Reply To: Just Diagnosed with ADD – at 54!!

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seabeegirl
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Hello! I am a 51 year old who was diagnosed with ADHD, inattentive type, about 20 years ago. I take 20mg of Adderally XR daily. You said that your doctor started you on 30mg tablets of Adderall. That is not a low dose at all. Generally, starting doses are around 10mg for adults and increased every few weeks or monthly until desired results are achieved. I was on 30mg a few years ago, but voluntarily dropped back down to 20mg because it was keeping my RESTING heart rate too high. (around 100 beats per minute) It can also cause high blood pressure and aggression, though it doesn’t for me. Having worked in pharmacy for 15 years, with multiple people in my family and friends with ADHD, I have never heard of a doctor starting someone at that doseage. Definitely call your doctor if you feel any unusual physical symptoms. Sorry to preach, just concerned for your health. 🙂