Adderall side effects
tertr

Newton Upper Falls, MA

#22 Jan 21, 2010
Nicole

Cape Coral, FL

#23 Feb 8, 2010
Does anyone have a twitching eye feeling? in just on eye? and headaches on one side of my head( same as eye problem) Please help!!! Very new t Adderall.
Thanks
Almost15YearsXP

Spring, TX

#24 Feb 13, 2010
Symptoms with Adderal, from what I've found taking since 1st grade to now at 21 years of age, are still being recognized every once in a while when I take notice. Theres always heart issues with the drug since it is a stimulant. If you were taking it for a while and then stopped for a month or so only to start back again, I'm almost positive that any pain in chest or twitching or anything will happen since the since cleaned out drug is now being used again.
The newer symptoms I'm starting to worry myself about are the constant "Word Jabber" that filters in and out of my head at rapid speeds causing to lose control of my thought process which eaily causes me to forget things. Such as when I'm working, trying to help sell a value to a customer, I get nervous and lock up, then quickly try to vomit out the sale in an awkward manner, and in the line that I work for... it is not a good thing to do.
I also find myself explaining things into too much detail for loss of interest in whatever it is I'm trying to tell someone.
As for Eye twitching, blurred vision, irritability.. I'm almost positive these can be symptoms since I've experienced them myself throughout my life. Sensitivity to floresent lighting is also a big issue which might be the reason for any college/school students to have issues with their vision.
The drug sometimes works miracles when you are not motivated enough to get through with what you need to get through in life, but it has a hell of a "Debuff".
Trevor Moen

Palmer, AK

#25 Mar 14, 2010
DIALATED PUPILS!!!! Too much light to the retina, thats why it passes. Keep in mind adderall xr actually peaks in 7 hours. Think about it. Too much light, thats why headlights at night appear with the streaking effect. Light is coming in all over the retina. Not a doctor, a user for 10 years.
Trevor Moen

Palmer, AK

#26 Mar 14, 2010
Oh I also have that anger issue and mood swings real bad but its only when blood sugar drops unusually low because its depleted. Drink juice and eat a pbj and you will be back to business and feeling great! haha no joke, simple sugars in fruit juice and calories in peanut butter. Sloppier the better.
TRY IT
Trevor Moen

Palmer, AK

#27 Mar 14, 2010
Almost15YearsXP wrote:
Symptoms with Adderal, from what I've found taking since 1st grade to now at 21 years of age, are still being recognized every once in a while when I take notice. Theres always heart issues with the drug since it is a stimulant. If you were taking it for a while and then stopped for a month or so only to start back again, I'm almost positive that any pain in chest or twitching or anything will happen since the since cleaned out drug is now being used again.
The newer symptoms I'm starting to worry myself about are the constant "Word Jabber" that filters in and out of my head at rapid speeds causing to lose control of my thought process which eaily causes me to forget things. Such as when I'm working, trying to help sell a value to a customer, I get nervous and lock up, then quickly try to vomit out the sale in an awkward manner, and in the line that I work for... it is not a good thing to do.
I also find myself explaining things into too much detail for loss of interest in whatever it is I'm trying to tell someone.
As for Eye twitching, blurred vision, irritability.. I'm almost positive these can be symptoms since I've experienced them myself throughout my life. Sensitivity to floresent lighting is also a big issue which might be the reason for any college/school students to have issues with their vision.
The drug sometimes works miracles when you are not motivated enough to get through with what you need to get through in life, but it has a hell of a "Debuff".
Yeah dude you should put these things together. The dialated pupils are going to be noticeable around peak time for the xr. 7hrs!!! Read wikipedia. and in flourescent light it will be way too much light for your retinas and it will suck. I know. Adjust the time you take it. Word jabber, I know exactly what your talking about. Cant think. NO FOOD!!! SUPER LOW BLOOD SUGAR!!!!

Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich will put you back in a great mood. Like when you first took it and had decent blood sugar for your brain to run on. Fruit Juice, simple sugars that your body throws right into the bloodstream and calories in peanut butter to sustain it. TRY IT
Amber

Urbana, IL

#28 Mar 18, 2010
My son was on adderall since 1st grade until 5th grade as well as zolloft, but only that one for a month. I have asked and asked about this and not gotten and answer or even any kind of indacation that anyone knows. But my sone is now in 7th grade and like I said he has been off since 5th. But his eyes are dilated almost fully. Almost all of his color is gone. WILL THIS EVER GO AWAY? And he now has to have glasses and was told by the Dr. that by the time he is 16 he will have to have glasses 24/7. I have never read a risk of messing up the eye with this medication only blurred vision.
emily wrote:
it is because of the dilation of the pupil. it can cause changes in the vision, especially if you wear contacts or glasses. I had the same problem. After long term use of adderall, I had to go get my prescription changed because since I started adderall my vision decreased 20%. in 1 year. Amazing huh. ANd I had unbelievable headaches from straining to see. Getting my prescription changed for my contacts made my headaches go away until about 6 months later when they returned. After returning back to the eye doctor, my vision had once again gotten worse. The doctors advised me to get off of the adderall, because to me,my vision is more important.
Andy

