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Hi,

I'm 22 and in college. Let me give you a little about my ADD history. I was diagnosed at 15 with ADD and was put on Adderall IR 20mg 1x a day. I had severe appetite suppression with the IR and had to force myself to eat. But, I never lost weight. So I had been on the Adderall IR for over 4 years. But I decided to stop the IR in March of 06' and tried the Holistic method to help my ADD, but it didn't work. After going without meds for quite a few months, I decided to try Strattera in June of 06'. I went on Strattera and built up to 100 mg, it didn't work but I took it until December of 06'. I went to my primary docter and asked what else he would suggest I take and he suggested Adderall XR. I was put on 20 mg. because since I was previously on the 20 mg IR that it would work for me. But, I have been taking it over 2 weeks and I don't feel it is working. After the first week, it has been wearing off after 3 hours. I am in school for at least 4 hours a day, plus homework and studying. I don't know if it is wearing off fast because I previously took the IR version for so long or what! I ususally wake up at 6 am. and eat either a bowl of oatmeal or 2 pieces of toast. Than take 1 20 mg XR about 15 minutes later. I have stopped drinking caffeine as soon as I took it. I tried a cup of coffee once I started taking the 20 mg XR and I felt weird. So, I have only been drinking water. I don't know if it's because I'm eating BEFORE I take it or what. Anyone know if I should raise my dosage or not eat before I take it? Any advice would be great. By the way, I am 5'5 and am 152lbs. If that matter at all. Thank you in advance! About 4 days ago I didn't eat before I took my XR20mg pill, and all I got was a bad taste in my mouth. But than I ate about 1 hour after. I absolutely didn't feel any effects at all. I don't know if I already have a tolerance bulit because of my previous Adderall IR history. But, it had been about 9 months since I have taken ANY stimulant. So I am very confused. Today, I took my 20mg pill on an empty stomach and felt almost nothing. In class, I trying so hard to pay attention to the lecture, but my mind kept wondering off and like I would physically "Hear" what my professor said. But I wouldn't be paying attention...this Friday will be 3 weeks since I have been taking the 20mg XR 1x a day. And it isn't working anymore. Any suggestion would be appreciated!!!

Melissa
[QUOTE=mely1031;2787350]Hi,

I'm 22 and in college. Let me give you a little about my ADD history. I was diagnosed at 15 with ADD and was put on Adderall IR 20mg 1x a day. I had severe appetite suppression with the IR and had to force myself to eat. But, I never lost weight. So I had been on the Adderall IR for over 4 years. But I decided to stop the IR in March of 06' and tried the Holistic method to help my ADD, but it didn't work. After going without meds for quite a few months, I decided to try Strattera in June of 06'. I went on Strattera and built up to 100 mg, it didn't work but I took it until December of 06'. I went to my primary docter and asked what else he would suggest I take and he suggested Adderall XR. I was put on 20 mg. because since I was previously on the 20 mg IR that it would work for me. But, I have been taking it over 2 weeks and I don't feel it is working. After the first week, it has been wearing off after 3 hours. I am in school for at least 4 hours a day, plus homework and studying. I don't know if it is wearing off fast because I previously took the IR version for so long or what! I ususally wake up at 6 am. and eat either a bowl of oatmeal or 2 pieces of toast. Than take 1 20 mg XR about 15 minutes later. I have stopped drinking caffeine as soon as I took it. I tried a cup of coffee once I started taking the 20 mg XR and I felt weird. So, I have only been drinking water. I don't know if it's because I'm eating BEFORE I take it or what. Anyone know if I should raise my dosage or not eat before I take it? Any advice would be great. By the way, I am 5'5 and am 152lbs. If that matter at all. Thank you in advance! About 4 days ago I didn't eat before I took my XR20mg pill, and all I got was a bad taste in my mouth. But than I ate about 1 hour after. I absolutely didn't feel any effects at all. I don't know if I already have a tolerance bulit because of my previous Adderall IR history. But, it had been about 9 months since I have taken ANY stimulant. So I am very confused. Today, I took my 20mg pill on an empty stomach and felt almost nothing. In class, I trying so hard to pay attention to the lecture, but my mind kept wondering off and like I would physically "Hear" what my professor said. But I wouldn't be paying attention...this Friday will be 3 weeks since I have been taking the 20mg XR 1x a day. And it isn't working anymore. Any suggestion would be appreciated!!!

Melissa[/QUOTE]
I take 30 mg. and it works great.Maybe you need it up.





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