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Adderall overdose: How much amount of Adderall to OD?

Adderall overdose: How much amount of Adderall to OD?

An Adderall overdose can be fatal for adults or for children.

And even if you don’t die during an Adderall overdose, OD’ing on Adderall can cause permanent damage to your body. So can you prevent an unintentional Adderall overdose? We’ll review the risk factors for Adderall overdose as well as recommended quantities for safe dosing to avoid Adderall death cases here. We invite your questions about Adderall and overdose at the end and try to respond to all Adderall questions promptly.

How does Adderall overdose happen?

In general, the time Adderall stays in system depends on dosing frequency and amounts, but it can be detected in urine for days after last use.   But sometimes people take too much Adderall?  How and why?

There are a few reasons why someone might take too much Adderall. Adderall helps people with sleep disorders like narcolepsy stay awake, so it can be used to try to increase alertness, But increasing the frequency of Adderall dosing or the amount of Adderall that you take is an easy way to unintentionally overdose on Adderall. Taking Adderall for getting high can also result in an overdose. And some people overdose on Adderall as a form of self-harm or as part of a suicide attempt.

Adderall overdose – How much is too much?

One special danger with Adderall is the fact that it’s often prescribed to children suffering from ADHD. In fact, it is much easier for a child to overdose on Adderall than an adult because of the difference in body mass. The fatal amount of Adderall varies from person to person. And even normal doses of Adderall can (infrequently) cause sudden death. In general, 20-25 mg/kg of a person’s body weight is considered a fatal dose.

In children – The typical dose of Adderall is only 2.5-5mg per day. It should never be given in doses larger than 40/mg per day.

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In adults – Adults may receive anywhere from 5-60 mg of Adderall per day, depending on their situation. But even at normal therapeutic doses it can be dangerous and cause stroke or sudden death. As little as 30 mg of Adderall can be dangerous to some people, while doses as high as 500 mg have been reported as safe in people with chronic exposure and histories of Adderall abuse. 70 mg in one day is considered the maximum safe daily dose.In a 150 lb adult, the fatal dose would probably be about 1360 mg.

Adderall overdose complications

Cardiovascular problems are the biggest risk of overdosing on Adderall. But Adderall can cause heart and lung problems even at doses lower than OD range.

Adderall overdose prognosis

In an emergency Adderall situation, you’ll need to receive immediate medical attention. The prognosis will depend on a number of different factors, including your own size and body chemistry. Because the results of Adderall overdose can be so unpredictable, it’s best to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Adderall overdose amount questions

This medication should only be taken in the doses recommended by your doctor. And Adderall abuse (taking Adderall to get high) poses a real risk of death and overdose. You’re increasing your risk of overdose when you snort or inject Adderall.

If you have any questions about safe amounts of Adderall in your system, please leave them here. We are happy to try to help answer your questions about Adderall, and will try to respond with a personal and prompt reply for all legitimate queries.

Reference Sources: ToxNet: Amphetamine
FDA Medication Guide: Adderall XR
Medline Plus: Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine

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103 Responses to “Adderall overdose: How much amount of Adderall to OD?
7:48 am September 18th, 2012

What should one do durring a over dose? Besides of course see a doctor. I guess a better question is what should one do if there wasn’t a doctor while overdosing?

11:27 pm December 13th, 2012

if you take a few pills,like i did today, and afterwards, you feel like you might have taken too much adderall, what should you do?puke it up?

9:32 am December 14th, 2012

Hi Stewart. I’d suggest that you call you local poison control center for more information on what to do. You can call the national poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 to be connected. Also, more help here:

2:11 pm December 18th, 2012

152 lbs. 9:40pm yesterday, took 4 30 mg. capsules. This happens to me reasonably frequently, I forget my meds in the afternoon and don’t watch the clock when I go get them, so I accidentally take them in the late evening, but this time it turns out I DID get my afternoon meds and I took the meds in the evening a total of three separate times I’d estimate probably about 20-35 minutes apart. (I was watching TV and didn’t have my phone w/me to check the task off. My normal dosage is 60 mg a day and I’m 14 years old. (It should by this point be fairly evident why it is that I have to be on 60 mg a day (1 30 mg tablet in the mornings usually about 7:30am, and then another 30 mg tablet when I get home from school about 4:45. Anyway, it’s now like 6 am and I haven’t slept at all (I have insomnia so I’m used to that) and I’m also used to the sick to the stomach hypertense feeling of having taken 2 or 3 pills by accident IN THE AFTERNOON but I didn’t eat anything yesterday so pretty much completely empty stomach and the whole nausea hypertension thing is a lot worse, I’m not gonna OD (I’ve actually been on WAY higher doses then right now and was fine, but I was wondering if u knew of anything that help with the stomach, (whenever this happens it takes like 3 days for the Aderall to exit my system and I generally lose 2 or 3 pounds from being so f*****g hyper and never slowing down and while I do need to lose some weight, this isn’t really what I had in mind. (If it helps, I play the saxaphone, and whenever I’m coming down off a dose like this, like the next day, I can’t play because when I try to blow steadily into my instrument I can’t because my diaphragm and stomach are shaking)

12:05 am February 11th, 2013

I have a friend of mine who called me in concern for her grandchild. He is 10 years old now and has been on Adderall for 5 years. Last year, he developed mild muscle tics in his right shoulder and right arm. She called the doctor and immediately told her to stop the adderall, and she did. This was 6 months ago. These simple muscle tics has led to more severe tics only on his right side. His knee going up to his chest. His right arm flailing, facial tics, excessive humming. When she returned to the doctor for more answers, he explained that he was born with tics. And because he was reaching puberty, they were just coming out. I’m not a doctor, however I am a teacher at a school that he attended for the first 5 years. Last year he moved to Grand Island as a healthy young boy, and know cries because he can’t stop ticcing. (Also, I’m not sure what dosage he was taking, but she found out that the dosage was higher than what’s prescribed by an adult) Could Adderall cause this much damage to a young boy? Especially if he had too much? Please reply and if you could advise what to do, we would very much appreciate it.

