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Old 11-26-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Dose too strong?

I'm prescribed 30mg of Ritalin per day and when I'm eating the "typical" kind of diet (including dairy, which exacerbates my ADHD a lot) I need this dose (in fact, when my diet has been really poor, I've need a dose as high as 40mg).

However, I've been improving my eating habits a lot (cutting out dairy foods as much as food, taking vitamins etc) and I'm finding that 30mg is feeling uncomfortably strong. When I'm on the meds, I feel more anxious and very tense, and it kills my appetite even more than it used to. My anxiety/nervousness is getting pretty extreme, but I ONLY get it when I've been taking my medication.

Could this mean my dose is now too strong?

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Re: Dose too strong?

Are you taking it at one time or 3times 10mgs?

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Re: Dose too strong?

Anxiety is a well-known side effect of stimulant drugs and can absolutely mean that the dosage is high. It can also, sadly, be a side-effect that we have to live with in order to control our ADHD.

Everyone reacts differently. Try backing off a little on the dose and see how things go; only you can decide what the sweet spot is. Bravo about your diet; keep it up, you will not ever regret it.

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