This may be a weird question. I was prescribed Adderall a few months ago for my ADD but stopped taking it because I'm afraid of becoming dependent.
I have a history of REALLY bad colds that turn into debilitating sinus infections. I have constant headaches, stiffness, pain, drowsiness, dizziness, congestion, and more. Coughing, brushing my teeth, and sometimes just moving make me puke mucus at least 3 times a day, usually 5. I get them 3-4 times a year, and nothing works. Decongestants either make me dizzy, sleepy, jittery, and/or do nothing for my sinuses. I've taken antibiotics maybe 3 times in my life, and they've made me vomit more.
I just took an Adderall 20 mg for the first time in months because I couldn't even think or keep my eyes open. An hour later, my sinuses and mind feel clear. I'm a little tired, but don't have the jitteriness, nausea, or headache. I'm wondering if Adderall is related to any OTC decongestant that I could take, or if I should see about getting prescribed it again for my sinus infections? Or is this just a coincidence?