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Adderall Withdrawals

Patient: I just stopped taking Adderall after 2 years and I am having withdrawals. Is there anything I can do to lessen the withdrawal symptoms


Symptoms: Tiredness
trouble concentrating

Doctor: Thank you for your question. Symptoms of of Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) usually last about 8-10 weeks a fter ceasing the use of this medication. Your current symptoms may not be due to withdrawal but due to complications of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. What we recommend is that you follow up with your therapist to see if you are experiencing symptoms of ADHD, which we believe you are, and determine if it would be time to restart treatment with medication should you choose to. As far as withdrawal is concerned, we do not believe you would be experiencing this two years after taking this medication.Thank you for consulting with your medical query.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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