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The ups and downs of medication
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I can not stay consistent with medication.  I feel great on it for about 4 days and basically binge organize…by the 5th or 6th day I’m wiped out ,moody, over the top exhausted and just don’t feel right . 
I’m a single mother with 3 kids so I need to stay as healthy and rested as possible. 
The problem is I don’t just take a break from the medication I actually get rid of it.  I can’t stand the way it makes me feel…yes I catch up on everything but I’m a different person. 
But I’m falling into this pattern recently where I’ll take it for a couple weeks, dump it so to speak, then all the organization unwinds so fast, that I go back to the doc for my prescription once again. 
Ive lowered my dose so much bc I told my doctor I only take it for a couple weeks max.  He’s been ok with that. 

Does anyone else do this? Where the side effects kick in so bad that you stop the medication, take a break and start all over again?  I literally only got 3 hrs of sleep last night and don’t even know how I’m functioning.

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Hi HoneyBee!
Have you tried a different medication? it could be that your body just doesn’t agree with this medication. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8942.html
It’s fine to stop and start it if your doc agrees, but it sounds like you are getting more misery than benefit. Consider asking your doctor to try a different stimulant.
Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:04pm

Sounds like you have the wrong med. I took one stimulant that made me really agitated and hyper (then I developed an allergy to it). A different stimulant does not make me feel that way.

Posted by Juggler on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:14am

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