Effective dose of Ritalin in adult??
I am 43, diagnosed a few years ago. Tried Strattera with bad results (very bad insomnia for 2 months) quite a while ago.
Recently tried Adderall generic (up to 20mg twice a day) with mixed results (it made me calmer (as in less irritable), curbed my appetite (yay! ) but didn’t do much in terms of focus, attention, motivation… It was working for me more as a mood stabilizer).
So I am now trying Ritalin (a generic form). My doctor made me start with 5mg twice a day, which not surprisingly didn’t do anything, the following day I took 10mg twice a day. No difference. Today I am trying 15mg twice a day. So far I don’t see much. And I feel much more irritable again the last few days.
I think the dose is still too low for me, I don’t feel it kicking in or wearing off, my doctor say you can go up to 60mg a day (over 2 or 3 doses a day).
I know everyone is different, and people react to different doses, but I was curious as to how much people usually take?... Thanks in advance.
Top 5 This Month
ADDitude's most popular articles
ADDitude Special Reports
|More ADDitude eBooks|