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Review: could Adderall cause Mood swings?

We study 11,058 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 217 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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Adderall

Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,666 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 121,146 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 11,043 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 217 people (1.97%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.18% of all the 121,093 people who have Mood Swings on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mood swings in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings19.05%19.05%12.70%19.05%20.63%6.35%3.17%

Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Adderall * :

FemaleMale
Mood swings49.12%50.88%

Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Adderall * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%9.13%32.21%19.23%13.46%12.98%11.54%1.44%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings5.71%48.57%37.14%8.57%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (96 people, 44.24%)
  2. Depression (47 people, 21.66%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (22 people, 10.14%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (22 people, 10.14%)
  5. Anxiety (20 people, 9.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (104 people, 47.93%)
  2. Strattera (40 people, 18.43%)
  3. Adderall xr 10 (38 people, 17.51%)
  4. Adderall 5 (28 people, 12.90%)
  5. Chantix (26 people, 11.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    donegal828 on May, 28, 2014:

    I feel the same way. I am 27 years old, continuously gaining weight and wish that I had never taken this drug. I am so sorry to hear about the premature menopause and reproductive problems! How did you find out about all of that? Is that definitely a result of taking adderall? How terrible! I need to get myself to the doctor!

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    AmyJ on May, 15, 2014:

    I'm 36 now and did the injections at 29. I've had 2 children since but in the 3 years showing signs of pre menopause. Always wondered if it was due to those injections.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have just had my topamax increased and as it did when I first began, I have this overall feeling of sadness and malaise. Im wondering if its the combination of the medication or just the topamax. It does eventually dissipate, but the feeling sucks! Its as though im never going to be cheerful again. And when I become angry, I become enraged and even irrational! Not me at all.

    Reply

    ed on Oct, 12, 2012:

    I am a 43 year old male. I had a shoulder in January and went to a pain management clinic in June and been taking Topamax since then. I understand how you feel especially when they upped my grams from 50 to 100 a day. My feelings got darker. I am currently trying to get off the medication. I hope all goes well with you.

    Reply

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