A! D! H! D! and screwing around with medication
January 4, 2014 10:04 AM Subscribe
I am trying to experiment (with my pdoc of course) with ADHD medication. Adderall works well for me, but not well enough. I am trying Concerta right now and I don't really like it. What can I do?
posted by tweedle to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Is anyone aware of a way to augment Adderall? I can only take 15mg because anything above that makes me feel off. The 15mg makes me feel so much more focused/calmer. However, it only takes me from severe ADHD to moderate ADHD, and I would like to get rid of as many symptoms as possible.
Just wondering because I have stuff to do, and so far this trial of Concerta is worse than without any medication. Luckily it has been Christmas break so I haven't had much important stuff to do, but I am going to start work again soon. Therefore I am looking for combinations that may have worked for other people so that I can get back to business without messing my life up.
I have an anxiety disorder I am taking an SSRI for, which is probably why more adderall=bad (because it increases anxiety).
I feel scatterbrained right now and I can't keep my attention enough to really try to figure this out by myself, so any help is seriously appreciated.
You are not my doctor, nothing I find here is medical advice, but I would like to call my pdoc with more substantial information for her to help me with. Obviously she is the expert and everything, but the hive mind usually is pretty smart and I need to be my own best advocate.