Last month I was diagnosed with adhd/add I had signs of it all my life but with my new job I decided to get treaded finally last month and was prescribed adderall Xr 20 for my first script it works great but doesn't last all day like I need it to I work about 15 hrs a day and the adderall only last around 8hrs I read about some people taking a xr dose in the morning then a Ir later in the day when they start to feel the crash would this be the best option? Or will a higher does of Xr like xr 30 do the trick ??? And how do I go about telling the dr this ???
Adderall Xr 20mg doesn't last as long as I need it to what should I do??
Question posted by Jackson03 on 13 Aug 2014
Last updated on 30 January 2017
How do I go about telling the dr I think I need my dosage upped or to ask him for a Ir script to? ?
Just ask him. What your talking about is EXTREMELY common for Add'ers with their adderall..its a blend, its about finding the right amount-if thats a combo of XR and IR, so be it. Hopefully he's experienced with ADD to know that you might have to play around to find the sweet spot.
I take 1 in the morning and 1 again at lunch, it seems to do the trick. JusT explain to doc what you feel, & ask if you can split your dose. I personally do not feel that the extended release is as strong as the regular Adderall, but my Dr. seems to think they are the best, & they do kind of last longer. I'm sure the generic factor plays in there as well. Some generics just don't compare to name brand, that is my opinion.
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