Why does adderall make me drowsy?
I just got a prescription from my PD for adderall,Paxil and Welbutrin. The dose of adderall she gave me is 10 mg(2x a day). Today was my first day taking the adderall. Surprisingly it made me feel very drowsy. I felt very calm and relaxed but also very drowsy. I would also lose my train of thought in the middle of typing a sentence at work and then have to stop and think for minute and try to remember what I was typing about. I do this sometimes anyways but haven't done it for several months so was surprised that I was doing it on the adderall because I thought adderall was supposed to have the opposite effect. I was also surprised that the adderall was causing drowsiness because I was precscribed it to offset the drowsiness I get from Paxil. But it was making me more drowsy. About 40 minutes after taking the adderall I started yawning and thinking about how nice it would be to take a nice nap.
So I looked on the internet and I read somewhere that drowsiness is a sign you are on too low of a dose. So I took another 10 mg dose(so 20 mg) and the drowsiness went away and I was able to focus on work.
I feel sooooo good now. So much better. Even with the drowsiness I felt so calm and relaxed. I think it is really going to help my anxiety and depression.
I think it will really help with my SA too. I also have generalized anxiety as well as social anxiety and depression and I guess I didn't realize how bad my generalized anxiety is until I took the adderall today and felt so relaxed. I have had the GA for a long time so just got so used to it. I thought
Adderall was a stimulant but I feel so calm and relaxed now.
Does anyone know why the first 10mg of Adderall made me so drowsy?