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I was diagnosed with ADD a year ago. The first medication my doctor prescribed was the brand Vyvanse. I'm not very drug-tolerant, so just 20 mg of it made me a little too wired. There's something about the brand name, I think they put some sort of extra chemical in it to make the effects stronger. 10 mg of generic Adderall XR was too little, and I often found myself getting distracted. Now I'm on 15 mg and it's just right. I've been taking it for almost a year now and it's helped me focus every day.
On my time of the month, I'm a little crankier, and prone to being a little more lazy, but I blame that on cramps. I can't imagine any medication being able to plow through those hormones unless it was specially crafted to do so.
I highly suggest taking a look at a book called "The six types of ADD" by Dr. Daniel Amen. Different ADD medications affect the the different types of ADD in odd ways. What's good for one type is awful for another. He describes the different types, provides case studies, and what worked for them.
Good Luck!
[QUOTE=gamergirlZimbar;4895313]I was diagnosed with ADD a year ago. The first medication my doctor prescribed was the brand Vyvanse. I'm not very drug-tolerant, so just 20 mg of it made me a little too wired. There's something about the brand name, I think they put some sort of extra chemical in it to make the effects stronger. 10 mg of generic Adderall XR was too little, and I often found myself getting distracted. Now I'm on 15 mg and it's just right. I've been taking it for almost a year now and it's helped me focus every day.
I highly suggest taking a look at a book called "The six types of ADD" by Dr. Daniel Amen. Different ADD medications affect the the different types of ADD in odd ways. What's good for one type is awful for another. He describes the different types, provides case studies, and what worked for them.
Good Luck![/QUOTE]

Hi! yeah, I got that book! It's cool...I like the brain pics :)
today I'm distracted
10mg but...I blame PMS Lol...lots of excuses I have...
yesterday I was sooo productive and my afternoon (today) is so scheduled, I just can't bring myself to stay on task yet..oh well

Thanks for posting your experience with adderall....nice to meet you!
So glad to hear you're doing better. Sorry to hear the Adderall experiment didn't work out, but at least you know now. Does Ritalin affect you BP like Adderall did?

Focalin XR is very similar to Ritalin. You might do some reading up on it. I'm taking it now, but I'm pretty sure I need a higher dosage as 10 mg a day is not enough. (BTW, 10 mg of Focalin is roughly equivalent to 20 mg of Ritalin.) The downside is that it's an extended release pill though it's not truly extended release. It's more like two shots that are times a few hours apart.

Good luck!

Aaron
[QUOTE=zeeree;4897839]So glad to hear you're doing better. Sorry to hear the Adderall experiment didn't work out, but at least you know now. Does Ritalin affect you BP like Adderall did?

Focalin XR is very similar to Ritalin. You might do some reading up on it. I'm taking it now, but I'm pretty sure I need a higher dosage as 10 mg a day is not enough. (BTW, 10 mg of Focalin is roughly equivalent to 20 mg of Ritalin.) The downside is that it's an extended release pill though it's not truly extended release. It's more like two shots that are times a few hours apart.

Good luck!

Aaron[/QUOTE]

Yeah, my BP is up right now, go figure, I'm not stressed
it's 140/90
I didn't get up to exercise because the adderall messed with my sleep last night..I couldn't fall asleep until 1:15a.m. and if I don't get to the gym before 8am It messes up my schedule...(I have to babysit today)...Anyway, I will watch my BP as the days go by...It can only get better...I'm determined
Thanks for asking





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