Does Adderall help with anxiety?

Note: it is suggested to use Adderall only if it is prescribed by the doctor.

Anxiety is a serious health issue in the world while Adderall is a drug that is used mainly for the treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and recurring sleep episodes during the day. Some people thought that it is good for treating anxiety but it is not suitable to use for anxiety because it doesn’t suit in all cases. Below, we have discussed in detail does Adderall help with anxiety or not, if it doesn’t then why it is not good for anxiety? What are the side effects of Adderall if it is taken for anxiety? and why you feel relax after using it?

What is anxiety?

Before discussing the right medication for anxiety, you should know what is anxiety. Anxiety is a mental condition in which a person feel worried and fear without any reason and the patient may experience panic attacks. Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Increased heart rate and heavy breathing
  • Panic attacks
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Tightening sensation in the chest
  • Increase in worries, fear and restlessness without any reason

Restlessness, nervousness, pain, rapid heart rate, trembling, feelings of danger, weakness, difficulty focusing, avoidance, repetitive behavior, lethargy, insomnia, etc.

Working of Adderall:

It provides relief to the people suffering with both (anxiety and ADHD) at the same time, as it is particularly used for treating ADHD. The duration of its working is almost 40 minutes to an hour. It helps to make your mood better, but it’s side effects are very harmful and advantages are for a short period.

Does Adderall help with anxiety?

There are different types of anxiety, in some types Adderall provide relief from discomfort. But in most of cases it is noticed that use of Adderall increases anxiety symptoms. That’s why it is not still approved as a medication for anxiety.

People ask by what symptoms they will know that Adderall is not suiting them. So, following are the conditions that you may face if it is not providing you relief. If you notice these symptoms then stop using it.

Stroke, Hypertension, dizziness, headaches, constipation, mood swings, abdominal pain, depression, Panic attacks, Psychosis, chest pain, Difficulty breathing, kidney problems, heart attack, Seizures, Muscle weakness, Tremors, insomnia, blurred vision, sexual dysfunction.

Why you feel relaxed after taking Adderall?

Does Adderall help with anxiety

Some people said that they feel relief and their mood becomes better after taking Adderall. The reason behind this is the immediate release of dopamine in the brain. It also increases your levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. This drug provides you relief and you feel comfortable but it does not mean that you should use Adderall for treatment of anxiety because it has severe side effects on your health.

You can become addicted to dopamine released by Adderall. Therefore, it is suggested to use Adderall only if it is prescribed by the doctor. It should be taken in the particular amount prescribed by the doctor. Its overdose can be harmful so avoid using it without the prescription of your doctor.

How long does Adderall stay in yoaur body?

The period of staying Adderall in the body vary from person to person as it depends upon different factors like age, height, metabolism, weight, gender, hydration level and amount of drug you are taking. Metabolizing is the process used for removing or eliminating these drugs from your body.

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