Hi all! After years of putting it off because of fear of doctors/medication I have finally been diagnosed with ADHD inattentive. I took my first dose of Adderall XR (20mg) yesterday for the first time and after about an hour/2 my brain finally felt like it was resting (I guess “at peace” is how I would describe it) However as the day went on, I started to get really weak and shaky feeling. My toes would tingle occasionally and I would randomly get chills and feeling like tiny twitches and tightness in my legs. I know that the recommendation is to speak with my doctor, but I also just didn’t want to be dramatic if these are normal side effects that will eventually go away. I’m sure that my medication anxiety is causing me to be more hyper aware of them and yeah.. I just wanted to know if they were “normal” or if anyone else has experienced those symptoms upon first taking Adderall xr. I also had the classic symptoms of loss of appetite and insomnia last night which I was expecting and I’m not worried about that, just more so the nervous system response. Even as I’m typing this I still feel shaky and weak (I took one dose at 11 am yesterday). I ate normally yesterday even though I wasn’t hungry and drank lots of water so I know it’s not that.
Anyways, sorry for rambling. Just hoping to find some peace of mind. Thanks <3