My son swears by this medicine and yes, for his last semester at the university it helped him a great deal. It helped him at work to focus, it helped him socialize .. it was the answer to a prayer. However the dosage got increased from 20mg xr once a day to twice a day because he was exhausted. He started having strange thoughts, fears and feeling very depressed. Uncomfortable with his surroundings, friends and co-workers. I have observed this behavior and went with him to the dr who changed his meds to once a day for 2 weeks .. then my son insisted he needed more and he was given a 10mg for the days he needed it. He had a breakup with a new girl he had recently started a relationship with and was feeling blue and down and tired so He then started back with 20 + 20 ..and again started with the bad thoughts. I took the medication from him and insisted that he stopped immediately taking this medication for a while. It has been 4 days and he is very moody .. and insisting he needs it. He is depressed beyond words and wants to get back on the adderall. He doesn't realize the roller coaster ride he has been on for the last 2 months and I feel strongly about it being a side effect of these meds. He starts school this week and doesn't want to face that without the help of adderall. I do not know what to do.. any suggestions .. maybe I am wrong for taking away his meds 100% .. but I am scared when I see his bad thoughts haunting him. He is 27 and he has been on adderall only for this last year .. never took meds before. He can get his own script and do as he wants however he respects me and wouldn't do it behind my back. If it helps I am all for it .. but if this is a side effect I can not support it no matter how it helps .. Any ideas .. comments .. any insights?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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