17 Tips to Conquer the Adderall Comedown

17 tips to conquer the Adderall comedown

What do you mean 17 tips on how to neutralize the Adderall comedown? What is Adderall anyway? Is it some kind of a stimulant that is dangerous to take? It sounds like it’s shooting up Heroin or something? So if a person takes Adderall non-stop they can become addicted. If there are ways to counteract the comedown of Adderall is this a safe drug to be taking in the first place. It almost seems like it can become very addicting. Being addicted to a stimulant has got to play havoc with the body. Physically, mentally, and emotionally is is it good to get really stimulated and then crash when the drug wears out? Let’s look into this very necessary issue. Let’s go!

What is Adderall

Adderall is a powerful amphetamine which is a stimulant and one of it’s applications is to treat people who have ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD. (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) The drug is a central nervous system stimulant which if taken in high doses can cause a crash to the nervous system and the body. It also works by changing the natural substances in the brain. This is a very powerful drug that shouldn’t be played around with or experimented with. Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. The drug is also used to treat a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy. (is a neurological disorder that controls sleep and wakefulness in people)  Sadly, this disorder starts in people between the ages of 15 to 25. Let’s  look at how to neutralize the crash that will inevitably come with taking this drug.

Symptoms of the crash:

  • Intense craving for more Adderall. You might be unable feel normal without it.
  • Sleep problems. Some people alternate between insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep) and sleeping too much.
  • Intense hunger
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Unhappiness
  • Depression
  • Phobias or panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • severe dermatosis (a skin condition)
  • insomnia
  • hyperactivity
  • irritability
  • changes in personality


Side Effects in Children 6-12 Years old:

  • loss of appetite
  • insomnia
  • stomach pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • fever
  • nervousness



  • loss of appetite
  • insomnia
  • stomach pain
  • nervousness
  • weight loss



  • loss of appetite
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • dry mouth
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • agitation
  • dizziness
  • fast heart rate
  • diarrhea
  • weakness
  • urinary tract infections


Don’t Take the Drug if Have These Health Conditions:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • hardening of the arteries
  • hyperthyroidism
  • glaucoma


Tips for Stopping The Crash:

1) Take a smaller Dose-

If you aren’t taking Adderall everyday to avoid  tolerance/addiction then you may try taking a lower dose. You will still be taking a therapeutic dose but you will reduce the coming down effect. Supposedly one user still had some good mental effects from this lower dose.


2) Plan-

If you are on the IR then a good idea is to take the drug so the crash comes right when you go to sleep. You will sleep and not feel the effects of the crash and you won’t experience the crash during the day. A psychiatrist advised a client to follow this plan and it has helped the client neutralize the symptoms of the crash.


3) Exercise Again-

The next day even if you are tired engage in some physical activity. It will help the body release dopamine naturally. This will help your brain release neurotransmitters to improve your overall mood. (a compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter and a precursor of other substances including epinephrine.)


4) Stay Occupied-

Instead of sitting in a chair and thinking about the crash and how bad you feel or sleeping the day away. It is understandable that you may not feel like doing anything the day after you took the Adderall but put your mind to it and do some activities. This way the comedown will not bother you and get you feeling down. You may be slow moving the day after taking Adderall but get some activities done instead of napping then you will feel better. It will also get your mind off the crash and keep you focused on the work at hand.


5) Supplements-

Take some supplements that will energize your body during the crash. Some people standby l-tyrosine to maintain energy after taking the Adderall and this will help avoid the crash. It will also keep your body energized. Others maintain that magnesium supplementation will help with specific areas of the crash. Other people use other stimulants like caffeine to maintain energy levels and to avoid the crash.


6) Get Lazy-

If it’s the next day after the crash and you don’t have to go to work then don’t work. Take it easy and let your brain rest because if you try to work while on Adderall you will spend to much time on a project. This may not be the best advice because then your prime focus will be on the crash and how bad you feel. The more you think about the way to feel from the crash the worse you will feel.


7) Relax and relax some more-

Create an atmosphere of relaxation in the immediate environment (living room, bedroom, or backyard) then light some candles or non-cariogenic incense (if you are into incense). Get out some of your favorite music and relax listening to them which will turn your mind off the crash. You can also turn the lights down. Take some NSAID (like aspirin) to help relieve an amphetamine-induced headache. This may help you sleep off the crash sy mptoms.Put your life stressors on hold  This sounds weird but it is advised to stay cool (stimulants overheat the body) but keep your hands and feet warm because the stimulants constrict the blood vessels in the hands and feet. This in turn will make your feet and hands cold.


