ADHD in Women
I need some honest to goodness adhd women advice!!
I think I’m in the right place. Story goes like so…Been diagnosed for a year with adhd. Had it when I was a kid but they just called me “spirited.” Ha. I like that. I’m 39 and I go in and they say here is the TOVA test…you have adhd, let’s try Ritalin. I am also a recovering pain pill addict and alcoholic but I have really good docs that I can talk to and be open and honest with. Problem is…I get the ritalin crashes really bad so I want to take more than is prescribed to not feel the crash. I take 72 mg of Concerta and 4 10mg tabs of just plain ol’ Ritalin. This medication works so well for me but I don’t want to ruin it by over thinking and doing my old stupid addict thinking and behavior. Can’t get in to see my Dr for a month! Thinking of maybe trying Vyvanse again…I felt sort of odd on it and it wore off on me at about 4pm. See…that’s my problem. How do they know how to dose you? Trial and error obviously but is it by weight? How severely you have the disorder? I just want to take it and not worry about it all so much. Please be kind and give it to me straight. I only get one brain and I don’t want to hurt it. Thanks ladies!!
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