I am a 33 year old female and recently got diagnosed with ADHD (not sure why not just ADD because I'm not hyper at all, total opposite actually). I know I have suffered from this all my life but just recently trying to get help. My husband is military so I have to see my PCM here on base and they aren't always the best doctors however don't get me wrong there are some good ones out there. Well after my diagnosis from an expert off base doctor that ran lots of tests I went to see my PCM. She started me off on Adderal XR 5 mg and I was to add weekly until I felt it was working, she also tried me on the non XR version. I couldn't find a correct dosage and honestly it would put me to sleep. Once I told her that she said that I must not have it but since my other dr diagnosed me then we will try some more meds. I am now on 54 mg of concerta XR and I thought it was working at first but I don't feel that it is anymore. Anyone have any ideas of what I could try. I would ask my dr. But she isn't much help. Basically I have to research and go in with the information I have gathered and tell her what I want to do. Please help, I feel like I'm going crazy trying to find help.View Thread
I am a 32 year old female and I have recently been diagnosed with adult ADHD. I believe I have had this since childhood but it has gotten to where I can't function. Once I got diagnosed I went to my dr to get meds. She gave me 5 mg adderall XR to start with and then I could work up to a dosage that works for me. Well it made me so sleepy. It got to where when I would p the dosage I would have some energy for a couple days but then I would be sleepy again. I went back to the dr and we decided to try the non XR version of adderall. Well it makes me very drowsy to. I'm wondering what's going on and my dr is acting like I don't have ADHD. I was put through multiple tests to get diagnosed and I truly believe I have it. Has anyone experienced anything like this? If so what have you found to help you? I feel like I'm going crazy, I just want to feel normal and have energy to get up and be productive while also helping me focus.View Thread
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