I’ve been taking 10 mg of Adderall for the past three months for fatigue. I have a wary attitude toward medications for ataxia symptoms. But since I have a three year old now and things like sleeping late and taking naps are no longer an option, I had to reconsider Adderall. My neurologist has been suggesting it for a few years.
WOW. While I am under the effects of this, I feel like I did before I got pregnant, when I was doing really well and even people who lived with me rarely noticed that I had a neuro problem. Taking one half of these 20 mg pills shaves years of wear off of me.
I’m able to get up all of a sudden, feel motivated to do things, and I just don’t “notice” the ataxia. I’ve been way more productive than I used to be. It also controls my appetite just enough to help me to stick to a more natural diet, which I believe also helps to keep me more functional. I believe I’ve lost 2-3 lbs in the past three months, so it’s not a weight loss drug. But I’m drinking way less soda, eating way less crap. Making better choices.
Now when this stuff wears off by the late afternoon, I’m very, very tired. I have to take a couple of Aleve for the muscle soreness, and I feel like I do on a moderately bad day. Hard to get up. But I’ve already done all the stuff I needed to by then, so it doesn’t matter.
I’ve had no urge to take more. But I’m not a drinker and have never been interested in drugs. I think if you were, you might have a different reaction to this stuff.
I haven’t seen many people mention Adderall for ataxia, except just in passing. I thought I’d give it a thorough review for anyone else battling fatigue.