I got diagnosed with ADHD when i was in 4th grade. I didn't start taking medication for it till now (i'm a freshman in college now). I went to a Psychiatrist for it and he started me off with Vyvanse 20mg. He graduatlly gave me a higher dosage such as 40mg, 60mg, and 70mg within a month. I still didn't feel the 70mg but i did feel common side effects which were okay to live with. He recently switched me to Adderall xr 30mg. He told me to take that for a week but i would most likely not feel that one either. He was right i didn't feel it. He told me after taking 1 pill of the 30mg to start taking 2 pills at once in the morning making it 60mg. I took that today and so far i didn't get much of an effect. Can it take a few days to start feeling an effect? What other medicines should i try if the one I'm taking now (2 pills of Adderall xr 30mg) doesn't work?
Why isn't Adderall and Vyvanse working for me?
Question posted by kristeno4567 on 24 Oct 2014
Last updated on 24 October 2014
If you felt 30 mg and especially 60 mg of Adderall XR did not work for you, you might want to ask your prescribing Dr. about Concerta or Ritalin instead. I have been on both Adderall & Ritalin but had quite different responses to each.
Are you on any meds that interact with the Adderall XR?
Also, its effectiveness can be decreased by drinking orange/grapefruit juice within an hour (at least) of taking it.
You may simply not have an affinity for the -amphetamine salt(s) based ADHD stimulants. Honestly, if I were in your shoes I would most likely ask my doctor about a different kind of stimulant med for ADHD such as Concerta. Some with adult ADHD have also had success off-label with Nuvigil / Provigil RX 's (stimulants normally used for narcolepsy or shift work disorder etc).
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