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I am an adult who was diagnosed with ADD just a few years ago. I am now 50 years old. I am currently taking Adderall XR 30 mg. Before that I was taking the immediate release tablets, 10 to 15 mg 2X a day. When I finally saw a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of ADD, he recommended I try the extended release.

My response: I feel more like a "normal" person than I ever have in my life. I like the even release over time much better than the immediate release tablets. I feel more like I am managing my own life and less like I am dependent on a drug.

On another note, I recently spoke to a mother of an ADHD boy who was wanting to try her son on the time released Ritalin (Concerta) because she felt his dependency on the Ritilan was growing. He was starting to ask for it before the set dosage time at school.

Based on that and also on my own experience, I think that sometimes the time released stimulant drugs are better that the immediate release. I also believe you have to make careful decisions and monitor closely when putting children on the stimulant medications.


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