I am 20 years old, and was just diagnosed with ADHD. My doctor prescribed me 20mg Adderall IR twice a day. The first few days were really good. I had a lot of energy, and was really focused. After the third day I started to feel really tired, drowsy, and irritated with everything. I'm not too sure whats going on. If this is the right medication for me, my dose is too high, or it's wearing off to soon.
Amphetamines are good at focusing the mind of a pickled cabbage. You sound exactly like someone who is feeling out of sorts after taking inappropriate amounts of amphetamines. ADHD is, in my opinion an overused and abused diagnosis. Do you realise how many people, just here, take that poison to be alert during the day, helps them focus when they are bored with studying and then take tranquilisers at night? I am becoming disgusted.
Appropriately used, people settle down and sleep at night and don't get cranky from excessive recreational type drug use.
lexmireya; Really the doses are all over the place with this medication, And you want to make sure you don't end up using it like Steve has said. But your best bet is to check back with your doctor after a few days and in the meantime write down all the things you are noticing as far as the bonus, vs Side effects. Then talk with the doctor again and let the doctor know just how it is really working for you and see if an adjustment in dose may be a benefit to you because people with this condition are adjusted to doses that work the best for you.
I don't know your body weight or enough details regarding exactly why you started taking the medication but I started at 20 mg daily but noticed it wasn't effective long enough. Now my Dr increased my dosage to 30 mg daily. I break it in half and take 15mg in the am and 15 mg atound 3pm and it helps me the entire day.
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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