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Old 05-24-08, 12:48 AM
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Re: Face to Face: Adderall and Cortisol?

If stress affects cortisol, then it probably depends on the patient... my husband took adderall for 4 years (and has a little extra around his midsection)... he just started taking Vyvanse, and for the first time told me that he always felt 'stressed' on Adderall. He didn't know this was not necessarily a positive side effect until he took the Vyvanse and noticed how much calmer he was. He assumed that anxiety was the thing that motivated him, and now he realizes it was likely a huge detriment to him. I'll be interested to see if his weight changes now that he isn't under a constant state of stress.
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