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Try journaling each dose and annotating it a bit. Pay attention to what you’re eating (if anything) and what you’re drinking prior/after you take a dose, and if you find a particular beverage or meal makes you more tired that day, you would write that down. Be diligent about it, but not obsessive. Just wrote the kind of stuff I do below here to give you an example of how I sometimes keep track of medicine doses and how they are affecting me with notes and how I am sleeping that day, what I am eating/drinking/doing around the time of the dose. The more detailed the better you can really try to get into the nitty-gritty of when you feel the most focused/unfocused.

Try something like this where you list each dose with an annotation:

5 mg Adderall tablet didn’t do anything for me
10 mg Adderall felt good
15 mg Adderall felt good as 1.5 10 mg tablet split over the course of 3.5 hours.
20 mg Adderall made me tired if I took second 5 mg after a certain duration of time.
Beyond 25 mg, I feel my anxiety is worse; especially if I don’t sleep well.

Here’s another way you can do what I did above there but just with commas separating the list:

30 mg Vyvanse felt too weak, 40 mg Vyvanse felt more helpful, 50 mg Vyvanse felt very good, 60 mg Vyvanse was sometimes good but made me more sleepy, 70 mg Vyvanse was overkill and made me tired the whole day