12:21 pm February 11th, 2013

Hello Debbie. It is possible that the boy has a pre-existing condition of tics. However, Adderall contains a general precaution regarding patients with tics and Tourette’s syndrome. Check out the following FDA website for more information. You can file a complaint with the FDA and get in touch with a neurologist for follow up diagnosis and treatment.

Brian R.
8:15 pm April 30th, 2013

I weigh about 145 lbs, I’m 5’9″, and 19 years old. I took 40mg of adderall at about 6p.m last night. I experienced intense headaches and stomach pains accompanied with nausea. After getting no sleep i started to vomit at about 8 a.m this morning and have been feeling nauseous every since. I have only taken adderall once before.

8:28 am May 9th, 2013

Hello Brian. I’d suggest that you report these symptoms to a doctor…and check in with a pharmacist to confirm how often similar symptoms occur for other Adderall users. Do you have a prescription for Adderall or were you just trying it out?

7:17 pm September 17th, 2013

ampheta s/combo 30mgtab barr would 750 mg be fatal in a 6hr period

10:40 am September 19th, 2013

Hello curious…Call 1-800-222-1222 to be connected directly with the Poison Control Center who can advise about possible poisoning.

2:38 pm November 3rd, 2013

Hey, im very concerned I might have possibly overdosed and not known. First and foremost I weigh 150 pounds I stand at 5ft 11in. I was on 70mg of adderall xr everyday for 2 weeks straight, my main concern is if this is enough to cause brain damage? I had many of the symptoms of an overdose the last day of the 2 week period I was taking it…. did I possibly od? Also I was not taking it to get high I was taking it for exams I had the last 2 weeks of school. I don’t want to see a doctor about this because I plan on going to the military and this would automatically disqualify me from getting in. Feed back and answers to my two questions would be much appriechiated, thanks!

11:06 am November 4th, 2013

Hello Calvin. Hmmm. I have not heard of brain damage as an outcome of amphetamine use at high doses. However, you can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or contact a local pharmacist for more information,. Given that you’ll be applying for the military, you’ll probably have a full physical and be evaluated for cognition, at which point you can also see the results of where you are in terms of mental ability.

1:05 am February 21st, 2014

My sister took five 10mg Adderall and she weighs about 125 and is 15 years old my mom and her are on the way to the hospital, will she be okay?

10:29 am February 25th, 2014

Hello Joe. You must be worried about your sister! Adderall overdose can be treated by administering medications. Standard management of stimulant overdose includes neuroleptics, but benzodiazepines can also be used to control possible delirium and agitation. You can read more about the treatment protocols here:

How is your sister doing now?

Paulette Grommes
2:04 am February 27th, 2014

I’ve taken 25 20mg over ghe past 3 days… that an overdose?

11:57 am February 27th, 2014

Hello Paulette. Please call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for help in identifying, diagnosing, and getting medical recommendations for this dosing.

4:20 pm March 22nd, 2014

Let me begin with this is 100% true and I thank God that it did not turn out much worse. Among numerous other meds prescribed by my psychiatrist I was on 30mg of Adderal as needed up to 3 times a day. In a suicide attempt I took over 200 30mg pills along with over 100 other pills including Ritalin, Intuniv, etc and a magnum of wine. Amazingly, I survived with no current visable side-effects. PLEASE be careful with this medicine!

Paulette Grommes
8:09 pm April 1st, 2014

I’m prescribed 60 mg of adderall a day in less than 24 hours i’ve taken 200 mg. i feel fine just getting hot and sweating alot. I have abused meth and adderall in the past I have a high tolerance.

6:48 pm April 13th, 2014

Hi guys! Wow, Lucky you’re very fortunate! Might not be if you tried again, & i hope you have sought out & received the help you need to be OK! ?

Pauline: i also always had a high tolerance to drugs & back in the day, I also abused Meth ,& all kinds C2 Rx drugs lol) tho 0 @ sametimesame time tho. Diagnxd w/ adult adhd so my Pdoc rx’d three 30mg tablets daily. Pfff i never followed that! Did I mention @ the time I was tiny like about 120 lbs & only 5’4. Also w/ extra tabs. the night was more fun & exciting. Lol. Also, for sure I always sweat too, & usually pretty hot, I was still maintainimg work & staying upright, LOL! & & did very well @ my job! Well 1 night & lucky was just standing on a rubber mat–& I blacked out & when i awoke, had soppimg wet pants & a sore tongue from biting on it hard during the Grand Mal Seizure. Lucky didn’t go into coma post g.m seizure & not wake up cuz that can happen on Adderall OD as well. in ER dr knew was from my Adderall Rx cuz he’s all you took too much Adderall, didn’t you? I said yep & shut up. Did you most addicts w/various drug choice say seizures are ‘par for the course’?

Lastly, I had never OD’d even once during 3 yrs chronic meth use! Honest to God! Peace out!

Jamill waugaman
5:09 am May 1st, 2014

I need a quick response please some one. I’m 15 bout to turn 16 on June 10th i have ADHD and i use to take adderall but they took me off it 5 months ago and i haven’t touched it since until today. I have adderall xr and my prescription was 30mg. I took 3 pills out of the bottle and gulped them down with some water. I’m having some serious side effects such as dry mouth. Shaking. Chest pain. I am constipated. Numbness trough my face and my legs. I took all three of them about 6:30 so far it’s been about 6 hours since i have taking them and I’m worried that i might die BECUASE of od.

1:48 pm May 2nd, 2014

Hello Jamill. Call 1-800-222-1222 to get in touch with the Poison Control Center to assess your risk of overdose and to get suggestions for how and when to seek medical help.

10:23 pm June 20th, 2014

I took a total of 90 mg of xr adderal over the span of 2 days. Now I feel sick to my stomach and all dried out and my side hurts. I haven’t gotten any sleep and didn’t eat hardly anything. I am 145 pounds and age 23 and I took it to get hi. Am I going to die or whats going on with me ?