8) Eat like a Pig  –

One thing Adderall will  do and do it powerfully- is suppress the appetite. You will not eat while first taking Adderall until you develop tolerance to its effects. You may forget to eat while you are under the influence of amphetamines they have such a powerful influence on the body. Once the drug wears off you will feel irritable and hypoglycemic.(low blood sugar levels) You may want to eat a substantial amount of foods with proteins even if you don’t feel like eating. It’s critical to maintain normal blood sugar levels and eating my help to alleviate some of the negative effects of the Adderall crash. It is a suggested fact that the combination of the hypoglycemia and adderall withdrawal will leave the body in shock.


9) Vitamin C and  Cranberry Juice to Cleanse the System-

There are a couple of ideas to give your body clearance from amphetamine daytime use. Chemists maintain that amphetamine have a amine group. By acidifying the urine, the amine group can be pronated so a greater fraction of the amphetamine molecules become positively charged and this charged fraction will become more water soluble and the kidneys will be able to pass them easier. This clearing of the amphetamines will help you get a goodnight’s sleep. Cranberry juice and vitamin C may help to acidify urine and promote amphetamine elimination. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that crossed the brain blood border and may help the brain to be relieved from oxidative stress caused by amphetamine use. The more amphetamines a person uses the heavier the oxidative stress on the brain will be. This may be a major root for depression the day after the Adderall wears off.


You may be slow moving the day after taking Adderall

10) Ease the Burden with Natural Anxiolytics

It is speculated that the Adderall crash can be diminished by taking natural anxiolytics (is a medication or some other form of intervention that removes anxiety) Sleepy time tea ingredients like valerian and chamomile may help induce a relaxed state of mind. The following natural anxiolytics may help cushion the Adderall crash:

Melatonin-Neurohormone/chronobiotic that connects MT1 and MT2 receptors in the brain to promote sleep and circadian rhythm;naturally secreted during nighttime. Melatonin may also protect against some of the neurotoxic effects of Adderall.   

Magnesium-Magnesium may reduce neuronal hyper-excitability by transiently blocking glutamate receptors in the brain. In other words this will help keep the brain calm.

L- Theanine-is a naturally occurring analog of the amino acids glutamate and glutamine. It’s found in abundance in green tea and may help relieve anxiety, insomnia and promote relaxation. It’s commonly used in conjunction with caffeine and other stimulants because it reduces the edginess that is sometimes related to psychostimulant use. This may not make sense to use a relaxant with a stimulant to calm the mind down. The two mixed together may have an adverse effect on the brain instead of calming it the brain may go into overdrive.  

Glycine-may help increase the quality of sleep but there is no clinical support to verify this assumption.

5-HTP-5-HTP or 5-hydroxytryptophan is the precursor to to serotonin; serotonin may counterbalance some of the excessive dopaminergic effects of Adderall. But again this may be base solely on speculation there has been no clinical research to support this hypothesis.

Lavender- is a natural anxiolytic with some double-blind placebo trials to support its effectiveness in helping to alleviate some of the symptoms of the Adderall crash.   


11) Ah Take a Bath

Supposedly, this suggestion won’t work if you have overeaten or took a large quantity of amphetamines. Never take a large quantity of amphetamines the results may be fatal. Taking a bath is supposed to alleviate peripheral vasoconstriction which is when the blood vessels narrow from contraction inhibiting blood flow to the parts of the body. Those parts will then become cold. Particularly blood vessels in the arms and legs constrict from Adderall use and these parts become cold. This peripheral constriction will make the extremities  cold and it will raise the blood pressure. This will make the Adderall crash even worse. A bath will help to reduce peripheral constriction because the blood vessels tend to relax and open up in a warm temperature. A warm bath will also lower the blood pressure and help reduce Adderall-induced headaches and and Reynaud’s syndrome (poor circulation in the hands and feet).


