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So yesterday was a wash. Horrible. But I realized after looking around here a bit that my dose was TOO HIGH.
I did what the pdoc said. She said start out with 10mgs.
Wrong!
Today I cut it in half and much much much much better!
[QUOTE=stressless37;4887591]So yesterday was a wash. Horrible. But I realized after looking around here a bit that my dose was TOO HIGH.
I did what the pdoc said. She said start out with 10mgs.
Wrong!
Today I cut it in half and much much much much better![/QUOTE]

I found out a lot of things when I couldn't sleep last night...lol
1. there are a lot of threads that say "Adderall vs. Ritalin"
2. it's really important that I drink a lot of water
3. there's probably more I can't think of right now lol
What really helped me was an old addprogrammer post that Bob said he
cut his dose down to 5mg of adderall once and that's what gave me the idea for today. Otherwise I would have probably emailed my doc and said forget it or went without ...whatever...

going to bed early tonight....not taking the other half...no way!
that 5mg lasted and probably is still lasting!! over 7 hrs! not bad :)

Yesterday was a total nightmare though....I am almost afraid if I ever feel the need to increase...yikes...don't think I will go there anytime soon
I was edgy and lazy, impatient...I just watched a movie with the kids...couldn't even help with homework!..ugh

It's like I took a nap from 9pm-1am and was wide awake until 5am-8am I slept again...Not ideal! So, I just stayed in bed and wished to sleep for 4 hours?
I assume it's because of how the med goes through our system? And of course my system is probably catching up slowly....
I usually have no trouble sleeping at all. I go to bed before 10pm most nights and up before 5am most days. We'll see how tonight goes.
Worked my way up to 10mg
yesterday and today so far so good without any real sour affects.
It is about that PMS time and can say I have been about the same.
I think the adderall was such a low dose so far that it hasn't really benefitted me all that much as yet. It kinda has felt like I have been PMSing all along slightly anyway with the gentle moodiness. I have cried at least once a day. Not yet today though. And not for long. It just easier to think of something sad, but just as quick the thought is gone and I'm done 5mins. :) fine
Let's see if 10mgs will up the game a bit and move me to action!

I am so happy to say!!!
That my blood pressure is better with the med...ironic ???
I put on some weight since last year for a number of reasons...
at my last GP visit (June) my BP was avg. like 138/90 and not changing with other things
I rarely ever have coffee or the like anymore and I have increased my cardio/exercise routine.... I lost 8lbs
I know it's not seriously high, but since starting a stimulant I still had my concerns.
I got my beloved Memere's old (it's not old) blood pressure cuff and have been taking my BP these last couple days....here's my discoveries:

Last week I was still taking 7.5 mg BP was still: 129/90 & 138/85
yesterday late afternoon a 10 mg day was: 135/83
132/81
128/81
131/75
ya know I had to keep checking it...:)

This morning when I got up I checked it and it was 138/89
after my gym time it was 136/87
about half an hour after my 10mg adderall 132/83
132/82
128/75
What I'm thinking is the med is diverting the blood to my brain where it's needed and making my heart's job easier??
Makes sense?





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