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Old 03-18-2009  
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Two years ago i was prescribed adderall for ADD because my previous medications were noneffective. At first it was great, for the first time in my life i could concentrate, Even though didn't sleep at all for 7 days. My doctor had instructed me to take 90 mg a day (30 mg, 3 times daily) of adderall XR, i was 6' tall and weighed 160lbs at the time. It made me feel great! I felt more talkative, happy, wide awake, and full of energy, even though i couldn't sleep. The positive side effects gradually faded, I became depressed and my social anxiety got worst and worst until i was a zombie, at home and at school... even around my best friends.

About 6 weeks ago i became interested in what Adderall was doing to my body and decided to do some research on the internet. What i found out kind of shocked me. Adderall is basically a legalized form of cocaine. It is a hard core amphetamine and has been made illegal in some countries due to its high rate of abuse. I also found out the recommended maximum dose is 30mg per day for XR... in order to keep the user from developing a dependence to the drug. my doctor had me taking 90 mg per day. I learned that adderall is the most abused prescription on college campuses. So if your in college DON'T take adderall, it is horrible for social anxiety. Its been 6 weeks since i stopped taking it and im just starting to feel normal again... The first 2 weeks without it was terrible. I had horrible head aches, my arms shook, and i felt extremely depressed and fatigued. I had intense cravings but luckily I was able to avoid a relapse.

Just curious, does anyone else take adderall for ADD?

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90mg a day? what the hell? that is far too much. That's even above the maximum dosage, I believe. Because that's A LOT. What ever doctor you had is an idiot. I also take it for ADHD, been taking it for like 2 or 3years now. I only take 40mg once a day in the morning. Adderall is just the brand name for the generic amphetamine salts.
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Adderall is awesome for my social anxiety. It makes me social and willing to face my fears head on. Im on 25mgs of Adderall XR. My gf is on 90mgs of Adderall IR and does fine on it. 90mgs is actually the limit for prescribing. Its best used with a sleep aid and not taken after 1pm in the afternoon.
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I could be wrong, I dont think that 90mg is the limit for adderall XR. Anyways weather it was the limit or not, it was too much for me.
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omg, i just took 30mg of adderall because i have to write a 10 page research paper for English today. Its been 7 weeks since i last took adderall. I am kind of freaking out because i don't want to relapse and have terrible withdraws again...
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I could be wrong, I dont think that 90mg is the limit for adderall XR. Anyways weather it was the limit or not, it was too much for me.
I meant 90mgs of IR
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I meant 90mgs of IR
Yeah, i just looked up what the max dose for XR. It says "Adderall may be converted to once-daily dosing with Adderall-XR using an equivalent dosage of the extended-release form. However, the maximum recommended dosage is 30 mg/day with Adderall-XR."
http://www.psychatlanta.com/documents/adderall.pdf

Wow, i was taking 3 times the max dose, 30mg 3 times a day. My doctor is an idiot. No wonder why i got addicted.

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Ever since i took adderall this morning i have had a head ache. I have also been extremely anxious really for no reason and my OCD is going out of controll (i am starting to get really pissed because my OCD is extremely annoying)... at least im getting my schoolwork finished. lol.
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Two years ago i was prescribed adderall for ADD because my previous medications were noneffective. At first it was great, for the first time in my life i could concentrate, Even though didn't sleep at all for 7 days. My doctor had instructed me to take 90 mg a day (30 mg, 3 times daily), i was 6' tall and weighed 160lbs at the time. It made me feel great! I felt more talkative, happy, wide awake, and full of energy, even though i couldn't sleep. The positive side effects gradually faded, I became depressed and my social anxiety got worst and worst until i was a zombie, at home and at school... even around my best friends.

