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Stimulants and Nausea
"Recently, I've felt nauseated during the middle of the day and very tired by the end of the day. Could this be caused by my stimulant medication?"
I don't have enough information to give you a definite yes or no. I suggest that you stop taking the medication for a week. If the midday nausea stops, it might have been caused by your medication, so talk to your doctor about trying a different one. If it does not go away, your doctor needs to explore other causes.
Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.