2:58 pm June 24th, 2014

Hello Eddy. The dose you took is not considered to be lethal by doctors. However, your symptoms are on the list of side effects from Adderall, including your sleeping problems (insomnia), dry mouth, abdominal pain, loss of appetite. Medical professionals advise people to stop using the medication and call their doctor upon experiencing any of those side effects. You should definitely see your doctor ASAP.

4:40 am July 13th, 2014

Adderall withdraws are horrid. THEY SUCK.

9:07 am August 16th, 2014

I’m lexie I’m 15 I weigh 130 pounds and I took 2 15 mg adderall and now I’m laying in bed and I can see my heart beating out of my chest but I feel fine what should I do ?

10:35 pm August 17th, 2014

Hi…I take a 20 mg of adderall in the morning and another 20 mg at noon and then at 5:30. I take a 30 mg tab is that yo much to take in 1 day I’m 5 ‘ 11 255 lbs plz let me know thanks for your time

10:05 am August 18th, 2014

Hello Dave. Please check in with your prescribing doctor or a pharmacist about the limits that are best for you, personally.

11:02 am August 19th, 2014

Hi Lexie. When someone takes adderall, the heart rate and blood pressure can increase. Another side effect you may experience are palpitations of the heart. Tell your parents and have them take you to a doctor for examination.

3:40 pm August 25th, 2014

My 23month old just found my 6year olds meds and took 10mg. I cant get him to the ER what should i do?

6:27 am September 2nd, 2014

Nessa, act fast! Call 911 or get to the ER somehow. He needs medical assistance ASAP.

6:27 am September 5th, 2014

Hi. I am a 14 year old girl, 116 lbs and 5 feet tall. I do not have ADHD but but I don’t focus on cyberschool very well and was introduced to adderall about a year ago to help me focus. I would take half of a 20 mg pill once a day and it would do the trick. After school was out I stopped taking them but school has started again so I have started taking the adderall again. At around 1:15 in the morning on Sept. 4th, I took a whole 20 mg because I was a bit behind on work. This kept me awake all night before I decided to get some rest at around 10:00 am. But at midnight on Sept. 5 (tonight) I took half of a generic pink pill which is 15 mg I think and it’s making me feel very odd. I’m actually very tired and not alert like usual. I have a killer headache and my head also feels very heavy. My heartrate is fairly normal though. Basically I’m just incredibly worried that I have overdosed on adderall. I don’t know if the previous 20 mg pill was out of my system by the time that I took the 15 mg. I really just need to know if I’ll be okay or not.

1:16 pm September 8th, 2014

Hi… my fiancé recently passed away and we just received the toxicology report saying that his levels of Adderall were just above the lethal dose. They said his was 550 (blood level) and 500 is lethal dose. My question is he only took a total of 5 30mg tablets that day and I read on your site that a lethal dose is over 1000mgs so if he only had 150mg how was this a lethal dose? Why did the medical examiner say that, who is correct?

7:52 am September 10th, 2014

Hi Connie. You can Call 1-800-222-1222 to get in touch with the Poison Control Center. You will talk to a poison expert over the phone, and he/she will help you assess the risk of overdose and to get suggestions for how and when to seek medical help.

2:02 pm September 13th, 2014

Can u OD on ritilian and still survive I took 1400mg of Ritalin yesterday at 3:30 and I got shaky like an hour later and then that same night I couldn’t sleep at all,that night and i had more symptoms like dry mouth and sweating and then I was going to the bathroom like crazy taking like these really long pees and today I’m just shaky and I regret because I still want to live and I only did it because I get abused from my mom but its like 18-19 hours later what should i do please respond to this as fast as possible and I don’t want her to know I overdoesed please help me I am really regretting me doing this now because I know relizes that I’m really worth it

I’m 14 and I, wiegh only 102 and now my hands are getting numb again. Oh yeah, last night they got numb please help thanks and will I,survive if I don’t get help like is it even worth it still a mean I’m not sure what to do. Because its been almost 24 please help

9:00 am September 15th, 2014

Hello Irina2525. See the number in the comments above? Call the Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222. It’s over-the-phone and free. You’ll tell the poison expert on the other end of the line what you took, how much and what’s happening now. They’ll tell you what to do next.

10:54 pm October 6th, 2014

I took one 30mg of Adderall and experienced what others have said. I took one about 3pm and at 2am that night. Bam! I was pissing every 15min palms were getting sweaty. My hands and feet got numb and tingly. And my heart was beating not really fast. But hard! Then it would beat out of rhythm and I had short breaths as if I was on a freefall ride. I accepted the fact I was gonna die that night. Said my prayers and passed out. But I woke up and here iam! BE CAREFUL WITH THAT STUFF! LOL

9:21 pm October 23rd, 2014

I am 17 years old and have only had a very low dosage of adderall a few times before. Im interested in taking a 30mg pill for a few tests i have tomorrow, but i am concerned about how ill react to this higher dosage. I weight around 135 pounds and measure about 5’8. I am not perscribed to adderall and i dont really have any other experience with “uppers”. Would it be safe for me to take the 30mg?

6:09 pm October 26th, 2014

I take aderal for pleasure once a week and it usually last a couple days. ..I’m averaging 1000 to1500 milligrams during this time…. I want to stop because I know I can die by taking these extreme amounts… what can I do to stop this addiction?

2:52 pm October 27th, 2014

Hi Annie. I don’t mean to be patronizing, but I hope you do realize that taking a medication that you don’t have a prescription for, is considered to be abuse. I’m aware that many students take it to enhance their earning abilities, but I do believe it’s a high dose to start with.

Lucy Valdez
7:57 pm November 5th, 2014

my 4 year old great grandaughter took about 7 adderall pils she is in the hospital inanother state what are the results of this will she be ok.

7:56 pm November 7th, 2014

I took 40mg of adderall at once with no perscription , just to get high , its been a day and im glad i havent died , but the high is over now and i feel like a hangover today. Any suggestions? Im 14.

10:09 pm November 14th, 2014

I have been taking 20 mg of adderal for several years. My doctor began 6weeks ago to ween me off by gradually reducing my dosage. I came off completely 3 days ago. Since yesterday I have been having severe abdominal pain. I just spoke to my doctor who doubts if it is a result of coming off federal. He said it sounds more like a gastrointestinal problem. However, I read that this could be a withdraw symptom. I’m not sure what to do. Can you help me?

