How do you know if you have ADHD? First, you have to look at whether you have the most common symptoms. These include feeling like you can’t just be in one place all of the time, as well as the need for distractions or other forms of stimulation. Maybe you’ve been feeling restless, and you can’t focus like you normally would. Or perhaps you have always been this way, and you just never got around to getting evaluated, or you have become accustomed to it. In any case, it is not so unusual for adults to have ADHD, though it is fairly diagnosed in childhood. Those thinking they may have ADHD would want to get in touch with a medical doctor so that they can be properly looked over. This way, you will know whether you actually do have the disorder, and you can work towards a treatment that works best for you.
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Narcolepsy and Symptoms
Would you know if you had narcolepsy? More than likely, since the signs pertaining to it are much more obvious. While you might feel tired and fatigue-ridden, these are minor compared to falling asleep at various points throughout the day. Narcolepsy is perhaps most famous for being a disorder that has people falling asleep at the wrong moments, such as during a meeting or when socializing, you know. The location does not matter, as the disorder will have you falling asleep (or be close to falling asleep) whenever the affliction hits you. As you might happily expect, there are treatments for narcolepsy that can be sought out.
You might be wondering why ADHD and narcolepsy were both brought up in the same conversation. That’s because they can both be treated with one very special form of medication: Adderall. EzCare Clinic is able to help you get evaluated and assist you with the different options you have, including medication. Our licensed physicians will be able to help you determine whether something like Adderall would be best for you or not.
What is Adderall XR?
Adderall is an amphetamine that uses a combined make-up to help your brain stay focused by going through your central nervous system and providing your brain some much-needed stimulation. It can be used for those suffering from symptoms related to both ADHD and narcolepsy, which means it can keep you alert, focused, and even more active mentally, but in a way that helps you.
How Adderal XR Helps?
For those with ADHD and narcolepsy, drugs like Adderall can be life-changing and provide them with a sense of relief that they have never had before. It can be refreshing and beneficial to be able to stay focused on something or to not be on the verge of falling asleep at the wrong times. For these reasons and more, a lot of people look at Adderall as a necessary part of their lives. But this can also be a problem, as drugs like Adderall have been known to be taken advantage of.
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Adderal XR -Dosage and Abuse
It’s not difficult to take the low dosage prescribed and think you need more; the request for either more or a higher dosage is one doctor is quite familiar with. So while amphetamines can be helpful, they can also be abused. Be sure to consult with your doctor about the possibility of being dependent on Adderall, especially if you think you have addictive personality traits.
Side-effects of Adderal XR
Let us not forget the associated side-effects of Adderall. Among them include:
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision,
- Dry mouth
- Sexual dysfunction
Due to everyone being different, the way the drug affects you varies. Nevertheless, it’s important to understand the very real and potential unintended effects that taking Adderall can give you.
How Does Adderall XR Work?
Those who may be suffering from ADHD tend to have a low concentration of something known as dopamine. This is a neurotransmitter that works within the brain’s reward center, which allows us to have the motivation to do the things that we do. Enjoy eating a meal, having a refreshing drink, or having sexual intercourse? The brain center is what helps us want to do certain things so that we may be rewarded. Dopamine is a major player in this center, so when it’s lacking, your brain is having trouble staying focused because it is in desperate need of attention.
This is where Adderall comes in; it confronts any dopamine you may have and stimulates with the brain’s receptors, allowing the brain to release dopamine the way it regularly should. You then become much more distracted internally, which, in a way, scratches that itch you’ve been craving, which then allows you to stay more alert and focused.
How Long Does Adderall XR Take to Kick In?
Adderall XR (extreme release) is a much more intense version of the more basic IR (immediate-release). Where each dose of IR lasts for a few hours and must be taken throughout the day, XR should only be taken once per day because one dose lasts for around 12 hours. Due to its strength and potency, you should only ever take Adderall XR once every 24 hours. The higher intensity of XR also extends to how long it can sit within your body. One dose can essentially rest for a full day; it will not completely leave your system until a few days have passed.
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Since Adderall XR is much stronger than traditional IR, you should consult with your physician if it is right for you or not. He/she will be the one who will be able to clear you for Adderall in general, and from here, you will be able to figure out which form of Adderall is best.
If you think Adderall XR would be right for you, contact EZCare Clinic so one of our licensed medical professionals can look you over thoroughly. We can help you better understand any symptoms you may have and present the different possible options that can work best for you.