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Penny Williams
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It sounds like it’s time for a change in medication. There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. If your ADHD is well controlled on Adderall except for this troublesome side effect, then trying another amphetamine-based stimulant might be best. Or, it could be that the amphetamines cause this side effect for you and you’d do better on a methylphenidate.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Talk with your prescribing doctor.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism