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Question Adult thinking about Adderrall, has anyone moved from Ritalin to Adderall?

Just with a 15mg of Ritalin, my thoughts about it is that I wouldn't say I'm really focused but I'm rather more "attentive". Everything had my attention so it might have been difficult to focus on just one task. I am noticing the harsh lows and might be a bit moody after, also I've now developed some sort of heart "ache" or heaviness, this has only happened twice and never happened during my first weeks/days.

Also, I don't really take it consecutively, only when I had a good sleep, good food and have a long workload ahead. I'd say Ritalin has helped me with gaining attention but not with concentration if that makes sense. I think it's a good alternative to coffee, a more silent effective route.

I also notice I'm a bit impulsive during social interactions. Anyway, I will probably try a higher dose just to get a good feel of the effect. The real bad thing about this was my previous doctor has prescribed me with Adderall, but before having to take it my new doctor told me that Ritalin is the choice. So I'm just kind of backtracking, would it have been better if I had Adderall? Perhaps I would do this after taking a higher dose of Ritalin. This medication works, but I don't feel like it gives me that kind of "focus".

To people who moved from Ritalin to Adderall, was it a better choice? If so, why?
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Re: Adult thinking about Adderrall, has anyone moved from Ritalin to Adderall?

Ritalin gave me horrible mood swings, so Ive taken amphetamines for about 15 years.
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Re: Adult thinking about Adderrall, has anyone moved from Ritalin to Adderall?

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Ritalin gave me horrible mood swings, so Ive taken amphetamines for about 15 years.
It gave me heart palp. one or two days, but I think that's when I mixed it in with bad sleep and diet.

I'm going to take a higher dose, however, I really think adderrall will be better for me. My doctor has put me on hold multiple times, I don't want to tell him about the palp. because he will definitely have to let me go through a cardiologist, which would take longer because of my insurance and so on.

I just don't know why I feel this close to requesting adderall instead, I think I would be comfortable with it, I just don't know why
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Re: Adult thinking about Adderrall, has anyone moved from Ritalin to Adderall?

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It gave me heart palp. one or two days, but I think that's when I mixed it in with bad sleep and diet.

I'm going to take a higher dose, however, I really think adderrall will be better for me. My doctor has put me on hold multiple times, I don't want to tell him about the palp. because he will definitely have to let me go through a cardiologist, which would take longer because of my insurance and so on.

I just don't know why I feel this close to requesting adderall instead, I think I would be comfortable with it, I just don't know why
You can always see a cardiologist on your own for peace of mind.
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