Tagged: Adderall Caffeine
August 10, 2019 at 6:06 pm #124828SouthPark17Participant
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?
August 11, 2019 at 5:33 pm #124854therockmonsterParticipant
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.
August 12, 2019 at 10:22 am #124891Penny WilliamsKeymaster
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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August 12, 2019 at 9:50 pm #125047ivry321Participant
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.
January 30, 2020 at 1:45 pm #140619ringrunner91Participant
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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