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Old 03-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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Re: Adderal wearing off and feeling tired

Try taking regular adderall twice a day, instead of xr once a day. It might take a few tries to get the dosage right for you. I take 15 mgs around 7am and another 15mgs around 2pm and it keeps me going until around midnight. I used to take 20mgs twice a day, but recently bumped my dose down to 15, and I think I might be ready to bump my afternoon dose down to 10.

A huge myth about adderall is that people "get used to it," or "build a tolerance," to it. What's actually happening is that your brain is learning to function off medication. Too much adderall can make ADD symptoms feel worse than before!

Talk to your doc about trying a lower dose, twice a day and see if that makes a difference for you.