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Posted by stan on February 05, 2000 at 21:09:31:

In Reply to: Adderall dosage debated by doctor posted by Patti L. on January 22, 2000 at 22:58:00:

: My husband has used 30mg. twice a day for months
: A new doctor has told us the latest research indicates
: 10 mg. per day is adequate. Has anyone heard this as
: well? He has not done well with the drastic reduction
: of medication. The tova test has been the indicator of
: proper dosage according to this doctor. Does anyone
: know if it is possible to be overmedicated and
: subsequently have an addiction to amphetamines? It
: was brought up by this doctor and the notion scares
: the daylights out of me.

It was my impression that adderal users build a tolerance to this medication and your husband may be accustomed to this dosage. Even though this doctor has information which contradicts his previous dose, each and every person who has add has a different chemistry with lifestyle facets that affects how the chemical works in the system. According to the pharmacists insert that comes with the drug package, acidic juices hinder or reduce effects of this med. Other lifestyle behaviours also interact as well. Other drugs, heavy alcohol use, caffiene in heavy amounts and the like all play a part in a person. If this doctor hasn't determined additional factors such as the ones mentioned above, he may not actually be seeing the big picture. His opinion is only an opinion and there is more than one doctor in this world who prescribes drugs. I would definitely seek a second opinion to verify such statements. Good luck and I am sorry husband is suffering.

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