5:01 am November 17th, 2014

i weight 125lb and i took 200mg its sunday night and i took them friday my blood presser has lowered and i fainted at one point walking up stairs. i have notice the veins in my skin are hiding and i am wondering if this is permanent. note i get really bad head rushes anyways and i am no longer in pain but blood flow feels constricted. i have not eaten either. will my blood flow return to normal?

12:32 pm November 17th, 2014

Hi Gary. 200mg is quite a lot and nowhere near the recommended safe doses. Call the Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 for a free over-the-phone assessment of the risk of overdose. Their poison experts will suggest what you should do next, but blood pressure isn’t something to be overlooked.

Nick C
8:56 am December 5th, 2014

DEV24, you are having what’s called a panic attack.
Panic attacks are completely non-life-threatening, as is 30mg of amphetamine. You are not even remotely near lethal or even toxic dose at 30mg. That is, unless you have a diagnosed or silent heart defect, as in the several of the very few confirmed death cases.
This blog exploits the readers’ general lack of understanding about drugs (and medicinal chemistry in general) in the interest of fear-mongering that doesn’t really match up with the facts.

By the way, here is just one study about the relative toxicity of racemic amphetamine (as found in Adderall):
The toxicity study is on dogs, but all mammals have very similarly functioning central nervous systems and hepatic detoxification/excretion machanisms, so the LD50 data is considered valid without the need for human experimentation.

12:02 am December 8th, 2014

I took way too much adderall over a 24- hour period. Somewhere between 180-200 mg. I was recently prescribed them, and binged for finals week. I brought myself to the ER lastnight and was treated with an IV of fluids. Once I got home I slept for a good 13 hours. I feel okay now, a little shaky. My question is, and this may sound stupid and so be easy on your criticism and answer… Would it be okay to take a 10MG IR to help me study for my final tomorrow? Or will it put me at risk for OD?

12:40 pm December 12th, 2014

Hi Court. I wouldn’t suggest you do that. Even if you don’t OD (and I’m not saying you won’t), you are causing too much stress to your organism with binges like these. If you feel good and slept well, wouldn’t that be enough to help you study?!

5:38 pm December 18th, 2014

I am prescribed adderall but rarely take it. I’m 19, 5″8 and 130lbs. I took 30 mg at 6 pm last night and later forgot I had taken it so had a few cups of coffee. I didn’t really sleep last night but feel fine. I do have a bit of a high heart rate though. It’s around 110. Is that okay? Do you think it will go away? I am pretty healthy and usually never mix the 2 but want to know how long my heart rate will be increased

2:39 pm December 23rd, 2014

Hello M. Call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 to talk to experts on what to do next.

k h a
9:38 pm January 21st, 2015

I was abusing adderall two days ago. They’re 18mg tablets and I took 6. I’m 115 lbs and am 17. I’m 5’3. Since I took it I’ve been seeing black dots, I’ve been unable to focus, extremely nauseous, have had an unbearable headache, and haven’t been able to stay awake. What should I do? The ER isn’t an option. I have extremely strict parents and would be kicked out of my house.

3:53 pm January 22nd, 2015

Hi kha. Why don’t you talk to the pharmacist at your local pharmacy, maybe they can help. I still believe the best thing to do is to go see a doctor, and you should definitely do that if the people at the pharmacy suggest the same. I hope you feel better soon.

11:19 am January 23rd, 2015

My current prescribed dose is 90 mg/day. I have taken higher doses in my younger adult years and took a stronger medication (Dexedrine) at 120 mg as a child. I can take 30-45 mg of the tablets and take a nap. I am hyperactive and these make me tired. I have been on hyperactivity drugs since I was 5 and I am 34 and 5′ 7″ and 165 lbs and male. I know a 300 lb guy who takes 2.5 mg of ritalin twice a day and he can barely eat or sleep because it is so strong. I knew a girl on 30 mg of Adderall 6 times/day and she was 5’1″ and 100 lbs. And her meds lasted 2 hours so that 6 tablets didn’t even cover her 16 hour day but she slept and was fine. Her liver was off or something so 30 mg 6 times a day for her was like 30 mg 2 times a day for the average person.

3:15 am January 29th, 2015

Hi, I’m 220 pounds and 5′ 11″. I have a sleep disorder and I’m prescribed Ritalin two 10mg pills a day which I’m sorry, it’s just not enough. I read that my dosage should be six 10mg or three 20mg a day. There have been times I have been able to get addarall and no not from a dr. I honesty couldn’t tell you what the max mg I have had in one day but without it, I can not stay awake. I don’t take this medication to get high, only to stay awake but now I’m a little concerned. I had no idea people could overdose on this. I don’t really feel like I can stop taking because I can’t just stay home all day and sleep. I guess what I would like to know if the max mg of someone of my size. I’m at a lost now.

3:24 am January 29th, 2015

MATT I just read your comment about the girl that gets six 30mg tablets a day and it still doesn’t cover her 16 hour day. That’s what I’m dealing with but I’m only on two 10mg a day. I swear I can have a full night sleep, wake up, drink a pot of coffee and take my medicine and I’m ready for bed again. It’s like this 7 days a week 24 hours a day. I’m sure I have done more then her six 30mg in one day and was still sleepy. I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle because now I’m scared I wil overdose. By the way if you didn’t read my other comment, I have a sleep disorder, narcolacy. I would love to have some of your energy.

Worried Mama
12:27 pm February 14th, 2015

My 23 month old son accidentally ingested a 30mg instant release Adderall tablet yesterday sometime between 10 am-12 pm. I didn’t realize until about 3 pm and then called poison control and took him to the ER. We were there from around 3:30 pm -11 pm. During that time they did an EKG, blood tests, monitored his heart rate, took a urine sample for a tox screen, face him fluids through IV and gave him a dose of medication to help calm him down. Tox screen showed positive for the Adderall and besides being dehydrated (at least when we cane in) everything else cake back normal. He screamed and cried literally the entire time we were there up til the last hour or two where it was still on and off. (He HATED the IV and was trying to rip it out.We knew that he wouldn’t sleep there but thought for sure de would fall asleep on the way home since fe had been up since 7:30 am without any nap. Well, it now 4:30 am the next day and he STILL has not slept. Is there anything I can do to help him fall asleep? How long should this go on for? Should I go back to the ER?

