Adderall Withdrawal

Adderall Withdrawal

Any amphetamine, including Adderall, can cause people to have withdrawal symptoms especially when they stop taking the drug too quickly. People that experience withdrawal problems have usually taken Adderall for an extended period of time and have abused higher doses of the drug resulting in an extreme dependency. However, users that have been prescribed the drug following their doctors and pharmacist instruction will usually not experience problems with withdrawal and dependency.

Symptoms of Adderall Withdrawal

Over a period of time it is possible to build up a tolerance to amphetamines resulting in higher dosage to achieve the same effect. Users will begin to start craving the drug and their psychological dependence tricks them into a panic if they are denied the ability to readily obtain the drug, even temporarily.

The following are Adderall withdrawal symptoms:

  • Tiredness
  • Panic attacks
  • Crankiness or mood swings
  • Extreme hunger
  • Depression
  • Nightmares

Some people will go through a binge of the drug characterized by using for days followed by periods of heavy sleeping.

If someone is trying to quit using Adderall, especially when they are a heavy user, it is best to stop gradually and try and wean them off of the drug. Immediate cessation of any form of Adderall in adults can result in:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Severe depression
  • Severe thoughts of suicide

Although Adderall is an extremely effective drug for treating ADHD, there are several alternatives that should be tried first before conceding to it. Some of these alternatives are just as effective and have less side effects and the potential of abuse and withdrawal.

Adderall Side Effects

The following are side effects of Adderall:

  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Nervousness
  • Aggravation, anxiety, irritability
  • Addiction

Less common side effects are:

  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Tolerance to the drug needing more dosage
  • Feeling suspicious or paranoid
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Dermatoses (infected skin)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Viral infection
  • High ALT enzymes in the blood indicating liver damage

Overdose of Adderall side effects:

  • Restlessness
  • Tremor
  • Aggression
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic attacks
  • Hyperreflexia (overactive reflexes, twitching, spasms)
  • Personality changes
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Seizure
  • Abnormal EEGs
  • Kidney damage
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Unexplained muscle pain or phantom pains
  • Dehydration
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Delusions
  • Swelling of ankles, feet, hands
  • Rapid heart beat
  • High blood pressure

Adderall Addiction Treatment

Adderall withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant. It can be so uncomfortable that people start taking the drug again in order to relieve these symptoms. In order to limit withdrawal, you should not stop taking it suddenly or without your healthcare provider’s approval and supervision. Adderall can cause physical and psychological dependence. Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize withdrawal symptoms.

It is possible to treat Adderall withdrawal in an inpatient rehabilitation facility as well as on an outpatient program. These types of options for the treatment of drug addiction are to help in aiding the withdrawal symptoms and to facilitate a higher level of success in overcoming drug addiction.

Are You Addicted to Adderall?

Adderall is one of the most widespread, addictive, and readily available drugs today.  Regular use results in physical and psychological damage and dependence.

There is hope…  Please call our toll free number (888) 858-5709 today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Adderall addiction treatment. We are here to help.

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