Starting a new thread as my other one was getting too long and old.
New to ADD meds
Nov. (2011) Ritalin reg. 4 hr pill 10mg or 20 mg worked well
but of course not long lasting and to second dose later in day
was less effective
Dec. (2011) Adderall 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg didn't matter every other day was
good/bad and it messed with my sleep and mood
...could be because
it was generic or just too much of something I didn't need
Jan. (2012) Ritalin LA 20mg too high ok for a day or two then I would be worn
out or anxious and need a day off. It was ok sometimes.
But I think
I could be the way I metabolized it.
I felt it was too high because it
made me more sensitive to stress at times.
THIS WEEK: I returned to pdoc and got
Ritalin LA 10mg with an additional script for the other 4hr pill of reg to supplement because LA only goes 8hrs.
So far so good. Got through PMS more productive than normal, only a little tired.
But it seems I get a ringing in my ears sometimes and I sometimes wake up at 3 a.m. and can't go back to sleep till 4:30?
Thinking this may only be because when I PMS, my metabolism is a bit sluggish so I need to watch my diet more closely and make sure I have enough salad, fruit etc. and exercise...even if I don't feel like it!
Like any extended release, it must digest differently?
Some part of it must wake me up at 3 am!
I don't know. But I am happy today.
I got enough sleep and my mind is clear.