3:32 pm February 17th, 2015

Hello Worried Mama. What a nightmare! I’m glad that your baby is doing ok now. As for the sleeplessness, I’d advise you that it’s best to see a doctor look into the situation. It is definitely a consequence of the pill, but you’ll get more info on what can be done by a medical professional. I wish him fast recovery!

3:33 pm February 17th, 2015

I just recently tried adderal for the first time yesterday unperscribed to not feel so tred throughout the day. I’m reallly small about 5’1 and 95lbs i took half of a 30mg in the morning and 12 hours later took a full 30 mg tablet. The next morning after that I took another 30 mg tablet and now a day later I feel really sick is there a possibly of an OD?

4:34 am February 18th, 2015

THNX SO MUCH 4 the VERY valuable info This whole website is very nice, organized, and useful
Thank you much! Its great to have this kind of a website
Sincerely, Taylor

5:00 am February 18th, 2015

118 pounds,
5ft 8in tall
Age; 14

My name is Taylor and I have been trying to focus on my big Essay that is due in the morning…
I have kinda like a mix up of ADHD and ADD. I’ve been haven extra trouble focusing tonight on my homework. I already took my morning dose [(at like noon tho)- late], and so I took another n the evening, and after being frustrated with myself because of not being able to keep a good train of thought, I took ANOTHER like 20 min ago.
– I take 25 mg per capsule
According to ur website; I might OD……………
Now it’s like a ADHD MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE OR SOMETHN…..I kinda have this weird tingly shake, and I’m crazy energized, and when I talk its kinda of rushed and stuff. At first (after taking #3), I could control myself because I was so pissed of @myself, and after a little bit of that, I just Started Crying I Guess……..
Is this normal?
Did I OD?
How to get rid of these effects by tonight?
Will I be like this Tomorrow?
I need help fast!!!

4:07 pm February 18th, 2015

Hello Cassidy. I suspect that your reactions are a cause of the large doses of Adderall you started off with. The body needs time to develop tolerance to a drug, and the frequency and amount of the medication you took was just too abrupt for your organism. It is not, however, an overdose. Please be more careful in the future and if some symptoms last longer or get more severe, don’t hesitate to see a doctor.

5:40 pm February 18th, 2015

Hello Taylor. Thank you for the kind words. You just made our day! Kind regards from the whole Addiction Blog team.
I’d advise you to Call the Poison Control Center at at 1-800-222-1222 to talk to a poison expert. It’s a free line and you’ll get further advise on what to do next if there is need. If you’ve been taking the medication for a while now, you have built up tolerance and you’ll be ok. Call the number anyway, and please be careful in the future! And good luck on the essay :)

7:28 pm February 18th, 2015

My name is Donna &Thank you so much for all your storys, ive had a bad addiction to meth for 23yrs now and 11 yrs ago, accidently got hooked on morph by mistaking it as a common ” miracle pain relief tab”, I had no clue these pills were going to have, Major Excrutional Agonising, withdrawal symptoms within roughly a week after using a 60mg ms contin and/or 100mgs everyday. I have currently stopped using meth for four weeks up until today for goodness sakes. I am covered in speed sores again badly over my body, and all my bones are aching bad as usual. Im rubbing Paw Paw cream all over me, because they look so severely infected. Its that bad that the public people would look at me in discust if they saw my skin right now!. Can someone Pleeeaase help me on any advise for a quicker remedy maybe. Thank u..

2:23 am February 27th, 2015

Okay so I took 170 mg of adderall throughout the day. 75 mg at about 8am, then another 75 mg at like 12:20, plus an additional 20 mg capsules that I took at 12:30-12:35. I had the crazy jolt of energy and what not, but not until I took the second dose at 12:20 and the energy lasted until about 2:15. But since then, (it’s now 7:20pm) I’ve been so paranoid and panicking about the amount that I took, and I feel my heart beating abnormally fast right now and it has been since I took the second dose. I have shaking, profuse sweating (which in used to because I never stop sweating. Especially my palms) and slight abdominal pains. I’m 17, weight 160lbs. and I’m about 6’1″. I haven’t eaten all day so that could be part of my stomach pains, but I’m still feeling jittery. Even since I started typing this, I felt it kick in again and pretty hard too. I’m really worried right now because I don’t know if I’m OD’ing or not. This is not something prescribed to me and I have had a slight addiction to adderall before but I haven’t taken it in a while. Recently tho, like the past few weeks, I’ve been taking it every so often, like 20 mg a day a few times a week. So this was a really heavy dose on my body since I’ve never taken more than 75 mg at a time. I don’t know what to do! Will I sleep tonight? If I do, will I have a heart attack throughout the night and die? Will I just start convulsing and go into a coma any time now? Somebody answer me soon please, this stuff is making me have zero patience

4:43 am February 27th, 2015

Hiiii uhh I’m ricky I used to be prescribed adderall but it’s been awhile. I ate 5 30 mg adderall over the course of the day and I’m not like dead just some minor chest pain, am I okay to get drunk?

10:08 pm February 27th, 2015

What are long term physiological side-effects of taking adderall daily as a adult?

10:23 pm February 27th, 2015

What are the cognitive effects of stopping usage? What are the physiological effects from taking it as a young adult in old age?
Do not answer unless you are certified to do so.

