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Hi everyone:wave:
I have a question to ask that is very important.I hope someone can help me.
My husband started taking adderall 20mgs twice a day, single release tablets, about 2 years ago.He has always been kind,patient etc. (we're married almost 30yrs ) so I do know him.
Gradually he's gotten angry, mean, non caring.At first it was anger outbursts. then more frequent and scary.Pretty soon it got to the point of not even being able to discuss anything.It's now to the point of plain meanness.My heart breaks as I think of this. I have a bad back(disk problems).Last week he was driving with me in the truck.he got angry and kept slamming on the brakes.
My back is killing me...but more important,he truly do's not care.Never said he's sorry.He's shoved pushed ect.I'm affraid of him.
We allways said we were sorry at least when we hurt each other.
He just will snap.
Now,don't get me wrong.I'm no prize.
He says I cause him to do these things.

My question is not what to do,but,could this extreme behavour be caused by adderall?
He's not abusing it.He's taking what he's told.
Please help me sort this out.I love him so much,but his anger is making him ugly inside,not to mention the snaping is killing me...and my back.
a week,he still has no clue how wrong this is.i can barely bend without pain.That's the truth.
Plus it seems that he is misserable.He says adderall has helped him to focuss more on life.

Please help me,and him we need it.
thank you all:angel:
[QUOTE=ADD*A*girl;2892780]Hi everyone:wave:
I have a question to ask that is very important.I hope someone can help me.
My husband started taking adderall 20mgs twice a day, single release tablets, about 2 years ago.He has always been kind,patient etc. (we're married almost 30yrs ) so I do know him.
Gradually he's gotten angry, mean, non caring.At first it was anger outbursts. then more frequent and scary.Pretty soon it got to the point of not even being able to discuss anything.It's now to the point of plain meanness.My heart breaks as I think of this. I have a bad back(disk problems).Last week he was driving with me in the truck.he got angry and kept slamming on the brakes.
My back is killing me...but more important,he truly do's not care.Never said he's sorry.He's shoved pushed ect.I'm affraid of him.
We allways said we were sorry at least when we hurt each other.
He just will snap.
Now,don't get me wrong.I'm no prize.
He says I cause him to do these things.

My question is not what to do,but,could this extreme behavour be caused by adderall?
He's not abusing it.He's taking what he's told.
Please help me sort this out.I love him so much,but his anger is making him ugly inside,not to mention the snaping is killing me...and my back.
a week,he still has no clue how wrong this is.i can barely bend without pain.That's the truth.
Plus it seems that he is misserable.He says adderall has helped him to focuss more on life.

Please help me,and him we need it.
thank you all:angel:[/QUOTE]

Although there could be other factors here that we aren't aware of, the likelihood is that your husband is one of those who the med does effect more in that way of aggression and manic or euphoric behaviors as you mentioned.

One does not have to "abuse" a stimulant to suffer from it's well-known side effects mostly due to their effect on dopamine. Since psychiatry really can't know how much dopamine-stimulations drugs one needs to be "normal"(no such neurotransmitter tests exist for diagnosis) nor know how much is "too much"in any one individual, even so called normal doses of amphetamine can cause these sometimes serious side effects in some people. Your husband no doubt is one of them, although if you read enough testimony he is not alone.

Playing around with dopamine or any brain chemical is, IMHO, dangerous(they know too much dopamine could cause schizophrenia) but because of theory and drug effect, it is perfectly legal and encouraged by drug companies and psychiatry. Intil they have measured tests for any brain chemical, it's all boils down to theory and drug effect(such as amphetamines stimulate the brain to cause more focus) but not solid fact that any chemical deficiency exists at all.

They can prove a person has an insulin deficiency, such as diabetes, for example. But they can't prove a person with ADD has a lack of any neurotransmitter, there are no tests nor accepted levels established.





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