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    Help I can't sleep!
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    ArtsyMcBubbles posted:
    My doctor prescribed me Adderall XR 10 mg and I find it absolutely hard to fall asleep at night. I usually get about 2-3 hours of sleep. Does this side effect go away? What can induce sleep because melatonin does not work for me.
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    choo_chu responded:
    You should really talk to your doctor about your insomnia because they'll be able to help you figure out why you're having difficulties sleeping. Once they figure that out, they can give you a helpful medication.

    Your insomnia could be due to anxiety, which is a side-effect of stimulants. A drug like Valium, Xanax or Seroquel will ease your anxiety and you'll sleep like a baby. I'd opt for a small dose of Seroquel because you won't develop a tolerance to it. If your insomnia isn't due to anxiety, something like Ambien, Lunesta or Sonata might help.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.


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