12:52 pm March 2nd, 2015

I took I think 3 or 4 of 10mg of Adderall I think that’s what he has took it around like 6:30ish on it’s 5:00 . And it was just for fun Cuz my friends told me it gets you high so I just wanted to try it for the heck of it and now I’m looking up all these things and it’s saying it might take me 20 hours to go to sleep… And i don’t know what to do. It also says the come downs are ugly . What do they mean by ugly?? How bad are the come downs . I’m getting pretty scared Haa.. Please help. I Haven’t had any sleep but I am sleepy tho I’m just afraid to sleep afraid I might not wake up

7:18 am March 23rd, 2015

hy i just recently began taking adderall i see a regular md who is not to familiar with adhd meds . i was diagnosed with adhd at 17 currently i am 27. i took adderall when i was diagnosed but only took it for a month and decided to stay drug free. now my current situation i have failed several courses in university and almost was kicked out of school but i apealed. well as a last resort i have come back to adderall but i have noticed that i get used to it quick i started with 10mg then jumped up to 20 the first 2 weeks of 20 mil were good but dont want to keep on adding a higher dosage of this med. my question is how to know when you are on a stable dosage i currrently weight 166 lbs i am ispanic and was wondering around how much should i take. when i took it in highs school i went up to 30mg but then started having bad side effects such as rapid heartbeat. i dont want to take it at that dosage.

9:09 pm March 23rd, 2015

I’m 15 and 115 lbs and I intentionally took about 400mg of adderal 36 hours ago. I am normally prescribed 20mg a day and I have on occasion taken 40-60mg on days I was up all night for exams and was completely fine. I am still having symtoms such as dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, and delusions. Along with blurred vision and a mild tension headache.

But I also have not slept in two days, which sleep deprovision has similar side effects. Since it’s been 36 hours since I initially took it am I still at risk of overdosing, cardiac arrest or a blood vessel rupturing in my brain?

10:16 pm March 24th, 2015

I am fourteen, 5’4 and 115lbs and took 144mg. it hasnt done anything yet and i took it over an hour ago but im scared what will happen.

9:04 pm April 3rd, 2015

Im very curious on how adderall does work, im 16 weigh 145lbs and im male. I do have add and purchased a 30mg adderall and am wondering how it will go with my body. I am a heavy smoker/stoner. I smoke everyday about 4-5 times a day. I am very lean(95-96% muscle) I go to the gym about 5 times a week.

5:24 pm April 24th, 2015

I’m curious to know if there are any specific symptoms when you od On Adderall? What should we be looking out for? And would OD symptoms be the same in children and adults?

10:15 pm May 20th, 2015

my friend took a 25mg adderall XR at about 7:30am and he took a 10mg of a variation of adderall IR. I’m worried about him. is he going to be okay?

12:32 pm May 21st, 2015

Hi Meee. I suggest you call the national poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison expert and get instructions on what to do next.

4:45 am June 13th, 2015

I don’t mean this as a bragging right but I think I take the crown on this one when it comes to pills. I had a once a month tradition I would do with a bottle of 60 20mg Adderalls: survival records. I would time myself and see how quick I could blow through the whole bottle and survive. My average was 8-12 hours starting with 10-15 in one gulp. I’ve been found dead twice doing this, but this last one was the grand finale to all of it. I ate 45 20mg Adderalls in 3 hours starting with 20 in one gulp, and then I ate 4 grams of meth in one gulp. I spent 2 days in the ICU. They put me under with that anesthetic that killed Michael Jackson, but the drugs would over ride that stuff off and on. My skin turned a rich red, my body would spaz out to the point where I looked like a giant blur, I would scream so fast that I sounded like I was speaking in tongues. My pulse would spike continuously into the 3-400s, temperature spiked to over 120 (I have records to prove all of this. My kidneys and liver failed by the end of the first day. I survived like always with flying colors, but now I’m permaneantly

5:13 am June 16th, 2015

I took 30mg at 12:20 am would I be safe to take another 30mg soon.

8:52 am June 20th, 2015

I took 75 mg in one day without knowing the doc increased my prescription from 20 To 30 mg. I took 30 mg , then another 30 mg 3.5 hours later, then another 15 mg 2 hours after that. I am a 24 y/o 130 lb female. Is this an OD? Long term effects to my body? Do I need to go to the ER? What should I do?

5:36 pm June 29th, 2015

Hi Sarah. How long have you been taking Addreall. If it’s been a while it is very possible that you have developed tolerance to the medication and will not suffer great risks. If you do feel unusual symptoms, then it’s best to ask someone to drive you to the hospital or Call 911. I’d personally advise you to seek medical help and not risk by playing the odds.

7:26 am July 10th, 2015

21 year old female, 5’3″, 110 pounds. I have been taking adderall IR for about a year and a half now to treat ADD.

*i also take 40mg celexa for depression and general anxiety disorder (mostly social anxiety)*

Started out on 10mg 3x only at work (5 days a week). Tolerance set in about 8 or 9 months in. Doctor upped dosage to 20mg 2x daily. Withdrawals started to set in on the weekends when I wouldn’t take adderall. Extreme fatigue, foggy brain, hunger, etc. so I began taking adderall on weekends to avoid withdrawal.

Tolerance built quickly after upping dosage so now I take from 50-80mg daily.
The problem is this, I have lost about 15 pounds since starting the medicine and kept it off the entire time. I used to casually pop blackheads or ingrown hairs on my legs, but only if there was something noticeable- I liked it and would do it for a minute and then stop and go on. Now when I get home from work I spent on average 3-4 hours picking at my skin, legs, face, arms, back, anywhere I can get to where there might be something I can pop. I DO NOT think there are bugs in my skin.. Only looking for acne to pop. So that results in me staying up until around 12 or later then getting up at 6 for work. I work a lot now so I take a lot of adderall. Most I’ve taken in a day was 90.
People comment on my pupil size and ask why I have scabs all over my back and legs.

When I was taking 30mg daily when I started, I would take Ativan(my anxiety med) to help me fall asleep. I would say I’m a naturally cautious person- don’t trust people I don’t know. But while taking that dose, for a few nights I felt as if I were being followed, like someone or something was in my house trying to taunt me. I was whispering so they couldn’t hear. I was very very scared. Obviously there was nothing in my house. Stopped adderall after that then started back up after trying that shitty Ritalin.

