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Adderall Questions & What's Yer Dose?

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So, I'm on 20mg Adderall XR (and I can tell you right now it is NOT enough!) The first week I could really see the difference, now it's not as noticeable. I can feel it wearing off around 3pm, and I'm an anxious, irritable wreck by 5pm. I know dosing is obviously different for everyone, but I'm trying to get a rough feel for the average. So, what's yer dose?

 

Caffeine & sugar - why do they make me feel like crap now? Before I lived on both to keep me sane through my day. Now, it's like they cancel out the Adderall. I'm having a tough time staying away from the Coke & Peeps, but its not doing me any favors :P 

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I thing caffeine and sugar can sometimes help me feel 'burned out' soooner, hence the 'feel like crap' thing.

Not on Adderal but many people require things like an extra PM booster dose to get them through the day. I have a PRN booster of Concerta (also an XR) but some only need an IR afternoon booster.

Also: moving this to stimulants.

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I used to take 30 mg XR in the morning and then I'd take 10 mg immediate release later in the afternoon if i needed it to get through the day. I probably didn't take the extra 10 mg more than three times a week.  

 

Then, I went off of it for about 18 months. I'm just now starting to take it again. Now, I've found that 20 mg is plenty. I don't take an extra in the afternoon because I find that I don't need it. I try not to take it after 10 am. I find that if I take it after 10 am, I sometimes have trouble sleeping.

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Heya.

 

I currently take 30mg adderral xr, 15 mg adderral ir (when I can remember to take the second dose). I'm dropping down to ten when I get it filled again.

 

Caffeine makes me really anxious. I think it is because in some ways, adderrall is like caffeine/energy drink already. With extra caffeine (and not a ton of extra movement) I'm just really anxious, I think it's because our bodies (at least mine) has all this extra energy in it now, same for sugar. I just cut myself off caffeine and limit my sugar intake. 

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Hey there,

I currently take 20mg IR at 7-8am and then another 20mg IR around 2-3pm. I did have trouble sleeping because of the adderall, but my doctor prescribed Diazepam (Valium) 10mg to help me sleep and now I have no problem at all.

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I often need a 10-20 mg booster of IR dextroamphetamine in the afternoon. I usualle take this booster with lunch, 12-1 PM and the latest I can take a booster is 3 PM. Otherwise I have trouble sleeping. I seem to burn through amphetamine quickly, the largest dose of Vyvanse, 70 mgs, only lasts the morning.

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The only problem with most psychostimulants is the comedown. I'm on 20mg (definitely not enough to maintain energy and focus) but I find with lower doses especially the instant release work better than the XR. 

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I take 30mg XR by 10 a.m. and sometimes take 10mg IR early afternoon if I have something important going on late afternoon or early evening. If I take the IR too late, it can affect my sleep. I still drink a couple cups of coffee in the morning without a problem.

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30mg IR three times a day, but I have a high metabolism and I blaze through meds.

 

 

Ugh I know exactly what you mean.  I can't take the IR stuff 'cause I end up needing to dose myself every three to four hours, it's ridiculous.  Even when I was a teen and a young-20-year-old and abusing recreational stimulants, I always came down far faster than my friends from whatever we were doing.  It's also why when I take extended release stuff, I'm working with two doses a day at least.  Concerta was what I used to take, twice a day.  Now I'm on Dexedrine spansules, again twice a day, and if I had major stuff to do all day long or something I'm pretty sure three doses wouldn't be unnecessary.

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