I have ADD so I use my adderall to focus in school and at work, but every Friday I have to work from 4 - 10. School is from 8 - 3. So when I take my adderall in the morning it has started to, if not stop fully, wear off by half way through my shift. So, I want to take two, one in the morning and one in the afternoon around 2 (to give it plenty of time to kick in again). I have already tried switching shifts but no one can switch with me. Also, I'd be doing it every week. (If the only thing I have to worry about is not sleeping until 2 that night I am perfectly ok with that because I rarely do anything on Saturdays until about 3 or so.)
14 Sep 2012
hi Rustin94... no, it is not bad to take 2 25 mg adderall pills in a day, though i've never heard of a 25 mg pill in either the immediate or extended release, so do u have 20 or 30 mg, and is it immediate or extended release? The immediate is a tablet and extended is a capsule (little balls inside gelatin shell)... some people safely are prescribed and take more than 50 mg a day, and average dosage for ADHD is 60-100 mg a day... it sounds like you are only prescribed either the 20 or 30 mg a day, by your doctor I hope, but that's a whole other issue...
I also was not getting day-long effectiveness and with my doctor i have gradually increased my dosage... i take adderall XR but also am prescribed IR for in the afternoons when the XR tends to make me crash a wee bit, some days more than others. I am glad I am able to be open with my doctor (a psychiatrist and MD) and adjust my dosage without doing it behind her back... i highly suggest telling your doctor basically what u said here... it is running short on u, so u may need an adjustment. Our bodies build up a tolerance to this medication over time so most docs are aware of this and are willing to increase your dosage if u tell him or her your situation. It can't hurt to try... good luck!
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