Sometimes now when I take 70mg in a day I get SMALL feelings of paranoia and anxiety. But it subsides the next day. I crack my back and knuckles a lot, learned how to crack my neck so now I do it daily. Hack up mucus a lot, smoke a lot(was a non smoker before), experience very sore/tight muscles especially in my back and neck.

I drink a lot of water but never really go pee and when I do it’s very yellow and smells strong.

The weird thing is, when you first take adderall you are so hyper and jacked. When I take it now I remain very calm, I’ve always been a low energy person, but it doesn’t give me the energy like it used to. So I end up taking more just to get through the day.

My body has become completely dependent on adderall to function. I had memory and brain fog before taking the drug but when withdrawals set in a can’t think straight or even get out of bed, and usually those days are very hard to remember. Because I’m so out of it. So you can see why I don’t stop taking it.

Any comments on my situation? I would like to quit taking adderall but I believe in order to do that I would have to dismiss work for a few weeks so recover but I can’t afford to do that.
Any advice or comments are very welcome

10:40 am July 27th, 2015

I’m 14 I took 30mg of adderall and I have no add or add my Friend who took it with me is very sleepy and I was wondering if it was okay and if it’s safe to sleep

10:19 pm August 18th, 2015

If a 150 lb average built female takes 3* 30mg. Adderall at the same time, then repeats in 4 to 5 hours later and up for days at a time? What do I say to her?

2:32 am September 1st, 2015

Advice needed!! Hey,so i have known without a doubt that i have some pretty hefty (but not severe) ADHD. I have done some beyond extensive research on Adderall, side affects, normal dose amounts as well as recommended intervals, and how to make sure that i am staying safe. i know you won’t agree, but i self-diagnosed myself. By def. i am “abusing” since i lack a prescription…but i’m not looking to get high.I’m looking to improve the quality of my life on a day/day basis by reducing my ADHD symptoms that cause me issues. i have had prior experience with adderall for finals when i was in high school i could take anywhere from 30-120 and feel fine/perform normally without symptoms and get like 98% on finals. I was much younger,dumber, and not as educated about health risks. What i’ve ACTUALLY been doing for a few days is taking 20mg adderall XR, orally, no more than twice a day!And won’t raise my dosage!! It’s been working fucking miracles, i’m a 5’9″ ,18yr.old male,with a strong build weighing 155. Started out at 20mg a day for 2 days to give my body time to develop more of a tolerance to the drug and its usually side affects, which were very odd/new at first, but now are almost unnoticeable 4 days in. Although i feel so much more capable. I’m also not a person with an addictive personality,i’ve experimented with quite an assortment of drugs(tend to have a high tolerance with Alc as well as weed.) Not addicted to weed,nor ALC. The only drug i’ve ever found myself with difficulty sustaining from is cigarettes); but I’m also not a chronic cig smoker. i’ve been monitoring my behavior, symptoms, and my RHR which is well beyond safe(I’m an athlete.) Anything that protrudes or worries you?? And how do i effectively approach my dad to convey I’m serious about getting tested? and doing this the right way…

9:43 am September 5th, 2015

I took 960mgs 2 Fridays ago, & I took 690mgs today. Only 6 were 15mg XRs.. The restimated 20mg IRs. I have a ridiculously high tolerance. I don’t sleep the whole night, however, I’m scared I’m gettin near the OD number. I weigh 223, so I am a lot heavier & feel like I need more. Check my pulse with blood pressure cuff, etc. Any suggestions on what to do or how to detox myself at home?

5:50 am September 8th, 2015

I’m 15 years old and about 110 pounds. On Friday I took three 30mg adderalls and then today (Monday) I took two more. Is the adderall from Friday still in my system? And why does my heart feel like it’s racing ? Should I be concerned ?

6:53 pm September 10th, 2015

I am on a prescription for 20mg slow release adderall. This morning I couldn’t remember if I took my pill. I ended up deciding that I hadn’t. Now, about 2 hours later, I am sweating and my heart is pounding. Clearly, 40mg is not enough to OD, but should I be concerned or am I just being silly?

5:47 am September 24th, 2015

I took the 8 hour adderall today at 6am for work. (prescribed for me of course.) I then took another one thinking it would be a good idea because I had to work again around 3 pm. my hands were shaking and I had a panic attack and felt nauseous. That all subsided and I now have a killer headache. Should I be concerned about it? It’s throbbing on the right side of my face.

8:57 am September 26th, 2015

I took around 15 20mg today I’m very shaky is this normal? ?

concerned guy
9:03 am October 1st, 2015

I was curious I have the 20mg generic pink adderrall and was curious what overdose symptoms were like cuz I taken it couple times before but I’ve been binging the last couple days and have eaten like 100 mg per day I believe in doses of 40 mg per dose

1:46 pm October 11th, 2015

Hello, kinda crazy how I ended up on this blog in the first place, and I actually am prescribed adderall 30 mg. twice a day and have been on this medication for 4 years. Also, I am a Female, 36, 130 lbs. I start reading thru some of this stuff and I am just blown away….I am not passing judgement on anyone but it is just scary. Going to the ER isn’t an option because my parents are to strict…..???? I also had strict parents but I guess you would want to live???? Your parents I know would want you to I know because I am one. If you have to post to a blog hurry hurry or someone please help! Maybe you should RIGHT NOW call 911 or go to the ER! I am absolutely not trying to sound like a jerk or come down to hard but DO NOT TAKE ANY PILL WITHOUT DOING YOUR RESEARCH. Pill ID you can look up any medication, for free, anonymously. It is GREAT they have these blogs because I know people are scared. What these people are doing is GREAT! Be Careful!!! ADDICTION IS REAL!!! PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY! If your trying to study for a test can you take one more???? If you are asking that question maybe you shouldn’t you might not be around to see your score. Is it worth it? Ask yourself??? This medicine is not candy it is prescribed for a reason. Different people have different conditions. By the way it’s not cool to get on here and say I have taken way more than this one or that one. For now you did, maybe not next time. Back in the day how much Meth I did….. That’s great!!! What do you look like now? You got all your teeth???? Your shaking, your sweaty, yeah your high. Not trying to “bust anyones balls” just trying to get a little awareness out there, people Love You, people Care About You! ADDICTION IS REAL! I am not a Doctor but I do know a few things. What everyone is doing here is GREAT raise Awareness! Be Aware of what your taking! I hope maybe something I have said touches someone, stops someone, or helps in some way. God Bless.

