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... Yes, unfortunately somtimes, for some people stimulants have the opposite effect. I have tried several of the ADD meds and they all make me more tired. ... (4 replies)
... I've tried drinking coffee, double espresso, various energy drinks and have never felt 'stimulated' or energized, so to speak. I either feel nothing or just plain tired and sleepy. ... (3 replies)
Caffeine
Jul 16, 2003
... I've found that if I drink too much caffeine, it makes me tired. Someone had told me that that is because caffeine is a stimulant and the whole thing about stimulants having the opposite effect on ADDer's than they have on the general population. That makes sense, but it still seems weird. ... (9 replies)

... d like to do more research, a web site that you can use is www.medscape.com. ... (28 replies)
Caffine and ADD
Feb 20, 2005
... I'm thinking this can be either parodoxial effect or ones' ability to a fast metabolism of the caffiene, once metabolized, it's stimulant effect wears off and then can make someone tired....tired is the opposite, or withdrawal effect of stimulants.. ... (50 replies)
... he right dose it can actually help the mind to focus. Some Doctors believe it helps to balance the neurotransmiters in the brain and with people with add or adhd have unbalanced levels, either too high or even too low levels of Dopamine, and Norepinephrine. ... (3 replies)
... I'm sorry, I don't have the energy or the focus to respond properly now, but I will leave you with a couple of notes so you don't feel we're ignoring you. ... (5 replies)
... ADHD is a funny thing. Although it is true that Adderall as well as Ritalin are CNS stimulants, they are prescribed for ADHD kids to calm them down. They do NOT act as uppers in ADHD children. ... (5 replies)
Side Effects
Jan 6, 2005
... Yes it is a good suggestion but, I have tried this i went down 5 mg of what i take and it doesnt even effect me, and yes they do calm me down. I can controll myself very well but i always feel like running or jumping around. ... (7 replies)
Is it Adult ADD
Jul 15, 2009
... You might find the ADD meds have the opposite effect on you. For some with ADD the medications make them tired. ... (8 replies)
Side Effects
Jan 6, 2005
... legs shaking etc, the dose may be too high, but you didn't say what the dosage was or how long you've been on it. Some people on these forums say that the effects of these ADD meds reduce over time and the dose has to be increased to feel any difference. ... (7 replies)
... of the main reasons I'm against continuing with medication is the way Adderall effects her personality. Naturally, she is a funny, happy child although sometimes that can carry over into silliness and immaturity. However, when taking meds, she withdraws. ... (11 replies)
... I am 25 yr. old female and have been taking generic adderall for over 5 yrs. now. ... (5 replies)
... I seem to be chatting with you all over the place..here is my reply to another that outlines what happened with Concerta and puberty to my son...stimulants alone can actully be worse... ... (5 replies)
... I have ADD and though I haven't tried Adderall, stimulants don't make me speedy, but there are all sorts of reasons why you might have had that experience on Adderall... ... (3 replies)
... The reason I ask this, is that stimulants tend to have the 'robot' or 'zombie' effect on children. Many boys who took Ritalin or Adderall in childhood complain about the zombie effect, reduced capacity for interest and emotion, etc. ... (2 replies)
... IMHO, it's not so much that this is a side effect but the result of brain changes caused by the amphetamines. For example, there is a study out there that suggests over many years, SSRi's will cause serotonin receptor damage, possibly because of receptors being burnt out, overused, etc. ... (13 replies)


Associated Tags: add, add/adhd, adderall, adhd, brain chemistry, paradoxical effect, stimulant, strattera, tolerance, vyvanse, wellbutrin

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