Chantilly, VA

#29 Apr 23, 2010
i buy adderall here http://adderallshop.blogspot.com/
good site
lou-c

Suwanee, GA

#30 Jun 8, 2010
meas wrote:
I'm having the same problem. Adderall can cause glaucoma, which is some type of high blood pressure in (forget the name of the part) of your eyes. What I find curious is that sometimes I have blurred vision and sometimes I don't. This makes me think there have to be something that I'm doing that prevent it from happening. If anyone knows the answer Please Help.
I have been on Adderall for about 3 years now and my eyes have gradually gotten worse over this period of time. I recently went to the eye doctor to discover that the pressure in both eyes is high - 22/25, which is a high indication of glaucoma! Has anyone noticed an increase in "floaters"? The extended period of computer time and eye strain could also be a factor.
Jon

Oshkosh, WI

#32 Aug 9, 2010
Recently started taking adderal and noticed the vision change in the first week. I wore multi focal contact lenses and had too switch back to my old single vision glasses and now see fine.
Kathy

Woodstock, IL

#33 Sep 1, 2010
Lauren wrote:
I had perfect eyes until I started taking Adderall and now they are getting worse and worse...very rapidly. Please let me know what the Optometrist says. I was planning to go myself. I have also heard that Glaucoma is an eye disease that rapidly affects vision but that there is a surgery to correct this condition (at least that sounds like the good news). Supposedly, Glaucoma can occur in individuals as young as infancy so it's not just a disease that affects people of older ages.
I want to know if other ADD medications (Concerta, Ritalin, etc) also have a negative affect on vision??! Maybe switching medications would be a solution?
Hi Lauren! I don't want to scare you but you need to know the truth. Adderall can cause glaucoma, I have it. What's so bad is that the dr never bothered to tell me this could happen. Glaucoma is a serious condition & I'm not aware of a surgery to correct it. One more bit of info., don't depend on a pharmacy to catch any serious interactions with medications. Because of that reason, I am extremely ill & may never get better. One of these interactions with another med involved Adderall. It's up to us, as patients, to do our research & stop putting our life in the hands of these "Profesionals." Good luck!!!
Nicole

United States

#34 Sep 2, 2010
Which medication caused a bad interaction? Just curious? Also I have been have really bad panic attacks especially at night. Any one else? Its very scary and also I have been getting bad head aches?
anonymous reader

Lansing, IL

#35 Sep 8, 2010
I was interested to stumble upon the side effect of "Dermatoses," a generic term for infected or diseased skin. After being on Adderral for a number of years, I developed an unsightly skin disease known as granuloma annulare. Unfortunately this condition is chronic and there is no effective treatment for it, perhaps because they *beleive* it to be largely benign. I've since stopped taking Adderall since I fouind that over the years it was worsening my anxiety levels, slowly but surely. I did develop a depression in response to withdrawal but that has since subsided. Unfortunately I'm stuck with the skin condition it would seem, no dermatological websites have anything all that useful to say and there is little research into it. I'm wondering if anyone else has developed Granuloma Annulare while on Adderall ?
Jonatan

Belgrade, Serbia

#36 Oct 24, 2010
The frequency of these side effects do vary from trial to trial depending on dose and age of the participants.
http://www.sideeffectsguide.org/adderall-side...
Misel

Serbia

#37 Nov 17, 2010
Those who used Adderall after taking MAO Inhibitors experienced serious life-threatening side effects.
http://www.intelligentmag.com/adderall-side-e...
RRR

Brookings, SD

#38 Dec 5, 2010
Well the symptoms you were experiencing (racing heart, prob tiredness/irritability, ect.) were prob just withdrawl symptoms from quiting the drug after such a long time. Adderall is mentally/physically addictive, so it is not surprising to see these symptoms. Next time you quite, if you taper down from the drug gradually you will most likely see much less severe symptoms. As for the problems upon re-starting the drug regimen, if you started right back at the same dose you left at, it may be too high of a dose to get back on right away. After prolonged use, your body becomes less sensitive to the drug (due to down regulation of neurotransmitter receptors). Also, while on the drug for a long period, your body produces less of the chemicals that you need to focus because it doesn't need to with the drug providing what you need. Thus, when you stopped taking the drug, your body started changing back to normal production of chemicals/receptor sensitivity that naturally uses. This made you once again sensitive to the drug (like when you first started taking it in the first place), thus you prob need to lower you dose. The dose may be too high, causing these side effects. adderall stimulates sympathetic chemical release: A.) Sympathetics in body (minor affect): increases heart rate, and B.P. BUT decreases saliva and tear reduction B.) Sympathetics to brain (major affect): increase in levels of dopamine/Norepinephrine to increase concentration/alertness. This should explain your symptoms.
IN SUMMARY: 1.) When starting/stopping the drug do so gradually. 2.) If dry eye/mouth (decreased saliva could be giving you occasional dry/irritated throat) persists, Dr can prescribe medications to help you. 3.) You are going to be perfectly fine now, but just stopping chronic medications without speaking to Dr/pharmacist is dangerous!! so please consult them next time to make sure you know the risks, what to expect, and what to look out for. 4.) If symtoms of fast heart rate, headache, or higher blood pressure is persistant (more then 5 days in a row i would say) then please contact your physician promptly.