10:28 am October 22nd, 2015

I’m seventeen and weigh about 140 and I can take 200mg adderall (four 50’s) it makes me sweat really bad and you can’t sleep and you can land planes on your pupils but it’s all good. 50xr four of them at once is in my system for two days roughly

6:03 pm October 29th, 2015

Am 55 years old ,i take 20 mg . I have ptsd , I can be slow ,,withdraw , day dream , I take to get going ,i worry it kill me ,in the end , sometimes I don’t want to do anything , that why I take it. I weigh 185 ,5,10 tall , I eat good ,sleep good , on it . not sure if I should stop , if I ask my doctor am afraid he will take me off and I won’t have it .

9:42 am November 5th, 2015

hi so I would appreciate it some insight rather than only “call poision control”. im 18 160lbs and two nights ago I pulled an all nighter to complete work and other things I fell behind on (I’m a college student) throughout the night I ended up taking 5 30mg pills. I got new meds for school after not taking them since middle school for ADD. I stopped taking them at 14 and started taking antidepressants at 16. two nights ago I was up all night attempting to accomplish work but ended up only severely focusing on one paper that didn’t even need attention but I couldn’t take my eyes off it, literally. the whole night I had dry mouth, when I stood up at 1:15pm the next day after sitting since 10:30 pm the night before (without standing) I nearly fell over due to light headness and dizziness. that day I only slept from 4pm-5 pm and experience excruciating migraines, dizziness and hallucinations all day, then I was up again the next night until 5:30am and slept till 8:00 am and in total I have only gotten roughly 4 hours of scattered sleep in about what is now 61 hours I believe, along with that I’ve been having headaches, ocular migraines, no appetite, blurred/spotted/vision with mild hallucinations & dizziness. now it’s the 3rd night at 2:30 am and I have not taken meds since the first night. I haven’t told my mom because since I wasn’t unconscious or puking I assumed I was gonna ok, should I tell her? should I go to the hospital? is it too late or out of my system to seek medical attention? was this an overdose/ am I going through withdrawal? why can I still not sleep? by the way NEVER doing this again. closest I’ve ever gotten to serious drug od or withdrawal and im in so much pain. much respect to those who have survived serious withdrawals and recoveries.

3:03 am November 7th, 2015

Hey I’m 6ft 205 pounds and I popped 3 20 mg pills and about 4 hours later popped 4 more 20 mg pills it has been almost three days and I have been experiencing headaches and stomach pains and when I stand up and move I’m dizzy what should I do

11:17 am November 10th, 2015

I took two 40mg tablets today around 4:00 P.M and have not slept since. I feel like I will never fall asleep. Is there something wrong with me? What should I do?

7:38 am November 12th, 2015

I took 2 30 mg extended release at 3 in the morning but actually got some sleep. I was wondering if I take 2 more at 3 in the morning again to type an essay, will everything be okay?

11:42 pm November 12th, 2015

Hello Joe. That’s a lot of pills in a short period of time. I’d suggest you contact your doctor, or if the situation gets worse, it’s best to call the Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 FREE to speak to a poison expert who will advise you on what you should do next.

9:17 am November 13th, 2015

Hi I’ve been taking adderall heavily for about a week and a half now and I plan on completely stopping tomorrow. Will I be going through some serious withdrawal or?

1:02 pm November 13th, 2015

Hi Evan. I don’t believe it will be a full withdrawal, but you can expect symptoms to occur. To treat withdrawal effects as they arise, you can pay a visit to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist about which over-the-counter medicines or herbal remedies can lessen the level of discomfort.

4:16 pm November 14th, 2015

Is 750mgs to much for someone who was 203

4:44 pm November 14th, 2015

Hi I am 24 years old my weight is and I am prescribed adderall XR I have been feeling depressed and last nite I had wanted to kill myself because I am always being put down by everyone I know and so I took 75 pills of 10 Milligrams I have been on adderall before growing up and in 2012 I don’t believe abusing pills but last night I wanted to die because I also lost my children and am dealing with as a war inside I don’t talk about my feelings much and so last night I felt like I would be better off dead which I know is a lie I believe I took the adderall around 8:30 and it is 735 right now and my tonsils are swelling I can feel them swelling but I think it is because my body is dehydrated around 4 this morning I had been extremely sweaty i felt extremely hot and my husband tells me my hands are freezing and now I am getting chilly I also I have been supppsibly hallucinations I am shaking I was doing fine till I started putting fluids in my system now my chest was racing it feels like my heart going fast then it stops I haven’t felt it race since 30 minutes ago I don’t want to go to the hospital because I don’t need to be hospitalized I don’t like any drs or hospital

10:02 pm November 14th, 2015

Swim took 180mg of amphetamine salts [ ten 10 mg, two 30 mg, one 20mg} plus a 70 mg vyvanse in less than 36 hrs with no sleep. Swim finally slept for 3 or 4 hours but the next day swim’s lower back and stomache as well as his muscles ached. Swim is used to Adderall bingeing but now he is worried he might have messed up his kidneys or liver. No fever but definitely flu like symptoms. Did swim overdose?

3:13 am November 15th, 2015

Its been my fourth day taking adderall 15mg. I’ve been really jittery which Ive heard was normal due to my body adjusting. I’m 5′ 3″, 21 years old and weigh on average 116 lbs. I realize its only been four days but my appetite has immensely decreased. I also feel like I can feel my heart beating without trying to feel it. It seems rather fast. Is this just my body adjusting?

11:13 am November 17th, 2015

Well I have been taking 3 30mg ir everyday .Sometimes turning into a watery mixture then put in butt usually 30 to 60mg .i plugged two 30 mg ir at 7am and and took a 30mg at like 5to6 in evening and a 200mg caffeine tablet ,so now my heart is beating really fast and hard ,and my chest is kinda tight.

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