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Old 01-01-15, 11:20 PM
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Arrow Taking Adderall after Concussion?

I'm prescribed Adderall and had a mild concussion due to an auto accident two weeks ago. I read some stuff that stimulants are bad for brain recovery after a concussion so I've stayed away from Adderall until now and actually all stimulants, even coffee and just soldiered through. I'm wondering when would be a safe time to resume Adderall?
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Re: Taking Adderall after Concussion?

24-48 hours is the normal recovery time for a concussion. If you were in the Emergency room they would have given you discharge paperwork with a paper on concussions and when to resume normal activity. After 48 hours I would assume you could resume all normal activity- even getting on a plane. I see no reason why a stimulant would cause an issue after two weeks. Just my humble opinion. Check that paperwork and if it's not contraindicated, go for it.
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Re: Taking Adderall after Concussion?

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24-48 hours is the normal recovery time for a concussion. If you were in the Emergency room they would have given you discharge paperwork with a paper on concussions and when to resume normal activity. After 48 hours I would assume you could resume all normal activity- even getting on a plane. I see no reason why a stimulant would cause an issue after two weeks. Just my humble opinion. Check that paperwork and if it's not contraindicated, go for it.
I've read a study saying the average for men is about 2 months and for women about 1 month. Unfortunately, can't find the study right now. But here's another study and the average is 50 days:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25176897

As for avoiding stimulants, I think it's widely accepted that they should be avoided. University of Rochester Medical Center:

"Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs or stimulants is strongly recommended."

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/concus...cussionTreated
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Re: Taking Adderall after Concussion?

Anyone else?
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Re: Taking Adderall after Concussion?

I think you need to weigh the risk vs benefit.
Talk to your doc and see what he thinks.
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