Have/had COVID and Adderall not working?

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      k.emily
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      Anyone get COVID and now their medication isn’t working anymore?? I tried to maintain a study schedule but my fatigue was insanely bad and Adderall did not work at all. I took a break from it, but now it still won’t work. Anyone go through something similar?

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      EdgarAllenHoe
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      I had covid in March. I wouldn’t say that my medicine “stopped working” (at least not more than usual) but rather that it wasn’t able to overcome the brain fog and fatigue I experienced for several months afterwards. I barely got anything done, spent a lot of time in bed, felt like a zombie. I was worried I had chronic fatigue or something like that, but as of this month, I’m starting to feel better again and I’m getting a lot more school work done.

      You aren’t alone. I’ve had an extremely difficult time keeping up in school. I’m normally a very dedicated and hard working student. Before I got sick, I would study about 30 hours a week. Now, I’m lucky if I can do more than 5 hours of school work. You might have some post-covid brain fog and I’m so sorry if that’s what is happening. I haven’t felt like myself most of this year and it was scary and depressing. I don’t feel 100% yet, but I genuinely feel like the fog is clearing now. I hope it starts to for you as well.

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      greatgrape
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      You’re not alone… I have been researching this for close to a month now to find any information regarding this phenomenon or stories similar to my own. My personal experience has been that the fatigue I have experienced post Covid has been much worse than the virus itself.

      My current medication and dosage (adderall XR, 30 mg) has always worked for me as long as I paid close attention to my diet, exercise, and sleep schedule. Before Covid, I had never experienced any recognizable issues with my medication or current dosage.

      Post Covid, I immediately realized that my body had become unresponsive to my medication. I originally believed that this was due to post viral fatigue. After consulting with my physician I took a short break (2 weeks) to really focus on recovery and returning to my daily routine pre-Covid. Afterwards, my energy levels completely returned and in many ways I am now healthier than I was prior to falling ill.

      However, I’m months removed from recovering from the virus and still not responding to any medication or dosage whatsoever. I am also struggling with symptoms that I have personally never had much of an issue with in the past.

      I know how disheartening this has been for myself, and I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing something similar.

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