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alanis
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You get much less immuun for medication if you don’t take it everyday. And not in the same dosis and times.
So if you take the meds every day, even weekends and hollidays, Always at the same time:
the body gets used to it and anticipates on getting those chemicals
So really the opposite of what some doctores tell you: unlike all othes meds for mental health, the adhd / add meds should not ‘build up a constant level in the blood. Because the body works with a feedback system: if enough substances in the blood is already there: the body stops making its own substances.

I am 47 and I didnt use it while young so I dont know how it works with kids. ask your docter to be sure
but I suffered from rebound etc and first tried methylfenidate: and it worked wonders…… for 2 weeks. And then it stopped working. And year later I started again, this time with dexamfetamine and now after 2 years it is still working for me. Even better then in the beginning sometimes.

but I find that taking more does not make me more concentrated, but taking less does.
so at first I took 2 x 10 mg . I was supposed to take 3 x 10 mg but then I could sleep.
now I take 7,5 mg twice a day and I find that I am MORE concentrated on a lower dosage. You get less concentrated if you go over your ”optimum”.
Optimum does not mean you are perfectly concentrated like other people the whole day. Optimum means that you are concentrated for as long as you can.

So you can consider the possibility that even with pills your daughter is still adhd. She will not be totally 100% be like others. (fortunately because there are enough others,)

I also feel that taking pills when I am upset about something is useless. So pills dont work (in my case at least) when some one just died, or I have a big fight with my best friend etc.

So maybe your daugher has some emotional stuff to deal with for a while.
You can take all the pills you want but a real adhd person is emotional and sensitive and this affects the concentration and behaviour.
i guess especially when you are young sometimes it is more importaint to work your way through emotions and develop insight and copingstrategies and talk a lot about everything all day. And when she is exited or upset maybe needs to run a round a bit.
That is emotional development and is more importaint than school work .