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Hi Chris, I have three suggestions for you. Having experienced the ‘bottoming out’ when the half-day Ritalin (5 mg) stopped (and not feeling compelled to take the second) here is my strategy: 1) I now take the full day (10 mg) which DOES work wonders for me – after lunch I get right back in the saddle; 2) I am almost 2 months into taking Rhodiola Root Powder (a natural, unprocessed powder I drink in tea or coffee before breakfast; 3) I exercise heavily (yoga, band stretches, training for two upcoming triathlons). In my personal experience, research and experimentation, success is achieved with a more holistic approach. My biggest nemesis is my attitude — getting angry or disappointed myself for underperforming. The solution? Giving myself grace for my quirkiness (and occasional failures) and being grateful for the GOOD days. Best of success.