12) GoodBye to Stress

  • Groom
  • Listen to relaxing music
  • Take a sabbatical from work
  • Binge watch a nature show like Blue Planet
  • Take a walk and immerse yourself in nature
  • Draw and paint
  • Slowly prepare and drink green tea to wind down
  • Practice deep-breathing exercises and meditation
  • Buy a desk plant
  • Create a relaxing environment (e.g., candles)


13) Get Some Sleep

If you are desperate you may consider taking prescription hypnotics but this sounds really dangerous and may not be one of your best options. Hypnotics:


  • Z-drugs like Ambien or Lunesta
  • Melatonin-mimetics like Rozerem
  • Orexin blockers like Belsomra.
  • Phenibut is an over the counter hypnotic that may work as well but like benzodiazepines, it may have an addiction/withdrawal factor. This may be unsafe to take these hypnotics that is all a person needs is to get addicted to another medication


14) Take two Aspirins

This option was rarely mentioned and there is no background information to verify why taking aspirin would help alleviate the symptoms of an Adderall crash. This may not be an option worth applying.


15)  No amphetamine Neurotoxicity

This option was suggested to protect the brain from the use of Adderall and here are some supplements/nutraceuticals show promise in protecting against amphetamine neurotoxicity:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Cold temperatures
  • NSAIDS (like aspirin)
  • NMDA receptor antagonists (like magnesium or memantine)
  • Melatonin
  • Pretreatment with lower doses of amphetamine
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • N-Acetyl-Cysteine and Selenium (Brazil nuts are selenium-rich)
  • Green tea phytochemicals
  • The antibiotic minocycline (experimental)


16) Dietary Amino Acid L-tyrosine

One tip is to supplement the Adderall with L-tyrosine which restores dopamine stores. Amphetamines deplete dopamine stores in the brain. L-tyrosine is a precursor to L-DOPA, which is a precursor to dopamine. Which translated means L-tyrosine will produce L-DOPA which in turn converts to dopamine and restores the dopamine levels in the brain. This may be an effective way to help the brain recover from the Adderall shock.


17) Don’t take Adderall

This maybe the best tip of all and that is to completely abstain from Adderall. Taking Adderall is certainly a catch 22 proposition. You take it it if you have ADD or ADHD to help you concentrate and if you don’t take it if you have either one of these conditions then you suffer from the symptoms of these conditions. But you take the Adderall and you have some very harmful side effects that result from the crash. Could the side effects of the Adderall crash be worse than the symptoms of ADD/ADHD? The risks involved must be considered before using Adderall as a treatment for theses conditions. You better count on it you will have a crash after taking Adderall.

You can take smaller doses of Adderall but you will still have the crash after the Adderall wears off. Conversely if you take higher doses of Adderall your crash symptoms may become unbearable. There are alternatives to take instead of Adderall and these alternatives may not come with the crash. Natural Alternatives to Adderall:

  • Ginkgo And Ginseng
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine
  • Bacopa Monnieri
  • Pycnogenol
  • Relaxing Herbs And Essential Oils
  • Multivitamin And Mineral Supplements
  • Fish Oil Supplement

The above natural remedies may be effective natural alternatives to Adderall. Bonuses of these natural remedies are they will not have the crash effect as Adderall does and they will be much easier on the brain. They aren’t addictive and don’t have all the adverse side effects that Adderall will have. Another drawback of Adderall is they are highly addictive and the more a person take the more they are going to want to consume. There were so many warnings on the internet of how dangerous amphetamines can be to the brain and other parts of the body.

Another thing to think about when taking Adderall is if you get into the cycle of taking it everyday you will be confronted with the crash the very next day but if you keep blocking the crash by taking more Adderall the final crash will be very unpleasant. It is a known fact that the human body will build up a tolerance to chemicals taken on a routine basis. What does this mean? Just this that the more Adderall  you take the higher doses you will need to take to get that same buzz you experienced the first time. Before you know it you are hooked? Amphetamine addiction can be fatal.  


Ease the Burden with Natural Anxiolytics

The Finale

We have shared 17 tips on how to counteract the crash of Adderall. Some of them seem pretty effective others aren’t so effective. The common goal of these remedies is to alleviate the crash symptoms as much as it can be alleviated. By taking natural remedies the crash effect will not come into play. Total abstinence from consuming Adderall is probably the safest tip to adhere to because you will not have the the crash from Adderall and you can protect your brain from the negative effects Adderall will inevitably have on it. It may lead to brain damage if Adderall is abused. There is no clinical support to verify this claim but it may be a possibility. Why take the chance of even taking Adderall. It just isn’t a safe stimulant to be playing around with. Don’t ever take Adderall for the fun of it the consequences will not be pleasant.  

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