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Old 02-10-15, 04:58 PM
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constant roller coaster of emotions

If this is in the wrong section forgive me but I'm back here again looking for answers, I'm going to see my Pychiatrist tomorrow, but this is the way I've been feeling today, I took my morning dose of Adderall XR 25 mgs at 11 to see if it would last longer in the day, before it started to kick in I was happy then when it kicked in I started feeling sad, then all of the sudden I started feel happy again, it's like a customized roller coaster.

I'll go 10 minutes feel happy the all of the sudden I'll feel sad or I can go a minute feeling happy the 20 seconds later I'm sad, so I'm constantly going up and down, high and low.ispoke to my pychiatrist this morning as well on the phone and he told me not to take my afternoon dose of the 5mgs IR but when my morning dose wore off I was feeling low again, so I had to take my afternoon dose and ended up taking two 5mg pills instead of one and as of right now my mood is leveled out somewhat.i can assure you this im in no way addicted to stimulants, I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was a kid and have dealt with it my whole life.if you've felt like this or had these symptoms let me know, who thinks it's the adderall doing this and not my emotions triggering this?
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Old 02-10-15, 05:14 PM
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

It can be both the Adderall and your real emotions working together to affect you this way.

When you're anxious, Adderall tends to make it worse. When a normal dose of Adderall makes you anxious, you are probably having some serious anxiety problems right now. Think of it this way... Basically with ADHD, you're taking Adderall as a dumb-mistakes-prevention pill, definitely not as a mood pill. If Adderall is affecting your mood in any way except maybe making it slightly better, then something isn't going the way it's supposed to.

Do take a serious look at the way your life is right now - are you in a more stressful situation than you were last year?

And do follow your psychiatrist's advice - that's what he's for. If you really think he habitually gives bad advice then go to someone else.
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Old 02-10-15, 07:28 PM
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

Thanks for the advice,I'm not a very stressful person in general, I live a very stress free live, though I don't have a job from an accident i suffered 4 years ago, I still have funds coming to me on a regular basis, though I have suffered from panic and anxiety attacks in the past, these feeling are just ruining my life.Maybe My body is telling me that it can't handle adderall anymore.cheers and have a great night.
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Old 02-11-15, 12:28 AM
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

Maybe this isn't really mood related at all - there's a strong possibility that some or all of the following apply:

- You had some caffeine
- You got dehydrated
- You didn't eat well or ate too little
- You slept badly

Any of those might also cause what you're describing.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

Really, I don't eat at all between breakfast and dinner and I don't drink much water in between those times as well. My caffeine intake in 0 I don't drink anything with caffeine in it at all, but Im wondering what triggered my fear of hurting myself, it happened last Thursday and beleive me I would never do such a thing but I beccame really scared, maybe it was the Echinacea I was taking in un normal doses daily that triggered it, as well I found a specific word that describes my mood changes perfectly its associated with people suffering from Bi-polar disorder, it's called Ultradian cycłing, I read an article and it was saying that it basically Relates to your moods changing so rapidly in the course of a day, but I could be wrong, anyway that for the reply.
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Old 02-11-15, 02:03 AM
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

It's weird, last summer I was prescribed a high dose of Vyvanse, due to not liking focalin, and was taking a vitamin by the name of Biotin I was taking that in a high dose and weeks latter after daily use along with Vyvanse had a re-occurring panic attack, before my incident last Thirsday I was taking the Echinacea.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

As well all the those things you mentioned above would apply to me minus the caffeine, I have a hard time getting to sleep at night, I don't drink much water during the day and I don't eat a lot at all besides dinner, breakfast I eat a granola bar or a bowl of cereal as I don't have the greatest diet in the world.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

There's your answer. Drink heaps of water. There is nothing you can do that helps this med along. Water is in every cell of the body.
Another thing if your only going to eat 2 meals. Make it breakfast and lunch. You don't want to much in your stomach at night.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

It could also mean to try another med, ie Methelphenidate. Just a thought.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

Some things I do that help with Adderall (XR 25mg).

- Eat breakfast right before taking medication.
- Drink slightly more water than usual but sip it consistently throughout the day.
- Eat small, healthy snacks throughout the day to avoid lightheadedness.
- Minimize alcohol and food just before bed. Too much of either and you won't sleep well. Good sleep is hugely important for Adderall. If I don't sleep well then the medication is only 25% effective or less.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

Thank you for the reply, I woke up this morining and ate breakfast and my mood was very stable,then after I took my medication, it's seems to be decreasing just a tad but not to much yet, let's pray.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

So I woke up this morning,and my mood was normal it was steady, which im glad it was because after I ate breakfast I took my morning dose of 25mgs Adderall XR and when It kicked in bam,there went my mood changes, from feeling great to feeling low, so I'm pretty certain it the adderall doing this to me.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

I'm going to my phsychiatrist today to talk with him and tell him I want to take a break from adderall and take a couple month drug holiday to see what my mood baseline is, is there something I can take to help with my ADHD while I'm taking said holiday as I'm a wreck without anything given me the needed help.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

You could ask your doctor about alternative medications/stimulants that are more gentle. From everything I've read, Adderall is more intense and kicks in harder than Vyvanse. Though I don't have any experience other than 1.5 years of Adderall.
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Re: constant roller coaster of emotions

Thanks SirSchmidt, I saw my Pdoc this afternoon and he decided on lowering my down to 20 Xr from 25 and took away the afternoon dose of 5mgs
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