Alli

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  • in reply to: Adderall XR and caffeine sensitivity #120738
    Alli
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    Hello!
    I am newly diagnosed too! Before I started taking adderall I always felt anxious after drinking coffee, but it did help my focus a bit so I kept drinking it. For me stimulants have the opposite effect and are very calming and allow me to focus long enough to finish tasks. One thing to know: be careful when consuming caffeine while you are on them – I find coffee makes me feel awful mixed with adderall, but green tea has a positive energy-boosting effect. Also the first week or so of taking the meds might be a rollercoaster while your body adjusts!

    Alli
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    Thanks for the advice! I will stick it out for a couple weeks more and hopefully the side effects lessen! I’ve already found that cutting out coffee and caffeine drastically reduces side effects for me, but I’m now dealing with a migraine from caffeine withdrawl/lack of sleep combined with possibly the new meds. What a rollercoaster! At least I am really focused and calm during the day. Perhaps once I am better rested, I will also feel more focused and motivated in the evening after the pill wears off.

    Alli
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    Thank you for your reply Donja! I didn’t know that! Apparently Shire is the company that manufactures it, not sure if that makes a difference or not!

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