• 6 months ago

    Pregnancy and Adderall XR

    Hi, I am a 23 year old female who is diagnosed with Severe ADHD when I was 7 years old. I have been on Adderall XR (35 mg) since 12 years old. I took a break from taking medication when I was 17-19 years old. I chose as an adult to go back on my medication. I have found consistency and success when taking my mediation. I also have severe depression which is treated with Citalopram (40mg). Being in a long term relationship and looking toward the future, I want to have children. Has anyone went through pregnancy while being on medication? Or did you doctor switch you to something else? Any advise would help.

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  • RE: Pregnancy and Adderall XR

    I can't say 100% but in my experience it would be most likely that for the duration of your pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding you would not be able to continue taking your current ADHD medication but obviously after that there would be no issues with starting taking medication again after that. I can imagine this is frustrating because I know I wouldn't like to spend 10 months without my medication but I guess it's just one of those things the good news is you have a diagnosis you have a treatment that works for you and you can immediately commence treatment again and get all the benefits with helping you be a great healthy happy mum all the best and good luck obviously you need to discuss all this with your dr this is just my understanding from my area
      • 5 months ago
        Thank you for the reply. It is far in the future but I want to have a plan. I need to look for a new doctor that understands my medication and pregnancy. I don't get my questions answered from my current Dr.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Pregnancy and Adderall XR

    Do not take ANYTHING while pregnant. It directly feeds into your baby.