Adderall and Caffeine

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    • #124828

      Ok so I just started taking Adderall 10mg immediate release a week ago. The past few days after I drink coffee and take my pill, about 1 hour later I get really dizzy and lightheaded. Can anyone relate?

    • #124854

      Don’t do it. My doctor told me not to mix caffeine and stimulant medication. They act against one another and can effect the heart.

    • #124891
      Penny Williams

      Caffeine is also a stimulant. By taking your stimulant medication with coffee, you’re essentially amplifying it, which is likely the reason for your dizziness. Try decaf or no coffee for a couple days and see if that eliminates the dizziness. If not, discuss it with your prescribing doctor ASAP.

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    • #125047

      That happened to me also when I first started on Adderal years ago. I slowly gave up coffee. * years later I usually have a good size cup of coffee every day. I would imagine my body is pretty used to the amphetamines by now but Id wait like 6 months to build up your tolerance. If coffee is something you don’t want to give up.

      You might get a little cranky and get a slight headache from the withdrawal. Just a heads up.

    • #140619

      I used to take 10MG IR, and drink a cup of coffee, and use nicotine pouches. Terrible combination. I didn’t know it was bad for me until I was in my psychiatrist’s office one morning and he took my blood pressure and pulse and told me to stop doing that.

      fast forward, I stopped taking adderall, and cut out nicotine, but that’s not helpful with ADD, so I cut the pill in half now and take 5mg. I find that while I’m on it, and have coffee (even a small amount), my heart rates gets up in the 90’s while resting. As I’m tryping this I’m hovering around 94-97.

      I’m going to try again tomorrow but without coffee, which is hard for me because I love coffee. Does anyone else experience this? I can’t imagine how some people take 30-60mg of Adderall. I feel like I’d go through a wall. My cardiologist said to keep taking adderall, but even a small amount still increases my resting heart rate. So I feel like it can’t be healthy long term.

      Question mainly is, how do people react to Adderall? pulse, and how with adderall and coffee.


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      • #143666
        The Cat Lady

        I’ve actually found that if I’m jittery/anxious, it’s because the Adderall is wearing off, or at a dose no longer sufficient. When I take my afternoon dose, I start to feel much more calm and relaxed. Is that unusual?

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