Adderall (generic) XR 20mg side effects

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    bdstwin
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    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?

  • #174361

    Penny Williams
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    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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