Adderall Side Effects Anxiety

Posted on Sep 14 2013 - 6:46am by Emma

Adderall Side Effects AnxietyAdderall is composed of amphetamine salts. It is a medication which is used to treat diseases like, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is also used to improve focus and can enhance performance.

Anxiety as a side effect of adderall

Amphetamine which constitutes adderall triggers the release of stress chemicals like dopamine and norepinephrine. If the secretion of norepinephrine increases, then a person is able to remember more. Higher secretion of dopamine means higher concentrating ability. Adderall increases the adrenaline and cortisol secretion in the body. Adrenaline and cortisol are stress hormones. Adrenaline is a hormone that will elevate the blood pressure and increase the heart-beat rate. Cortisol increases the glucose in the blood. Increased secretion of cortisol and adrenaline leads to stress. Stress causes tiredness. Adderall also causes sleeplessness. Inadequate sleep causes stress. Adderall causes a decrease in desire of eating as a side effect. If an individual does not take sufficient amount food then stress is caused. As stress involves hormonal imbalance it can also lead to skin problems. Stress makes a person feel tired. It may also cause headache.

An individual who is taking adderall for a long time will find it difficult to stop taking adderall. Once he stops taking it, he will suffer from withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms include changes in the behavior where an individual becomes aggressive. An individual may suffer from depression. An individual may also suffer from headache. An individual may also suffer from abdominal pain as a withdrawal symptom.

Moreover, an individual taking adderall will find that his body is no longer responding to the initial dose. Thus, an individual will be compelled to take higher doses. Higher dose can cause serious side effects.

Do not miss your meals. Eating healthy is essential to stay healthy. The healthier you are the better you can fight. Eat food rich in minerals and vitamins.

Drink lots of water and sufficient amount of food. Drinking sufficient water helps to keep the body safe from the dehydrating effect of adderall.

Take necessary action to fight stress. Practice breathing exercises and yoga. Do meditation. An aromatherapy massage is also very relaxing and rejuvenating.