and see if I can get a prescription for it.

As these days my mind is often wandering and I lose site when riding my tricycle down the street. Often crashing into the neighbours houses or getting caught up under their parked, and sometimes moving, cars.

Move over benzos. Adderall here I come.

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Adderall is one med I've never had the desire nor need to use. From what I've read, it's considered a stimulant and for that reason alone I keep well away from that class of drugs for I hate the "wired" feeling.

Pain Killers on the other hand, namely Tramadol, really agreed with my body and mind. Thus, again, I stay away from those opiate derived meds due to how lovely they made my feel.

Just a benzo guy now and dam well proud of it :blink:

Slammer

I totally hear ya Slammer, I hate that jittery, shaky, too much energy feeling. Tramadol never helped more than Advil. My vice was when I had surgery or broken bones and needed the opiates (not Tylenol 3 either). But I had a tolerance so high it would kill a horse.

I deal with aches and pains now unless it's an emergency.

I totally hear ya!

@Lillia I didn't know about the association with adrenaline release and panic attacks. Ii used to get those in college & almost had to quit my first job because they were so bad. My dad talked me into trying Prozac for just 6 months since I was very hesitant of Prozac back then.

It worked. I stayed on it 2 years & when I didn't know what a panic attack felt like anymore, I tapered off. I've never had one since but ii also can't tolerate any SSRI med side effects. With Prozac they started me on 3mg liquid & worked up to 10 mg. Tried it since and couldn't tolerate the side effects??

Weird huh?

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memfaith

Definitely more focus and thirsty. 

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opiated999

I have ADHD currently take ADDERALL 30 mg 2xs a day. It does cause my pain level to go up during the day. When I don't have to do anything important I don't take it all. It does make me focus,& actually able to complete simple tasks 1 or 2 at a time. Funny coffee was mentioned if I take any caffeine I actually shake. Strange I can take ADDERALL but not have coffee.

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Wanderer

I have Adult ADHD and was prescribed add for 2x 30mgs also. but then my doctor was telling me about the adverse effects after prolong usage of adds. I have a genetic liver disorder, so I was prescribed Strat. When I was on the Adds, I was more focused, sometime didnt feel that tunnel vision sort of high because I would start something and not finish it. I really hate the strat because it doesnt give me that focus nor the energy to continue what Im doing.

 

Some days It did make me feel good, some days it made me feel like crap. but the overall experience is that add is so helpful on my work days, days I need to study or just social settings. But seriously, I really dont like the strat because I still get that unfocused feeling. It helps with my anxiety and my overbearing thought of time, but it just increases my work effort by like 60% than usual. 

 

Anyone else have their doctor switch them?

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Denise

Do you have a ADHD tip, an experience or story to tell that may help others.

 

When a person who truly has ADHD takes medication  such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall, it should make them feel a little tired or even downright sleep when they first take it.  Because it is slowing you down.

In the hospital some kids slept all day after get first dose or two.  Then it began to help them.

 

They misdiagnosed my grandson with ADHD - he was NEVER sleepy when he started the medicine, he lost his appetite and couldn't sleep at night (we're talking grade school).  He became violent in school and finally confided in me that the medicine made him feel angry, irritable, and want to hurt someone.  I immediately pulled him off the medicine in defiance of school (being RN with psych degree/experience).

 

I took him to a psychologist I knew and worked with - in 5 minutes he had diagnosed my grandson as "Development Disorder" (a form of autism).  I knew that child was NOT ADHD and his reaction to the meds for ADHS proved it.  We got him in a school for autistic children and he has done great without ANY meds to help him - he has even been able to mainstream into regular classes with help, after 3 years of special classes designed to help him.

 

Teachers tend to diagnose every kid these days as ADHD if they are energetic or disrupt class in any way.  We have far too many children in this country on wrong meds that have bad long-term side effects on some - for the convenience of teachers, not for what's best for child or what child needs.

 

Don't let teachers/principals pressure you into medicating your child without an excellent, qualified psychologist (outside of school system) diagnosing them.  Don't give meds to your kids that you can see are having a negative effect on them.

 

I've seen truly ADHD kids placed on Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta etc - you can tell almost immediate improvement in their behavior, ability to focus & perform.  If you don't see that - keep searching for the right answers to your child's problem, don't let these schools misdiagnose, mismedicate your child because it won't help them.  And may harm them or cause them to harm others.

 

Find support groups of other parents - they will help you, too, in many ways.

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BillTheButcher

For me I would say It feels "good", but in various ways. First, there is a slight rush of energy/enthusiasm to tackle a complex task. Second, I felt a sense of confidence and perspective that I can handle what had previously felt overwhelming. As long as you remember to eat and drink water the rush slowly goes away but a sense of accomplishment and understanding fills the void. It's also important to take it as early as possible to that you can relax and  get a good night of sleep later on. Given the nature of the drug there is the potential to mess-up ones sleep cycle. I've both experienced the immediate need to nap as well as insomnia. With regular sleep, food, hydration and a concious focus on what to focus on (paradox?) once you take a dosage the overall feeling is (from my experience) "Good." 

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sbcars3

Addy's rule they make me thirsty, horny, and very hard to sleep but the thing i love about them is i can get allot done and over achieve my accomplishments.   

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GinButterfly79

I apologize in advance because this isn't on point but I have a semi-related question. Let me know if I should put it somewhere else.

