ADHD in Women
Looking for input...
I was diagnosed with ADD 6 months ago and put on methylphenidate short acting, long acting and now on Concerta 72 mgs. I am in recovery for pain med abuse so the short acting were sort of like a trigger in that I had a lot in the bottle, had to watch the clock, waiting to take it…you get the idea. Now, Ritalin and stimulants have never been my drug of choice but I still feel like either the dosage is wrong or I don’t know what. My metabolism is very fast and where Concerta will last for some for 10-12 hours will last for me for about maybe 6-8 hours. My life has changed for the better since being diagnosed and being on the medication, but I have to be very careful and clear about things. Anyone else out there in recovery for one thing or another? I mean, ya know, besides having ADD/ADHD? Ha! I have a good Dr. who knows me and my history and I need some guidance as far as what to say to him about all of this. I know 72 mgs is probably the highest he will go but…I still start the “Ritalin Crash” way too early in the night. Your thoughts are appreciated. I just want to know that I am not alone…
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