About 6 weeks ago i became interested in what Adderall was doing to my body and decided to do some research on the internet. What i found out kind of shocked me. Adderall is basically a legalized form of cocaine. It is a hard core amphetamine and has been made illegal in some countries due to its high rate of abuse. I also found out the recommended maximum dose is 30mg per day... in order to keep the user from developing a dependence to the drug. my doctor had me taking 90 mg per day. I learned that adderall is the most abused prescription on college campuses. So if your in college DON'T take adderall, it is horrible for social anxiety. Its been 6 weeks since i stopped taking it and im just starting to feel normal again... The first 2 weeks without it was terrible. I had horrible head aches, my arms shook, and i felt extremely depressed and fatigued. I had intense cravings but luckily I was able to avoid a relapse.

Just curious, does anyone else take adderall for ADD?

I do, and with respect, some of your facts are a little faulty.

If a normal person takes add pills then its just like cocaine. But for an actual person who has ADD, the effects are the complete opposite. I take 52mg per day & I wouldn't be able to function without it. Or at least do school work.

When I dont take it randomly, vacations, weekends, etc. I feel no "relapse", i just feel all over the place and not focused. 30mg per day wouldn't be enough to have any actual effect on anyone moderately big, much less someone 6'.

All of the other facts sound very legitimate though, its possible you could have been misdiagnosed. Because if you had even moderate ADD/ADHD then 6 weeks without your pill's would have your grades down the toilet & your life slowly slipping away.
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I do, and with respect, some of your facts are a little faulty.

If a normal person takes add pills then its just like cocaine. But for an actual person who has ADD, the effects are the complete opposite. I take 52mg per day & I wouldn't be able to function without it. Or at least do school work.

When I dont take it randomly, vacations, weekends, etc. I feel no "relapse", i just feel all over the place and not focused. 30mg per day wouldn't be enough to have any actual effect on anyone moderately big, much less someone 6'.

All of the other facts sound very legitimate though, its possible you could have been misdiagnosed. Because if you had even moderate ADD/ADHD then 6 weeks without your pill's would have your grades down the toilet & your life slowly slipping away.
I dont think you take Adderall XR (XR stands for extended release), you are probably taking Adderall IR (Immediate Release) or regular adderall. There is a big difference between the two, the max dose for XR is 30mg per day, while i believe that adderall IR's max dose is 90mg per day. This is a direct quote from Adderall's website... "Adderall may be converted to once-daily dosing with Adderall-XR using an equivalent dosage of the extended-release form. However, the maximum recommended dosage is 30 mg/day with Adderall-XR." Adderall IR is an immediate release so multiple, higher doses throughout the day is usually necessary. Its weird, Adderall speeds my body but slows my mind unless i take too much, then my thoughts zoom by at a billion miles per hour, if that makes any since. Anyone can become addicted to it, whether they have ADD or not, it's a schedule II controlled substance which is the the highst possible rating for a prescription. I was diagnosed with severe ADD, to the point where i could hardly function. The first semester I got all D's and F's my 7th grade year. My school counselor tried to put me in LD classes and she wanted to assign me my own personal learning assistant. but im older now and have learned better study habits so i can somewhat manage my grades, im not getting the straight A's i was getting before, but i am managing half A's and half B's, i have to work really hard though. You said that you have no relapses when you dont take it, thats because you weren't taking 3 times more than the maximum dose, lol. I hate adderall so much, ever since i developed a dependence and a tolerance, It completely changed my personality, everything was so Blah... it was literally a living hell for about 4 weeks... Here is a warning on Adderalls website "Abrupt cessation of Adderall and Adderall XR can cause extreme fatigue and severe, even suicidal, depression in adult patients." "It is possible to build up a tolerance to amphetamines, which means the person using the drug needs to take larger doses to achieve the same effect. Over time, the body might come to depend on amphetamines just to function normally. The person craves the drug and their psychological dependence makes them panic if access is denied, even temporarily." Read through this... Adderall Side Effects [Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Composite] aka Aderol, Aderall and Aderal Sorry if it sounds like im mad... im just frustrated with adderall, because it really was the most terrible experience ive ever had.

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