I was prescribed Ritalin as a kid, then graduated to Adderall until I was 18. After that, my parents moved out-of-state, and I was no longer insured, so I decided to try and show everyone I didn't need medication to be 'normal'. I could never tell that the medication did anything for me, but my parents always seemed to notice a positive difference.
I'm now almost 31, married, and doing pretty well, but I still struggle with focus (studying) and finishing tasks / forgetfulness, so I saw my doctor who prescribed me 20mg of Adderall XR a day.
I took my first dose this morning, and had a homemade fruit smoothie with it... but within the first 30min or so I started to feel really antsy, super chatty, felt like I was about to bounce out of my skin, and experienced dry mouth, and skin tingles. I can handle dry mouth, but I really really really didn't like the rush. My husband suggested I run on the elliptical - which I did - and it actually helped me feel a little less crazy... however, I don't like it. Most people are posting that they don't feel any effects, and want to know how long until they happen...
I'd love to know how long until I get used to the medication and feel NORMAL, but more functional? I was so crazy today, I feel like I did LESS and had to pacify myself to calm down and feel closer to normal. My Mom is a retired RN, and she said to give it a couple days, but I'm worried these side effects wont change. I know for a fact I wont be able to survive at work in the same condition I was in today...!
Are my side effects normal for a first dose, or is this pretty adverse and a red flag?
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