sam308 avatar
sam308
1
1 year ago

Meds not kicking in?

My meds aren’t kicking in and haven’t for two days. Any advice?

TheSquirrels🧠 avatar
TheSquirrels🧠
11mo

It depends, if you have only been on them for two days and they haven’t kicked in yet it’s probably the type of medicine you have been given. I started medication recently and my doctor said it could take a month or two to start feeling the effect. He was right though and sometimes it takes more or less time.

naemka avatar
naemka
11mo

Are you a woman? If so, it may also be very much related to your menstrual cycle. Depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle, the medicines have different effects on some women.

adhdartist2023 avatar
adhdartist2023
11mo

What are you taking? If you’re taking an amphetamine-based medication, you should typically feel it within 15 to 30 minutes the first time you take it. I had to ask my perplexity app about the others. Also bear in mind that the first mes you try might not be the right one for you. Ritalin made me feel like sticking a sharp object in my ear just to make it stop. I hope this helps! See below for info on all adhd meds. 🥰 Stimulants: Stimulant medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, typically work the same day and only that day. Some take an hour to really be effective, while others take 15 to 20 minutes 1 . Adderall XR, the long-acting formula of Adderall, lasts for up to 12 hours 2 . Non-stimulants: Non-stimulant medications can take days or weeks until their full therapeutic effect is felt 2 . Finding the best dose of ADHD medication can take time to titrate and adjust based on individual circumstances and composition 3 . Duration of effect: The duration of effect can vary depending on the medication. For example, Ritalin is a short-acting formulation of methylphenidate that lasts about 3-4 hours, while Adderall XR is designed to be effective for 10-12 hours 5 . Switching medications: If a medication isn't getting the desired results after two to six weeks of titrating, a doctor may choose to switch medications and go through the process again 3 .

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tiffanitwysted
11mo

I built up a tolerance for concerta - we upped the dosage and I built up a tolerance again. I’m on vyvanse but not really sure it’s working…I get hyper focused on things, but still forget things constantly

sam308 avatar
sam308
11mo

I’m on Concerta- an amphetamine. This did help, hopefully I can figure it out! Thank you!!

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