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775d

hey! i’m starting adderall for the first time and i have no idea what to expect. can anyone share their experiences?? also, i’m on 20mg twice a day of the regular (not XR), if anyone is similar how do u normally space it out??

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    • Europa

      772d

      When I started Adderall (30mg of the Rx version) my anxiety was bad and some chest tightness (not painful just odd felling) for the first 2 weeks. After 2 weeks on it that went away. If I don’t take it for a while my body needs to get use to it again.

    • Europa

      772d

      When I started Adderall (30mg of the Rx version) my anxiety was bad and some chest tightness (not painful just odd felling) for the first 2 weeks. After 2 weeks on it that went away. If I don’t take it for a while my body needs to get use to it again.

    • fun_imaginary_name

      772d

      40mg is very high for a starting dose, I think you should get a second opinion on this. No judgement toward you, I would question the doctor.

      • BIGGjon

        772d

        @fun_imaginary_name that is very true. I didn't even think about that. Even though I was on add meds as a kid when I got back on them as an adult I started at 15mg

    • BIGGjon

      775d

      I'm on 30 mg I.R 2 times a day. I started on 15 mg XR but hated them for the couple months I tried them. I take one as soon as I get up and moving on the morning and usually the second one around lunch time. It honestly just depends on how my day is set up and how busy I am going to be. The best piece of advice I can give you is try and take them at the same times every day to avoid the CRASH. Even more important PLEASE make sure you eat! They will suppress your appetite and they will give you dry mouth and tongue etc... just always make it a point to eat SOMETHING throughout the day so you don't get into the habit of "forgetting" to eat.

      • hotgirlstomachissues

        774d

        @BIGGjon thank you!! I definitely need to get better with the eating part lol. do you always take both pills or do you sometimes just take one??

        • BIGGjon

          774d

          @hotgirlstomachissues sometimes I will take just one. It really just depends on the day. Sometimes, not as often anymore, I won't take any. I only did that when I was off or went away camping or something for a few days. It got to the point that if I took 2 today and none tomorrow I would get horrible headaches. Idk your size.. height/ weight and it obviously depends on your system but you'll probably have to play around with when you take the second one (on days you need 2) otherwise you more than likely will not sleep. Another thing I found at the beginning. If I were to have a slow day and ended up taking 2 I would be up for EVER... the busier I am while on them the easier I will get to sleep at night.

    • Tillyann

      775d

      When I first started taking adderol I would tell my Dr that I was still fatigued and he would raise the dose. How ever I was having major “crashes” because he was giving me to much to soon. Changed Drs and she decreases dose and gradually increased. I have chosen not to take it every day because I became use to it and it wasn’t helping any more. So I only take it if I have something to do that day.

      • hotgirlstomachissues

        774d

        @Tillyann thank you!! i totally assumed the “crash” was from not taking enough so that is super helpful

    • Claude03

      775d

      I got some minor heart palpitations when first starting or increasing the dose

      • hotgirlstomachissues

        775d

        @Claude03 ok good to know thank you!!!

    • aries02

      775d

      I take the immediate release 3x per day. I have 10mg tablets so sometimes i break up the does differently as long as I take a total of 30mg a day. Most often I take 10mg every time, usually every 3-5 hrs. I try not to let it get to 5 hours because then I’ll start to get a crash. Other days I’ll do 15 in the morning, 10 in the afternoon, and 5 in the evening if I’ve been having trouble sleeping. My best advice is to take your next dose before you start to crash so you aren’t having ups and downs throughout the day

      • hotgirlstomachissues

        775d

        @aries02 thank you so much!!!

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