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Are there any side effects of taking Adderall?

Are there any side effects of taking Adderall?

After all, “decreased libido” and “impotence” are listed as possible sexual side effects. Not listed as possible sexual side effects, however? The fact that it can turn some people into sex machines!*

When did I seek help for my Adderall addiction?

I did not go seeking out Adderall – I sought help when my life was falling apart from a psychiatrist that had treated me for the past five years.

How many times a day can you take Adderall?

Adderall® is the brand name for the combination of the drugs dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. It actually comes in two different forms: Adderall® tablets are meant for adults and children ages 3 and older, and can be taken two to three times a day as directed by a physician.

How does Adderall work in the central nervous system?

Adderall® is categorized as a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It works by essentially changing the brain’s chemistry, specifically its neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are molecules that brain cells use to communicate with each other and send signals.

Are there any side effects to taking Adderall?

Often, people taking Adderall report a lower libido or erectile dysfunction as side effects. Some people, however, experience increased sexual desire while on Adderall. If a person already has a sex addiction, this can be a dangerous combination.

How did taking Adderall change my life as an adult?

Before, when my phone rang, I’d think, “Oh no, I can’t deal right now.” I started picking it up and speaking to my friends. When we had guests over, I no longer manufactured excuses to hide in the back bedroom. I sat on the couch and talked to them instead. I didn’t sound stupid. I didn’t seem weird.

Why is Adderall always in the back of my head?

It’s always in the back of your head, and the longer you wait, the more The Fear mounts. The thing itself, while easy and mundane, becomes an insurmountable obstacle whose mere remembrance hurls you toward a panic attack. You begin to doubt your ability to do the thing, despite its simplicity.

Why do I have panic attacks when I take Adderall?

You’ll do it tomorrow or the next tomorrow. It’s always in the back of your head, and the longer you wait, the more The Fear mounts. The thing itself, while easy and mundane, becomes an insurmountable obstacle whose mere remembrance hurls you toward a panic attack.