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The medications listed on this website are provided for informational purposes only. Their inclusion does not guarantee that they will be prescribed to any individual, as treatment decisions are ultimately at the discretion of healthcare providers. This list is not exhaustive, and healthcare providers may prescribe other medications, including non-stimulant options, based on the patient's unique health circumstances and needs.

Adderall is one of the drugs that are most commonly prescribed to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is prescribed to young adults and children.

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How Adderall Works?

It works by promoting concentration and focus which it does by stimulating the central nervous system.

It is a potent stimulant that adjusts the levels of the most important crucial neurotransmitters including:

  • Dopamine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Serotonin

Adderall Headaches & Other Side-Effects

While its effectiveness is undisputed, some users of this drug experience side effects.

Some of the common potential side effects of Adderall are:

Adderall Headaches

When to Seek Professional Help?

Other side effects of Adderall in young adults are:

Do All Users Experience Side Effects?

These side effects can be experienced even if Adderall is being used as prescribed. However, they are typically not seen for a long time. It is important to be aware that long-term use may result in serious health complications.

This is true for those who use Adderall even if it is limited. Generally speaking, when dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels are altered for a short time, there are no serious or long-term repercussions. 

It is very different when Adderall is used for a long time.

It can severely alter the parts of the brain that control:

  • Reward
  • Pleasure
  • Motivation

These changes can cause challenges in how a user experiences enjoyment or happiness.

Over time, the brain becomes dependent on Adderall with the result that a user will develop symptoms if they withdraw from using the drug. 

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Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

Adderall works not only on the parts of the brain that control pleasure and reward but also reinforces the use and reward cycle. This can cause some major withdrawal symptoms also known as the Adderall Crash.

Within half an hour after taking Adderall, it causes a rush of euphoria. It also jerks up focus, concentration, and retention of what is being studied or worked on. It also gives a productive burst of energy. When the effects wear off, the withdrawal symptoms kick in. 

They include:

Adderall Headaches

Treating Adderall Headaches

Dealing With the Crash

Most of the people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity are diagnosed as children so they are prescribed medication for it as children. Many of them are dealing with its side effects as adults.

Some go on to live with side effects and withdrawal symptoms for a lifetime. Adderall is the first choice because it has less serious ones. 

Still, it does cause withdrawal symptoms in between doses. In dealing with it, the first step is to let your health care provider know the exact symptoms you are experiencing and how intense they are.

Your health care provider may make a decision to alter the strength of your medication and the time in between doses. If this does not help, they may consider prescribing a different drug.

Abuse Potential for Adderall

Adderall is an amphetamine. This means it is a type of drug that consistently and significantly changes brain chemistry and levels of neurotransmitters. It also stimulates the central nervous system which more often than not leads to chemical dependency.

This is especially the case where it is used for an extended period of time, more often, or if it is abused and used in doses that exceed the prescription. 

Adderall is often a first-choice drug for ADHD. Its popularity makes it more likely to be abused. The start of its use may be a prescription that is needed but its continued, long-term use can lead to dependence. 

How to Get Help for Your Adderall Headaches?

It is important to take action as soon as withdrawal symptoms are experienced. The action to take is to let the health care provider who prescribed it know. If nothing is done, the dependence will grow and get out a hand to become full addiction.

If addiction does develop, your health care provider can point you to resources like addiction treatment centers. Some people who have become totally addicted may require detoxification. 

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ADD or ADHD is one of the conditions that is treated at EZCare Clinic.

Adderall is one of the drugs that is prescribed at the clinic. If side effects are experienced or dependency on Adderall or other stimulants [1*] develop, your health care provider may choose to prescribe medication that is stimulant-free such as Strattera.

Patients who need treatment for ADHD but have addiction issues will not be prescribed stimulant drugs. This is to avoid the side effects of both drugs that may occur when drugs and stimulant medication are used at the same time.

Contact EZCare Clinic and get help for ADD or ADHD. Help is also available for dependency on Adderall and other stimulant drugs and/or illicit drugs.


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