Posted by val
on March 28, 2000 at 09:48:07:
In Reply to: A.D.D. and Adderall posted by Christine on February 02, 2000 at 15:21:06:
: well, i have been diagnosed with a.d.d for which seems like quite a relief for me. but the whole medicine situation is still confusing. i take over 50 mg a day of adderall, which is exceeding the typical dosage. my doctor is concerned and i am too. i have tried lower dosages but they do not seem to work. my doctor wants me to go get tests done (EKG and all of that fun stuff) because she knows that i have an addictive personality and she is afraid i may abuse the usage of adderall. she wants to put me on a tricyclic medicine, which is not a stimulant. personally, i feel as though a stimulant is the only thing that actually gets me going. i have been depressed for such a long time, that i actually feel happy and worth something when i am on adderall. my doctor has tried to cut down my dosage but its not working, so i increased it myself. anyone else have a problem with their dosage? and has anyone built up a tolerance???
I haven't noticed a tolerance developing, but I started out high right away. My doc upped my dose every week by 25mgs until I had the right level. I now take 190mgs a day, every day. No problems. No diminishing effects so far. Been taking the 190mgs for about 6 months now. Love it, love it, love it. Good luck.