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Penny Williams
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Your medication and/or dosage clearly wasn’t right if you felt like a zombie or paranoid. There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. It may be time to try an amphetamine-based ADHD medication. The first medication is rarely the right one.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

ADHD Medications Rarely Work Perfectly on the First Try

Work with your prescribing doctor to adjust your medication until you have something that is beneficial more than detrimental.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism