i started taking adderall a month and a half ago. i started at 10 mg 2 times a day.. and it was great but i didnt feel like it lasted that long so i asked for an increase to 15 mg 2 times aday. ive only been on the 15mg for like a week and a half and the past 4 days its like i dont feel it. i feel lazy, sad, kinda dazed some times... is that normal??? do i need more or less? or will the sadness and daze go away soon?
I had the same problem you are describing. It isn't that I got use to it over time, for me Adderall was a drug that was not consistent. I would feel lousy some days and good on other days. I have read that amphetamines are like that in that each dose can produce inconsistent results from dose to dose. In time I leaned to deal with the inconsistencies & Adderall became a mostly positive for me.
I'm definitely not insinuating that this is to be your outcome. If your feeling sad, foggy, etc. I would talk with your provider and discuss the possibility that another drug may help. I did have a better outcome with Vyvanse but my insurance stopped covering it. Vyvanse seemed to have a more predictive result from day to day. In short, I felt better with a longer acting stimulant.
I hope you find a balance to your moods and I can talk to you further if you need.
- Adderall Information for Consumers
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