--Hope this helps,
RRR
pharmacy kidd

Brookings, SD

#39 Dec 5, 2010
Eating disorders stem from low self confidence/worth due to not being satisfied with ones physical appearance (weight). From the sounds of it, i really dont think thats what you are/were experiencing. When you were eighteen you said you binge ate but you were never really over weight. That just sounds like a typical teenage guy (especially here in the US). When we are younger we are growing, more active, and our bodies naturally need more calories to work. Thus, the teenage years are a time when our body feels like we need to eat more to keep up with our growth. Then typically as we get older, our energy (calories) go down, yet for lots of people, the desire to eat doesnt follow that same trend. Eating actually makes a person feel good because it affects the levels of specific chemicals in specific brain regions in which alter our mood for the better (antidepressant affect!(see the same thing with smoking!)). Like any habbit that affects our sensation of mood/feelings for the better, it is an addicting habbit. But with your case specifically, I believe that your eating problem comes from taking adderall. Adderal affects the region of the brain (hypothalamus) that controls hunger. It actually works to supress appetite at this region. The body works by activating receptors to get a response. To turn them on, you use specific chemicals. This metaphor might help you understand: say you want to turn the light on. The light switch would be the receptor, and you hand would be the chemical. The light switch (receptor) cant flip itself on, thus needs you hand (the chemical) to flip the switch to get the desired affect: turn the lights on (the light represents the end result your body want to make happen. Adderall blocks your hand (the chemical) from turning on the light. What happens when you block this chemical over time that normally makes you hungry, your receptors get very sensitive (because little chemical, need to be more sensitive to detect the small amount so that you do still get hungry. When you stop taking adderall, the chemical is no longer blocked, and the receptors are still very sensitive. This causes an over stimulation of the hunger receptors making you very hungary. Both more often, and amount needed to feel full. So when you eat a lot right after you stopped the drug, you binge ate (you prob also felt tired, racing heart rate, and headache at first from suddenly stopping). As described earlier, this binge eating can be in itself addicting. It also may have been a way for your body to get more of those chemicals that it was no longer getting from the drug. Overall, if you decide to discontinue the drug, try doing so gradually to reduce the extreme increase in hunger. It wont take the full edge off, but will make it better then quitting the drug cold-turkey. Also, you should make a planned diet regimen to follow the time you start to ease away from the drug. Get rid of easily available non healthy snacks to avoid temptation. Finally, overy time (prob about two weeks) you will notice your appetite will fall back into the normal range for someone your age. Hope you find this helpful =)..
Age 34

United States

#40 Dec 8, 2010
I am experiencing the same vision issue and have progressively gotten much worse. About 10 months ago I was diagnosed with age related macular degeneration. This causes incurable loss of central vison. I've been taking adderall for 1.5 years also and believe it been caused by taking the adderall.
I would highly suggest looking into this and having regular eye exam immediately.
There is no reversal to the damage done to my macula and am now experiencing the same symptoms in my good eye. I went from perfect vision to 25% left in my bad eye in just 3 months!! If it is effecting my right wye I'm just screwed! I'm only 34 years old and AMD is typically in patients 65 yrs +!!!!
Go get an OCT scan!!!
Ray

Humble, TX

#41 Dec 29, 2010
Of course there will be vision problems because the adderall makes you hyperfocused by stressing the eyes blood vessles
Andi

Spokane, WA

#42 Jan 7, 2011
i wish wrote:
lets see now,(sorry bad start) I’ve been on adreall for about 1.5 years the blurry vision dose not go away, the pounding chest/rapid heartbeat will go away, most of my side affects have gone away. I find that if I eat regularly things work okay. But here’s one for you, I have a wiggly toe thing, my big toe wiggles against the toe next to it to the point of getting calluses, okay not the nicest thing to think about I know, but the wiggly toe thing started almost immediately and has never gone away. And the other person is right if something is bothering you then GO SEE YOUR DR!! Or your shrink, which ever
Wow, I realize this post is old, but just had to comment. I developed a wiggly big toe on Adderall, too! It's been several months since I started Adderall and this hasn't stopped happening. I rub my big toe against the inside of my shoe. At first I developed a blister, but it's becoming a callous. I also notice that the index finger on my left hand is always pointed and flexed. Weird.

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