I am a 16-year old male, and I was diagnosed with ADD last May. Soon afterward, I was prescribed adderall for a mostly inattentitive symptoms (60 mgs a day, in XR form [It is normal for my weight]). To put it simply, my grades went way up, I gained self-esteem from actually working to my potential, and I was very proud.
Here is my issue: About two months ago my concentration levels, on a whole, seemed to be decreasing fairly quick, and soon I was at the point where it seemed as if I was not even taking the adderall. I didn't really think that I might be gaining a tolerence at that point, so I tried to think of some events that may have been distracting me, but nothing could explain it.
A month ago I talked to my psychiatrist about this issue. He told me that generally, the adderall remains effective in treating concentration issues related to ADD, and to wait a bit.
Yesterday I went to visit him, and it was worked out that my adderall would be increased from 60mg a day to 90 (in XR form). He told me that the individual responses to the drug vary greatly, so we would try this.
Here are my questions:
1. Is my "tolerance" to Adderall's concentrative improvement normal?
Heh, any other comments you would like to make would be appreciated too.