ju1iam0ore avatar
11 months ago


Hi❤️ I have been recently diagnosed with ASD1 and combined ADHD. I’ve been prescribed Adderall XR 10 mg, but I’m too chicken to try it. I know meds are a very personal thing/what works for one person may not work for another, but if you’re comfortable could you share your experience with ADHD medication? Thanks!!!

squirrel! avatar

Focalin, magnesium glycinate, and a b complex have been my saving grace!!!

Midwest Lady avatar
Midwest Lady

Don’t be afraid to try an ADHD medication your doctor prescribes. Adderall XR 10 mg is a very low dose, which is good place to start. You may not even notice much of a difference. It will likely take trial and error to find the best Rx and dosage. Don’t get discouraged. I agree with everything ADoooPretty said. Her advise is spot on.

Adren88 avatar

I took meds my entire childhood when I turned 18 I stopped them si ce I said I was an adult anyways was an addict on opioids for 10+ years and finally got cleaned 3 years ago I got back on ADHD meds plus others. Dr had me try different meds anyways right now I’m on concerta going over a month the first 2 weeks were hard I’d take them in the am by 6 pm I felt horrible I had withdrawals which was super weird but now a month on them I can tell I don’t freak out as often and can concentrate all I can say is try it and give it a chance it does take a bit to know if you like the affect or don’t but don’t quit right away bcuz your body does need to adjust

ADOoooPretty avatar

Great advice I was given by someone whose been on almost every ADHD medication over the last 30ish years is that because it does effect everyone different you may have to do a bit of trial and error with which one works for you. She said you would know in 2 weeks if it was working for you or not, or if you needed to increase your dose. I am 33 years old, and was just diagnosed with combined ADHD, and neurodivergent in May. I started on Vyvanse, and knowing in two weeks rang true for me. It started working immediately, and amazingly, but by the end of 2 weeks I'd started feeling like I did before I started meds, so I increase my dose, and it's been working great ever since. Other advice I'd give: :The medication does not last all day. Expect it to wear off around supper time. Everybody metabolizes it at different rates. Mine wears off after 11 hours. :I literally crashed when the meds would wear off the first 3-5 days of taking meds. Because my body was SO starved of all the stuff the medication gives it threw my body right out of whack finally having it regulated. I haven't had any issues with crashing since, not even when I upped my dose. Be aware that this can happen. : Journal it! In almost everything I do I can tell you I like it or I don't, it works, or it doesn't, but I can not for the life of me tell you why. If you wind up having to go through the trial and error process through all the brands and their generics(the generics are cheaper, but WILL make you feel different than the brand), you don't want to go to your Dr and say I don't like it, or it doesn't work, and not be able to tell them why. Doing this actually helped me pinpoint when to take my ADHD meds in correlation to my other morning meds to give me the most energy, and least amount of symptoms in a day. You don't have to read your transcripts to your Dr, but read it the day before/of your appointment to familiarize yourself with the why, and then if your Dr does ask you something specific you can pull it up and look. I used to just use the note app in my phone but switched to the Daylio app. I love it! It has writing templates for your notes, And you can customize your own. This is the template I customized for myself with starting ADHD meds: May __, 10mg Vyvanse: Taken __:__am, other morning med taken __:__am, B12 __:__am, ___oz coffee started at __:__am, ___oz water throughout Day •symptom •symptom Daily Summary:

gingerninja avatar

Hi! I was also recently diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive and I decided to give medication a try because I was struggling and had heard it can be so helpful for some folks. I tried Wellbutrin first for a couple months and didn’t find it helpful. So I switched to Concerta and have worked my way up to 36mg which I’ve been on a couple weeks now. I have no negative side effects and have been noticing a significant improvement in my executive functioning (I can actually get some things done when I want to!) as well as emotional regulation. I honestly think that if you’re struggling, it’s worth it to try. It’s often some trial and error, but you can always stop if you don’t like any side effects or if it isn’t helping. I’m also talking with a therapist as I know the medication is just a tool and won’t solve everything (unfortunately!). Best of luck no matter what you choose!

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