Adderall 20 mg IR
I have been on Adderall 20 mg IR twice a day for 5 and a half years. I have ADD. When the Dr. first put me on this med, it was like a miracle drug. Instantly, I could focus on reading and had motivation and an interest to do things I use to like to do but had not been able to do because of the fatigue and no motivation.
Before taking this med, I could read a magazine article that was a half page long and you could ask me a question about it and I could not even answer because I could not focus while reading. I would have to re-read the article at least 3 times to know what I had read.
I have always wanted to read the Bible all the way through but never did because of lack of focus. I set a goal to read it in one year. It took me 14 months to read it all the way through, but I was elated that I was able to focus plus I had motivation due to not being so fatigued all the time.
Now each AM when I first wake up I take Adderall 20mg and I feel like I am "stuck". I do not have any motivation to do anything, try to read a daily devotional and cannot focus on it, have to re-read it again to understand what I have just read and basically all I do is sit and do very little of anything. Four hours after the first dose of Adderall, I take the second one and about an hour after I take it, I feel "normal". I can focus on what I need to get done and I am able to function for the next 4-5 hours.
To anyone who takes this med, is it normal that after being on it for only 5 and a half years that it seems to not work as well as when you started taking it? I read that 60 mg is usually the maximum dose to give. I am already on 40 mg. I do not want to have the dose increase to 60 mg, I think if I had 30mg in the AM dose, it would help me to get up and start functioning and then wait and take the 20mg dose maybe 5-6 hours later.
Does anyone think that an increase of 10 mg (total of 50mg per day) is too much? I am not looking to "get high or feel euphoric".
I never have got "high" while taking this. It does give me the energy to get out of bed and be able to get things done that most people take for granted, i.e., shower, shampoo hair, house work, read, etc, but for about the last 6 months, it has all become a chore to me since the first dose doesn't seem to do anything.
Any advice is appreciated.
P.S. Quincy, I read your message the last time I posted on here and I appreciate your time and advice that you gave me. I'm sorry I didn't reply back, but I had alot of things going on at that time and wasn't able to reply back to you. Please acccept my apology and know that I read it and thank you for sending it to me.
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