Adderall (generic) XR 20mg side effects

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      bdstwin
      Participant

      I started XR 4 days ago with mixed results.

      pros-
      much calmer
      clear mind
      reduced anxiety and depression
      more confidence and self esteem
      ability to focus

      cons-
      headaches
      emotional bluntness
      low appetite
      low libido
      nausea
      fatigue
      still having trouble falling asleep

      Is it still too early to judge?

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      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      The best care practice is to start stimulants at the lowest dose and only increase if and when needed until finding the right dosage. The lowest dose of Adderall XR is 10 mg. Could be that you simply jumped in too high. Or it could be that this isn’t the right medication for you. 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.So, this could be the wrong amphetamine type or it could be that you’d do better on methylphenidates. You definitely need to discuss what you’re experiencing with your prescribing doctor.

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

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

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