A few days ago my doctor prescribed me 10 mg of adderall xr. I was told I could take either one or two pills in the morning. The first day I took one pill and slept fine. The second day I took one and only got four hours of sleep. The day after that (yesterday) I had off work so I decided to see what two pills would do. I've now been awake all night and I'm only slightly tired (but obviously can't sleep).
I work as a nanny and need to be driving the kids around today. I don't want to crash in the middle of the day when the 20mg wears off. I also don't want to be awake for another night...
Should I take 10mg now?
PS I would love to call my doctor but its too early in the morning for their office to be open. I would also love to get off work but it would be too late of notice for the parents.
Get someone else to drive the children for the day, that's your #1 concern here. You have been up for two plus days under the influence of a schedule 2 controlled substance. Most bottles in this schedule explicitly state NOT to operate a motor vehicle or heavy machinery. I'm not saying you are incapable, just stating that medications can affect our perceptions of our abilities.
Then you keep a journal of your side effects and intended effects of every med they give you.
It took me about two weeks to adjust to adderall, hang in there. You may feel like a guinea pig for a hot minute until your doc gets you adjusted to the right med/dose/frequency
11 Aug 2015
Adderall is very serious you could have a heart attack on this medication. Don't mess with it it's fine to take it in the morning but don't take more than prescribed ok per day.