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does adderall cause anxiety?

Discussion in 'Adderall' started by Emperiorjack, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Emperiorjack

    Emperiorjack Newbie

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    Jan 25, 2005
    37 y/o
    Just wondering cause I have been having problems staying awake. I feel like Im addicted to sleep and cant wake up. Im thinking about going to a doctor to get a script to a stimulant like adderall or something similiar but I also have anxietys but they haven't been too bad recently just wondering if adderall would make my anxiety's worse.
  2. Jeyez

    Jeyez Newbie

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    Dec 12, 2005
    adderall of course CAN make ur anxiety worse, i am on anxiety meds, but i love to go tweak on adderall... i notice my anxiety doesnt exactly get worse... though it does, im so tweaked i dont notice im bouncing off the walls, and I'm non stop talking
  3. bcStoner420

    bcStoner420 Silver Member

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    Jun 2, 2005
    In a prescribed type dosage, i dont see it causing a big problem though it is still very possible, though i would still say thats more with a recreational dose.
  4. thatsall

    thatsall Silver Member

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    May 10, 2005
    33 y/o
    i think it can cause mnore anxietyy if thats what ur focus is. But if your focuses is somethingelse then i think it will give the thing ur focused on a boost. i do think it may have long term anxiety if used daily, but thats more of a personal opinion rather then a fact.
  5. 788.4

    788.4 Titanium Member

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    Dec 11, 2005
    Adderall isn't really appropriate

    First of all I think you should try to figure out (with the help of a doctor) why you are so tired. It could very easily be due to something like anemia. If there is no medical explanation for your fatigue you might want to try a medication. However it's a really bad idea to medicate your fatigue not knowing what is causing it.

    For EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness) Provigil/modafinil would probably be the best medication to start with. It's quickly becoming the first line of treatment for narcolepsy.

    Provigil/modafinil is really effective and people do not build a tolerance to it, unlike Adderall and other stimulants. Provigil/modanfil will be effective as long as you are taking it. You would develop a tolerance with Adderall that would make it less effective over time.

    It would also be a lot less likely to aggravate your anxiety than Adderall.

    Doctors don't just hand out Adderall prescriptions. I would be really amazed if you were able to get one. It's going to be much easier to get a prescription for Provigil/modafinil and it will probably be more helpful for your fatigue.
  6. enquirewithin

    enquirewithin Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2004
    from bermuda
    Amphetamines (which Aderall contains) are very well-known for causing anxiety states, especially if taken in large amounts. You might be better off with a change in life-style, getting more excercise?
  7. trial-x

    trial-x Silver Member

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    May 15, 2006