My Dr prescribes me 30mgxr in the AM, and 30mg late afternoon. This has been my dose for about 6mths now, it was lower before. I am extremely busy, have awful ADHD, always late, very scattered, when meds are right I'm so much better. I want to up the dosage but don't want the Dr to think I am overdoing it. It helps a lot if I have a few extra leftover, and take an extra 30mg in the am with the 30mgxr. Sometimes I have time off and sleep and don't take the meds, so occasionally if I have 2 or 3 left, it is what I would take later in the day. It's a huge help, major difference, and a friend said just take your Pm dose in the AM then. I need that afternoon dose though, or I will be all over the place. So as a 125lb,healthy,female, about 5"5, is asking for that too much ? I know people who take high doses all day, for ADHD. I don't want my doctor to think I'm asking for too much, or abusing , I really just want to stay focused, on track, and I'm in school, (better late than never),plus jobS, and child, and helping 93yr old grandparents. So I am constantly on the go. Is this too much or normal? I'm talking about my body becoming immune, I know I do too much, but my husband died, I have no choice.
Honey, I am soooo very sorry for your loss and admire your dedication to yourself and your family. You are right, you do do too much. However, since that is not going to change let me tell you what I take for my ADHD. I am a
145 pd 5.4 woman who is 45 and I take two 30m.g. of Adderall in the morning. Unless I sleep in and it is 11:00 or 12:00. Something I hope you get to do someday (sleep in). I hope this information helps you. Not sure what you are taking because you didn't mention it, but thought it might be the same. My doctor does expect me to take both of them in the morning. She doesn't have any issue with that at all. I used to take Vyvanse at 70mg 1 in the morning, but seemed to have stopped working after years. Sometimes switching is good. Best of luck to you honey and God Bless!
Just talk to your Dr. and let her/him know that you feel that your AM dose is not working as well as it once did. Just be sure that you truly do need the medication for focus, not as extra stimulant to do more than a person is capable of. That is a road that could lead to abuse and addiction. If you are using it so you can be superhuman, it is going to catch up with you one day and it could be very bad for your health-sooner or later something will have to give. Be honest with yourself and your Dr. It may be good to change up meds if you are getting tolerant as the previous poster mentioned.
Better call the doctor and tell him where you are at with your meds. He needs to know how it works for you. Everyone is different so you may just need to change Adhd med that is more suited for you. Or maybe get an adjustment done on the one you are on. Sorry about your spouse. See if someone else a friend or other family member can lessen your load of responsibility too! You don't want to burn out.
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