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Penny Williams
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Yes, people do experience an increase in anxiety on stimulants sometimes. And, just because one stimulant makes you anxious, it doesn’t mean a different one will.

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. It could be that you would do better on a methylphenidate — a discussion to have with your doctor.

Here are some user reviews of Adderall:

Adderall XR

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