 

Every stimulant I've tried (from caffeine to harder stuff that shall not be mentioned) has been very relaxing for me. I feel peaceful, calm, and I feel focused. I could never relate to people who got jittery from coffee, for example. Coffee is the only thing that keeps me from bouncing around and allows me to sit still for a short period of time. Is there any reason for me to speculate (I know this isn't a diagnosis) that I might have some ADHD based on my reaction to the stimulants? I read the definition on ADHD and it doesn't fit me exactly. I'm organized (via lots of to-do lists and a calendar that I check constantly) although my mind wanders a lot and I feel I'm physically hyperactive. (If I don't work out intensely and wear myself out then I'm way too bouncy to fall asleep without pharm assistance.) Do I just have a natural abundance of energy?

 

The only reason I find the idea really puzzling is that I have anxiety (GAD) and it seems like the two would be at odds. The anxiety is the bigger problem so that's what I always talk about at the psych's office. And the meds I'm on now sedate me just enough (b*nz-os) so I'm a little less bouncy. I worry that if I brought up the other issues I have that I'd get flagged or something like that. 

 

Does anyone know if these conditions exist together? 

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I apologize in advance because this isn't on point but I have a semi-related question. Let me know if I should put it somewhere else.

 

Every stimulant I've tried (from caffeine to harder stuff that shall not be mentioned) has been very relaxing for me. I feel peaceful, calm, and I feel focused. I could never relate to people who got jittery from coffee, for example. Coffee is the only thing that keeps me from bouncing around and allows me to sit still for a short period of time. Is there any reason for me to speculate (I know this isn't a diagnosis) that I might have some ADHD based on my reaction to the stimulants? I read the definition on ADHD and it doesn't fit me exactly. I'm organized (via lots of to-do lists and a calendar that I check constantly) although my mind wanders a lot and I feel I'm physically hyperactive. (If I don't work out intensely and wear myself out then I'm way too bouncy to fall asleep without pharm assistance.) Do I just have a natural abundance of energy?

 

The only reason I find the idea really puzzling is that I have anxiety (GAD) and it seems like the two would be at odds. The anxiety is the bigger problem so that's what I always talk about at the psych's office. And the meds I'm on now sedate me just enough (b*nz-os) so I'm a little less bouncy. I worry that if I brought up the other issues I have that I'd get flagged or something like that. 

 

Does anyone know if these conditions exist together?

Hey Ginbutterfly,

Yes, ADHD and general anxiety disorder can absolutely coexist. The two not only dont work at odds, but often feed into each other, especially with undiagnosed ADHD creating anxiety. In some cases, a lifetime of dealing with nondiagnosis/misdiagnosis of ADHD can be the direct cause of your anxiety disorder.

I would absolutely recommend talking to your doctor if you have a serious concern. And if he/she "punishes" or "flags" you for bringing up a legitimate question, get a different doctor.

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GinButterfly79

Hey Ginbutterfly,

Yes, ADHD and general anxiety disorder can absolutely coexist. The two not only dont work at odds, but often feed into each other, especially with undiagnosed ADHD creating anxiety. In some cases, a lifetime of dealing with nondiagnosis/misdiagnosis of ADHD can be the direct cause of your anxiety disorder.

I would absolutely recommend talking to your doctor if you have a serious concern. And if he/she "punishes" or "flags" you for bringing up a legitimate question, get a different doctor.

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Thanks 2, I didn't know that and it's really helpful to hear that there's a possibility that it may be an issue. I'm not interested in immediately medicating (gone this long without much), but just trying to figure out if there's something else going on and what I can ultimately do about it. I have an appointment in a month and I'll ask my psych about it then. Thanks so much for your response. 

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Beranda

I apologize in advance because this isn't on point but I have a semi-related question. Let me know if I should put it somewhere else.

Every stimulant I've tried (from caffeine to harder stuff that shall not be mentioned) has been very relaxing for me. I feel peaceful, calm, and I feel focused. I could never relate to people who got jittery from coffee, for example. Coffee is the only thing that keeps me from bouncing around and allows me to sit still for a short period of time. Is there any reason for me to speculate (I know this isn't a diagnosis) that I might have some ADHD based on my reaction to the stimulants? I read the definition on ADHD and it doesn't fit me exactly. I'm organized (via lots of to-do lists and a calendar that I check constantly) although my mind wanders a lot and I feel I'm physically hyperactive. (If I don't work out intensely and wear myself out then I'm way too bouncy to fall asleep without pharm assistance.) Do I just have a natural abundance of energy?

The only reason I find the idea really puzzling is that I have anxiety (GAD) and it seems like the two would be at odds. The anxiety is the bigger problem so that's what I always talk about at the psych's office. And the meds I'm on now sedate me just enough (b*nz-os) so I'm a little less bouncy. I worry that if I brought up the other issues I have that I'd get flagged or something like that.

Does anyone know if these conditions exist together?

Gin,

I do believe that if ADHD meds. calm you and allow you to focus, you are indeed someone who benefits from their intended purpose. The anxiety often is bolstered by untreated ADHD.

If you were to feel 'zippy' from stims. that would likely indicate that they were not treating your condition.

Plenty of people dislike caffeine, but have completely opposite reactions to amp heta mines.

The anxiety may be controlled quite well once the other distraction is under control.

Whether your doctor will work with you or not after hearing your reported symptoms...well, that is not as clear an answer, although I do wish for you and many others it could be.

Beranda

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opiated999

THe addy's my psych gives me really help me focus & get things done 1 or 2 at a time instead of chaos. The down side is the muscle spasms, & I have a slight tremor. When I'm really stressed these increase the s/e' that is to the point where I have to not take them for a few days depending on the situation. Opiated-

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