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Penny Williams
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There is a process of trial and error and titration to find the right medication and dosage for each individual. Your doctor should start with the lowest dose and increase only if and when needed. There’s a big difference between 30 mg and 70 mg, so don’t discount this medication yet.

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.

For your current med, it could be the right type but you need a higher dosage. Or, it could be that you need the other type of stimulant.

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

ADHD Medications Rarely Work Perfectly on the First Try

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