I just started taking Adderall the first time I took it it was like I was drugs also a rollercoaster of emotions and fast heartbeat. So I broke in half and have been taking half but don't feel like its doing anything?
hi elm77... what you are feeling is very normal, so don't be worried... it's common to start off on a 20 mg dose of adderall... normally it is 10 mg to take twice a day... that is how i was started 9 months ago... i almost thought i was going to be able to stick with it... i had anxiety, couldn't sleep, and i didn't think it was helping me anyway... it DID get better, and i really did have to keep in contact with my doctor and let her know what was up with me and how i was feeling... i did, like u, cut my dose in half to just 10 mg a day for about 3 days... my doctor wanted me to stick with it and i followed her suggestions and after a week or so, i really felt ok... it will get better... also, u might want to ask your doctor about the Adderall XR... it's controlled release and smoother, u will not get the extreme ups and downs u may be experiencing with the immediate release... let me know if u have anymore questions... i know i am not an expert, but i did a lot of research and have tried many different variations of adderall IR and XR over the last 9 months in order to get to the right dose.
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